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Monitoring your video production is always a challenge when you need multiple eyes on the shot to get it right, and there are a lot of eyes—between the Director, DP, AD, focus puller, producer, continuity, and plenty of other departments. Not every production can afford a video village setup or multiple wired setups, especially with low-budget or run-and-gun productions. When the shots are...
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In times of transition, such as adding an extension to your business, creating a personal brand, or, especially now, mandatory social distancing during a pandemic, it becomes necessary to connect with friends, clients, or an audience in different ways. Livestreaming video seems fairly easy at its most basic if you're talking to your Mom or a friend on your smartphone, but when, for example, a...
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If you look on the B&H website under Lighting, you will notice the category Continuous lighting, which is separate from strobe or flash lighting, which is most commonly used with still photography. Continuous...
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When I’d perform a camera package checkout as a camera assistant, if there was any chance that we’d be shooting outside during the day, guess which filters I would add to the order? Neutral Density filters (aka NDs)! Even if they were not part of the original order, any production office coordinator (P.O.C.) worth their salt would approve this addition by the A.C. Read on to discover why, next to...
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ISO can be a sticky subject when it comes to video. It is used in photography when you have a great amount of control over your aperture, shutter, and exposure, and when you understand the lighting of your environment. But when used in video, if used too often, it can be more of an enemy than a friend to your footage. The most controversial setting is auto ISO, causing you to lose control over...
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Since 2007, the B&H Photo Video YouTube channel has been home to helpful tutorials, honest reviews, and the best head of hair on the Internet. Now, thirteen years and over a quarter of a billion views later, the B&H YouTube channel...
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With motorized handheld gimbals being as revolutionary as they are, we’ve put together a list of 15 moves to use in your movies, commercials, music videos, and other projects. Allowing for stabilized motion capture, gimbals have totally changed what can be...
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Thanks to the continued development of drone technology, aerial imaging has become a much more viable and potentially lucrative option for wedding photographers and videographers. Modern drones can capture images like never before, whether it’s a breathtaking still from a new and previously...
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We're going over Premiere Pro basics, aka workflow hacks, for optimizing Premiere to speed up workflow and get more jobs. From keyboard shortcuts, to changing Premiere’s shortcuts, to organizing footage, Jake has Adobe Premiere Pro tips for editing faster and more efficiently! Learn more Premiere Pro CC Editing Tips: -...
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With ARRI's Signature Series Prime Lenses, cinematographer Michelle Clementine shows us how to light for darker skin tones while filming. Designed for use with full-frame, large-format sensors, the versatile ARRI Signature Primes also cover Super 35.
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Take your videos to the next level with this introduction to camera movement for cinematic video. Jake shows you some basic filming techniques, as well as equipment!
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It's the holiday season and you can't wait to celebrate it with your family and loved ones. There are plenty of presents to go around, food to eat, and bonding to do. Yet, just only two hours in, you start to realize how much you dislike your itchy sweater, the never-right-tasting eggnog, and the nonstop babbling of your cousin's kids. And that's okay, because you've secretly got your escape...
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Struggling to edit large video files like 4K? We have editing tips to stop slow playback in Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve. Doug Guerra, here at B&H,...
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It’s a beautiful day and the sun is shining, with not a cloud in the sky, beaming down plenty of light for almost limitless depth-of-field for your footage. While all that sunshine can produce wonderful exposures, it may not be so great for your health or for the well-being of your equipment. Read on for some ideas on how to beat the heat during a summer shoot. Desert film shoot: hot! Camera Crew...
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In/Out, Up/Down—it seems like everything takes everything today, and spits it all out. It wasn’t always the case. Now you can just let the technology do all the work, and the thinking too, but that is where you can run into trouble. Monitors are great for taking a wide range of image formats and even converting them for output. However, monitors are for evaluating your images, not for making the...
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