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Born in the UK , Dan took a gap year in Whistler, British Columbia after high-school which planted the seed for a mountain obsession. While his passion for mountain life took a backseat as he finished an Aerospace Engineering degree in England, it wasn't long before he returned to the mountains to start shooting his friends in action. Dan spends 8 months of the year chasing winter around the globe shooting the worlds best skiers and snowboarders for companies like Oakley, Salomon and Columbia. His work has been featured in ski and snowboard mag...

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Simplified Accounting For Freelancers With FreshBooks

Simplified Accounting For Freelancers With FreshBooks

Get on top of your invoicing, estimates and expense tracking.

By Dan Carr | August 18, 2014

A recent survey of PVC readers really underlined just how many of you are freelancers, so I thought it would be a great time to kick off a series of articles that tackle some of the business aspects of freelance creative work. We’re going to start today with a very dirty word for many of us; accounting.

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Canon Unveils XF200 & XF205 Professional Camcorders

Canon Unveils XF200 & XF205 Professional Camcorders

Popular HD camera gets an upgrade with wireless and ethernet capabilities

By Dan Carr | April 01, 2014

The XF100 and XF105 get a spec bump and some ergonomic changes for NAB this year, adding wi-fi and ethernet connectivity to both the new XF200 and XF205, as well a few extra connection options on the 205 model.  The right side of the camera now also features a rotating grip with zoom... Read More

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Canon Launches New 17-120 Cine-Servo Lens

Canon Launches New 17-120 Cine-Servo Lens

Cine lens lineup expansion for ENG shooting

By Dan Carr | April 01, 2014

With NAB starting in just a few days, Canon has today unveiled several new products including the very interesting looking CN 7x17 , or Cine-Servo 17-120.  The red ring around the lens tells the main story here, this is not a B4 mount 2/3" lens, but a PL (or EF) mount cine lens with a... Read More

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ARRI Unveils New AMIRA Camera At IBC

2k, 200fps one-man documentary camera

By Dan Carr | September 13, 2013

ARRI have surprised many people at IBC this year by unveiling a a new 2k camera called the AMIRA, aimed at the documentary and corporate one-man-band market.  While most people expected a 4K solution, that camera would seem to still be in the lab and instead ARRI have chosen to... Read More

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Canon Looks To Revolutionize DSLR Video AF

Canon Looks To Revolutionize DSLR Video AF

New Dual Pixel CMOS AF System

By Dan Carr | July 03, 2013

This week Canon launched the latest in their lineup of of XXD cameras, the EOS 70D.  It features a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, environmental sealing and 7fps continuous shooting speed with built in WiFi connectivity.  What's particularly interesting about this launch though is that the headline feature of the whole launch has nothing to do with shooting photos at all.  It's all about the video functionality. 

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Adobe Moves Creative Suite To The Cloud - What You Need To Know

Adobe Moves Creative Suite To The Cloud - What You Need To Know

No more updates to Creative Suite as Adobe switches focus to new subscription service

By Dan Carr | May 09, 2013

Adobe announced this week at the MAX conference that Creative Suite will no longer be upgraded with new features, the future of all their creative software now lies firmly with the subscription service Creative Cloud.  Alongside this announcement they unveiled new versions of all their... Read More

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MOVI - A New Chapter In Camera Stabilization

By Dan Carr | April 04, 2013

In the scramble to get media attention during the run up to NAB next week an unexpected product has leapt to the top of the charts, MOVI.  MOVI is a hand held gimbal rig developed by Freefly Cinema and unveiled tonight on Vincent Laforet's... Read More

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Canon C100 Short PULSE Debuts Online

By Dan Carr | December 17, 2012

One of the first projects to be shot on the Canon C100 is now online.  Commissioned by Canon and directed by Emmy-award winner Patrick Moreau of stillmotion, the docu-short PULSE profiles the making of the BioBeats app, a new technology that utilizes cameras to generate custom music based on a human heart rate. 

 

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Interview With David McLain & Jerome Thelia About The Calling And Sony’s A99

Interview With David McLain & Jerome Thelia About The Calling And Sony’s A99

New short shows off Sony flagship

By Dan Carr | November 15, 2012

Whilst attending PhotoPlus Expo recently I had the chance to sit down with National Geographic photographer David McLain and his business partner and New York based colorist Jerome Thelia to talk about their recent short The Calling which was shot entirely with Sony's new full frame DSLR, the A99.{C} Read More

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Canon Expands Cinema EOS Lineup With New C100

Smaller, lighter Cinema EOS camera with new run-and-gun friendly features

By Dan Carr | August 29, 2012

Less than a year after the launch of Canon's Cinema EOS system they have announced the third camera in the lineup, the C100. Positioned at the opposite end of the lineup to the new 4k C500, the C100 shrinks the same form factor and adds a few new features designed to make this HD camera the choice for one-man operations such as news gathering and documentary work. With a list price of $8000 it now fills the void between DSLRs and the C300 and will be available this November alongside the previously-announced C500.{C} Read More

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Phantom Miro - First Footage & Interview With Jim Geduldick

Phantom Miro - First Footage & Interview With Jim Geduldick

Vision Research lowers the entry point to High Speed Cinematography

By Dan Carr | May 02, 2012

Just before NAB, Vision Research announced a new version of the recently expanded Phantom Miro lineup, the M320s. The new M320s joins the recently updated Miro family alongside the M310, M120 and M110, all of which offer variations in connectivity and sensor sizing to suit a variety of industries. Filmmaker Jim Geduldick shot with the cameras before NAB to get some footage to use at the show. This has now been released online and I got a chance to ask him a few questions about working with these new cameras. Read More

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Hands On With RED & 3ality Technica’s Meizler Module For Epic

Hands On With RED & 3ality Technica’s Meizler Module For Epic

All-in-one solution for turning taking your Epic wireless

By Dan Carr | April 23, 2012

The new Meizler module was teased a month or so back on RED's website but at NAB the nearly finished product was on display. At the RED booth it wasn't possible to get up close to it but outside at the 3ality Technica booth they had one just sitting there all wired up and ready to play with. It seems that not many people knew this and I only stumbled upon it in my final hours at the show. So what's this module all about then ? Essentially it's aim is to streamline your camera rig and remove a number of the additional boxes and adapters that necessarily hang off the side of most rigs on a big production. Anyone who has rigged up an Alexa is appreciative of the built in connections for focus, iris and zoom motors and the built in receiving capabilities using the remote controls from ARRI and C-Motion. The Meizler module adds similar functionality to the Epic. Read More

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Sony Demos F65 4K Cameras As HD Production Solution

Sony Demos F65 4K Cameras As HD Production Solution

Dual F65's providing sports stadium coverage with 8K wide image

By Dan Carr | April 23, 2012

As I wandered the show floor at NAB 2012 bumping into friends and colleagues, the inevitable question arises; ' so what's the coolest thing you've seen so far ?' Every time this was asked, for the first couple of days at least, my mind jumped back to the Sony booth. Using multiple cameras in a fixed position to cover the length or breadth of a sporting stadium is nothing new. In fact just around the corner from the dual F65 setup was a similar display showing the same idea using regular HD cameras, a system that is on the market and in use by many broadcasters. With lowly old HD though you would need a plethora of cameras to achieve the flexibility that was shown by just two F65s. Read More

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Ten Things You Might Not Know About The Canon C500 & EOS-1D C

Ten Things You Might Not Know About The Canon C500 & EOS-1D C

Canon's Sunday NAB event offered up some more information on their upcoming 4K cameras

By Dan Carr | April 16, 2012

On the Sunday evening here at NAB 2012 Canon screened two short films shot with their upcoming 4K cameras, the C500 and EOS-1D C. The first short, The Ticket, was shot by Shane Hurlbut with the 1D C and the second by Jeff Cronenweth on the C500, Man & Beast. Both DPs were given a chance to speak afterwards about their experiences with the camera which was then followed by a technical presentation by Larry Thorpe. A few key pieces of information about these two cameras were revealed during the talk so let's take a closer look.{C} Read More

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