Category Archives: Shooting

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Nice Shoes Creative Studio

Nice Shoes’ Next Step? A New Creative Studio

After industry veteran Geraint Owen and his partners closed their award-winning production and animation house, Superfäd, in 2013, Owen came to Nice Shoes with an idea: Why not build a symbiotic creative studio within the Flatiron facility, already well known … more »

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Anti-Subsidy Org ADAPT Readies Fundraiser, Plans SIGGRAPH Q&A

The blogger known as VFX Soldier (aka industry veteran Daniel Lay) been crusading for years on behalf of rank-and-file VFX artists — and against the tax subsidies that have undermined the VFX foundation in L.A., turning it into a nomadic industry. … more »

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Sony’s PXW-X70 Is WiFi-Controllable But Needs a 4K Upgrade

Sony announced the PXW-X70, a compact, lightweight XDCAM camcorder supporting file-based XAVC, AVCHD, and DV recording. It looks to be another good, inexpensive option for newsgathering and some documentary work, as well as event videography — a field that's becoming … more »

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Blackmagic Adds Heads-Up Display to 4K Production Camera

Blackmagic Design is making good on its promise to provide more frequent firmware upgrades with today's announcement of v1.9 of its camera software, which adds a new, long-awaited "heads-up display" (HUD) to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Users of the … more »

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Director Anthony C. Ferrante on Sharknado 2

It's back! Syfy's shark-infested waterspout of a TV movie, Sharknado, was an instant cult classic and social-media phenomenon when it aired last summer. The franchise returns July 30 to the cable channel—and simultaneously in more than 80 countries—in an overstuffed, … more »

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Watch the Fastest Phantom Cam Shoot at 44,000 fps and Higher

It might not deliver the world's highest resolution, but it definitely delivers some of the slowest slow-motion — the new Phantom v2511 super-slow-motion camera from Vision Research can shoot footage at more than 25,600 fps at its highest 1 Mpx … more »

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Director Ryan Hamelin on Dancing with “Alice” and the MoVi M10

In November, director Ryan Hamelin took delivery of a MoVi M10 gimbal, the handheld camera-stabilization rig introduced last year by Freefly Systems. He and his partner, cinematographer Erin Trout, put the MoVi to work on test shoots and commissioned work. … more »

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Atomos Ships Ninja Star HDMI to ProRes Recorder

Atomos said that it started shipping its Ninja Star field recorder, introduced at NAB, to resellers this week. The pocket-sized ProRes recorder, billed by the company as the world's smallest, takes a camera's clean HDMI output and writes 10-bit 4:2:2 … more »

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Nikon Announces Its New Flagship DSLR: the D810

Nikon has upped its DSLR game with the new D810, which improves on the previous D800 and D800E with a new 36 megapixel (7360×4912) full-frame sensor that eliminates low-pass filtering to increase effective picture resolution. The camera's new image-processing engine … more »

Apple Debuts ProRes 4444 XQ in Latest Final Cut Pro X Release

Some Final Cut Pro updates are bigger than others, but last week's release of version 10.1.2 included a special surprise — support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, a new sixth codec in the ProRes line-up. As in ProRes 4444, which … more »