Blackmagic introduces 2,5k Cinema Camera for 2995 dollar

Blackmagic introduces 2,5k Cinema Camera for 2995 dollar

April 17 2012

The American company Black Magic announced its first Cinema Camera camcorder. The Cinema Camera is the first camera of the company, as Black Magic was formerly mainly concerned with software and acces...

Panasonic Shows their latest shouldermount AG-HPX600 camcorder

Panasonic Shows their latest shouldermount AG-HPX600 camcorder

April 16 2012

At a press conference at the National Association of Broadcasters convention, Panasonic announced the AG-HPX600 HD camcorder with 10-bit, 4:2:2 AVC-Intra recording and the lowest weight of a shoulder-...

Earl Miller Productions chooses Ikegami for HD video

Earl Miller Productions chooses Ikegami for HD video

March 31 2012

Earl Miller Productions, Inc. (EMP), a production company based in Texas, is making the transition to HD video. Recently they've purchaed new Ikegami HDK-77EC HD CMOS camcoders for coverage of sports ...


A first look at the new Sony NEX-VG20 Prosumer Camcorder

Sony has announced the new NEX-VG20 Prosumer Camcorder, which is designed to replace the NEX-VG10 that came out in 2010. The NEX-VG20 comes with more pixels on the sensor, and most importantly, the support for filming in progressive scan mode at 50 fps.

Cameraman Tony Zumbado talks about filming in disaster and crisis-ridden environments

Tony Zumbado, a freelance cameraman who has worked a lot for NBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS, Al-Jazeera and BBC, will talk at the University of Memphis about his experiences while working in the Gaza Strip and Haiti. He tells about how you cover a national or international disaster. He will tell how he survived, how he handled hostile situations and how these affected him.

Film director takes a look at the Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1 Camcorder

Screenwriter and film director Sarah L Perkins used the newly released Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1 Camcorder to film a documentary style arthouse film. In addition to the existing XDCAMTM HD optical disc-based products, the new XDCAM EX camcorders offer all the benefits of tapeless workflow, selectable bit rates and outstanding picture performance that users have come to expect with XDCAM HD.

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Shot Sizes: The Extreme Close-Up

When you look at objects around you, you actually see them in tunnel vision, focusing on just one detail at a time. It is very important that you become comfortable filming extreme close-ups.

Visual Continuity And The Mental Map

Everytime a cut is made between two shots, the viewer will need a certain amount of time to understand the new image. Therefore it is important that shots placed after eachother match visually otherwise the viewer will loose his attention.

Shot Size Variation And View Direction

Every object has a view direction, persons, signs, houses and even rocks. It is important that the view direction is maintained when cutting shots of different sizes after each other.

Tapes Or Memory Cards: What Should You Use?

The use of memory cards can bring big advantages when you are travelling abroad. The use of memory cards such as SD cards in camcorders has also become increasingly popular.

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Providing Cutting Points For The Editor

If you want to make your editor happy, you need to create places in your footage where he can make cuts. It will make editing so much easier and the end result so much better if you think about editing while filming.

The Electronic Viewfinder

Making sure your viewfinder is correctly adjusted is one of the most important steps of your pre-operation preparation. If you don't have your viewfinder correctly adjusted, all your footage may be out of focus or improperly exposed.

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Consider buying the NEX VG10 when you need a very reasonably priced camcorder that delivers excellent picture quality, and full manual control.

A moving shot: performing clean A to B movements

A good moving shot is performed in such a way that it does not draw the audience's attention to the camerawork. When you are filming, you have to plan every shot you make before pressing the record button. Planning a moving shot means you'll actually have to plan two shots: the A-shot and the B-shot.

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A cameraman needs to know how to operate a camera and what is a good composition. But there are also other qualities that a cameraman should have that are less obvious.

Creating Useful B-roll Footage

The B-roll refers to supplemental or alternate footage that is used to intercut with the main shot in an interview or documentary. You need this footage to get out of any tricky editorial situation, and to cover long, visually uninteresting interviews.