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Studio Special Report: The State of the Art in Drone Technology

With the ubiquity of camera-carrying drones at trade shows like CES and NAB, the question doesn't seem to be whether the drone industry is set to become huge, but how huge it will become, and how long it will take to … more »

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Cinematographer Rob Hardy, BSC, on Ex Machina

Director and screenwriter Alex Garland's exquisite corpse of a film, Ex Machina, assembles its shape-shifting images and fluid perspectives with the deft hand of a talented novelist-turned-filmmaker. Produced by DNA Films/A24 Films, Garland's directorial debut tells the story of a reclusive tech CEO … more »

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At NAB, Vendors and Users Both Got Serious About 4K Workflow

Storage and networking were hot topics at NAB, as content creators who had successfully shrugged off questions about 4K workflow in previous years suddenly found themselves facing real demand for a 4K-capable pipeline. High-capacity, high-bandwidth storage solutions were being tweaked and … more »

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New Cameras Offer 4K (and Higher) Acquisition at Every Price Tier

When it comes to image acquisition at resolutions of 4K and beyond, there's some irony in the fact that many new 4K product introductions at NAB 2015 took place not at the high end of the market, but at the … more »

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Tom Stern, ASC, AFC, on Shooting the Clint Eastwood Way

A highlight of this week's NAB Conference was an appearance by cinematographer Tom Stern, ASC, AFC, who was interviewed on stage by ICG Magazine Executive Editor David Geffner. Stern first worked with Clint Eastwood in 1982, as a gaffer on … more »

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It’s All About Knievel in Director Daniel Junge’s Sundance Doc Being Evel

Like the Snake River Canyon that daredevil Evel Knievel failed to cross in 1974, the gap between the perpetually mangled motorcycle jumper's public and private lives was insurmountably vast. Being Evel, a new documentary about Knievel's life, sets out to … more »

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Studio’s Top Stories of 2014: #5 – #1

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about, and what's been generating discussion, when it comes to product reviews, … more »

Studio’s Top Stories of 2014: #10 – #6

Every December, we dig into our weblogs and tally pageviews for stories published at StudioDaily in the last 12 months. The traffic stats reveal what we've been thinking about, and what's been generating discussion, when it comes to product reviews, … more »

4K Cameras: What’s the State of the Art in 2014?

With the publication of our third annual overview of the 4K camera market, it's time to start wondering how much longer a 4K camera guide will be relevant. 4K acquisition has quickly become the rule for hot new cameras, and … more »

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How They Did It: Divergent’s Mirror Room Sequence (and More)

Do you call a film with more than 1000 visual effects a visual-effects film? Probably not, if you don’t notice the effects. That's the case with director Neil Burger’s Divergent. “It’s a big visual-effects film, but it’s not VFX-driven,” says … more »