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In Depth Analysis: Vertical Anamorphic and Spherical Videos

The following post is a guest post by LA-based director of photography, Lidia Nikonova , who works on narrative, documentary projects, and music videos in the US, UK, Russia, Australia and France. Her clients include Spotify, VICE, VICELAND, SSENSE, amongst many others. She has shot music videos for artists such

Affordable, 2200nit 7-inch Monitor from CAME-TV/FeelWorld

I was recently browsing for some affordable monitors for my BMPCC 4K, and came across the new CAME-TV MT-S704 High Brightness field monitor, which boasts 1920 x 1200 resolution in a 7-inch 8-bit IPS LCD panel with 1200:1 contrast ration and more importantly 2200 nits brightness making

Easy Text Tracking in After Effects CC

Text tracking is a conventional technique to make a non-diegetic element belong as if it’s an integral part of your edit. This can be seen in films such as those directed by David Fincher, or in the opening titles to movies like Easy A. Not only that,

Tentacle Sync E Bluetooth Timecode Generator for Mirrorless/DSLRs

Hybrid mirrorless cameras have been evolving rapidly over the past two years to a point where they’ve eclipsed more traditional DSLRs for professional video use; they are practically everywhere. Every professional cameraman or camerawoman are expected at any given time to “whip out” out of their camera

How Does the Sony A6500 Stack Up Against the Sony A7III?

Of all the mirrorless cameras currently available as a part of the highly esteemed Sony’s Alpha series lineup, the A6500 and the A7III are without a doubt two of the most talked-about pieces of gear this year. Even though both counterparts strike the perfect balance between price

Zhiyun Weebill Gimbal Price Revealed and You Can Now Pre-Order

The compact, 3-axis single gimbal segment of our industry has become extremely competitive in the last two years with established manufacturers such as DJI joining the battle for our hard earned cash (they already got mine) with their Ronin-S, giving companies like Zhiyun Tech, who’ve been doing

Shot on RED: First 8K Video from Space

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) just released the first 8K footage from space, shot on RED. Whether you are a resolution junkie, or a space nerd, or even a future astronauts and/or scientist, you marvel at the awesome 8K footage from  the ISS, bringing life in

Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) vs. CinemaDNG Side-by-Side Comparison

Back in September, Blackmagic announced their proprietary Raw codec Blackmagic RAW. The format was designed to provide users with the flexibility and quality expected of RAW recording, all while reducing file sizes and lowering the negative impact on the overall performance of video editing workstations in a

How to Properly Expose Cine4 on Your Sony Camera

The concept of proper exposure may sound simple in theory, but at the same time, it could be pretty challenging to execute in a real-world situation. Newbie filmmakers often have issues finding the proper workflow to expose their cameras correctly not to mention the occasions when they

Five Neat Color Grading Tricks in Premiere Pro CC 2019

Along with the official launch of Premiere Rush CC two weeks ago, Adobe also released a significant update referring to all Creative Cloud applications, including the full-fledged Premiere Pro CC. Other than improved platform stability and the plethora of all-new video and audio editing features, Adobe has overhauled the