From April 8th to April 12th at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, take the opportunity to expand your horizons with the RED camera by joining REDucation. Learn all there is to know about the RED Digital camera in this 5 day hands on intensive education and training workshop. REDucation is the premeire RED approved and sanctioned event for learning all things RED. Michael Cioni and Steve Freebairn will be instructing with twenty TAs and forty camera packages presenting a massive gathering of RED gear and technology.
If you’re a photo/video person, you own cables. I’m not talkin’ one or two power cords. Somewhere in your home or office there’s a big box with everything from stingers to strobe leads, USB extensions to FireWire daisy chains. This gaggle of cable will cause infinite frustration when you’re looking for one specific piece. Thankfully the folks at Rip-Tie offer an organizational solution with handy, low-cost Straps and CableWraps.
Whether you’re an indie filmmaker, field reporter, or wedding videographer, a pro-grade video tripod will enhance your productions more than any other type of support accessory. By adding stability, forcing perspective through composition, and providing smooth pan and tilt movement, a good tripod + head can be just as integral to your production as the camera. So how do you choose the combination that’s right for you? Read on.
Although you'd never be able to tell by watching the movie, Shutterbug's photographer, played by Nando Del Castillo, uses a Pentax camera. It's the S1a, a decades-old camera that's actually a family heirloom belonging to the movie's director, Minos Papas. Today (March 19, 2010) Shutterbug opened at Cinema Village in New York, and Papas told me that the camera was originally his father's.
I don't know about you, but when I think of Hewlett-Packard, it'sprinters and ink that generally come to mind first. But HP is into other things too.The company recently unveiled a line of digital camcorders that are aimed at YouTubers and other social mediaphiles. In pocket-friendly and traditional form-factors, with competitive pricing, these video cameras are poised to jump into the social networking frenzy for their piece of the scene.
Back when Heineken was the hot brand for cold beer, you could count on the bottles’ pulverized remains lining streets off the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route with green fairy dust. Magical as it seemed, broken glass isn’t exactly welcome on a set. That’s why the Breakaway Beer Bottle from Rosco Laboratories goes a long way to solving the problem of staging a fight without injuring actors or models.
Maybe you’ve seen these words floating around the B&H website recently: “The latest & greatest at B&H” . When it comes to camcorders this tab with the word “NEW!” highlighted by an eye-catching red circle lives on the right hand side of the page. Perhaps already set on drooling over the pro cams or perusing the consumer camcorders you passed it by. Whatever the case may be I thought I’d highlight this NEW! addition to our website.
The industry's tallest, strongest tripods are usually made of carbon fiber, assembled in Europe, and cost tons of money. Buyers are typically well-funded professionals or hobbyists with a lot of disposable income. While a pro set of $900+ sticks might not be in the cards for everyone, serious photographers and video makers would do well to consider the budget-friendly Slik Pro 700DX.
I’m just sitting here at the B&H corporate offices on this cold winter’s day wondering which consumer camcorder format is going to win out: traditional or point and shoot? The ways things are heading it’s obvious that pocket camcorders like the Flip are becoming the most popular format, especially in light of the turbulent economy and the prevalence of social media.
High definition video from today's DSLRs is nothing short of incredible. Whether you're a professional journalist, a wedding videographer, or just capturing HD clips of friends and family, the high-quality look and breathtaking depth of field control are far superior to anything that you'll find in most dedicated pro camcorders. Big sensors, huge lens selection, manual exposure control + selectable frame rates -- it's easy to sing the praises of the new revolution. But it only takes a few minutes with one of the cameras to discover a major drawback -- ergonomics.
You gotta' love the rapid pace at which technology is advancing. Prosumer video cameras today can be even better than some of the professional cameras of only a few years ago, and the line between prosumer and professional keeps blurring more and more each year. Judging by the upcoming Sony HDR-AX2000 prosumer video camera, the accelerated pace of technological advancement shows no sign of slowing.
Wires. Sometimes, they just get in the way, especially when working on a professional video production. Snaking hundreds of feet of cable around a shooting location can make it difficult for camera operators to move around, can be incredibly messy, and sometimes wires and cables can make capturing the shot you need incredibly difficult or even impossible.
Mixing video is an art. Cutting at exactly the right time to maximize impact, pacing the length of each shot, choosing the best footage or angles to show-- it's about finding the right cadence and rhythm for the audio and visuals.
Finding the right rhythm when mixing a live performance becomes even more critical, because you don't get any second chances.
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