Unsure of what to do? Suffering from restless, sleepless nights as you wonder what to get your filmmaker friend, niece/nephew, or significant other? Maybe you got some new video gear and it just won’t fit into your current gear bags? Or even better, you’ve had a very successful year and, as December 31 approaches, you realize you need some extra tax deductions. Well, whatever your reason, it’s time for a new bag, or two. But what kind of bag are you looking for? Fashionable, utilitarian, soft, or rigid? DSLR/mirrorless, camcorder, or lighting
For most purposes, editing software and a decent-enough computer are all one needs for video editing. But if you want a precision workflow, require optimal image quality, or are simply looking for a gift for an editor friend or relative, below are some key accessories that will upgrade an editing station to a more professional one.
Most of these add-ons are compatible with all the popular editing applications, such as Apple Final Cut Pro X,
Impress your video-shooting loved one, or treat yourself to the gift of an on-board monitor. Mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, and action cameras are popular, compact choices for capturing video, but most lack a good-sized, high-resolution display screen. Look to "on-board" or "on-camera" monitors to fill the gap—most offer 5 to 7" display screens, with some also doing double duty as recording devices.
These compact monitors also provide a crucial window into your shot for a camera assistant, director, dolly grip, sound mixer, crane operator, or
The Luxli Timpani is gaining a great deal of popularity, and the reason is simple: everyone in professional video production needs a bicolor 1x1 panel, and the Timpani offers bicolor, RGB color, gels, effects, and remote app control, all in one, and at a price that’s a steal. Simple. The first batch sold out in about a week. 1x1 panels are the most commonly used lights in video production because they’re the easiest to match to
Kiss your clothespins and milk crates goodbye! When using the Luxli Timpani 1 x 1 RGBAW LED Light in Filter Mode, you can simply dial-in the filter of your choice, each corresponding to one of 150 popular Lee gels. Whether it’s for color correction or a creative effect, the Timpani's Filter mode saves the you the trouble of transporting, rigging, and storing traditional gels for your lights. Use the Luxli Conductor iOS/Android app to
Drones have never been as inexpensive and capable as they are today and, because of this, we are starting to see some brand-new features pop up in the latest releases. Among these functions is the implementation of optical and digital zoom, which promises no loss of quality during use. This is a huge advance in tech for consumer aerial image acquisition, providing more options for photographers and videographers, and delivering a different perspective into their images.
Making the biggest splash in the past few months is the
If you’re working with large media files, you’re probably going to need more storage than a single drive can provide. While you could just haphazardly put a bunch of drives together, a RAID array is a better alternative because it uses multiple drives together to increase speed, protect your data, or both. You can configure your own RAID array by using software, but an array with a hardware RAID controller will provide better performance. Also, you should try to stick to hard drives with the same size, speed, and even model so your RAID array
The Luxli Timpani light is an extremely useful light fixture. Not only does it provide a strong and beautiful output, it is flexible enough to match with almost any other available fixture. This makes it a no-brainer to add to your existing light kit. Just add another light stand and a case—the Luxli Timpani is slightly smaller than other
Around the time professionals started to adopt LED lights into more serious lighting setups, I was in college and working part-time at a photo/video equipment rental house in New York. One of the most popular rental items, lighting-wise, was the ubiquitous Litepanels 1x1, now long discontinued and replaced. It was big enough to provide a decent throw, while being lightweight and small enough to cram into a small soft case with other panels. For the professionals who abided by these lights, gone were the days of lugging around huge lighting
Whether it’s a four-year undergraduate program, a two-year graduate school, or a single class, studying film production is different from other fields of study. Film production classes are more like being in a trade school. Students learn and apply work skills, as well as film theory. Most importantly, you will be shooting at least one short film, and to make that film you need equipment, tools, and supplies.
Most film programs provide the cameras, sound equipment, and editing facilities you need, but, to take full advantage of them, some
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Jake Estes, from B&H, shares useful advice on how to choose a camera for the budding filmmaker. From prosumer camcorders to digital cinema cameras, he discusses the features of each and emphasizes the importance of selecting a camera that best suits a particular style of shooting. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com. Check it out!
While it’s easy to think of BoxCast as a company that makes easy-to-use equipment for streaming video, a lot of that has to do with what goes on with the BoxCast Platform. Since the back end has all the configurations necessary to get your stream out there, the hardware doesn’t need any excessive features to bog you down. The integration of the streaming service, and the advantages that such a setup offers, is what sets BoxCast apart from conventional streaming options. Looking through the workflow, it’s easy to see that the BoxCast service is
The Pelican MPD40 Mobile Protect Duffel is the perfect gear bag. It's got a ton of room, can be worn as a backpack or carried as a duffel, and will stand up to most challenging environments, thanks to its ultra-durable materials and ruggedized construction. For a detailed review of why it's my new favorite bag, read on.
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 SCARLET-W, with an eye on affordability, corresponding to these cameras' entry
Summer is the perfect season for travel. Regardless of your destination, it’s a great time to get out and go somewhere fun. For drone pilots, traveling can be complicated, because it involves packing items you might not normally think to bring with you. To keep you covered, we put together a list of accessories every pilot should bring with them when traveling.
Sure, it’s kind of a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at the number of pilots (read: me) who forget to pack obvious drone accessories like