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RED Rolls On with Hydrogen One (Part 2)

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One of the best things about being the Technology Editor here at ProductionHUB is having the ability to connect with a lot of really smart people (the best and brightest) from throughout our industry. Shortly after the Hydrogen story broke, I got together with a few RED owners via online and asked them to give me their take on the Hydrogen and the perceived impact it might have on our business.

RED Announces Hydrogen One

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This past Thursday RED announced the Hydrogen One. The specifics were few and far between but according to the information out there so far, here is what we do know. According to RED, the Hydrogen One will run the Android operating system on a 5.7-inch "hydrogen holographic display." This according to RED will make glasses a thing of the past. Users will be able to switch between 2D, Holographic, 3D and Interactive games. 

Top 10 360 Cameras to Watch in 2017

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At Stambol Studios, we know the buzz about Virtual Reality in entertainment is far from over. As production professionals, you’ve probably been scoping out the gear coming onto the market and thinking about how 360 degree and VR storytelling fits into the future of filmmaking. We know you'll be looking for a broad range of products for a variety of applications – from high end studio projects to edgy indie film makers on a tight budget.

Closer Look: Final Fantasy - Keeping Pace at Breakneck Speed

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Dedicated to the design of compelling art and technology, Luma Pictures is an Academy Award-nominated creative studio. Formed by a group of artists with divergent interests, but an equal passion for creating standout work, Luma are involved in feature films, commercials and new media. The company’s vast credit list that includes Blockbuster releases such as Dr. Strange, Deadpool, and Prometheus

Clients, Crews, and Editors Agree: This Camera is Worth a Look

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In an industry where gear plays such an important role, you know a piece of equipment is worth a look when it becomes the consensus choice of the pros. For many, the Sony FS7 has achieved that status among cameras currently on the market. For the scoop on this topic, we interviewed Tammy Rogers, a seasoned production manager with a pulse on what video service clients and providers are talking about.

Here's Why It Is a Great Time to Rethink Lens Choices

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As we gear up for 2017 NAB, I could not think of a better time to step back and look at the incredible amount of choices (zoom or prime) when it comes to selecting what you deem as the best lens or group of lenses for your next shoot. But there are some really important considerations to think about when lining up your next project. Before we delve into lens heaven and look at some current models, let’s hit pause and look at few thinking points that might make for some good food for thought. 

Making the Case for an Unsung Hero Tripod

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When my star ProductionHUB Content Manager Bri called me a few weeks ago and mentioned something about doing that “tripod product review” I have to admit I was pretty skeptical. Ok, very skeptical. But I said ok. It was just a tripod, something we take for granted because we one use all the time and honestly don’t give it too much thought unless somebody leaves it behind, or it binds up after 10 years of relentless use with no maintenance. Yes, you know who you are. I mean what could I write about a tripod? Really. Boy, was I wrong. Turns out there would be a lot to be said after all. I just didn't know it yet.

Seeing the Big Picture: Field Monitors/Recorders Raise the Production Bar

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The rise of professional field monitors and recorders (or some combination thereof) has to be one of the most interesting and welcome product developments for filmmakers in recent memory. Pushed by demand for more features and benefits, manufacturers have answered the call. This new breed of smaller yet powerful monitor/recorders takes production capabilities to a whole new level with 4K and beyond.