Mary Latvis

Whether wrangling multiple sitcom cameras and pulling focus as an A.C., trekking to locations from City Island to Arkansas, or capturing documentary footage entirely in Farsi, Mary has enjoyed a wealth of truly varied experiences behind the camera. She now contributes Pro Video articles and equipment reviews to the B&H Explora site and incorporates her rental house knowledge into her product descriptions for B&H.

Latest Articles

3 weeks ago
Welcome to Filmmaking 101, where we offer some tips on how to go about creating your movie masterpiece. Read on to discover suggestions for your pre-production, production, and post-production phases. Pre-Production Scriptwriting You have your idea for an arthouse masterpiece or an action-based blockbuster; now how do you translate that into a script―the backbone of your production? You can use…
1 month ago
Add high-quality wireless video transmission to your production with Hollyland’s new Mars M1 Enhanced 5.5" Wireless Transceiver Monitor or…
2 months ago
Fresh from its release at IBC 2023, in Amsterdam, the E2-M5G Cinema Camera from Z CAM is poised to please sports and action shooters alike. This latest entry in the Z CAM compact cine camera line boasts a global shutter for reducing or eliminating motion blur, high-speed capture…
2 months ago
Add super-versatile, top-of-the-line fixtures to your lighting setup using ARRI's new SkyPanel X series. Debuting at IBC 2023, the SkyPanel X produces a unique round beam from an LED panel and functions as a native soft light and a native hard light. Each weatherproof 2x1 LED panel…
2 months ago
Designed for the high mobility so often required for solo shooting, Sony's new CineAlta BURANO 8K Digital Cinema Camera ups your cine-style game by offering up to 8.6K capture in a compact, full-frame form. Unique in-camera stabilization for E- and PL-mount lenses, Fast Hybrid…
2 months ago
Professional drone users can now add a new, ultralight, high-resolution camera to their toolkit―the Sony ILX-LR1. Boasting a 61MP Exmor R CMOS sensor, the full-frame ILX-LR1 is ideal for capturing highly detailed stills and UHD 4K video for a multitude of aerial industrial…
2 months ago
As it continues to evolve into so much more than an action camera, GoPro’s latest model will have you capturing smooth video with incredible, nuanced imagery for all your projects. These latest iterations, the HERO12 Black and the…
3 months ago
Add advanced wireless video to your image capture using DJI’s latest cinema-grade video transmission components. This handy production tool’s latest options include an individual Wireless Video Receiver and a…
3 months ago
Video-production monitors can offer a dazzling array of features with price tags running the gamut (no pun intended) from several hundred dollars all the way up to the price of a new car. So, while your budget will understandably be a primary consideration, what else should you look for in a monitor when setting up your editing system? Read on for some general factors to consider when choosing a…
5 months ago
Safely carry and quickly access your video equipment using Manfrotto's new line of Pro Light Cineloader Bags. Available in small,…
5 months ago
Quick camera setup is key to field shoots and ENG productions where every minute counts. I recently field-tested Cartoni’s Focus 10 Fluid Head with SDS Carbon Fiber Tripod System and it proved to be a worthy choice for on-the-go video capture.  …
5 months ago
EXO’s five quadcopter drones—the Cinemaster 2, Mini, Mini Pro, Blackhawk 2, and Blackhawk 2 Pro—are guaranteed to check all your boxes. Whether your main concern is affordability, higher speeds, longer flight times, or great nighttime capture, EXO has a drone for you. All five offer 4K video recording, 3-axis stabilization, an automatic return-to-home function, and an iOS/Android control app,…
5 months ago
Content creators with a love for rich, full-frame video can now add Laowa’s Ranger Zoom line to their tool kits. Available in 28-75mm T2.9 and…
6 months ago
Wooden Camera has announced a dedicated cage system designed to let you set up your ARRI ALEXA 35 just the way you like it. Built to integrate smoothly with your preferred pro camera accessories, these modular components are ready to adapt your camera for any shooting scenario. If you want to avail yourself of all the basic options for configuring your ALEXA 35 rig, go for gold with the…
6 months ago
If you’re a RED afficionado who’s rewarded yourself with the new RED KOMODO-X 6K S35 digital cinema camera, be sure to explore the multiple ways you can customize your rig with pro video accessories from B&H. Each component below helps you to take full advantage of the features…