In the world of video production and filmmaking gear, sometimes it’s not a typical piece of equipment, like a camera or lens, that really changes how we work. For me, the Sony Digital Paper is a new gizmo that has already completely changed my production, and I think it’ll soon sweep through the creative industry.
Welcome to 2019! Now is the time to crank it up and get after that big project on the agenda. What are you waiting for? Maybe it’s time for you to go find that fresh perspective. Maybe it’s time to go get some of that gear that you have seen out there and that you have been looking and thinking about for a while. Yes, that gear, that will put you over the top. Let’s take a look at some production tools that are sure to help you take it to the next level.
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio is a very interesting post-production offering. Resolve 15 Studio has so many options and directions you could lose yourself and endlessly work on improving just that one clip if you don’t keep track of your sessions. Let's take a look at the many facets of Blackmagic Design Resolve 15 Studio.
It's that time of year to put together the list of some cool holiday gifts that will put a smile on the faces of the filmmakers in your life. From new gear to must-have accessories, here are our top gift picks for this holiday season.
The release of full frame cameras like Arri’s LF, Red’s Monstro, Canon’s C700, and Sony’s VENICE has made it clear that the future of cinema is headed toward larger sensor sizes. Of course, we have been shooting full frame video ever since the Canon 5D Mark II. But it’s only recently that high-end cinema camera manufacturers have brought larger sensor cameras to the market.
Wow. There I said it. Wow. The Hasselblad H6D-100c was a camera unlike any I have shot with before. Right from the beginning, I knew that this camera was going to be special. From the spectacular imaging right down to the spot on display this camera rocks. To be honest, I've wanted to own or shoot on a Hasselblad for as long as I can remember. So when I had the opportunity to get a hold of one, I could not wait.
If you have been out shooting for a while, then you know just how important a good tripod is. Even if you are the best handheld shooter, sooner or later you are going to need a reliable tripod. The trick is to find one that is easy to set up, doesn't weigh a ton, is affordable and most of all, durable. The Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Carbon Fiber hits all of these marks and more.
The minute I opened the road case with the new DJI Ronin-S tucked inside, I said to my frequent shooting partner Sean McVeigh from McVeigh Productions, "This was going to be a fun review." Getting to put new gear to the test is what Sean and I love to do. We could see that the DJI Ronin-S was going to be great right out of the box.
When Samsung approached me to take a technical long look at the Samsung 360 Round, my first reaction was ok sure, why not? It's just another camera, right? I will just say it here right now — I was so wrong! The Samsung 360 Round isn’t just an amazing camera, it's 17 amazing cameras in a very futuristic housing along with some advanced technologies that have redefined the 360 world. The level of attention to details by Samsung for the 360 Round is off the charts and something I can really appreciate.
After a few months of behind the scenes activity, Cinemartin released new images and specs about their upcoming Fran 8K camera. Rumored to be formally announced sometime later this year, the Cinemartin Fran 8K has the potential to give cinematographers another real choice in digital cinematic cameras.