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

2 days ago
Track and frame your subjects using advanced AI assistance with the new Sony BRC-AM7 4K60 PTZ camera. This flagship 20x PTZ camera features 5K oversampling, easy integration with Sony’s existing pro lineup, and a compact, lightweight form.…
2 days ago
As the popularity of cine-style broadcast capture only continues to grow, you can now count on ARRI’s new ALEXA 35 Live multicamera system to seamlessly integrate the unique ARRI look into your live productions. This version of the notably popular ALEXA 35 camera offers the cinematic ARRI look in a broadcast-friendly, fiber-based setup. The ALEX 35 Live system comprises the 4K ALEXA 35 Live…
6 days ago
BirdDog just announced a quartet of new cameras: the Wi-Fi–enabled X1 and X1 Ultra PTZ cameras and the new MAKI Ultra box camera, which is available with 12x or 20x zoom. Each new BirdDog camera features DNI HX3 connectivity and is equipped with a Sony Exmor R sensor for true broadcast-quality imaging. X1 and X1…
1 week ago
DJI has announced its most advanced and innovative gimbals yet: the RS 4 and RS 4 Pro. The new stabilizers debut alongside the…
2 weeks ago
Designed for stability and smoothness, the updated Ace fluid head systems from pro video mainstay Sachtler deliver consistent performance in a lightweight, portable form. Choose from an array of tripod configurations including the Ace XL Mk II fluid head with…
5 months 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…
5 months ago
Add high-quality wireless video transmission to your production with Hollyland’s new Mars M1 Enhanced 5.5" Wireless Transceiver Monitor or…
6 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…
7 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…
7 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…
7 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…
7 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…
8 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…
8 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…
9 months ago
Safely carry and quickly access your video equipment using Manfrotto's new line of Pro Light Cineloader Bags. Available in small,…