Category Archives: Shooting

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VariCam simulator

Panasonic Launches Web-Based VariCam Menu Simulators

Panasonic has introduced new VariCam menu simulation software that helps camera operators get familiar with the new VariCam 35 and VariCam HS interfaces before they go hands-on with an actual camera. The simulated interface is meant to allow prospective VariCam operators … more »

Blackmagic Ursa EF

Review: Blackmagic Design Ursa EF

Blackmagic Design's Ursa can be thought of as the big sister to the Production Camera 4K, which I reviewed here. The first thing you notice when looking at the Ursa is it actually looks like a video camera, as opposed to … more »

Kodak Super 8 camera

Film Angles for a Comeback with the New Kodak Super 8 Camera

If vinyl can be revived by a new generation, what about Super 8? Someone at Kodak must have asked themselves that question, because the company used CES this week as a launchpad for the new Kodak Super 8 Camera. That's … more »

Canon XC10 review

Review: Canon XC10 4K Camcorder

The Canon XC10 4K camcorder was announced at NAB 2015 and was released the following September. It is a relatively low-cost camera that is more run-and-gun style than its big brother, the C300 Mk II. Canon also envisioned it as a “companion camcorder” … more »

Red Weapon 8K camera

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to Shoot with Red Weapon 8K Camera

Red Digital Cinema said that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the first feature film to shoot with the Red Weapon 8K digital cinema camera.  "The large sensor size and super high resolution offered by the new Weapon 8K, … more »

View from a Blue Moon

Is View from a Blue Moon the Best Surfing Movie Ever?

Billed as the first surfing film to be shot entirely in 4K, View From a Blue Moon follows surfer John John Florence and his friends from his home on the North Shore of Oahu to some of his favorite surfing destinations in … more »

Sony FS7 Firmware Update

Sony Updates FS5 with Internal/External Recording

Sony has released a 1.1 firmware update for the PXW-FS5, the company's smaller Super 35 companion to the FS7 shipped late last year. One of several promised firmware updates for the FS5—culminating at a future date in full 4K recording—the download … more »

Society of Camera Operators Reveals Nominees, Honors Cartoni for Lifetime Achievement

The Society of Camera Operators (SOC) has released nominees in for its Camera Operator of the Year award in film and television categories. In addition, it said Cartoni will receive the SOC's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for Technical Achievement for … more »

Krysten Ritter is Jessica Jones

Cinematographer Manuel Billeter on Shooting Netflix’s Jessica Jones

She's not your typical superhero. Starring Krysten Ritter as the title character, Netflix hit series Jessica Jones tells the story of a former superhero trying to rebuild her life as a private detective. Although she possesses superhuman powers, Jones also suffers … more »

Royalty-Free Discovery Channel Footage Coming to VideoBlocks

Subscription-based stock footage purveyor VideoBlocks announced today that it has added the Discovery Channel's royalty-free video library to its stock Marketplace. Some 30,000 clips, captured at exceptional resolutions during the channel's coverage of natural wonders, wildlife and human cultures around the world, will … more »