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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1 year ago
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The ZEISS line of Supreme Prime lenses provides you with high-speed, full-frame and larger sensor coverage, suiting today’s and future cine-style large-format cameras. These large-format lenses feature fast maximum apertures (T1.5 for most), ZEISS...
2 years ago
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Of all the lens choices out there, which are the best fit for your RED camera? One answer is found right in RED's full name: "RED Digital Cinema." Here we present a select list of cine-style lenses for the RED RAVEN or...
2 years ago
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We at B&H Photo are pleased to announce the new line of full-frame lenses from pro-cine lens maker Zeiss, the Supreme Primes. These high-end lenses feature full-frame coverage in a relatively lightweight, compact form, suited for a wide range of rig...
2 years ago
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Following up on RED Digital Cinema's announcement yesterday of its streamlined camera array, here is a more detailed look at the new RED lineup. In a nutshell, RED is offering a choice of three image-sensor options, each packaged in the same DSMC2 BRAIN (camera body), but with capture options attuned to specific production needs. The three cameras are the crème-de-la-crème...
2 years ago
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The innovative Rylo 360˚ Camera works by capturing immersive 360˚ views around you, which you then craft into personalized narratives using your smartphone. With the 360 Video Camera for Android joining the company’s...
2 years ago
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The Video department at B&H Photo is pleased to share Sony's introduction of a trio of new XDCAM camcorders, at NAB 2018. Let's take a brief look at the just-released PXW-Z280, the PXW-FS5M2, and the PXW-Z190. Features common to each of these compact, pro 4K video cameras include 4K/60p capture, an electronically variable ND filter for precise exposure adjustments, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) for...
2 years ago
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Today, Canon has unveiled the latest addition to its Cinema EOS line: the C700 FF camera, with a full-frame CMOS sensor for higher-resolution rates, and shallower depths of field than those offered by Super 35-sized cameras. The EOS C700 FF is available in a locking Canon EF-mount version,...
2 years ago
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Check out Canon’s three new bundles, based on the popular C200/C200B cinema cameras, at B&H Photo Video. These economical kits include a C200 Prime Lens Bundle, a...
2 years ago
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We at B&H Photo Video are pleased to announce the new Z CAM K1 PRO—a Google VR180-certified, dual-lens video and still camera available exclusively at B&H. Capture immersive 180˚ views of your experiences, then view them as you prefer in either 2D, or in 3D using a VR headset. The...
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If you’ve lived in New York long enough, it’s bound to happen to you one day as you turn a corner: you’ll be gazing from the sidewalk as a movie, TV show, or commercial is being shot. You may ask yourself, “Who are all those people besides the actors standing around on the set?” Read on to discover the crew positions that you’ll find listed in the credits of most professional productions, and how...
2 years ago
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Teradek products are known for their on-set reliability and durability, and this crop of wireless lens control, video transmitters and encoders, and Wi-Fi routers available at B&H Photo Video do not disappoint. The...
2 years ago
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This week I enjoyed taking the Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera out for a spin; in a nutshell, this lightweight EF-mount camera packs a lot into its compact form. Highlights include 5.7K images that are down-sampled to 4K, 2K, etc., V-Log and V-gamut options, 14 stops...
2 years ago
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In coordination with CES 2018, DJI is proud to announce the new Tello Toy Drone, an intelligent hobby drone geared toward first-time users and experienced drone...
2 years ago
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Have you ever wondered: “how did they get that shot, where was the camera attached?” Or how did the cameraperson squeeze, strap, or balance themselves into that position? B&H offers a wide range of options for mounting your video camera for vehicle-based shots, raising your camera above the fray, and otherwise mounting your camera in innovative ways. A staple of many police procedurals is the...
2 years ago
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The Video Department at B&H Photo is pleased to share Canon's announcement of the VIXIA HF G21 camcorder, with Full HD 1080 recording. This new VIXIA model offers multiple pro-style features in an ergonomic, consumer-oriented design. This successor to the VIXIA HF G20 showcases a new CMOS...
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