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Intro image for article At the Bench: Configuring ARRI Wireless Solutions
Tutorials & Guides
The ARRI wireless lens control ecosystem continues to grow and get stronger with new capabilities and technology. The ARRI cforce mini RF motor, Master Grips, WCU-4 and various other accessories are all designed to work in concert, giving you a wide range of options for wireless camera control.
Intro image for article 4K for $10K: Panasonic EVA1
Tutorials & Guides
In this the first episode of my 4K for $10K series, I cover the Panasonic AU-EVA1. I focus on the camera's core features, both hardware and software, and where I see it fitting into Small-to-No-Crew production environments.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Quasar Lighting
Tutorials & Guides
Quasar Science has created some of the most versatile LED lighting for the industry, packaged in the familiar form factor of what would have formerly been a flourescent tube. In this video, I show what makes their Q-LED Rainbow (RGB) and Crossfade (bicolor) fixtures so unique and how they can be used to create different looks, from a standard interview setup to a dramatic "fashion motion" editorial shoot.
Intro image for article CoreSWX's New Rapid Charger for MoVI Pro Systems
Tech News
Every once in a while, I come across a product that solves such a basic need on set that I wonder how I got along without it. The FLEET-Q4FF Charger from CoreSWX is one such product. If you regularly work with the MōVI Pro gimbal, then you are no stranger to the rather unsightly tangle of cables and power bricks of the stock battery chargers. While one of the big upgrades to the MoVI Pro from the older M10 and M15 is the improved battery system, including the charger, there's always room for improvement.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sachtler flowtech 100 MS
Tutorials & Guides
Another tripod in the flowtech line has arrived from Sachtler. The addition of an option with a 100mm fixing brings the flowtech innovations to a new range of camera systems and productions.
Intro image for article Introducing "4K for $10K" with Jem Schofield
Tutorials & Guides
As a Director of Photography and producer/director, there are lots digital cinema cameras to choose from. There are a number of options that meet the needs of many DPs, camera operators, media companies, and in-house production departments, are capable of UHD 4K HDR acquisition, and cost less than $10,000. In addition, many of these cameras have capabilities that go well beyond that spec. But, which camera do you choose for your next production?
Intro image for article At the Bench: Teradek Serv Pro for Multi-Cam
Tutorials & Guides
The Teradek Serv Pro has become a favorite for on-set wireless video monitoring. The Serv Pro is not unlike the original Teradek Cube in that it is a video encoder allowing for video streaming over a network. The Serv Pro is specifically built for on-set use to quickly and easily deliver video to an iOS or Android device via Teradek's free VUER app.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Loading LUTs on a RED with IPP2 Workflow
Tutorials & Guides
RED's new IPP2 workflow, which is supported in-camera with the latest RED DSMC2 bodies brings a lot to R3D workflows. One of the most important features is the ability to load a custom 33-sided 3D LUT in .cube format into the camera for viewing. In this blog, I show you two scenarios for on set and off set LUT creation.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Loading Panasonic EVA1 Scene Files
Tutorials & Guides
Recently, I worked with Panasonic to create scene files for the EVA1 based on the VariCam LUT Library. In this blog, I take you through loading the files into the camera. Then, I show how to save and name them. As you can see, the process is fast and easy. You will be up and working in no time.