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The Apertus Axiom Beta Camera

Interview with Sebastian Pichelhofer

By Brian Hallett | May 04, 2014

Do you want a chance to help build a better camera?  Then read this:  Apertus, an open source camera project, will soon kick off their crowd-funding campaign where they will be looking for early adopters and developers for their upcoming Axiom Beta Camera.  One just has to be willing to put down their money on a camera that is in the development phases.  

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UPDATE: PVC Experts & Answers Webinars: NAB 2014 Wrap-up

UPDATE: PVC Experts & Answers Webinars: NAB 2014 Wrap-up

Watch the On-Demand version now!

By PVC News Staff | May 02, 2014

ProVideo Coalition writers Scott Simmons and Matthew Jeppsen talked through what they saw and what they didn't see at NAB this year during a live webinar. The guys told us what technology and tools they saw at the event and discussed what these things mean to individuals and to the industry... Read More

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Using Google Earth and Helios For Location Scouting

Using Google Earth and Helios For Location Scouting

By Kendal Miller | May 01, 2014

It has been said that 90% of good cinematography is pointing the camera at something that looks good, and for me a large part of that equation means shooting the right time of day for the right location. I have used Helios for a while to help determine when and where I should be for the best light, but on a recent project I was able to push this technology to a whole new level. Cultivate Studios recently received a call from a client. They wanted to be shooting on location in Turkey in ten days and I had no budget for a scout to work remotely and I had never been to the country. It was time to do some homework.

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Fiilex Releases the Q500 Specular LED Light

750W Equivalent Output with Tunable Color & Hue Control, DMX Control and more.

By Jeff Foster | April 30, 2014

Fiilex introduced the new Q500 (AC) at NAB 2014 this year and I got a chance to try it out at the show. Since then, I got a review unit to shoot with in the studio and am very pleased with the results!

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NAB 2014: My Experience

What's it like for someone to work AND play at NAB 2014? Here's my experience!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | April 28, 2014

I have to admit.  This year’s NAB was like my Oscars.  Normal people (like you and me) would go to the Academy Awards to do some “Stargazing”, as the expression goes.  That’s what I feel that I spent almost a week doing.  Star gazing.  Yes, I was there for work, and work I did, but as we all know, NAB is much more than that. 

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PVC Video Production Podcast Roundup - April 2014

PVC Video Production Podcast Roundup - April 2014

Experiencing and recovering from NAB 2014

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 28, 2014

NAB is still the bullseye on the calendar of so many people across the industry, and 2014 was no different. digitalCINEMAcafe produced shows before and during NAB that talk through the people and technology that were all over the event, while The Cutting Room streamed interviews with... Read More

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Blackmagic 4K Production Camera & IRND

How To Keep Out Infrared Pollution In Your Blacks

By Brian Hallett | April 27, 2014

That wide-open aperture... in full sun-light... I love it.  F/2.8, and lower, gives us the feeling of intimacy and helps us achieve the "film" look.  How much Neutral Density does it take to reach that look?  More importantly, how much Neutral Density can one use before Infrared pollution changes the color of your blacks?

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World’s First 3-Axis Hand-Held Sub-Pixel Stabilizer for Smartphones!

DSLRPros 3-Axis Smartphone Stabilizer

By Jeff Foster | April 24, 2014

The world's first 3-Axis smartphone hand-held stabilizer has arrived!  This is NOT just another Kickstarter campaign for a hopeful product - this is a real device designed and in production now from DSLRPros.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - The Highly Adaptable Gratical HD, from Zacuto

Check out their latest EVF design concept

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Jens Bogehegn talks to us about what Zacuto was showcasing at NAB 2014, which centered on the Gratical HD, as well as their Gratical LT. The Gratical is an EVF that uses an extremely powerful FPGA dual core processor and the latest micro-OLED displays, giving a hugely expanded contrast range... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Perform at Your Peak with the D4S from Nikon

PVC at NAB 2014 - Perform at Your Peak with the D4S from Nikon

Enhancements through the entire workflow

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Steve Heiner talks to us about Nikon's D4S camera which is a brand new pro camera for still and multimedia photographers. It has a full compliment of HD video setting for videographers as well though. The D4S builds on the success of D4 with 30% faster image processing and substantial... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - FreeFly Systems Gives Us New and Interesting Ways to Move the Camera

PVC at NAB 2014 - FreeFly Systems Gives Us New and Interesting Ways to Move the Camera

Bring big-budget camera moves to your productions

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with Tabb Firchau from FreeFly Systems about the various products they had to show off to attendees of NAB 2014. He shows us the MōVI M5 which draws on the advanced stabilization technology developed for the MōVI M10 allowing for amazingly smooth footage in even... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - ATTO Technologies Helps You Create an Effective Workflow

PVC at NAB 2014 - ATTO Technologies Helps You Create an Effective Workflow

Access storage and networks at speeds not previously available with firewire or USB

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Wayne Arvidson, VP of Marketing & Channels at ATTO Technology, talked to us about the products they showcased at NAB as well as how people have and are dealing with workflow challenges. ATTO ThunderLink and ThunderStream products are focused on prosumer and professional audio and video... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Details Around the Hilio T12 and D12 from Litepanels

PVC at NAB 2014 - Details Around the Hilio T12 and D12 from Litepanels

Plus some info around their new LED Fresnels

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Alan Ipakchian from Litepanels talks to us about the HILIO T12 and D12 which were both being showcased at the Litepanels booth during NAB 2014. The Hilio D12/T12 fixtures were designed by Litepanels to augment the lighting requirements of broadcast studios, as well as motion picture, episodic... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Digital Rapids Showcases Exciting Changes and Products

PVC at NAB 2014 - Digital Rapids Showcases Exciting Changes and Products

Find out the details around a big acquisition and their file-to-file media transformation solutions

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Mike Nann from Digital Rapids talked to us about the big news that was just announced at NAB, which was around Imagine Communications acquisition of Digital Rapids. He talks through how the vision of both companies line up well, and also tells us about their file-to-file media transformation... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Check Out K-Tek’s New Take on Audio Bags

PVC at NAB 2014 - Check Out K-Tek’s New Take on Audio Bags

Learn more about the Stingray and their new audio harness

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with K-Tek's Dave Fisk about their new product line of audio bags. They talk through the features of the Stingray bags that were on display at the show. The Stingray audio bag features a rigid internal frame that allows the bag to stand up on its own. The rigid... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Induro Gives us the Most Versatile Mitchell Hi-Hat Available

PVC at NAB 2014 - Induro Gives us the Most Versatile Mitchell Hi-Hat Available

The Mighty Mitch can handle its share of today’s cinema cameras and lenses

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 23, 2014

Woody Woodhall stopped by the Induro booth to check out the Induro LFB150M DR Mitchell Hi-Hat. The Mighty Mitch has a Mitchell base that has three key ways to quickly mount the head, a 2-3/4" hole, built-in bubble level as well as three 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 threaded accessory mounts.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Professional Film & Video Products from Schneider Optics

PVC at NAB 2014 - Professional Film & Video Products from Schneider Optics

Learn more about the new Xenon FF-Prime Lenses and iPro Lens System

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 23, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with Niki Mustain from Schneider Optics about the new set of Xenon FF-Prime Lenses prime lenses. Each compact 3.3-pound lens offers all new optical and mechanical design for outstanding operation and performance as well as rugged reliability. The circular 14-blade aperture... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Sachtler Makes Things Easy and Affordable for Cinematographers

PVC at NAB 2014 - Sachtler Makes Things Easy and Affordable for Cinematographers

Check out the various products Sachtler had on display at the show

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 23, 2014

At NAB 2014, cinematographer Danna Kinsky talked to us about the Sachtler ACE System and its accessories. She details the changes to the products' head, baseplate, follow focus and matte box that make things easier on the user.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Check out the PL 25-300mm Cabrio Lens from FUJINON

PVC at NAB 2014 - Check out the PL 25-300mm Cabrio Lens from FUJINON

The lens is ideal for closer shots that can only be made with a wider angle lens

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 23, 2014

Thom Calabro, Director of Marketing and Product Development at FUJIFILM Optical Devices Division, talks to us about the PL 25-300 Cabrio lens. The PL 25-300 covers 31.5mm sensor size on a digital cinema style camera. While sensors on standard broadcast cameras are all the same size, sensors on... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - iOgrapher

Covering a tradeshow? Then the iOgrapher might be just your thing ... among other uses that is.

By Scott Simmons | April 22, 2014

Smack in the middle of the plug-in pavilion was what looked like a retail store. That was for iOgrapher and their iPad mount/holder/all-around-helper accessory that will come in most handy if using the iPad for camera-related or new-gathering work.

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