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Review: Nikon D800 DSLR, Part 2: Usability and Image Quality

In Part 1 of this two-part series on the Nikon D800, I looked at the operation and functionality of the D800 DSLR as a video camera. Now, in Part 2, I'll share some usability notes, as report the results of some audio and video tests (with test footage) comparing the D800 to another highly regarded DSLR, the Panasonic GH2--to see if a lower-priced but very capable DSLR can measure up with quality glass--and to a more traditional prosumer camcorder.
Featured Articles, Posted 31 Jul 2012

Review: Nikon D800 DSLR Camera, Part 1

In this two-part series, we'll examine how well Nikon's much-heralded D800 DSLR works as a video camera, in terms of operability and functionality. In part two, we'll report on some audio and video tests comparing the D800 to another highly regarded DSLR, and to a more traditional prosumer camcorder.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Jul 2012

HD Webcast Video Production: Choosing a Video Camera

This article will be the first in a series of articles on webcasting and will cover a wide range of topics including video cameras, video switchers, converters, computer inputs, audio, reference monitors, webcast hardware, webcast software, live streaming services providers, and some additional hardware that is important in order to produce a professional live webcast.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Jun 2012

Petrol Bags Announces Liteporter Case

Specifically engineered to protect and transport a Litepanels 1x1 LED fixture
Featured News, Posted 05 Jun 2012

Litepanels Launches Sola ENG LED Fresnel Flight Kit

Three fixtures-plus-accessories kit comes in FAA Carry-on size case for traveling shooters
Featured News, Posted 16 May 2012

Review: Litepanels MicroPro Hybrid DSLR LED

Litepanels recently shipped the MicroPro Hybrid, a dimmable, on-camera Hybrid LED that can refresh itself much faster than most any strobe light can. Thus it may pack a powerful 1-2 punch for DSLR producers who need to capture both video and still images. But how well does it handle both tasks? In this article Anthony Burokas reviews the new light and compares it to an LED light that's one-fifth the cost to see how these two lights measure up.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 May 2012

Litepanels Debuts Inca Series Tungsten-Balanced LED Fresnel Fixtures

The Inca Series makes it possible for a studio to change over from incandescent to LED fixtures in a staged, multi-year plan, rather than having to do so all at once
Featured News, Posted 30 Apr 2012

Live from J Street, Part 2: Framing Tips for Conference Shooters and Webcasters

Jan Ozer passes on several key tips on framing panels and applying the rule of thirds (and when to break it) gleaned from his recent gig webcasting the national J Street conference on Israeli-Palestinian relations.
Featured Articles, Posted 04 Apr 2012

Petrol To Roll Out New Camera and Audio Gear Bags at NAB 2012

New Petrol Bags include Deca Audio Bag, Liteporter carrier for Litepanels 1x1 LED, Rolling DigiSuite DSLR case, 2 new LCD Monitor bags
Featured News, Posted 28 Mar 2012

Live from J Street, Part 1: Webcasting the National J Street Conference

During a 3-day gig as webcaster for J Street's Making History conference on Israeli-Palestinian relations, Jan Ozer learned a lot about the challenges of streaming events where you don't control critical factors like the set background and lighting. In part 1 of 3 on this project, Jan details the planning process and streaming setup.
Featured Articles, Posted 28 Mar 2012

Producing a Live Concert Webcast with the Next Computer Radius and the Roland VR-3

Video production and encoding expert Jan Ozer describes the workflow and challenges of a Livestream webcast he produced for marimba player Larissa Venzie using the Roland VR-3 and Next Computer's Radius portable workstation.
Featured Articles, Posted 20 Mar 2012

Producing Corporate Identity Videos Part 3: Directing and Editing

In this final chapter of our 3-part series on Corporate Identity Videos, we'll go on set and into the editing bay with producers Rochelle Morris of Preface Films, Keith Kelly of Innovative Communications, Ryan Koral of Tell, and Dave Williams of Media Wave. Some of the clips they share here are of their own corporate identity videos.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Mar 2012

Concept to Script to Shoot: Producing Corporate Identity Videos, Part 2

To storyboard or not to storyboard? Should the story drive the interviews or vice versa? At what point in a corporate project do you set video length and budget? These questions and more are discussed in Part 2 of our Producing Corporate Identity Videos series.
Featured Articles, Posted 07 Mar 2012

Adapting ENG Lenses to DSLR Production, Part 2: Power & Rigging

Adapting servo zoom ENG lenses to your DSLR rig with suitable rails and power makes for a smooth transition from prosumer camcorder to large-sensor video camera.
Featured Articles, Posted 06 Mar 2012

The Live Event Producer's Guide to the Sony NEX-FS100

Sony's NEX-FS100 presents challenges shooters never encounter with traditional camcorders, as well as different lens-mounting choices and caveats than DSLR shooters face. In this article we'll discuss the abilities and limitations of the FS100 for live event production work.
Featured Articles, Posted 01 Mar 2012

iKan Releases 2012 Lighting Line with 7 New LEDs

New lights include IB500 Dual-Color, ID508, IB508 Dual-Color, IB1000 Dual-Color, ID1500 and IB1500 Dual-Color LED lights
Featured News, Posted 27 Feb 2012

Litepanels Ships 'Market's Smallest' DMX-Controllable Fresnel

nNw focusable Sola 4 features a 4-inch (10cm) Fresnel lens, provides the luminance output of a 125W HMI Fresnel and uses a small fraction of the power consumed by conventional fixtures
Featured News, Posted 21 Feb 2012

EventDV Relaunches as New Pro Video Production Site Streaming Media Producer

StreamingMedia.com/Producer focuses on tutorials and real-world technical advice for professional online video producers
Featured News, Posted 16 Feb 2012

Tutorial: How to Design a Greenscreen Environment for Office Shoots

Recently I had to shoot two greenscreen intros for some screencam tutorials, and it took three hours to produce them. So, just to have ammunition for higher fees next time, I figured I would detail the gear I had to set up and configure to get the job done.
Featured Articles, Posted 15 Feb 2012

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