GoPro Cineform, aka the SMPTE ST 2073 VC-5 video compression standard, is a cross platform codec that in Creative Cloud piggybacks onto QuickTime (warts and all). The codec is available in Adobe video apps in CC 2014.1, and plays system-wide if you download the free player or free GoPro Studio app. GoPro Cineform is a wavelet-based codec that holds up well even after multiple encodes, and features full support for alpha and large frame sizes of 4K and beyond.
Something that is rarely talked about is the moment you get stuck on set, unhappy with the camera placement you initially picked, knowing there is a best way to film a scene but unable to come up with a solution.
We've all been there: a newbie with a camera, a subject, but no clue of what to do. This chart should help you get started. Mark Wallace's "Where to Start Chart" is not your average educational infographic.
If you're planning on shooting with multiple cameras and audio recorders, you could potentially wind up spending a hell of a lot of time syncing it all in post. Thankfully, Film Riot's here to show you a bunch of quicker ways to do it.
Highly regarded Kessler Crane figures out how to deliver value versions of its motion control product suite with its Kessler Second Shooter. The Motion Control page on Kessler’s site really says it all.
One of the most critical components of any camera system is the fluid head tripod system. It has two parts – the tripod and the fluid head. Both are equally important, and must join along with a camera rig as one happy ménage à trois.
In this article I will highlight 12 fluid head options for every budget, from $80 to $5,000+.
3-axis gimbals are one of the most exciting tools available in film making right now, but finding an affordable yet user friendly system has been impossible until now. The DJI Ronin has excited the TCSTV crew more than any product this year, so we had to give it a thorough rundown. Is this the unit that will bring electronic stabilization to the masses?
A few days ago at the 21st Austin Film Festival, I had the pleasure of moderating the Script-to-Screen: Dead Poets Society panel with the film's screenwriter, Tom Schulman, who won an Oscar for this screenplay.
What happens when you combine 9 cameras, 6 filmmakers, 3 jazz musicians, a rock guitarist, a freestyle rapper and an 8-channel audio mixer? You get fertile ground for a training blog series you won't want to miss!
Here’s the key to Atomos’ smallest and least expensive 1080p ProRes external recorder, theAtomos Ninja Star: you’ll love it if you love color grading or you love shooting golden hour skies – and you have a camera that can output clean HDMI in 10-bit 4:2:2. Otherwise? It’s more complicated.
If you’ve ever wondered how big scenes were made pre-digital, CGI and green screen era, this behind-the-scenes from 1971 following Roman Polanski as he shoots Macbeth will not only answer your question but might also (friendly warning) trigger a...
Loading Playing with the DJI Ronin today for a shoot for the next two days. Thinking the A7s would be good but might be to light #videoproduction #filmmaking @ezdrone View on Instagram I was excited to finally play/use the DJI Ronin handheld gimbal.
If you aren't using some sort of software to sync audio, you're sitting in your edit bay manually matching audio to video queues, be that sounds, video hints or timecodes. But what if you could just dump all your camera footage from an interview and all the audio from your recorder into one program and hit one button to sync them all quickly and accurately? You can with Red Giant Pluraleyes, and it's nearly perfect.
Steven Soderbergh has a career like no-one else, past and present, because of the amount of work he has produced in the last 30 yeas, and because of the variety of genres and formats he has tackled, from ultra indie to blockbusters, from experimental to TV shows.