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Provides 7.2V power to the camera via DC connector, designed to be compatible with Anton/Bauer's mounting bracket for 15- or 19-mm rod systems
Breaking News - Posted 08 Feb 2012
The Nikon D4 is the first FX-format DSLR to output an uncompressed, clean HD signal over HDMI
Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2012
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Ryan Bodie's current passion, streaming live events, has established his company, Florida-based Studio 26 Productions, as the go-to live event webcast provider in his region and in some key entertainment areas, ranging from concert series in the spring to festivals in the summer and one-off arena gigs like a Chaka Khan show. Bodie estimates that his crew does roughly 80 live events per year, with maybe half of those involving music.
Feature - Posted 11 Jan 2012 By
Field kit package includes the 21.5" LM-2140W Broadcast Monitor, a custom carrying bag with integrated hood, a VESA to Light/C-Stand Adapter, and 2 Clear Protective Screen Covers all for just $2,995.
Breaking News - Posted 02 Jan 2012
Liz Merfeld | Just in time for Halloween, Dustin Blake of Atlanta-based indy Productions, a 2010 EventDV 25 honoree, has resurrected the Trash the Dress (TTD) movement—and this time, he's added an element of the macabre. The story that plays out is one part bridal elegance, one part slasher film, and one part skin flick. Click through to the article to read all about it--and to see the world premiere of Blake's new film.
Feature - Posted 31 Oct 2011 By
Features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion, and support for 12 frames-per-second (fps) shooting; scheduled for March 2012 availability
Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2011
PS614 can hold mixer and controller and is fully padded to safeguard contents
Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2011
Kyle Oliver | Chris Duke's broadcast and web TV show Motorz combines the agility of a technology professional with the enthusiasm of a lifetime, self-taught car buff. The result is an automotive DIY show that can, in Duke's words, "keep how-to installations real for enthusiasts." But it does this without giving the impression that there's anything amateur about the decidedly DIY Motorz operation, and looking inside that operation provides a great lesson into what a multitalented and motivated independent producer can accomplish without a studio behind him.
Feature - Posted 05 Oct 2011 By
Niels Puttemans | At a certain point in your event filmmaking career, usually after watching a fellow filmmaker's online clip, you start dreaming of your own destination shoot. Although we at Ever After have filmed a few destination weddings before, our "dream client" turned out to be a young couple from Singapore. The couple was planning an engagement holiday through Europe and wanted an engagement film to show on their wedding day. It got better from there: We were asked to suggest the best city location in Europe for this December shoot. Although Paris gets more attention, if you're after a romantic European destination in December, there is really just one choice: Vienna, Austria.
Feature - Posted 05 Oct 2011 By
Liz Merfeld | Andrew Waite runs Higher Definition Media (HDM) out of Bakersfield, and just this June launched its wedding-focused spin-off, Lovestruck Films. In addition, he is an indie filmmaker, with 3 self-produced features under his belt, and was among the first presenters announced for IN[FOCUS] 2012. Registered with the film commission, Waite often gets to crew on blockbuster films and even rent out his gear.
Feature - Posted 26 Sep 2011 By
Features brand new Composer Pro PL with Sweet 35 Optic
Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2011
Shawn Lam | Jensen opens his training DVD with points that reinforce my belief that I made a great decision in purchasing the FS100. He explains some of the great features that the FS100 boasts, along with the benefits for the end user. His DVD is filled with great visuals of the camera, its menu system, video shot on the FS100, and graphics to demonstrate key concepts such as a scale comparison of the Super 35 sensor to 4/3", 2/3", 1/2", and 1/3" sensors.
Feature - Posted 19 Sep 2011 By
ShootEditLearn.com co-founders Cristina Valdivieso and Jon Connor have announced a new workshop they are putting on in collaboration with Kessler Crane this fall in Austin, Texas, called Masters in Motion. The event takes place November 14-16 at Austin's Alamo Drafthouse; its 75-100 attendees will attend eight workshops in addition to shooting electives.
Feature - Posted 19 Sep 2011
New power products for Sony, Canon, Panasonic, RED, and ARRI
Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2011
Designed specifically for DSLRs with up to a 70-200mm lens and on-camera light
Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2011
Designed specifically for DSLRs with up to a 70-200mm lens and on-camera light
Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2011
Also helps organizing and preparing clips for editing
Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2011
TT 75/2 designed for DSLRs and HDV cameras
Breaking News - Posted 30 Aug 2011
Shawn Lam | The Atomos Ninja has allowed me to improve my acquisition and delivery video quality using the same video camera I've been using. The best part is that the cost to upgrade my recording is relatively low compared to the cost of a new video camera, and it exceeds the recording quality of AVCHD, the codec that has replaced HDV. I'm also not a big fan of having to media-wrangle-that is, to change and dump cards while on-site-and having a 500GB hard drive means I can record 11 hours in LT, 7.5 hours in 422, or 5 hours in HQ before I need to switch to a second hard drive.
Feature - Posted 26 Aug 2011 By
John Goolsby | If you've heard about the Sony NEX-FS100, you've probably heard it described as one of two things: a game changer or an expensive DSLR. Which is it? Neither. Sony calls this new model a "motion picture camcorder." I'll bet the company spent a lot of time trying to decide how to name this new piece of equipment, and I think it made a good call. The FS100 does not take stills, and it is not really designed for event filmmakers, but with a few minor modifications, it does a fabulous job.
Feature - Posted 26 Aug 2011 By
Philip Hinkle | In the fourth tutorial in our six-part series on Grass Valley EDIUS 6, we'll discuss Singular Software's PluralEyes, a third-party plug-in now available for EDIUS 6 that allows you, the editor, to easily sync all of your audio and video sources quickly on your timeline without going through the laborious task of doing it manually.
Feature - Posted 01 Aug 2011 By
New camera-mountable HDMI/HD-SDI digital video recorder now shipping
Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2011
Randy Panado | Here we'll talk about two manufacturers, one that got out of the gate first with a product that's become the standard for LCD viewfinders for DSLRs, and another key provider of DSLR accessories and support products that introduced its entry to the LCD hood market a few short months ago. I'll also be talking about the lightweight rigs from these manufacturers that give you more versatility when you're shooting with these LCD viewfinders. The hoods/viewfinders in question are the Zacuto Z-Finder, the current leader in the DSLR hood market, and Cinevate, Inc.'s new contender, the Cyclops. The rigs are the Zacuto Striker and the Cinevate Proteus Simplis Pro.
Feature - Posted 11 Jul 2011 By
EventDV-TV - Posted 22 Jun 2011 By
Ideal for "on-the-move" camera work when travel and hiking to locations is required
Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2011
Marc Franklin | The best products of NAB 2011 for event videographers/filmmakers in two categories: production and postproduction.
Features - Posted 10 Jun 2011 By
Provides three solid mechanical connections that "lock" into place, providing secure contact for a steady stream of uninterrupted power, and self-cleaning gold-plated pins rated for high-current
Breaking News - Posted 06 Jun 2011
Amina Moreau | A photographer sampling the world of cinema is generally familiar with the concepts of lens choice, composition, light, and color. But these tools are still new to many videographers who are entering the DSLR world and are, for the first time, encountering the abundance of choice and exploring light in a whole new way. By grabbing hold of a few of the most powerful concepts in photography, event cinematographers can unleash the creative potential we have in all of us.
Feature - Posted 01 Jun 2011 By
Anthony Burokas | Canon's second MXF camcorder, the XF100/105 shrinks the size but keeps most of the features of its big brother, the XF300/305. With the ability to customize the colorimetry of most any camcorder these days, what else does the XF100/105 bring to the production table? Well, 50 Mbps 4:2:2 recording, good audio control and plenty of ways to directly access the most used features while you are shooting. Does the XF100 strike a good balance between "big features" and a "small camcorder?" Let's find out.
Feature - Posted 31 May 2011 By
Shipping dates revealed for EF 8-15mm, EF 300mm, EF 400mm, EF 500mm, EF 600mm
Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2011
LM-1760WF supports 12VDC directly without the need for an external 12V to 24V DC adapter making it the ideal choice for applications requiring efficient battery powered monitoring
Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2011
New rig brings together Switronix Powerbase-70 PRO V-Mount battery and Zacuto Zwiss Plate
Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2011
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Recently, I had the strange and wonderful privilege of watching a contemporary home birth film that is not explicitly about advocating home birth or dramatizing childbirth, although in its own way, it achieves both. Produced by two Central Florida studios, Kat Small's Cinema Chic Films and the Nielsens Photography & Design, Born at Home is an intimate and inspiring family film.
Feature - Posted 25 May 2011 By
Following closely on the heels of EventDV announcement, EventDVLive announces its own Winners' Circle, highlight the best of NAB for video producers focusing on live production and live delivery
Feature - Posted 16 May 2011
New add-on lenses minimize chromatic aberrations and unwanted distortion and produce images that are ultrasharp edge-to-edge
Breaking News - Posted 09 May 2011
Jason Magbanua | For a lot of people, producing a same-day edit at a wedding reception is a regular thing, and it's something that is second nature after years of repetition. But for others, who find just shooting a wedding to be stressful enough, producing a polished edit to show to a live audience that same evening seems like an impossible task. Here, international wedding filmmaking sensation Jason Magbanua breaks down the same-day edit production process that's helped to make him "the new national artist" of the Philippines.
Feature - Posted 04 May 2011 By
Niels Puttemans | Though you can occasionally fix issues with subpar audio in post, nothing beats getting it right the first time. Because the DSLR cameras that have transformed our work visually seem to have ignored the vital importance of audio in filmmaking, here are some ideas on how to make sure you capture sound that is as crisp as your imagery.
Feature - Posted 04 May 2011 By
Designed for filmmakers wanting a solid, versatile camera mount for handheld shooting; provides DSLR and small-format HD cameras with comfortable hand-holding and accessory mounting option
Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2011
Rings are standard size flat marking disks that are designed for use with the OConnor CFF-1, and are compatible with many other standard handwheels
Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2011
The finely tiered product line provides a suitable head - robust, stable and reliable - for every HDV camera, as well as for DSLR cameras with video function
Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2011
RD105 kit includes sunshade, power cable and a special camera cover. It is available for rental or sale from Innovision Optics.
Breaking News - Posted 07 Apr 2011
New Firmware Enables 3D HD Video Capture Assist and a Host of New Features
Breaking News - Posted 07 Apr 2011
The Composer Pro delivers ultra-smooth creative control for the most discerning professional photographers and videographers
Breaking News - Posted 04 Apr 2011
PC-TS (Perspective Control through Tilt / Shift) lenses designed to provide creative DSLR and medium format photographers a tool that allows them to control perspective in the manner previously possible only with a monorail-style camera
Breaking News - Posted 03 Apr 2011
Randy Panado | collaboration becomes a bigger part of our industry and more of us are booking weddings outside of our own local markets, either because of the nature of our online marketing, our need to book weddings in a higher price range than our market will allow, or both, traveling to gigs becomes an ever-bigger part of our businesses—even for those of us who don't live on relatively small islands. Hawaiian filmmaker Randy Panado's own reliance on remote gigs has caused him to create a "kit" that is very efficient in terms of incorporating everything he needs to produce solid work and, at the same time, being light enough for travel.
Feature - Posted 03 Apr 2011 By
Marc Franklin | The Petrol Cambio is a small to mid-size camera bag that also, quite ingeniously, functions as a tripod. The wheels on the side of the bag are on shafts that pull out from the main structure, by about a foot on either side, and the wheels' fenders roll down to become wheel chucks. A more traditional two-stage tripod leg unlatches and folds out of the back of the bag to become the third leg.
Feature - Posted 01 Apr 2011 By
Patrick Moreau, Kevin Shaw, and Brian Lockhart | Over the past year, Patrick Moreau and his stillmotion crew have been working on the Emmy-nominated NFL Network program The NFL Season: A Biography, Presented by SAP. The producers of the show hired stillmotion entirely based on seeing their wedding films. In this three-part article (all in this issue), Moreau, NFL Network coordinating producer Brian Lockhart, and producer and director Kevin Shaw offer their own takes on the story behind The NFL Season and the lessons to be learned from how it all came about and how it all played out on and off the field.
Feature - Posted 31 Mar 2011 By
An array of new video-enabled DSLR backpacks will be shown, including the DSLR/Personal Computer Backpack, the hiker's DSLR Campack Plus, and the small-sized Digiback Jr. DSLR Backpack, a smart and ergonomic solution for DSLR transporting and carrying
Breaking News - Posted 28 Mar 2011
New Multiformat, Camera-Mountable DVR Streamlines Production Workflows and Eliminates Transcoding by Supporting High-Quality NLE Formats Such as ProRes
Breaking News - Posted 24 Mar 2011
New NXCAM Super 35mm Sensor Camcorder and "Rain and Dust Proof" Compact Camcorder Deliver Unprecedented Capabilities for Professionals
Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2011
Hands-on, comprehensive workshop from Pre-to-Post in the ongoing trend of DSLR filmmaking
Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2011
New support is ideal for DSLRs because the unique proprietary camera plate features an anti-twist retainer for HDSLR cameras, because of the professional ten-step counterbalance system, and due to Sachtler's signature damping that offers three vertical and three horizontal grades of drag (+0) to fulfill the requirements for precise panning and professional operation
Breaking News - Posted 17 Mar 2011
NorthernLights is designed to check, test, and calibrate digital cinema and other cameras capable of recording highly saturated colors to the very edge of human vision
Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2011
Jan Ozer | Whenever I shoot a live performance, I have an internal debate about which functions to perform manually and which to let the camera perform. Obviously, the panning and zooming is my job; the question is whether I also take on focus and/or exposure. I shot my fifth Nutcracker season just before Christmas, which adds up to about 20 shows total, and I actually reached some clarity on this debate.
Feature - Posted 07 Mar 2011 By
Philip Hinkle | In addition to speaking at national events such as WEVA and IN[FOCUS], Ray Roman has initiated a series of 3-day workshops designed to provide intensive training for other event filmmakers. Joining Ray at an event held Jan. 18-20 in a number of southern Florida venues, was Konrad Czystowski, fellow EventDV 25 All-Star, frequent Ray Roman Films collaborator/second shooter, and founder of the newly minted FreshSox studio. Here's a peek at what Ray and Konrad shared.
Feature - Posted 07 Mar 2011 By
Ron Dawson | Last month we began our two-part series about the short holiday film "For the Man Who Hated Christmas" that Ron Dawson produced for Giving101. The whole process, from booking the client through production, is an ideal case study on corporate film production (not to mention profitable production for nonprofits). Part 1 covered the business side of the deal. This month, we're covering the "fun stuff": making the film.
Feature - Posted 07 Mar 2011 By
POSH 2011, a retreat for the female filmmaker, will take place November 6-9 in Cancun, Mexico
Breaking News - Posted 22 Feb 2011
A robotic pan and tilt head suitable for remote applications.
Breaking News - Posted 21 Feb 2011
Brings to the market a premium camera support option with professional performance at very competitive pricing
Breaking News - Posted 14 Feb 2011
Niels Puttemans | For Ever After Video Productions, the Panasonic Lumix GH2 has redefined the possibilities of DSLR shoots. The solved aliasing and moiré issues, audio monitoring, zebras, no recording limits, improved low-light shooting, 1:1 crop function ... these are all reasons why we bought a second GH2 after one shoot with our first.
Feature - Posted 14 Feb 2011 By
DSLR Encounter scheduled for March 2, limited to 10 attendees
Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2011
Designed for midsize tripods with 100-150mm bowl heads
Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2011
Camera accessory gear support and stabilization platform for the new breed of still camera-HD video hybrids
Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2011
Marc Franklin | Despite all of its features, the Manfrotto 546 tripod is lightweight and easy to carry in the included padded tripod bag. This system is very robust. I expect it to survive many years of abuse in the field, with nothing more than the occasional scrape. I highly recommend the 546 system, and with a street price of only $730, you can't beat the value.
Feature - Posted 28 Jan 2011 By
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | How will the Panasonic AG-AF100, the first pro camcorder with a 4/3 imager, impact event filmmakers?
Feature - Posted 28 Jan 2011 By
The PB70-T2i mounts under the camera or may attach to a HDV support via its 1/4-20 release plate or V-mount
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2011
This new UltraScope v1.5 is available now for both Mac and PC platforms
Breaking News - Posted 17 Jan 2011
Julie Hill | When you're filming a destination wedding, you're stepping into a world of unknowns—unless you take the time to find out as much information as possible in advance and prepare for the worst. The more you invest in getting information, the more rewarding the experience—and the more satisfying the film you produce—will be. Have fun and travel safely!
Feature - Posted 31 Dec 2010 By
PB70-VBG mounts under the camera or may attach to a HDV support via its 1/4-20 release plate or V-mount
Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2010
The QR-DSLR & DSLR-ADP-ELPZ Meet the Growing Demands of DSLR Cinematography
Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2010
Powerful solutions for professional filmmakers and videographers
Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2010
Chrosziel has a prepared its 3DA1Kit (456-203DA1KIT) for the new S3D Camcorder Panasonic AG-3DA1 consisting of a LightWeight Support (401-415) with 15mm rods, the MatteBox 456 Academy Double and the Retaining Ring (410-65) shaped to tightly fit the camera's twin lens
Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2010
Liz Merfeld | There's a wave of raw, demolike one-take music videos with an unmistakable live feel sweeping the web, and some savvy event filmmakers have thrown their hats into thering. Here we look behind the scenes of Bill Grant's boneshow and Jet Kaiser's One Take Shows, and get their spin on this new, viral field-recording phenomenon.
Feature - Posted 13 Dec 2010 By
blueSLR Companion App Available Now on the App Store
Breaking News - Posted 09 Dec 2010
Kara Stellner | Although Unique University marked Adam Forgione's first foray into back-to-back all-day marathon workshops, it was also something of a warmup gig for Pennylane Productions, who will be taking Forgione's show on the road in early 2011, with workshops in 12 cities planned. This article should give you a good idea of what you can expect to see, hear, and learn if the Pennylane EDU 2011 tour rolls into your town.
Feature - Posted 08 Dec 2010 By
Scott Strimple | New "crossover" educational event bringing filmmakers and photographers together April 10-12, 2011 in Norfolk, Va.
Feature - Posted 08 Dec 2010 By
Sara Frances | It's easy to recognize that all artists, not just videographers, filmmakers, and photographers, live by the meaning of this quote. Anyone who says that great video is all about equipment has only part of the equation right. Ignore the hype, but believe the mantra of knowing your gear inside and out.
Feature - Posted 06 Dec 2010 By
Canon Filmmakers Live takes to the road in March 2011 with iconic DP/Director/Filmmaker Philip Bloom, hitting 12 cities in 30 days
Breaking News - Posted 01 Dec 2010
Mark & Trisha Von Lanken | Working with DSLR footage creates new challenges in post, from ingest to format support issues to audio sync, and it takes a skilled editor and powerful, versatile editing system to create a masterpiece from even the most stellar DSLR footage. Here's a look at how the Von Lankens have adapted their short-form edit workflow to work DSLR imagery into the mix.
Feature - Posted 30 Nov 2010 By
Ben Balser | I'm very impressed with the image quality in HD Monitor Pro, as well as its ability to zoom in and move around the zoomed image as well. The supplied overlays are also very professional and useful grid lines, such as action safe, title safe, rule of thirds, center crosshair, and alignment. HD Monitor Pro is a very complete package. With a MacBook Pro it could help take your production up a notch. You won't be using this for run-and-gun events. But if you're doing film-type work, TV spots, legal depositions, and the like, it could be a very practical and productive tool.
In the Field - Posted 30 Nov 2010 By
Portable, purposeful storage and protection for your production gear
Breaking News - Posted 17 Nov 2010
Mark Von Lanken | There are literally dozens of DSLR support devices on the market,. The challenge for all of us is to decide which support device will best fit our needs. My goal is not to steer you toward one particular model or to tell you which one I prefer, but rather to explore three different models—covering both the good and the bad—and give you better insight into each model.
Feature - Posted 09 Nov 2010 By
Sara Frances | I'm searching to define and delineate where fusion has come from, why it's useful, and where it's leading the industry—or if it's not leading at all and is just a bunch of hype. Maybe fusion only muddies the waters, lowering the quality of imagery by masking imperfections and diluting the impact. That would mean also lowering the prestige and financial earning power of pure videography and photography. Or maybe using a variety of different elements really does create a finished piece of art that is worth more than the sum of the parts.
Feature - Posted 08 Nov 2010 By
Popular Digital Juice Gear Line Now Includes Gear Protection and Transport
Breaking News - Posted 03 Nov 2010
Company to Display Solutions for MacBook, Canon Digital SLR Cameras and DIONIC HCX High-Current Battery
Breaking News - Posted 02 Nov 2010
Marc Franklin | An up-close look at the AG-AF100 at DV Expo 2010
Feature - Posted 02 Nov 2010 By
Greg Lam | We've all seen the dazzling work of our peers who have taken the DSLR plunge, and thus have a good idea of what migrating to DSLR can do for our films and our businesses. But we also know tat DSLR cameras are fundamentally different animals from their video-camera counterparts. What can we expect when we make the transition, and what do we need to know about the new skills we'll need to learn and other gear we'll need to acquire to make DSLRs work in our video workflow?
Feature - Posted 01 Nov 2010 By
On display in the Canon booth will be the company's full line of EOS DSLR cameras and lenses, VIXIA HD camcorders, imagePROGRAF large format printers, PIXMA inkjet printers, PowerShot digital compact cameras, and REALiS high-definition projectors
Breaking News - Posted 29 Oct 2010
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Does 3D have a place in wedding filmmaking's future, or is that notion just the stuff of science fiction? We spoke with one of 3D's earliest adopters in the wedding world, Abraham Joffe of Sydney, Australia. A few months back, Joffe produced and delivered a 3D wedding film—Australia's first, but already not its last—and lived to tell the tale.
Feature - Posted 29 Oct 2010 By
Exhibition showcases the newest HD technology in an informal setting that allows professionals to get hands-on experience with the latest groundbreaking gear while conversing with colleagues and industry decision-makers
Breaking News - Posted 27 Oct 2010
Ben Balser | Pulling keys is usually a royal pain, especially if you're working with footage that someone else shot. The lighting isn't right, the key isn't simple, garbage mattes have to be keyframed, and spill filters have to be tweaked. It was a lot of work—until now. Phyx Keyer, a new keying plug-in that runs on the FxFactory engine, is a great bargain and a very well-developed set of useful and easy-to-use filters that are effective and fast.
Feature - Posted 20 Oct 2010 By
Sports a smart, ergonomic shell design in black 900D and ballistic nylon fabrics and is packed with features designed to offer the ultimate in practicality, convenience, and equipment protection
Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2010
3.2 inch, high resolution monitor that will work in conjunction with existing Z-Finders optical loops
Breaking News - Posted 15 Oct 2010
Lensbaby's newest lens gives photographers a versatile and affordable option for Fisheye photography, plus access to all of the unique creative photography effects offered within the Lensbaby Optic Swap System
Breaking News - Posted 12 Oct 2010
Designed to safeguard a video-enabled DSLR camera and important accessories while on the go and keep them well organized on location
Breaking News - Posted 11 Oct 2010
Ideal for the growing number of applications that use both the compact box lens and large EFP barrel lenses
Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2010
The rugged 130 lumen high-performance, hands-free LED flashlight with precise positioning is the ultimate light for the demanding DIYer
Breaking News - Posted 05 Oct 2010
Liz Merfeld | As experts and studio principals, have you ever considered enlisting a studio-owning peer to assist you on a shoot, instead of a freelancer? Your peers offer a wealth of technical and business acumen—not to mention talent—that can translate into a worry-free workflow and a brilliantly polished product. What's more, if recruited to help on a colleague's project, you stand to gain perspective in the humbling role of second or third shooter on a colleague's gig. Isn't it about time you stopped flying solo every weekend and got into the collaboration game?
Feature - Posted 01 Oct 2010 By
Ideal for work with virtually any lightweight still, DV HDSLR and video-enabled DSLR camera. Cam Caddie combines versatility and a price anyone can afford. Every camcorder owner should want one
Breaking News - Posted 29 Sep 2010
Anthony Burokas | Canon continues to twist and turn out new ideas in the ever-changing professional camcorder marketplace. The latest is their MXF-based XF-series camcorders. These innovative camcorders offer 4:2:2 colorspace, a generous 50 Mbps data rate, and the Material eXchange Fomat for direct interoperability with today's nonlinear systems. Are they a revolution, an evolution, or something else entirely? I test the XF300 to find out.
Feature - Posted 29 Sep 2010 By
Cine DSLR has a payload range of 2 to 11 lbs (1 to 5 kg) and is thus ideal for state-of-the-art digital single-lens reflex cameras with HD video function
Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2010
The end to shaky personal video has arrived with the ultimate compact video tripod
Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2010
New creative effects lens for Micro Four Thirds and Sony a NEX cameras features the Tilt Transformer, letting photographers shoot tilt photography with Nikon mount lenses with an unprecedented amount of tilt
Breaking News - Posted 21 Sep 2010
New SRW-9000PL Delivers Benefits of Super 35mm CCD Sensor Imaging for Superior Picture Quality and Performance, and On-board Recording
Breaking News - Posted 20 Sep 2010
Multiple Charging Methods Offer Flexibility for On-Location Shoots
Breaking News - Posted 13 Sep 2010
Two-stage wide-angle mattebox designed around the 16:9 format full- size sensor
Breaking News - Posted 13 Sep 2010
Miniature 10-bit 4:2:2 flash disk recorder mounts easily on digital cameras and accessories
Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2010
New Version of Award-Winning NLE Offers Flexible Tools and Updates Including New Features that Simplify 3D Content Creation and Delivery
Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2010
Philip Hinkle | Depending on how much you need an anti-shake filter—and particularly if you've experienced rolling shutter issues with your HDSLR or other CMOS camera—Mercalli 2.0 could be a great investment. The combination of improved shake reduction, reduced picture degradation from zooming in, and the much-needed rolling shutter correction make for a great update for a tool that was already my anti-shake plug-in of choice.
Feature - Posted 07 Sep 2010 By
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | EventDV's official recap of WEVA's historic 20th annual Wedding & Event Video Expo
Feature - Posted 03 Sep 2010 By
Availability of AG-3DA1 Full HD 3D Camcorder, 25" 3D monitor, large format 3D plasma displays, new partnership with Bexel, open up next dimension of professional stereographic production
Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2010
Both Models Feature MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps Recording, Built-In 3-D and Infrared Shooting Options
Breaking News - Posted 31 Aug 2010
The EledZ integral LED light, designed for use with the popular Anton/Bauer ElipZ 10K battery, are the perfect LED light for today's smaller handheld cameras
Breaking News - Posted 31 Aug 2010
Canon Introduces the World's Widest Fisheye Zoom Lens, a New Telephoto Zoom Lens and Two New Super Telephoto Lenses with Optional New Extenders
Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2010
The Gold Mount and ElipZ Solutions Meet Growing Demands of DSLR Cinematography
Breaking News - Posted 25 Aug 2010
EventDV 25 all-star and WEVA CEA Gold winner Philip "Frogman" Hinkle reports directly from WEVA Expo 2010, the event filmmaking industry's largest convention and trade show, held August 23-26 in Orlando, Florida. Stay tuned for all three episodes of Hinkle's show, which will appear over the next week on EventDV-TV.
Feature - Posted 25 Aug 2010
Anthony Burokas | Thus far, the need for external devices to record HD footage has primarily been served by Focus Enhancements' FireStore line. However, there has been growth in the segment recently and Datavideo has entered the fray with a unique design and price point under $500. Does the Datavideo DN-60 Solid Stare CF Card Recorder give the more expensive recorders a run for their money? Let's find out.
Feature - Posted 10 Aug 2010 By
Vector 430 is a compact head with a very wide payload range, meeting the needs of production companies working with multiple camera set-ups
Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2010
Incorporates infinitely adjustable, genuine Perfect Balance and LF drag technology—functionality previously only available with the Vision 3AS and above
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jul 2010
captures live video directly from the camera, encodes it using advanced video compression and streams it over ethernet or WiFi up to 1080p@23.98/24/25Hz, 1080i @ 50/59.94/60Hz, 720p@50/59.94/60Hz
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jul 2010
New Camcorder Features 64GB of Internal Flash Memory and Provides SDXC Memory Card Compatibility for Super-Expandable Capacity Up To 2TB
Breaking News - Posted 14 Jul 2010
NEX-VG10 equipped with the same Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor used in the "NEX-5" and "NEX-3" digital cameras and compatible with the high grade "E-mount" series of smaller, lighter lenses optimized for video shooting with silent operation and AF
Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2010
David Himot | If you're looking for an inexpensive way to create stunning time lapses, the Pclix LT is a great product. The fact that it can be programmed to trigger most cameras and can change intervals on-the-fly makes it a great tool. Lastly, the simplicity of using it right out of the box will make the world of time-lapse photography literally a few turns of the dials away for DSLR event filmmakers everywhere.
Feature - Posted 07 Jul 2010 By
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | After introducing themselves to the crowd at Re:Frame Austin, Society Hill Studios' Cristina Valdivieso and Jon Connor, along with partner Amy Reese now seem to pop up everywhere with the industry's inner circle. But how did these Young Turks manage to crash this party, seemingly overnight, and set themselves on the road to becoming one of the go-to studios in Philadelphia for couples wanting a high-end, artistic wedding film? (Read on for more info about their upcoming event, CANON FILMMAKERS LIVE!)
Feature - Posted 01 Jul 2010 By
Chris Watson | If you're one of the thousands of videographers who are currently or have recently upgraded to a DSLR such as the Canon 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, or Rebel T2i for video, you've likely experienced the sticker shock of how much money you'll need to invest in lenses. The conventional wisdom is that there are two ways forward when it comes to lens purchasing: One way is to invest in the fastest glass you can find and write it off as the cost of doing business. The other way is to buy slower glass at a lower cost. We'll look at the pros and cons of each.
Feature - Posted 01 Jul 2010 By
Ben Balser | This month we'll look at the workflow for ingesting and editing Canon DSLR footage in Final Cut Studio, since Canon has a released an FCP plug-in for the Log & transfer window. But there's more than one way to go about ingesting this footage into FCP in a format that lends itself to fast, easy editing.
Feature - Posted 30 Jun 2010 By
Sara Frances | Close-up (CU) shooting is definitely where it's at if you want impact in your films. Here's a look at the lenses that will help maximize that impact.
Feature - Posted 29 Jun 2010 By
The world's first portable SDI waveform monitoring for USB 3.0 Windows notebooks!
Breaking News - Posted 29 Jun 2010
Philip Hinkle | All the news that's fit to post from the Illinois Videographers Association's Midwest Expo 2010, featuring industry luminaries Matt Davis, Adam Forgione, Keith Anderson, and Ray Roman
Feature - Posted 09 Jun 2010 By
Sara Frances | The darlings of my photo bag are my medium telephoto lenses, which can generally be considered the range from 75mm to about 135mm. I love them simply because they make everyone look good and in proportion.
Feature - Posted 02 Jun 2010 By
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | A few scattered thoughts on the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters show
The Nonlinear Editor - Posted 02 Jun 2010 By
Marc Franklin | Every year the NAB show teems with new product announcements and trends, and it often marks the real-world debut of tantalizing new gear that was under glass a year ago. Some of what you see is too premature for primetime, some new developments look a little misguided, and others are simply mismatched with the event filmmaking world. Here's a look at what's ready, what's real, and what's most relevant to us among the most exciting products that are making their way to market following this year's show.
Features - Posted 01 Jun 2010 By
5-time EventDV 25 all-stars Mark and Trisha Von Lanken to present 2 days of intensive wedding filmmaking training in Twin Cities
Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2010
Free download from the iTunes App Store helps filmmakers determine the correct settings for achieving desired focus
Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2010
New niche lens delivers an impressive level of quality and extreme sharpness, especially at the wide end
Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2010
Standard Canon 7D permanently retrofitted with a one-piece lens/sensor/base mounting element made of rock-solid steel
Breaking News - Posted 10 May 2010
Mark and Trisha Von Lanken | In Episode 5of their popular EventDV-TV series, 5-time EventDV 25 honorees and WEVA Hall of Famers Mark and Trisha Von Lanken explore the advantages of sliders in general and the DP Slider in particular for event filmmakers. To watch this episode and the entire Von Real series (plus other clips by the Von Lankens), click through to this page.
Feature - Posted 10 May 2010 By ,
Versatile accessory management system designed to complement SLR, video-capable DSLR and compact HD video cameras
Amen Corner - Posted 07 May 2010
Sara Frances | When we're shooting at traditional events, presentations, or even just shooting on the street, the lowly normal-angle lens tells the story like it is. It's just right for an astonishing percentage of situations. The normal-angle lens reproduces the same relationship, proportion, and size of the objects that the eye sees. I can't imagine ever going out without a 50MM in my kit.
Feature - Posted 04 May 2010 By
The awards recognize the top new products for event videographers and filmmakers introduced at NAB in four categories: cameras, production gear, and postproduction solutions
Feature - Posted 03 May 2010
Domke Photo Courier And Quick-Shot Sling Bags
Breaking News - Posted 28 Apr 2010
Philip Hinkle | The Steddiepod is designed to be used as a monopod, a tripod, and even a flying stabilizer. Can it be all those at the same time and do those functions effectively? Well, being a shooter who's always searching for the best and most cost-effective stabilizer to perform all these tasks without adding too much extra gear or breaking my budget, I thought it would be worth checking out; read on and watch the clip that accompanies the article to see how it performed.
Feature - Posted 28 Apr 2010 By
Roving reporter Shawn Lam reports from NAB in Las Vegas in this three-part EventDV-TV series
Feature - Posted 14 Apr 2010 By
At NAB 2010, proDAD announces opening of new stateside office in California and new version of Mercalli stabilization software with Mac support and rolling shutter feature
Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2010
New ELEMENTS configuration is a lightweight, portable solution for those needing a 3D Camera setup
Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2010
Jan Ozer | Video technology and postproduction expert Jan Ozer examines Adobe's new CS5 integrated suite from a variety of angles, including new features and interfaces, a run-down of theadvantages of the new Mercury engine, performance comparisons between CS4 and CS5, and configuration suggestions for video pros working with the new suite.
Feature - Posted 12 Apr 2010 By
Summilux-C, groundbreaking new line of PL mount primes designed to deliver ultra-high optical performance for film and digital capture
Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2010
Noga Griffin Arm is designed to hold lights, small cameras or monitors and any other production accessory that requires and extended articulation mount. It is bigger, longer and outperforms all other three-joint articulating arms on the market
Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2010
Philip Hinkle | As he's hit the speaking circuit in recent months, 2009 EventDV 25 honoree Ray Roman has maintained steadfastly that most of the stunning shots that elevate his wedding work are achieved through basic, solid shooting and composition along with a quiet command presence on site. But 2008 all-star Philip Hinkle wanted to see for himself, so he followed Ray and his wife and partner, Jessica, on a recent shoot to find out how Ray Roman Films gets the job done.
Feature - Posted 06 Apr 2010 By
Mark Von Lanken | At a street price of $1,850-$1,995, how does the Panasonic HMC40 match up with the HMC150--my primary camera--which has a street price of $3,250?
Feature - Posted 02 Apr 2010 By
Family of four PL zoom lenses now includes the 24-180 mm T2.6, the 14.5-45 mm T2.0, the 18-85 mm T2.0, and the 75-400 mm 2.8-T3.8
Breaking News - Posted 01 Apr 2010
Company to Celebrate 40th Anniversary; Showcase Tandem 150 and LED Lighting Systems
Breaking News - Posted 29 Mar 2010
New XP-DSLR-12C allows users to power the Canon 1D MkIV from an external battery source
Breaking News - Posted 28 Mar 2010
Firmware version 2.0.3 is now available for free download from Canon USA's web site on the Canon USA website; read the article for details on the update
Breaking News - Posted 15 Mar 2010
Third book in their popular series of field guides for Sony XDCAM camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2010
Sara Frances | In this column, I'll focus on the easiest and most familiar lens to videographers: the wide angle. Event work lends itself to big drama-the beauty shot, the grand sweeping overview. If your standard kit contains just one extra lens, it's bound to be a wide or wide attachment.
Feature - Posted 06 Mar 2010 By
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | A look inside Gebbs Wedding Films' all-SDE business model and all-DSLR shooting M.O.
Feature - Posted 06 Mar 2010 By
Jan Ozer | If you're starting to focus more on the art of the production and want to experiment with multiple lenses, variable-speed recording, and more storyboard-based productions, the JVC GY-HM700U should be on your short list.
Feature - Posted 06 Mar 2010 By
Will show the XA88x9.3BESM-SK telephoto sports zoom lens with its Emmy Award-winning technology, Precision Focus Assist, at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nev., April 12-15 (Booth C7425)
Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2010
Shawn Lam | Sennheiser's latest offering is the G3, and aside from a pair of external charging contacts to charge the optional BA 2015 accupack rechargeable battery, it looks almost identical to the G2 that it's replacing. So the question I set out to answer for myself is this: Did Sennheiser make enough improvements to the G3 to entice me to upgrade my current G2s?
Feature - Posted 01 Feb 2010 By
Shawn Lam | Sennheiser's latest offering is the G3, and aside from a pair of external charging contacts to charge the optional BA 2015 accupack rechargeable battery, it looks almost identical to the G2 that it's replacing. So the question I set out to answer for myself is this: Did Sennheiser make enough improvements to the G3 to entice me to upgrade my current G2s?
In the Field - Posted 01 Feb 2010 By
Mili & Sid Ghosh | South Asian royal weddings require planning, preparation, and conceptualization of an entirely different order than the typical wedding film—especially when you have to bring your crew and equipment to India to complete the project. But it can be done, even by U.S.-based wife-and-husband wedding film teams. Here Mili and Sid Ghosh present a creative director's guide to grand-scale epic wedding film production that will make even your royal clients proud to have hired you.
Features - Posted 28 Jan 2010 By
Sara Frances | Attention Fusion still/video shooters: The honeymoon with so-called "bokeh art" is over. The harsh facts have been revealed. This is the first column in a series aimed squarely at alleviating user panic and at getting the Fusion equipment babies trained and ready to work for you.
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2010 By
Patent-pending, handle mounted DSLR remote unit that triggers HD video start and stop recording for Canon 5D/7D
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2010
JVC will demonstrate a GY-HM700 camcorder outfitted with Zacuto accessories and a JVC HZ-CA13U PL Mount Film Lens Adapter, plus its popular GY-HM100 handheld camcorder. JVC will also showcase a number of monitors, including the GD-463D10U 3D display, as well as the SR-HD1500US Blu-Ray Disc and HDD Recorder combo deck
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2010
World's first 3Gb/s SDI waveform monitor that combines broadcast technical accuracy with an elegant design specifically designed for creative video editors and colorists
Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2010
The EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D Cameras Utilize New Canon WFT Units To Help Professionals Deliver "The Shot"
Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2010
Customizable in an 'infinite' amount of configurations so you get the support you want no matter what you need
Breaking News - Posted 06 Jan 2010
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Putting a year of "game-changers" in perspective
Feature - Posted 20 Dec 2009 By
Jerry Cleveland | Since I knew I wanted to incorporate the 5D into my wedding and event video equipment arsenal, I started doing some research into how to make the camera steadier and how to ensure that I was shooting in focus, especially when working outside. It had to be easy to unfold, easy to adjust, fast to set up, and lightweight. I settled on one line of products: the DSLR Gunstock Shooter Gorilla Kits by Zacuto.
In the Field - Posted 09 Dec 2009 - December 2009 Issue By
Shawn Lam | Can a lite product ever be as good as the full version? The name itself implies that something is missing. Does that presumption hold true for Kessler's new lite version of its flagship KC-8 Basic crane, the KC-Lite 8.0? Read on. I think you might be surprised with the results—I know I was.
Feature - Posted 09 Dec 2009 By
XP-AJA-5 cable allows users to plug into any battery via V-mount or Gold Mt Plate and power both 12vdc accessories(ie. Monitor, light) as well as a AJA converter
Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2009
Premiering November 4th, FilmFellas Cast 6 "The DP Edition" will represent an eclectic mix of cinematographers from the independent film scene
Breaking News - Posted 02 Dec 2009
Latest Member of Canon's "Second-Generation" HDgc Product Line Combines Cost-Effective Design Innovations With High-End Performance
Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2009
Dolly system was originally designed for use on MidSouth Visual's own productions, but due to requests from other video producers, the decision was made to manufacture it for public sale
Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2009
Anthony Burokas | I was recently tapped to work on an independent feature film, a Western set in 1880s Texas shot on the Panasonic AG-HPX300. In essence, it was a video shoot. But there were also some fundamental differences. Based on several days of experiences there, I have a few recommendations for those embarking on a similar path: 11 lessons learned about indie filmmaking from my sojourn into that world.
Features - Posted 13 Nov 2009 By
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Wedding-day interviews are the sort of thing that used to give videography a bad name, but done right, and in the right setting, interviews can help elevate wedding and event filmmaking into the realm of powerful, character-driven storytelling. Here we learn from four leading wedding and event filmmakers renowned for the compelling, revealing, funny, and moving stories they collect in their interviews with the key players in their events, and the seamless and powerful ways they incorporate these interviews into the films they produce.
Feature - Posted 13 Nov 2009 By
Professional, body-mounted, camera stabilization system designed for film and video cameras weighing up to 22 pounds
Breaking News - Posted 03 Nov 2009
HDV-PRO is a fully adjustable HDV/DV Camera shoulder support machined from aircraft aluminum. This quality design is made to stand up to the rigors of professional usage
Breaking News - Posted 20 Oct 2009
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | Last fall, Canon shook our world when it released the transformative EOS 5D Mark II, a DSLR featuring full-frame HD video and dynamic depth-of-field control. Along with others of its ilk, the 5D is revving up videographers' creativity, smearing the line between the photography and videography industries, and ushering in (some say) a new era of photo-video fusion. With several months of use under their belts, we asked a handful of early adopters for their take on how the 5D has impacted their businesses and where (if anywhere) their first forays into fusion have taken them.
Feature - Posted 06 Oct 2009 By
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | Last fall, Canon shook our world when it released the transformative EOS 5D Mark II, a DSLR featuring full-frame HD video and dynamic depth-of-field control. Along with others of its ilk, the 5D is revving up videographers' creativity, smearing the line between the photography and videography industries, and ushering in (some say) a new era of photo-video fusion. With several months of use under their belts, we asked a handful of early adopters for their take on how the 5D has impacted their businesses and where (if anywhere) their first forays into fusion have taken them.
Amen Corner - Posted 06 Oct 2009 - October 2009 Issue By
Speakers include Larry Jordan, Ben Balser, Bruce Nazarian, Alexis Van Hurkman
Breaking News - Posted 05 Oct 2009
The AG-HMR10 handheld recorder and the AG-HCK10 compact camera head, which can be connected via optional cables (in 3-meter and 20-meter lengths), will be available next month at suggested list prices of $2,600 and $1,800, respectively
Breaking News - Posted 24 Sep 2009
Allows DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for video
Breaking News - Posted 24 Sep 2009
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | In the 4 years since Mili Ghosh began Memories in Motion in Chicago with the goal of offering high-end Bollywood-style videos to a niche South Asian wedding market, her hands-on approach—consulting in details right down to makeup—has taken her all over the globe. From opulent weddings with hundreds of guests in her hometown of Chicago to royal weddings in India, Ghosh combines her own personal artistic vision with a devotion to her couples to create cinematic wedding videos with a flair not found anywhere else.
Feature - Posted 24 Sep 2009 By
Lee Rickwood | Here's a look at some developments in cables and connectors used in video production.
Gear & Now - Posted 10 Sep 2009 - September 2009 Issue By
Ron Dawson | A few months ago I saw a clip that StillMotion had put together for fellow Canadian company Cinevate (makers of the Brevis 35mm adapter, as well as a variety of other camera gear), starring a new slide-rail system called the Pegasus that allowed the shooter to create smooth, dollylike shots. I recently had the opportunity to test the system, and here's a look at how it performed on a series of shoots that required some smooth dolly-type shots.
Feature - Posted 10 Sep 2009 By
The TM4 is a four position, charge module-based, fast charger capable of handling the charging needs of up to four batteries simultaneously
Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2009
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | Have you ever dreamed of doing a wedding shoot in which the guests and wedding party already knew and loved your work, and so they showered you with compliments throughout the day? Or one in which youy got the most candid, natural shots of even a camera-shy couple? Enter the Save the Date video: a short film produced far in advance of the wedding and distributed via your blog, Facebook fan page, Vimeo, or—less commonly—on DVD, in lieu of traditional Save the Date cards.
Feature - Posted 08 Sep 2009 By
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Snö, the latest mini-epic concept film from Kevin Shahinian's Pacific Pictures, is a watershed moment for our industry.
Feature - Posted 04 Sep 2009 By
Anthony Burokas | As great as the new CMOS HS cameras on the market may appear, the reality is that the infamous "rolling shutter" CMOS image distortion can be easily seen when you bounce the camera up and down lightly, or when you pan the camera side to side—things you probably do routinely when you are recording with the camera in your hands instead of on a tripod. Here we quantify and qualify these issues with CMOS imagers compared straight-up with their CCD counterparts.
Features - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - September 2009 Issue By
The EOS 7D Features Fast Eight fps Continuous Shooting, Class-Leading 18-Megapixel Resolution and Full HD Video Recording with Variable Frame Rates and Manual Exposure Control
Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2009
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Steve Zugelter of Cincinnati-based Studio+Z Films pushes the limits of surprise wedding concept films, and ratches up the theatricality of the couple's entire event.
Feature - Posted 30 Aug 2009 By
Loyd Calomay | Hollywood Spoofmaster Loyd Calomay takes EventDV-TV viewers behind the scenes of his HEROES spoof in this 2-part series.
Feature - Posted 16 Aug 2009 By
New cast features producer Ron Dawson, cinematographer Patrick Moreau, and filmmaker Kevin Shahinian
Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2009
Loyd Calomay | The Glidetrack is a portable and very affordable dolly system that can be used quickly and easily to add the "wow" factor into any production. Its design is simple: a single rail that has a carriage mount for your camera that slides smoothly as you push it.
Feature - Posted 05 Aug 2009 By
New Application Streamlines Battery Operation
Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2009
Conference to be held at the Pasadena Convention Center on September 22-24, 2009
Breaking News - Posted 02 Aug 2009
Hal Slifer's 3 Questions goes on location in Plymouth, Newton, and Massachusetts' North Shore; bids farewell to the photomontage; sings the praises of the same-day edit; and looks ahead to the upcoming WEVA Expo.
Feature - Posted 27 Jul 2009
The technology will be featured in interchangeable single lens reflex (SLR) camera lens planned for commercial release before the end of 2009
Breaking News - Posted 24 Jul 2009
The K-Tek Shoe Bridge (#K-BRG) provides users with a 6.5" (16.5cm) shoe bridge that sits 4" (10cm) over the camera for mounting multiple accessories
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2009
Petrol PRC-25 Raincover protects against more than just moisture, as is particularly apparent during tornado coverage
Breaking News - Posted 06 Jul 2009
This rig attaches to the iPhone while shooting video and is the first serious solution for shooting video with the iPhone 3Gs
Breaking News - Posted 01 Jul 2009
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Real Weddings is exactly what it sounds like: an hour-plus DVD that encompasses all the content the Von Lankens deliver to a bride and groom. But what makes this DVD most valuable is the two commentary tracks--one for shooting, one for editing--that run through the entire disc, breaking down virtually everything they do. Also featured: 2 video clips from the DVD!
Feature - Posted 12 Jun 2009
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Real Weddings is exactly what it sounds like: an hour-plus DVD that encompasses all the content the Von Lankens deliver to a bride and groom. But what makes this DVD most valuable is the two commentary tracks--one for shooting, one for editing--that run through the entire disc, breaking down virtually everything they do. Also featured: 2 video clips from the DVD!
Continuing Education - Posted 12 Jun 2009 - June 2009 Issue
Marc Franklin | The hottest new announcements and releases of NAB 2009 for the videography world
Features - Posted 05 Jun 2009 - June 2009 Issue By
Lee Rickwood | New camera add-ons from Panasonic, Petrol Bags, Zaxcom, Beachtek, Gekko Technology, and Camera Corps
Gear & Now - Posted 05 Jun 2009 By
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | Steve and Laura Moses have been called the "prom king and queen" and "model husband-wife team" of wedding video. But forget the awards and accolades for a moment, since they're not what define this couple, nor do they tell the whole story of their lives in this business, or this business in their lives. Here's a brief review of their road to success and what they saw and learned along the way.
Studio Time - Posted 05 Jun 2009 - June 2009 Issue By
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | Steve and Laura Moses have been called the "prom king and queen" and "model husband-wife team" of wedding video. But forget the awards and accolades for a moment, since they're not what define this couple, nor do they tell the whole story of their lives in this business, or this business in their lives. Here's a brief review of their road to success and what they saw and learned along the way.
Feature - Posted 05 Jun 2009 By
Specifically designed for recording scenarios when it is not possible to carry or there is no time to locate a bulky, full-size windscreen
Breaking News - Posted 28 May 2009
The downloadable scene files provide users with an array of new "looks" to increase their creativity
Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2009
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Illinois Videographers Association event draws internationally recognized presenters Patrick Moreau and Michael Wong of StillMotion and marks the speaking debut of concept film phenom Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures
Feature - Posted 27 May 2009 By
Canon announced today it will release a firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II allowing users to manually control exposure when shooting video. The new firmware will be available for download June 2 on Canon's support website
Breaking News - Posted 26 May 2009
Chris P. Jones | PART 1 WITH 31 FILMS NOW ON EVENTDV-TV!
Feature - Posted 16 May 2009 By
Through this new contest, Ikan will award almost $5,000 in cash and prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for their original short films featuring the Ikan name or product line
Breaking News - Posted 11 May 2009
Fourth annual "Best of NAB" list selected by contributing editor Marc Franklin recognizes new cameras, production gear, and postproduction solutions
Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2009
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | A look behind the garage door into the world where "A Sin City Love Story" was created
Feature - Posted 04 May 2009 By
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | A look behind the garage door into the world where "A Sin City Love Story" was created
Continuing Education - Posted 04 May 2009 - May 2009 Issue By
Re:Frame 09 Austin rolls on into Day Two with internationally renowned DoP Philip Bloom, Fusion tips from Bruce Patterson, 30-second film clips, shooting in the streets of Austin, and more
Feature - Posted 04 May 2009
Lee Rickwood | Partly as a way to support today's multipurpose HD and DV cameras, for example, companies are incorporating a new appreciation of event videography shooting styles and situational requirements, in particular the "grab-and-go" approach that following a live event necessitates, as well as the realization that many pro video people use many different products for different jobs-from pure-play consumer to top-of-the-line professional
Feature - Posted 03 May 2009
Lee Rickwood | Partly as a way to support today's multipurpose HD and DV cameras, for example, companies are incorporating a new appreciation of event videography shooting styles and situational requirements, in particular the "grab-and-go" approach that following a live event necessitates, as well as the realization that many pro video people use many different products for different jobs-from pure-play consumer to top-of-the-line professional
Gear & Now - Posted 03 May 2009 - May 2009 Issue
Excellent advertising method for radio and TV stations, sports teams, studios, entertainment programming, news shows, and sponsorships
Breaking News - Posted 30 Apr 2009
Century Pro Series HD accessories are designed to help the user shoot wider, reach further, and move in closer than the lens alone will all
Breaking News - Posted 29 Apr 2009
Building on the success of the HD Classic Soft filters with their Micro-lenslet design and the Black Frost filters using Black Micropore technology, Schneider has developed a new line of diffusion filters that combines the best attributes of both
Breaking News - Posted 29 Apr 2009
Genius G-Shot HD520 offers 11-megapixel stills and HD video with H.264 compression format for exceptional quality output to today's high-resolution flat panel TVs
Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2009
27 new products will be displayed at this year's NAB show in Las Vegas
Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2009
Being smaller and lighter than its popular predecessor, makes the EXII 0.45X Super Fisheye ideal for handheld applications
Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2009
Shawn Lam | Ultimately, your choice of camera is going to be determined by your preferences, your requirements, and the fit with your video business. For my business, the pairing of the HVR-Z7U and HVR-Z5U is the clear winner in this latest face-off of high-definition video cameras.
In the Field - Posted 09 Apr 2009 - April 2009 Issue By
Lee Rickwood | New solutions for recording, storing, and archiving digital and high-definition video content bring the realities of a tapeless workflow closer and closer to an effective and economic working reality.
Gear & Now - Posted 09 Apr 2009 - April 2009 Issue By
EventDV-TV - Posted 08 Apr 2009 By
Smallest 100mm bowl-mount head in the Sachtler DV line
Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2009
StillMotion cinematographers road-test Canon's game-changing HD camera on a series of destination wedding and music video shoots, and they reveal some of the camera's remarkable strengths and limitations for event filmmakers.
Feature - Posted 01 Apr 2009 By
StillMotion cinematographers road-test Canon's game-changing HD camera on a series of destination wedding and music video shoots, and they reveal some of the camera's remarkable strengths and limitations for event filmmakers.
Features - Posted 01 Apr 2009 - April 2009 Issue By
Ingenious one-piece design makes the raincover extremely easy to install while shooting
Breaking News - Posted 31 Mar 2009
May 20 event to feature all-star speaking lineup with Patrick Moreau and Michael Wong, Lance Gray, Chris Chibucos, Kevin Shahinian, and Keith Kelly
Breaking News - Posted 24 Mar 2009
Durable, smartly designed messenger bag is the ideal method for comfortably carrying a 17" screen portable laptop computer, cell phone, and more
Breaking News - Posted 18 Mar 2009
Answers the call for a larger capacity (20 lb max payload) head employing Sachtler's FSB technology
Breaking News - Posted 18 Mar 2009
Century top-grade optical attachments feature multi-coated glass elements for crisp, high-resolution images and superior contrast edge to edge
Breaking News - Posted 17 Mar 2009
Features - Posted 16 Mar 2009
Introducing the Pro-5Plus
Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2009
Lightweight, hard briefcase-style carrier is uniquely designed to transport and safeguard Panasonic's AG-HGP10 or HGP20 portable P2 recorder
Breaking News - Posted 10 Mar 2009
Specifically built to fit the Sony EX3 with any of our DOF (Depth-Of-Field) kits fully assembled
Breaking News - Posted 10 Mar 2009
Professional head offers Sachtler's renowned features such as aluminum housing, three-step damping, and five-step counterbalance
Breaking News - Posted 05 Mar 2009
New issue features Mark Von Lanken's definitive review of the Panasonic AG-HMC150, 5 expert opinions on how to construct an effective wedding demo, Ben Balser's tutorial on working with sound in Final Cut Pro, and new columnist Mark Foley's tips on how to get great on-site audio at live events
Features - Posted 05 Mar 2009
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | His maxim--Adapt or die!--is what turned BMX legend Joe Simon into a four-time Telly Award-winning artist and owner of Joe Simon Productions, an Austin, Texas-based studio specializing in cinematic high-definition and vintage wedding films.
Studio Time - Posted 05 Mar 2009 - March 2009 Issue By
EventDV-TV - Posted 04 Mar 2009 By
EventDV-TV - Posted 22 Feb 2009 By
New QR-RH RED One Handle features Anton/Bauer's signature Gold Mount, which gives the ability for multiple mounting and the ability to mount the red drive in various locations
Breaking News - Posted 18 Feb 2009
Whether filming sharks off the Great Barrier Reef, snorkeling in the warm waters of the Caribbean or simply wading in the water at your local beach, the Canon WP-VI Waterproof Case and corresponding VIXIA camcorders are ideal devices for capturing both video and photos
Breaking News - Posted 18 Feb 2009
Mark Von Lanken takes Panasonic's new professional AVCHD camera, the AG-HMC150, out in the field for a series of wedding shoots and examines its usability and features, tests its low-light performance, and offers comparisons to Sony's popular Z1U. NOW AVAILABLE: ALL 5 VIDEO CLIPS THAT ACCOMPANY THIS ARTICLE!
In the Field - Posted 17 Feb 2009 - March 2009 Issue By
With the introduction of the Letus35 2/3" B4 Compact Relay lens, Zacuto is now the premier dealer giving independent filmmakers all of the components for an affordable depth of field (DOF) shooting system on a 2/3" camera
Breaking News - Posted 12 Feb 2009
New AVCCAM recorder and camera utilize advanced compression (MPEG-4/AVC High-Profile) and are ideal for applications in video production, sports coaching, healthcare, law enforcement, remote operation/ surveillance, and much more
Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2009
Features a customizable interior that allows for a snug fit for the latest camera such as the SONY EX3, SONY Z5U, Panasonic HVX200, or RED ONE
Breaking News - Posted 05 Feb 2009
Bag is constructed of durable, water-resistant black ballistic nylon
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2009
Side Mount Unit Features Powerful DC-DC Converter To Power Camera, Lens & Accessories Over Long Runs
Breaking News - Posted 02 Dec 2008
December 2008 EventDV Table of Contents
Peter Chung | The Indicam Pilot (not to be confused with the Steadicam Pilot) is a low-cost camera stabilizer that gives you what you need in a camera stabilization system without all the bells and whistles associated with the other two models, which makes its offering more affordable and appealing to the aspiring filmmaker.
In the Field - Posted 01 Dec 2008 - December 2008 Issue By
We consulted our crack team of contributing editors and columnists on what they saw as the game-changing products and trends in the event video industry in 2008. The envelope please...
Features - Posted 01 Dec 2008 - December 2008 Issue By , , , , , , ,
Telescopic LLC introduces the Techno-Jib 24 telescoping remote camera jib arm
Breaking News - Posted 26 Nov 2008
Convenient new kit offers the K-Tek Klassic 6-Section graphite boom pole (K-87CC), K-Mount microphone suspension (K-MT), and a slip-on Fuzzy windscreen (Z-FSO) in a single, cost-effective package
Breaking News - Posted 24 Nov 2008
Lee Rickwood | As high definition and high-end cameras such as those from RED Digital Cinema, Arri, and Sony become more popular among feature filmmakers and wedding videographers alike, we need more power for location shooting of almost any kind, but particularly for long-form HD production—and the manufacturers are responding.
Gear & Now - Posted 24 Nov 2008 - December 2008 Issue By
Transform Your HD Camera for Filmmaking
Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2008
Anthony Burokas | Can single-chip camcorder models priced less than $1,000 and bearing the bold "Full HD" logo do the job of prosumer and professional camcorders costing many times that price? In this article I'll take two high-end consumer HD camcorders into the field—specifically, the wilds of the Alaskan bush—to see what I can do with these little devices.
In the Field - Posted 01 Nov 2008 - November 2008 Issue By
Top-quality optical solution for getting wider angle images from Sony's popular new PMW-EX1 and EX3 camcorders, the EX 0.75X provides a 25% greater angle of view while maintaining full zoom capability
Breaking News - Posted 10 Oct 2008
Operators can increase the field of view with no loss of ability to zoom, instantly shift the focal range to telephoto when needed, or enjoy the ultra wide angle of view and remarkable barrel distortion of the widest fisheye
Breaking News - Posted 08 Oct 2008
Now there are two new camera carriers and a Petrol Raincover custom-tailored to fit Sony's popular HDV camcorder
Breaking News - Posted 06 Oct 2008
New System Combines Power and Flexibility with Reliability
Breaking News - Posted 02 Oct 2008
October 2008 EventDV
Features - Posted 01 Oct 2008
New tripod and other camera support models designed for specific HD cameras
Gear & Now - Posted 01 Oct 2008 - October 2008 Issue By
Marshall Levy | I always film a wedding ceremony with at least three cameras--usually four or five and even more if I have an assiatnt. This article will discuss how I position those cameras at typical Jewish and Christian ceremonies, along with strategies for getting the best coverage possible.
Features - Posted 01 Oct 2008 - October 2008 Issue By
PRC-EX1 offers quick and easy access to all camera features and even enables work with the flip out LCD screen fully open
Breaking News - Posted 18 Sep 2008
Designed for pull accuracy and saving you time on set
Breaking News - Posted 17 Sep 2008
Designed to eliminate light in the infra-red (IR) spectrum before it reaches a High Definition camera's sensors
Breaking News - Posted 16 Sep 2008
Can be fastened perfectly onto Sachtler's award winning FSB fluid heads, ensuring secure locking and optimised handling features for the cameraman through the battery's attached weight
Breaking News - Posted 16 Sep 2008
Versatile new roll-along professional camera backpack has been specially designed to safely carry a Sony PMW-EX1, a laptop computer and plenty of accessories
Breaking News - Posted 05 Sep 2008
Accepted by Airlines as Checked Baggage
Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2008
Shawn Lam | For those who want the look and feel of a shoulder-mount HDV camera, Sony has a real contender on its hands with the S270.
In the Field - Posted 01 Sep 2008 - September 2008 Issue By
Pre-Order Now Available On Zacuto's Webstore
Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2008
New 72mm lightweight optical attachments provide high resolution image clarity, while enabling the camera to go wider, reach further, and move in closer than the lens alone will allow
Breaking News - Posted 21 Aug 2008
Designed to stabilize handheld shots through leverage, attaches to a tripod and connects directly to Levelpod for perfect balance, completing a total support system
Breaking News - Posted 09 Aug 2008
TapeOnline, an online leader of blank recording media and accessories, adds Rip-Tie cable ties to their online store. Rip-Tie cable ties are used to organize cords and cables
Breaking News - Posted 04 Aug 2008
August 2008 EventDV: Features, Tutorials, Columns, and Departments.
Features - Posted 01 Aug 2008
August 2008 EventDV
Patrick Moreau | The challenge for us as videographers, is how to achieve a very shallow DoF with sensors that are much smaller than those our photographer counterparts use to create a similar effect. The solution comes in the form of a sexy, black carbon fiber tube that attaches to the front of your camera, the Brevis 35 adapter.
In the Field - Posted 01 Aug 2008 - August 2008 Issue By
K-Tek's trademark dimples now have a rubberized feel to give operators a sure grip and more comfortable touch when tightening or loosening the Klassic's locking collars
Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2008
Designed for video production studios and rental facilities, the unit is designed to provide fast, reliable charging of multiple BP-UXX camera batteries for both in-house and field use
Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2008
Back by popular demand from Associated Press Photographers, the F-300 is designed specifically to protect cameras with a 300mm lens attached
Breaking News - Posted 07 Jul 2008
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | The latest installments in Mark & Trisha Von Lanken's definitive series on motion techniques for wedding and event video shooters picks up right where MCT I left off and adds tips for handheld cameras, and provides fascinating behind-the-scenes looks at first-dance shooting and how the Von Lankens cover bride and groom prep. Essential stuff.
Continuing Education - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - July 2008 Issue By
Marc Franklin | NAB, the annual national broadcast convention, always features a few great new products in the event videographer's wheelhouse. Here's a quick guide to the best products for our market from this year's show, divided into three parts: cameras, production support, and postproduction.
Features - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - July 2008 Issue By
Mark Von Lanken | After I transitioned to a handheld camera (the Sony Z1), I wondered where I would find a camera bag that would hold most of my accessories. My research found the Petrol PCPR-1 as the perfect solution for me. At a street price of $149.95, it's a real bargain.
In the Field - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - July 2008 Issue By
Michael Y. Wong | The Steadicam Merlin is the company's latest attempt at providing the professional videographer with a fully functional yet affordable Steadicam, complete with all the bells and whistles, as well as the ease of use these support devices provide.
In the Field - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - July 2008 Issue By
Joe McManus | The man behind the #1 YouTube video, "Unicycling in the Streets of Manhattan," talks to EventDV contributing editor Joe McManus about the joys of Glidecam shooting and extreme unicycling, as well as the challenges and advantages of producing Glidecam-enhanced documentaries, weddings, and more while riding a unicycle.
Features - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - July 2008 Issue By
Designed to hold larger cameras such as the new EX1 from Sony, the HVX200 and the RED One camera, but also accommodates cameras such as the Z1U,DVX, G1,FX1 with plenty of space for accessories such as a matte box or follow focus
Breaking News - Posted 18 Jun 2008
New versions of HD Log, for the Apple Macintosh platform, and TEP HD for the Microsoft Windows platform now available
Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2008
Allowing standardization on one type of common 7.2V battery
Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2008
Ben Balser | For those that produce multicamera live-switched events, the MCSDI-1 can boost you to uncompressed signals from lower-priced cameras, increasing your final product's quality, and decreasing your overhead. A clear winner for those that do this kind of work!
In the Studio - Posted 01 Jun 2008 - June 2008 Issue By
Daniel Boswell | For years I've been waiting for a camera that would deliver high-quality HD images, shoot great in low light, include progressive capabilities, and be able to get very clean slow motion via overcranking for specialty shots. I also was looking for a tapeless workflow for Same-Day Edits--all for under $10K. On paper, Sony's new PMW-EX1 offers everything I'm looking for--but does it deliver?
In the Field - Posted 01 Jun 2008 - June 2008 Issue By
Shawn Lam | Is the whole greater than the sum of the parts? That's the question I set out to answer when I tested Sachtler's SOOM, a new tripod system with three components that function on their own or together, on a series of 31 event shoots over a two-month period.
In the Field - Posted 01 Jun 2008 - June 2008 Issue By
Follow focus can be used with any camera and integrates easily with other Zacuto support accessories
Breaking News - Posted 29 May 2008
Features - Posted 28 May 2008
ACT 2 C Carbon Fiber Spring Arm Upgrade turns the artemis ACT 2 arm into the world's first carbon fiber spring arm
Breaking News - Posted 06 May 2008
Anthony Burokas | Even though professional and prosumer camcorder prices haven't substantially changed over the years, the quality of the footage, and the features you have at your fingertips, have increased dramatically since the era of plubicon tubes and 3/4" tape. One the most revolutionary changes is the most recent one: the arrival of compact flash storage in mainstream HD video acquisition.
HD Today - Posted 01 May 2008 - May 2008 Issue By
Lee Rickwood | Finding the best vantage point for camera positions at live video events is often a serious challenge. A good line-of-sight is crucial for the best shot and most telling composition, but often physical hurdles must be overcome. Sometimes, all that's needed is a little creative ingenuity. At times, a dedicated device is required. Here are some of the latest and greatest entries in the camera support market.
Gear & Now - Posted 01 May 2008 - May 2008 Issue By
Automates Secure Offloading and Backup of SxS Cards
Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2008
White Balance Solution for Digital Video
Breaking News - Posted 23 Apr 2008
Eliminates wrist fatigue by transferring camcorder weight to your forearm. Wristshot increases stability and frees your hand to operate your camcorder
Breaking News - Posted 22 Apr 2008
New Docking Media Recorder Combines Solid State and Hard Disk Recording
Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2008
Adventures in HD Delivery, Color Isolation in After Effects, Shaping Text in Photoshop, LED Lights Shootout, Using Apple TV As a Sales Tool, and More
Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2008
Marshall Levy, who wrote our compact flash test results article, is finding issues with the lenses that adorn the latest HDV camcorders from Sony--the HVR-Z7U and the HVR-S270.
Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2008
New design offering many new features and benefits for the operator
Breaking News - Posted 31 Mar 2008
Mark Von Lanken | The Multi Rig Pro is my answer to attaining the stability of a shoulder camera from a handheld camera. I use it for a wide variety of events, from capturing the toasts at rehearsal dinners to shooting football games. With the Multi Rig Pro, I can shoot anything with my Z1 without missing the stability of my DSR-250.
Feature - Posted 30 Mar 2008 By
Joel Peregrine | For the past 8 years I've relied on monopods to bring the level of my productions up while at the same time allowing me to shoot more discreetly, and use longer focal lengths than shooting handheld would allow. The Manfrotto 560B takes these benefits one big, creative step further by adding a smooth pivot point at the base, and shows that Manfrotto was clearly paying attention to the needs of run-and-gun videographers.
Feature - Posted 30 Mar 2008 By
Shawn Lam | Sony'z Z7U is the best camera for the event video market today. It has the picture quality of the Canon XH A1, the low-light sensitivity of the Sony DSR-PD170, the interchangeable lenses of the JVC GY-HD110, the flash recording capabilities of the Sony XDCAM EX1, and none of the CMOS problems of the Sony HVR-V1U.
Feature - Posted 30 Mar 2008 By
Anthony Burokas | SD continues to be something we have to deal with today, even if tomorrow, all we'll want is the HD version. So if you can walk away from an event with all your footage in both SD and HD, you're covering all your bases.
Feature - Posted 29 Mar 2008 By
Tony Cucci | Anton/Bauer's ElipZ system, designed specifically for the smaller DV and HD camera user, provides a dependable way of powering a camera for a full day of shooting in the field, as well and a lighting system that can stand up to the demands of a live shoot.
Feature - Posted 29 Mar 2008 By
Lee Rickwood | With change being the common denominator these days in both location video and electoral platforms, many event and wedding videographers will be impacted by new rules and regulations affecting the way we work, and the way we get to work.
Feature - Posted 29 Mar 2008 By
Daniel Boswell | If you're like me, you're always looking for ways to make your videos look more like film. In my opinion, there is something about the aesthetic of film that makes it preferable to the look of video. One key element of the "film look" is shallow depth of field. Here's how I achieve it using the Letus 35mm Adapter.
Feature - Posted 09 Mar 2008 By
Jan Ozer | Before each shoot, I print a checklist of configuration items for each camcorder and each shot location. This forces me to consider how I want to set each option beforehand, and helps me verify that I've done so, especially when working with multiple shooters. Here are the items on my checklist and some thoughts to consider for each.
Feature - Posted 07 Mar 2008 By
Lee Rickwood | Portability is crucial to event videography. We shoot, edit, and deliver quality programming on-site almost as much or more than we do from a home or studio setup. This month we'll revisit the portable production theme with a look at solutions for storing and transporting digital media.
Feature - Posted 07 Mar 2008 By
Used in conjunction with other of Zacuto's camera mounting components for adjusting a second set of rods to align matte boxes and follow focus units to cameras with high or low lens mounting
Breaking News - Posted 07 Mar 2008
Featuring Superior Image Quality and Operational Efficiency, the HD Scope Expands the HD Cinematographer's Toolkit
Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2008
Portable, camera-mountable, self-powered digital video (DV) capture and storage solution now capable of capturing HDV, in addition to standard DV footage, that dramatically accelerates the video post-production process
Breaking News - Posted 15 Feb 2008
Small microphone with a huge sound for hobby filmmakers
Class Act - Posted 14 Feb 2008
Permits Over an Hour of DVCPRO HD or AVC-Intra 100 on a Single P2 Card
Breaking News - Posted 13 Feb 2008
Top-of-the-line optical attachments provide unprecedented image clarity, while enabling the camera to go wider, reach further, and move in closer than the lens alone will allow
Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2008
Versatile new roll-away camera bag features three separate padded chambers for maximum storage and equipment protection
Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2008
Redesigned for optimal control over heavy professional camcorders like the Panasonic HVX200, Canon XH G1, Sony HVR-Z7U and the new Sony PMW-EX1
Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2008
Designed for direct-to-air broadcasting applications, the high-performance HC3500 camera delivers the purest native image in its class
Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2008
Don't Stack It, Rack It!
Breaking News - Posted 31 Jan 2008
First universal lightweight support plate to work with all Sony, Panasonic, Canon and JVC cameras that use the wedge style tripod plate
Breaking News - Posted 31 Jan 2008
Elegantly configures into 4 distinct support tools - all in one compact, easy-to-carry system
Breaking News - Posted 21 Jan 2008
Designed as a wearable camera stabilizing system for those who shoot multi-hour events
Breaking News - Posted 17 Jan 2008
Zacuto's product line for Letus35 Extreme features a complete setup for handheld use that is lightweight - while integrating all the functionality of Zacuto's highly rated line of camera support accessories
Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2008
First fully professional compact LED light made for production that runs off standard AA batteries
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2008
Ben Balser | If you do corporate work, serious sports shooting, indie filmmaking, and the like, Panasonic's HPX500 is an awesome camera to use. Great color depth, detail, improved depth-of-field, and ease/flexibility of control, along with the wide flexibility of recording formats, make it very worth its price.
Feature - Posted 09 Jan 2008 By
Anthony Burokas | Sony recently unveiled its latest HDV camcorders, the HVR-S270 and HVR-Z7. This wasn't just any ordinary product announcement; with the release of these new models, HDV arrived as a true professional video acquisition technology.
Feature - Posted 09 Jan 2008 By
Lee Rickwood | New gear—including cameras, microphones, lights, decks, presentation devices, and even office accessories—is now available for all aspects of wedding and event video production. And several recently announced products will be appearing soon. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Feature - Posted 08 Jan 2008 By
Simple and cost-effective way to mount accessories like a shockmount or microphone suspension system to popular DV cameras
Breaking News - Posted 20 Dec 2007
Customers who buy a new HVX200 from an authorized U.S. Panasonic reseller will receive one 16GB P2 card (a $900 value) and a copy of The HVX Book by Barry Green included inside the box at the time of purchase
Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2007
Newly Patented Technology Covers Award-Winning Line of CitiDISK DV/HDV/DVCPRO HD Tapeless Acquisition Recorders
Breaking News - Posted 06 Dec 2007
Available at a suggested list price of $1,650, the reusable 32GB P2 card provides recording time greater than media for most tape-based and disc-based systems
Breaking News - Posted 04 Dec 2007
What products ruled the roost in event videography in 2007? And what were the biggest trends in the industry? The envelope, please...
Feature - Posted 29 Nov 2007 By
Anthony Burokas | Since my September column (My Dream HD Camcorder), I've received great feedback about additional features we need. This month, let's explore them in a dream shoulder-mount HD cam.
Feature - Posted 28 Nov 2007
New EX 0.7 Wide Converter attaches to the 62mm threads on the front of the camcorder's 3.9-78mm lens for 30% more wide-angle coverage than the lens alone affords
Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2007
New partners include FujiFilm, For-A, Omneon, Thomson
Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2007
Workshop presented by Glidecam and WEVA at Imperial Palace
Breaking News - Posted 16 Nov 2007
New HDV Camcorders Offer Interchangeable Lenses, Native Progressive Recording and "Hybrid" Media Flexibility
Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2007
Lee Rickwood | New HD field recorder, portable media converter, ultra wideband audio technology, LED lighting, pan-and-tilt heads, and more
Feature - Posted 08 Nov 2007 By
Comprehensive field guide to the many features and functionality of its AJ-HDX900 2/3" multi-format DVCPRO HD camcorder
Breaking News - Posted 07 Nov 2007
Higher-resolution successor to the V2500; sunhood now available for the V8000HD
Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2007
Affordable, Point-and-Shoot HD Camcorder Offers Benefits of SD Card--Solid-State Recording with Professional Audio Flexibility
Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2007
New system is shipped with two E-7S batteries and a special version of the VL Dual 60 Watt charger
Breaking News - Posted 29 Oct 2007
Comes with a Universal Camera Mounting Plate, a built-in tripod/ballhead mount and quick-release plate
Breaking News - Posted 19 Oct 2007
Marc Franklin | 16x9's 0.7X Wide Angle Converter lens will work for most handheld HDV camcorders. The EX 0.75X gives you broader compatibility (like the HVX200) and better quality for another $200. If you shoot with any of the compatible handheld pro HDV/HD camcorders, I highly recommend getting at least one of these wide-angle lenses to widen your shooting horizons.
Feature - Posted 05 Oct 2007 By
Lee Rickwood | New solutions for professional videographers can bring smoother shooting and solid support with the latest Mini DV, DV, or HDV camcorders. Following last issue's look at new steadying devices, here's some updated information about fixed stick supports and new fluid heads.
Feature - Posted 04 Oct 2007 By
Attaches to the baseplate of the Panasonic HVX-200 and other popular compact HDV cameras, and is designed to hold an IDX V-Mount battery such as the Endura 7 or Endura 7S
Breaking News - Posted 19 Sep 2007
SxS PRO offers Industry's Fastest Data-transfer Speed
Breaking News - Posted 18 Sep 2007
Smaller, lighter version of the extremely wide-angle EX Super Fisheye is custom crafted to meet the higher demands of the new higher resolution, compact HD camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 11 Sep 2007
Deliveries to begin in November
Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2007
Maxell 8cm single layer Blu-ray BD-R and BD-RE are compatible with the latest Blu-ray camcorders providing a recording capacity of 7.5 GB allowing the disc to store one hour of full high-definition picture quality at 1920 x 1080 pixels
Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2007
Anthony Burokas | Since I saw Sony’s prototype HDV version of the DSR-250 at NAB, I’ve been envisioning the features of my dream HDV camcorder. For me, it’s not a shoulder-mount but a handheld FX1/Z1U-sized model. Some available handhelds have one or two of these features, but I want all of them in a single unit. Is that so much to ask?
HD Today - Posted 04 Sep 2007 By
Each member of this new five-filter kit has been specifically selected to meet the unique needs of today'sDV/HDV cinematographers
Breaking News - Posted 04 Sep 2007
Offers Field P2 HD Viewing/Playback/Recording and Extensive System I/O
Breaking News - Posted 31 Aug 2007
Lee Rickwood | New support devices for steady handheld camera operation come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and prices.
Feature - Posted 31 Aug 2007 By
Ingenious new mounting system for adding Sony’s HVR-DR60 portable hard disk recorder
Breaking News - Posted 17 Aug 2007
Medium-payload robotic head is ideal for stand-alone use or integrated with Vinten Radamec robotic platforms, including the new FP-145 Robotic Pedestal, FPH-145 Integral Height Drive and FBH-175 Bolt on Height Drive
Breaking News - Posted 14 Aug 2007
New heads engineered to offer low-mass cameras the same smooth pan and tilt movement that operators have enjoyed with larger camera packages on heavy-duty fluid heads
Breaking News - Posted 14 Aug 2007
The Sentry Case, with its innovative security features, is the first professional case designed specifically to deter theft of high-end gear used in the professional video, photo, and audio markets
Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2007
Anthony Burokas | To get a sense of what solutions are available and how well they'll work for event shooters today, we compare five relatively inexpensive wireless systems from Azden, Sony, and Sennheiser for their performance on run-and-gun live event shoots.
Feature - Posted 06 Aug 2007 By
3-inch Recordable and Rewriteable Discs Provide One Hour of Continuous Video Recording in High-Definition (1920×1080i) for BD Camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 02 Aug 2007
Shawn Lam | The internet has made it much easier for conference planners to find us, and this market is now reemerging as a lucrative one for responsive companies that can adapt and develop a strong reputation and web presence.
Feature - Posted 26 Jul 2007 By
New HD field monitor kit
Breaking News - Posted 25 Jul 2007
Professional boom poles now available in muted red or blue alumninum tubing
Breaking News - Posted 25 Jul 2007
New VRD-MC5 model can now transfer AVCHD(TM) quality videos to DVD discs in their native 1080i HD resolution when connected directly to a Sony hard drive or Memory Stick Handycam camcorder
Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2007
Designed to accommodate medium-size DV, HDV, and HD cameras such as the Panasonic HVX200, DVX-100, HVR-Z1U and similar-sized cameras as well as a laptop computer
Breaking News - Posted 17 Jul 2007
Designed for video production studios and rental facilities, the unit is built to provide fast, reliable charging of multiple camera batteries for both in-house and field use
Breaking News - Posted 17 Jul 2007
Fits snugly around the waist or comfortably over the shoulder via an ergonomic, adjustable carrying strap
Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2007
Lightweight Robotic Head is First in a New Range of Production Tools
Breaking News - Posted 03 Jul 2007
Lee Rickwood | Light-emitting diode (LED) technology is opening up creative options for professional video lighting, offering greater punch, cooler operation, enhanced control, and adjustable color temperature output. Here are some of the latest and greatest LED lights designed for the cameras we use.
Feature - Posted 29 Jun 2007 By
Anthony Burokas | This winter, I attended a few local professional videographer meetings, and then the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual convention in Las Vegas. Having some time to reflect on what I've seen, I've noticed a dichotomy that warrants examination.
Feature - Posted 27 Jun 2007 By
Zacuto, a leading provider of high definition cameras and accessories just released the Zamerican large, medium and small Articulating arms
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2007
Available in daylight flood or spot and tungsten flood versions
Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2007
New card features higher capacity and lower cost
Breaking News - Posted 13 Jun 2007
New, professional knapsack transports sound gear and accessories comfortably and securely and keeps them organized, safe, and accessible on the job
Breaking News - Posted 07 Jun 2007
Delivers breakthrough functionality, easy set-up and enhanced performance in a surprisingly lightweight yet robust package
Breaking News - Posted 01 Jun 2007
Lee Rickwood | New Lithium-ion battery systems for DV and HDV camcorders are promising more power output, greater charging options, and new form factors for professional video use. Along with new lights, camera supports, and handy "gadget bag" filler items, the accessory market for wedding and event videographers is booming—and turning a shade of green!
Feature - Posted 01 Jun 2007 By
Marc Franklin | If you need an affordable HDV camcorder with professional-level controls and a pro lens, and want to take advantage of the superior 720p60 recording format, the GY-HD200 is the best choice on the market today, and well worth the extra $2,450 you'll spend in stepping up from JVC's HD110.
Feature - Posted 01 Jun 2007 By
Stephen F. Nathans | Event video steals the crumbs at NAB 2007.
Feature - Posted 31 May 2007
Two-day P2 Workflow Workshops Showcase Vast Benefits of Tapeless Workflow
Breaking News - Posted 09 May 2007
Event will feature product demonstrations from some of the most respected presenters in the industry. GraVT Expo is for everyone, weather you are producing home movies, wedding videos, corporate, or broadcast video, SD or HD you will see a product that works for you.
Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2007
New Chrosziel 455-R1 Single-Filter 4x4 Sunshade's lightweight, durable dual-molded true 16:9 housing sports a sleek rectangular design, grey exterior, and interior flat black powder coating
Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2007
Screw-on dual filter package custom-tailored to enhance the optical performance of popular DV camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 01 May 2007
DV Pro FX provides many advantages of the top-of-the-line artemis systems scaled down to fit the new breed of handheld DV and HDV camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 01 May 2007
Shawn Lam | If exposure is like the three bears’ porridge, then Goldilocks was on to something—“just right” is the only way to go. Digital video cameras are very unforgiving when it comes to proper exposure, and this month we’ll examine the technically challenging issue of stage lighting and learn three techniques to ensure proper exposure.
Feature - Posted 24 Apr 2007 By
Lee Rickwood | Numerous new lenses, filters, lens add-ons, and related equipment are now available for popular HDV camcorders, both from third-party solutions providers and from the manufacturers themselves.
Feature - Posted 24 Apr 2007 By
Marc Franklin | Petrol's new camera backpack is well-built an can comfortably carry everything you could possibly need to shoot and edit on the go. Once you've got it configured for your particular camera, the Petrol PCBP-3N ($249.95) is an excellent solution for confidently carrying your laptop and camera where you need to go, whether it's locations across the street or across the world.
Feature - Posted 24 Apr 2007 By
System Makes Handheld Shooting More flexible, Stable, Comfortable and Independent
Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2007
New Additions to XDCAM Family Include High-performance HD 4:2:2 Capable Models and Flash Memory Recording in a "Handy" Camcorder
Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2007
New solutions range from products for handheld HDV cameras to all new digital cinema cameras
Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2007
Will showcase its revolutionary HD workflow, from acquisition and editing to distribution, display, and management at NAB2007
Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2007
New standard for mounting a shoulder pad to the baseplate of a HD video camera package
Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2007
Features .45X magnification, widest single-element fisheye adapter on the market
Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2007
Industry Leaders Debut Complementary Technology at NAB2007 That Helps Eliminate Any Trace of Lag After Fast Pan or Tilt Moves
Breaking News - Posted 10 Apr 2007
Unfamiliar equipment, rusty skills, and endless demands on my time and attention right up to the day of the shoot: all the ingredients for High-Stress Videographer Stew.
The Main Event - Posted 30 Mar 2007 By
Ed Wardyga | ay's subject is cables. Almost everyone who has videotaped an event has run cables at one time or another. But there are right ways and wrong ways to choose and use equipment to minimize possible mishaps and injuries and damage to the cables themselves.
Feature - Posted 30 Mar 2007 By
The VC-200HD and VC-300HD offer bi-directional conversion and scaling between component SD/HD, HDV/DV, DVI and with the VC-300HD model, SD/HD-SDI
Breaking News - Posted 28 Mar 2007
Jan Ozer | A Canon-specific version of Focus' popular FS-4 Pro HD direct disk recorder, the FS-C is a feature-rich, high-capacity, high-performance unit that offers excellent control of Canon's new XH A1, extremely reliable HDV support, and seamless direct-to-edit operation with Windows and Mac NLEs.
Feature - Posted 28 Mar 2007 By
Designed for mounting accessories and equipment on your HD video camera package
Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2007
New extended capacity fluid head features a revolutionary counterbalance mechanism that provides support to 120 lbs in standard mode and up to 240 lbs in EX mode
Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2007
Major breakthrough in total image control software
Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2007
Wired for on-camera—and no-camera—audio recording
Feature - Posted 02 Mar 2007
Stu Sweetow | Remote control systems like the Grizzly Pro can help make multicamera event video production a single shooter’s job, and near-instant delivery an attainable goal. It can also give you camera control in venue locations where videographers dare not tread. Here, some Grizzly Pro users describe how the system has benefitted them in their wedding and event video work.
Feature - Posted 02 Mar 2007 By
Also releasing on the same day is Zacuto’s MicroMount for attaching articulating arms to any individual 15mm rod
Breaking News - Posted 22 Feb 2007
P2 Gear also offers backup recording of high definition and standard definition content for applications ranging from broadcast production to independent filmmaking
Breaking News - Posted 15 Feb 2007
New battery and universal battery mount system
Breaking News - Posted 06 Feb 2007
Version 3.0 firmware upgrade streamlines workflow for Final Cut Pro Users with native QuickTime support and more than doubles record time with native 720p support
Breaking News - Posted 31 Jan 2007
Lauri S. Batwin | The Sachtler 75CF is a very well designed, sturdy, lightweight, easy to set up tripod. The DV-6 SB Fluid Head boasts a 10-step counterbalance which saves a lot of time during setup, and especially when switching between different cameras. Using this tripod makes me glad I finally decided to take the plunge and invest in a quality product that I will use for many years to come.
Feature - Posted 30 Jan 2007 By
Ben Balser | The dv MultiRigPro is a usable, well manufactured, intelligently designed support system built with top-quality materials. It's easy to configure and adaptable to a range of configurations and shooting styles, and will keep you comfortable and flexible through a long day of shooting. If you do a lot of handheld work or run-and-gun shooting, this is a product worth a serious look.
Feature - Posted 29 Jan 2007 By
Designed to enhance the performance of popular compact HD camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 16 Jan 2007
Lee Rickwood | Odds and ends, odds and ends; lost time is not found again.
Features - Posted 03 Jan 2007 By
2006 was an action-packed year for new product releases in the event video space, from the pre-NAB launches of Adobe's Dynamic Linked Production Studio and SmartSound's Mood Mapped Sonicfire Pro 4, to the CMOS-charged HDV cameras that electrified IBC. And if the much-hyped debuts of HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc didn't make much of an impact in our business this year, there were plenty of new entries that did. We polled our contributing editors and columnists for their Best of 2006 list, and here we present the winners.
Feature - Posted 14 Dec 2006 By
A simple and unobtrusive solution for microphone protection
Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2006
Designed for extreme close ups or wide angle shots with a shallow depth of fi
Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2006
Lee Rickwood | Most new remote control systems are aimed at the camera itself, providing zoom and focus control, pan and tilt, or a combination of both. Here's a survey of the systems on the market today best suited to event video work.
Feature - Posted 13 Dec 2006 By
Designed for action sports, music videos, underwater photography
Breaking News - Posted 05 Dec 2006
Recorders connect via FireWire with the HDX900 for simultaneous camera-controlled recording of both DVCPRO100 HD video as well as DVCPRO50 and DV25 SD video
Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2006
Works with "all" cameras, makes it easy to add accessories to lightweight HD cameras without breaking them
Breaking News - Posted 30 Oct 2006
FS-4 line features new design, HD capability, and extended recording with up to 7.5 hours of DV/HDV record time
Breaking News - Posted 30 Oct 2006
Lee Rickwood | You've heard it before: there is no perfect battery, and every type has some sort of trade-off. The one underlying consideration is the increased need for power. Here's a sampling of the battery types and brands available today for powering all your live event gear.
Feature - Posted 27 Oct 2006 By
Stuart Sweetow | High schoolsports is a market niche well worth exploring. Parents use DVDs to help their college-bound kids get athletic scholarships. Coaches appreciate videographers who get them clear shots they can use for game analysis. Here we talk to five videographers who have scored with high school football, and examine the gameplans that have worked for them.
Feature - Posted 26 Oct 2006 By
Introduces TC200, a fast 2-position microprocessor-based battery charger ($259)
Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2006
Features a cutting-edge HD-quality design that employs four glass elements to reduce geometric distortion and improve off-axis performance
Breaking News - Posted 12 Oct 2006
Band Pro Film & Digital introduces the Carl Zeiss DigiMutar 1.4X Tele-Extender
Breaking News - Posted 06 Oct 2006
Sony Previewed New 60GB Removable Hard Drive at the IBC Conference in Amsterdam
Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2006
New DTE Technology file format allows HDV camcorder owners to import clips directly into Apple Final Cut Pro 5 using Direct To Edit Technology
Breaking News - Posted 04 Oct 2006
Geoff Daily | The most dramatic shift in wedding and event video today is time itself—the timeshift video, with which an increasing number of videographers are imposing imaginative alterations on an event’s chronological sequence to create dazzling and emotionally compelling results.
Feature - Posted 26 Sep 2006 By
Practical mounting system for adding a FireStore FS-4 or FS-100 to the Panasonic HVX-200 and other popular HDV/DV camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2006
Convertible, lightweight, affordable, durable camera support system designed to match the new age of small cameras
Breaking News - Posted 06 Sep 2006
Second generation in the Quick Capture A2D product line, features a removable hard disc drive cartridge and HDV recording via the 1394 connection
Breaking News - Posted 06 Sep 2006
Lee Rickwood | Now, in Part Two of our camera-support report, we take a look at some new camera support options, most of which have at least one leg.
Feature - Posted 05 Sep 2006
Approved for use with Canon’s new HD handheld cameras, the XH G1 and X A1 models
Breaking News - Posted 28 Aug 2006
Provides integrated power source that’s as versatile and lightweight as is the light itself
Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2006
Improved, lower-cost P2 drive with IEEE1394b and USB 2.0 for Mac and PC users
Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2006
Lee Rickwood | Innovative equipment designers and technology manufacturers have come up with monsters and gorillas, beanbags and stickies, in order to meet videographers’ need to create more unique, more engaging compositions, shots, and angles.
Feature - Posted 28 Jul 2006 By
Lee Rickwood | Innovative equipment designers and technology manufacturers have come up with monsters and gorillas, beanbags and stickies, in order to meet videographers’ need to create more unique, more engaging compositions, shots, and angles.
Feature - Posted 28 Jul 2006 By
New XH A1 camcorder offers 24 Frame HD recording for $3,999; XH G1 adds HD-SDI output with embedded audio and timecode; Genlock synchronization, and Timecode In/Out, lists for $6,999
Breaking News - Posted 26 Jul 2006
Blends futuristic design and ergonomics to offer state-of-the-art carrying solution
Breaking News - Posted 21 Jul 2006
Ben Balser | The VX2000 and PD170 may be the kings of wedding videography, But for industrial and commercial work, they don’t hold a candle to the Panasonic HVX200, a “digital film” camera at a price that independent producers can afford. Adding a compatible, high-capacity DDR like the FS-100 offers even more versatility.
Feature - Posted 28 Jun 2006 By
New Grab & Shoot DV Camcorder Bag fits camera with mattebox installed
Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2006
Lightweight remote-controlled pan and tilt head that accommodates cameras weighing up to 10 lbs
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2006
FireStore FS-C HD60 and FS-C HD100 will mount directly to Canon’s XL H1 HD camcorder to provide tapeless acquisition and DTE capabilities for video professionals
Breaking News - Posted 13 Jun 2006
Ben Balser | Cinekinetic's CineSaddle is a super heavy-duty beanbag made for video/film cameras. It's a storage and support system in one that's got pockets for everything, and enables videographers to get shots they can't get with any other support device.
Feature - Posted 09 Jun 2006 By
New universal suspension mount designed for standard shotgun microphones
Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2006
New portable camera support designed especially for DV and HDV camcorders weighing up to 10 lbs
Breaking News - Posted 26 May 2006
Designed to offer maximum wind protection at an affordable price
Breaking News - Posted 05 May 2006
Designed especially for the Panasonic AG-HVX200 and DVX100/B, Sony HVR–Z1U, HDR-FX1, and similar cameras
Breaking News - Posted 05 May 2006
New Century lens add-ons for the XL H1 include the .6X Wide Angle Adapter, .7X Wide Angle Converter, .8X Wide Angle Converter, Fisheye Adapter, 1.6X Tele-Converter, and Achromatic Diopters in strengths of +2.0 and +3.5
Breaking News - Posted 05 May 2006
Marc Franklin | Here's a list of 12 products that debuted at NAB 2006 and are poised to make a major impact in our industry over the next year, and a brief explanation of why they made the list.
Feature - Posted 05 May 2006 By
DV Rack support for the HVX200 will be available in early summer for $199.95
Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2006
This month's collection of helpful tidbits contains a number of solutions to common problems that videographers have been inquiring about.
Features - Posted 25 Apr 2006 By
Lee Rickwood | If you are interested in the technology, legal issues, and hardware for wireless video, look no further.
Features - Posted 25 Apr 2006 By
Feature - Posted 24 Apr 2006 By
Unveils latest addition to shoulder rest line, new shoulder-rest/stabilizer combo
Breaking News - Posted 20 Apr 2006
Designed to accommodate mid-sized DV cameras such as the Panasonic AG-DVX100, Sony HVR-Z1U, and Panasonic AG-HVX200
Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2006
Supports Panasonic’s DVCPRO HD format, records up to 100Mb/s directly from AG-HVX200 handheld camcorder
Breaking News - Posted 19 Apr 2006
Foxi by Bebob Engineering is a professional remote focus and iris control
Breaking News - Posted 03 Apr 2006
Highly anticipated Direct To Edit Recorder brings DTE Technology, extended record time, and seamless integration to the JVC GY-HD100/HD101 camcorder
Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2006
New add-ons include .6X Wide Angle Adapter, .75X Wide Angle Converter, Super Fisheye Adapter, 1.6X Tele-Converter, and Achromatic Diopters
Breaking News - Posted 27 Feb 2006
Offers the flexibility of USB 2.0 or IEEE 1394b interfaces for high-speed transfers
Breaking News - Posted 26 Feb 2006
Designed for video production studios and rental facilities
Breaking News - Posted 26 Feb 2006
Extends company’s line Of motorized camera elevator systems
Breaking News - Posted 15 Feb 2006
Fits popular DV/HDV cameras such as the Sony HDR-FX1 HDV/HVR-Z1U, Panasonic AG DVX100A/B, Canon XL2
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2006
As the newest camcorders make their way onto the popular HDV stage, they are supported by a growing cast of accessories--among them, cool new super-telephoto lenses, night vision image enhancers, and 35mm film lens adaptors for HDV camcorders.
Feature - Posted 01 Jan 2006 By
Anthony Burokas | With all the small HD camcorders introduced over the last few months, Government Video Expo in Washington, D.C., provided an opportunity to get my hands on several of them.
Feature - Posted 22 Dec 2005 By
New page devoted to mountable hard disk recorder
Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2005
FireStore FS-100 Supports Panasonic’s DVCPRO HD Format, Records Streams Up to 100Mbps Directly from HVX-200 Camera
Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2005
Doug Graham | Why on earth would an event videographer spend three days at a convention aimed at video production and distribution for government agencies? Read on...
Feature - Posted 06 Dec 2005 By
Photoflex BackDrop comes in two sizes, 10x12 feet, and 10x20 feet
Breaking News - Posted 01 Dec 2005
For many of us—early adopters or not—2005 was the Year of HDV. But there was much more to 2005 than HDV. We saw scads of significant products released that had nothing to do with HDV and of course, event and corporate videographers the world over continuing to do dazzling, innovative, and effective everyday work with or without HDV. To provide readers with a highly subjective "Year in Review" report, we asked EventDV's many esteemed and opinionated columnists and contributing editors to reflect on the new products they saw in 2005 and tell us what struck them as the most exciting, and the biggest boon to their own work.
Feature - Posted 01 Dec 2005
Lee Rickwood | In this first installment of a two-part report, we'll reach into a mixed bag of DV gadgets and accessories that have been updated for the latest HDV models as well. In Part Two, we'll look through the new lenses and filters available specifically for HDV camcorders.
Feature - Posted 01 Dec 2005 By
12 Columnists and Contributing Editors choose 17 essential products for videographers released in 2005
Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2005
Works like a large P2 card while writing to a shock-mounted on-board hard drive
Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2005
Magic Bullet software does 24p extraction on 60i material
Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2005
New Coco-DVL and Lux-DV team for Sony cameras including the HVR-Z1U, HDR-FX1, VX-1000/2000 series, and DSR PD150/170
Breaking News - Posted 11 Nov 2005
New environmentally conscious model includes an array of enhancements
Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 2005
User-Friendly Interface Allows Wireless Photography and Printing
Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2005
Reseller to distribute JVC products, including HD100 ProHD cameras
Breaking News - Posted 21 Oct 2005
Feature - Posted 14 Oct 2005 By
New YJ13x6B Series wide-angle portable lenses all feature Canon’s innovative Internal Focus technology (IFpro), designed for pro non-broadcast applications
Breaking News - Posted 12 Oct 2005
Anthony Burokas | Now that we have a genuinely reshaped HDV landscape, with most of the major manufacturers accounted for, here’s an updated look at the various HDV—and accessibly priced “true” HD--camcorder options that are currently available.
Feature - Posted 03 Oct 2005 By
Optional software provides extensive remote control of camera features, settings, and recording functions to tape or hard drive
Breaking News - Posted 30 Sep 2005
Offers bright, projected soft output
Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2005
New DTE Recorder brings its DTE technology and embedded SDI audio I/O into the studio
Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2005
Lets operators track from near ground-level POV
Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2005
Displays remaining runtime in viewfinder
Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2005
New GSDJDNX set to hit the market next week
Breaking News - Posted 22 Aug 2005
Lehman's Terms - Posted 01 Aug 2005 By
Gear & Now - Posted 01 Aug 2005 By
More than ever, good camera support equipment—be it tripod, monopod, steadicam device, or jib arm set-up—is the foundation for good video. We’ll look at all these categories in the next few editions of Gear & Now. This month, we’ll start with tripods.
Feature - Posted 21 Jul 2005 - October 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 10] Issue By
Solutions offer women options for carrying cameras, camcorders, and personal items
Breaking News - Posted 20 Jul 2005
Controllers make the nNovia devices even more versatile
Breaking News - Posted 15 Jul 2005
Advanced Master Quality (AMQ) professional DV tape series available immediately
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2005
myPower ALL can power a device while simultaneously recharging its battery
Breaking News - Posted 07 Jun 2005
Taking a cue from Oprah's "Favorite Things" show, this is the first in a series of "Jenny's Favorite Things" columns. In this installment, we'll look at camera lenses.
Feature - Posted 07 Jun 2005 - Eastman Software Positioning Paper [Sep 1999] Issue By
Gear & Now - Posted 01 Jun 2005 - Enterprise Search Demo Center Issue
Transforms Sony’s HDC-F950 4:4:4 HD camera into a compact, lightweight system
Breaking News - Posted 19 May 2005
Avalon Traveler, first professional boom pole designed to fit into a standard equipment case
Breaking News - Posted 19 May 2005
Designed for MiniDV and HDV camcorders, including Sony HVR-Z1U
Breaking News - Posted 08 May 2005
Gear & Now - Posted 01 May 2005 - Microsoft Partners Directory [June 1999] Issue By
Producing stage-production videos doesn't require a degree in rocket science, but you may need some spe cialized equipment and "insider" tips on how to use it effectively. With the right tools and techniques, you'll be well on your way to producing videos that will have customers standing in line to put money in your pockets.
Feature - Posted 18 Apr 2005 - September 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 9] Issue By
Gear & Now - Posted 11 Apr 2005
New monitor support for LCDs used in the field
Breaking News - Posted 09 Apr 2005
New Direct To Edit disk recorder for DV camcorders with support for Avid and Pinnacle
Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2005
Featuring Direct To Edit Technology, FireStore FS-4 HD maintains an HD signal from acquisition and editing to distribution and broadcast
Breaking News - Posted 14 Mar 2005
Designed to help shooters get wider angles with Sony Z1U and FX1
Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2005
Manufacturer of heavy-duty cases announces the availability of its new high-capacity utility trunks , the RRUT1 and RRUT1E
Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2005
New body-mounted camera stabilization system for use with Glidecam 2000 Pro and 4000 Pro
Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2005
New professional mattebox system designed expressly for use with Sony HDV camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 03 Mar 2005
New handle bracket works with Sony's Sony HVR-Z1U-HDV and FX1-HDV Handycams
Breaking News - Posted 03 Mar 2005
Introduces new 16:9, 2/3” 3-CCD AW-E860 and accessories
Breaking News - Posted 18 Feb 2005
New LCD monitor specifically designed for the new Sony HDV camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2005
Focus Enhancements' latest Firestore FS model now available through Canon for Canon prosumer camcorders
Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2005
Gear & Now - Posted 24 Jan 2005 - July 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 7] Issue By
New LCD Hood and Widescreen Magnifier enhancements for camera
Breaking News - Posted 18 Jan 2005
Vote for your favorite production & post-production tools in 15 categories
Feature - Posted 17 Jan 2005 - July 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 7] Issue
Zoe is compatible with Sony, Canon, and other LANC models
Breaking News - Posted 14 Jan 2005
Designed to control exposure and/or depth of field for two areas of a frame
Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2005
In December 2004, Sony announced the first HDV camcorder both positioned as a pro product and fully equipped with the capabilities pro shooters expect.
Feature - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - July 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 7] Issue By
In December 2004, Sony announced the first HDV camcorder both positioned as a pro product and fully equipped with the capabilities pro shooters expect.
Feature - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - July 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 7] Issue By
DV Expo West 2004, held in Los Angeles December 8-10, had its share of new product announcements, though it wasn’t quite the bounty we’ve seen in years past.
Feature - Posted 01 Jan 2005 - July 1999 [Volume 8, Issue 7] Issue By
Product designed for videographers and DV filmmakers
Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2004
Master Sets Library 3 designed for real-world environments
Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2004
Keying solution produced by team
Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2004
Product used in classroom application
Feature - Posted 10 Dec 2004
Helps stabilize smaller handheld cameras
Breaking News - Posted 07 Dec 2004
Camera mount designed for car mount system
Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2004
Getting the perfect shot sometimes requires more than just luck. That's why in this edition of Gear and Now we discuss zoom, wide-angle, and anamorphic lenses. First we touch on how they work, and then we look at specifications of one of each type of lens from three leading manufacturers: Canon, Panasonic, and Sony.
Feature - Posted 08 Sep 2004 - March 1998 [Volume 7, Issue 3] Issue By
Thank You for Your Support
Gear & Now - Posted 20 Jul 2004 - January 1998 [Volume 7, Issue 1] Issue By
MiniDV brought digital video recording to the masses, but dropouts, head clogs, and the post-production lag of real-time capture make it a less-than-perfect medium for pros. More and more videographers are turning to hard disk digital video recorders to back up or even replace tape. Here’s a look at the latest in tapeless DV storage.
Feature - Posted 16 Jul 2004 - January 1998 [Volume 7, Issue 1] Issue By
Sets white balance for photographers and videographers
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2004
This month' Gear & Now takes a look at the CobraCrane, EZ FX Jib, and the HI-POD XP-1
Gear & Now - Posted 27 Apr 1998 - April 1998 [Volume 7,Iissue 5] Issue By