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Sony NEX-EA50 vs. Sony NEX-FS100 (and the Parfocal 3x+ Zoom Challenge)

Shawn Lam compares key models in Sony's large-sensor camcorder line--the new shouldermount NEX-EA50, and the comparatively venerable handheld FS100 and FS700--with an eye to light sensitivity, image quality, and effectiveness with power zoom lenses, and reports on his epic, ongoing search for a viable parfocal 3x+ servo zoom lens.
Featured Articles, Posted 21 Nov 2012

Tutorial: Removing Video Noise with the Neat Video Plug-in

In this tutorial, Jan Ozer demonstrates how you can use the Neat Video plug-in to remove noise from video, improving output quality for all outputs.
Featured Articles, Posted 13 Nov 2012

Video Tutorial: Maximizing Brightness and Contrast in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

In this tutorial you'll learn how to maximize the brightness and contrast of your video in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 using the Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma Correction controls for effective and balanced adjustments.
Featured Articles, Posted 23 Oct 2012

Switronix Unveils TorchLED Bolt

For event vidoegraphers, DLSR video production and more, The TorchLED Bolt serves as not only an on-camera lighting solution but can be positioned on a light stand for use as "sun gun"
Featured News, Posted 10 Oct 2012

Schneider Unveils True-Cut IR Tuner Kit Filters for CMOS and CCD Cameras

True-Cut IR filters are designed to prevent light in the infrared spectrum, invisible to the human eye, from contaminating the image captured on CMOS or CCD sensors
Featured News, Posted 08 Oct 2012

Using Inexpensive DJ LED Lights to Jazz Up Video Productions

Looking beyond the small set of white and bi-color LEDs specifically made for video production, you can find a whole other world of LED fixtures made for other markets--including "disc jockey" LED lights and controllers. For the cost of one good fresnel light, you can have a multi-light, expandable LED lighting package.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2012

Tutorial: Maximize Brightness and Contrast in Apple Final Cut Pro X

The histogram and the waveform in Apple Final Cut Pro X are effective, easy-to-master tools that provide the clear input you need to diagnose and fix the contrast issues in your video simply and intelligently. In this video tutorial, video editing and encoding expert Jan Ozer explains how they work.
Featured Articles, Posted 03 Oct 2012

Anton/Bauer Highlights New Portable Lighting and Power Gear

New advanced solutions include the company's new AB-HDRF transmitter system, DIONICĀ® HCX battery, ULHM-LED on-camera lighting system and new Gold Mount Solutions for the Canon C300/C500 digital cinema cameras and Litepanels LED lighting
Featured News, Posted 22 Aug 2012

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

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