As the Technology Editor for ProductionHUB, my job is to review production tools used by media professionals like you. Normally, I only get to review these products one at a time. But recently, I had the great opportunity to test two products at the same time. The new Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Camera along with the new SHOTOKU SX 200 tripod. I thought it would be an excellent test since freelancers like you and me often work with gear that we might not always be that familiar with, but still need to get the job done.
Mark J. Foley, MBA BA is an award-winning producer and director and the Technology Editor for ProductionHUB.com. He is on a mission to provide the best in new equipment reviews, along with exclusive analysis and interviews with the best, the brightest and most creative minds in the entertainment and production business. Have a suggestion for a review? Email Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Patrick is synonymous with sports broadcasting excellence. I've been a fan of Dan Patrick for years, so getting to tour his new studio was a real treat. Eric Jones, Associate Director of Creative Operations for AT&T, gave us an inside look at the studio and how it came to be.
In a nutshell, SlingStudio is a complete professional multi-camera solution in a backpack. All of the tools provided for our review fit neatly into one regular size backpack. Of course, if you are using full-size cameras and tripods that might make for a pretty big backpack.
On a recent visit to Dan Patrick Studios, I was lucky enough to land the opportunity to get my hands on the new Litepanels Gemini 1x1 Soft Panel. To say how impressed I was would be a big understatement. Lightweight and super easy to set up, the 1x1 was a winner coming right out of the case. Let’s take a look.
It’s almost the Fourth of July and many of the production pros are loading up for the big outdoor production runs of the summer. But let’s face it — in reality, working outdoors can be a year-round challenge. From freezing rain and blistering heat too long days and nights, executing live multi-camera outdoor productions can be a daunting, yet exhilarating experience.
What better way to kick off the summer production season than with Cine Gear Expo? Held at The Studios at Paramount, Cine Gear Expo was clearly the place to be for media professionals. There were scores of new product demonstrations along with expert panel discussions, awards and special screenings.
This year, Cine Gear Expo Los Angeles runs from May 30th through June 2nd and is one of the premier annual events for professionals engaged in the technology, entertainment and media industry.
Creative professionals are by nature risk takers. Whether it’s some sweeping camera move or scene, we all want to get “that shot”. You know what I'm talking about. The one shot that steals your breath and makes for that wow and I might just die moment. Let’s take a look at some of the people and projects that make us stand up and take notice.
This year’s edition of the star-studded Tribeca Film Festival was filled with tons of great films, storytelling events and immersive technologies. Founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, the Tribeca Film Festival was introduced as a way to inspire and lift New Yorkers right after the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.
Virtual Reality has made a lot of progress working into the production cycle. The ultimate goal is to then get the show or product to the end user. Setting up for the production of a VR program, whether being live-streamed or recorded, takes on some challenges that are different than traditional production.