Mary Latvis

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.

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11 months ago
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Thinking about making the leap to 8K video capture for stunning resolution and color depth, incredibly nuanced HDR, improved low-light performance, and cleaner compositing? Shooting with 8K cameras like RED DIGITAL CINEMA’s...
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11 months ago
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Drumroll please… RED DIGITAL CINEMA has now expanded its all-in-one RED RANGER line with two new variations: the RANGER HELIUM 8K S35 and the RANGER GEMINI 5K S35. Acknowledging the practicality of an “out-of-the-box” option preferred by rental houses and by select individual users, these two new camera configurations ship with a shimmed PL mount, multiple video and audio in/out ports, a top...
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11 months ago
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Proving that good things do indeed come in small packages, Canon has introduced the EOS C500 Mark II, a compact, full-frame 5.9K digital cine camera featuring a modular design and user-swappable PL and locking EF lens mounts. Designed for maximum creativity, the C500 Mark II is equally at home...
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11 months ago
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Versatile as all get-out, the new Panasonic S1 Cage from Zacuto packs a lot of features into its lightweight, compact full-cage frame. Use it to protect, support, and add accessories to your LUMIX DC-S1, S1R, or the upcoming S1H mirrorless camera. From the integrated Arca-Swiss plate at...
12 months ago
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With apologies to Kermit the Frog, as well as Wayne and Garth, it is easy being green and you are worthy! Worthy of using green screen effects, that is—read on to learn what components you can use to add an impressive green screen (chroma key) effect to your video project. Background To get that zesty, rather odd shade of green as a background for your talent or product you can choose between...
1 year ago
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When looking to align camera images with what their eye sees, to smooth complexions subtly, or to create specific looks for various scenes, moods, or locations in their projects, experienced videographers and cinematographers often turn to optical filters. When you’re confident about the look you want, optical filters also enable you to “bake-in” elements of your vision, both saving time in post...
1 year ago
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Out to capture on-the-go video and want to shoot smooth footage without toting a tripod? Take a look at the FDR-AX53 4K Handycam, Sony’s top-of-the-line 4K consumer camcorder. Here are a few thoughts after taking the AX53 out for a quick spin recently, with an emphasis on the handheld...
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Add precision PTZ control with the PTR-10 Robotic Pan and Tilt Head, live streaming with simultaneous capture via the NVS-33 H.264 Video Streaming Encoder and MP4 Recorder, and clear eight-...
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If you’re looking to convey optimal reproductions of your talent’s skin tones, while at the same time harnessing the detailed resolution of 4K video, make sure you explore Canon’s new Sumire line of PL-mount, full-frame cinema primes. Available for your perusal at NAB 2019, the Sumire primes are designed to produce beautiful facial...
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Speculate no more – ARRI's much anticipated, 4.5K ALEXA Mini LF large-format camera is now available and showing at NAB 2019. Like the larger ALEXA LF, the scaled-down ALEXA Mini LF...
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Whenever you’re looking to create stunning landscape timelapses or panoramas, revealing product shots, or a gently arcing interview perspective, look to the array of robotic dolly and slider systems offered by edelkrone. Together with the edelkrone iOS or Android smartphone app, they give you the power to create repeatable, precision moves with your mirrorless, DSLR, or video camera. edelkrone...
1 year ago
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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...
1 year ago
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Bringing a new twist to the phrase "Black-and-White" and dangling the appeal of a limited edition, GoPro has released a Dusk White version of its top-of-the line HERO7 Black action camera. Schuss down that black-diamond trail, hop on your skateboard, or slip into the surf—the limited-edition...
1 year ago
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Here, there, and everywhere… like most people, I tote my cell phone with its integrated camera with me almost everywhere I go. For grabbing snapshots and quick videos to share easily with friends and family, you really can’t beat its convenience. And I love that I can bump up the quality of my mobile photos with my add-on x2 telephoto and x0.6 wide-angle Zeiss Exolenses. Here are three views of...
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Love the Atomos line of professional onboard monitor/recorders but have no need for external recording when shooting with your DSLR? Treat yourself to the 5" Atomos Shinobi monitor for accurate in-the-field viewing and precision image control. Compatible with HDMI-output DSLRs, mirrorless,...
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