Category Archives: Review

283 articles found

HP Z840 Workstation

Review: HP Z840 Workstation

It has been just two years since HP introduced its flagship Z820 workstation. And, almost like clockwork, we’re ready for a replacement model that updates many of the internal components. The two-year cycle is no accident. Like the newly introduced … more »

Panasonic AJ-PX270

From the Trenches: The Panasonic AJ-PX270 Goes Behind the Scenes for Equals

Following up my initial impressions of Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 back in April, I have since had the opportunity to work extensively with the new camera shooting behind-the-scenes for Equals, a futuristic love story produced by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Hoult … more »

630_mocha

Review: Mocha Pro 4.0 and Mocha Plus 4.0

Motion-tracking is an increasingly important part of the editorial toolkit. If your workload is anything like mine, I'm sure you've had to replace something in a shot, like a sign, logo or billboard. Or perhaps you needed to do screen-replacement on … more »

630_blackmagic-camera-4k

Review: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Coming from the world of ENG/EFP, I was excited to finally get my hands on a 4K digital cinema camera that was made for motion pictures — not like still photography DSLRs that shoot beautiful video at the expense of … more »

630_filmconvert

Review: FilmConvert Pro

Ever since the introduction of the modern video camera, many digital filmmakers have been striving for that elusive “film look.” As digital camera technology advanced from high definition to 4K and above, with 24p native frame rates and larger sensors, … more »

630_universe

Review: Red Giant Universe

There are probably hundreds of plug-ins on the market today to accomplish virtually any task, from elaborate spins, streaks, and kaleidoscope mosaics to frame-rate conversions and depth-of-field adjustments. Thanks to fast processors and more capable GPUs, all of these things … more »

630_m3800

Review: Dell Precision M3800 Workstation

When Apple announced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display back in June 2012, a lot of people wondered if there would ever be a similar PC-based version. Apparently, Dell got the message. The company has launched a mobile workstation … more »

630_kuala_lumpur

Review: Digital Anarchy Flicker Free

Whether you’re shooting abroad with a 60 Hz camera in a 50 Hz country, capturing time-lapse with a DSLR, or shooting fast or slow motion, chances are you’ve confronted the flicker menace. Of course, shooters have always faced the risk … more »

630_flashpoint

Review: Adorama Flashpoint Production Matte Box System II

The performance of any lens is diminished dramatically by stray light striking the front element at an oblique angle. The off-axis rays may be reflected internally and bounced off multiple elements, which increases flare and lowers contrast and resolution. Screw-in … more »

630_shure

Review: Shure VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Mic

With the popularity of shooting video with DSLRs over the last few years, a number of audio products have been introduced to make up for the DSLRs' typically lackluster audio controls and performance. There are a number of small monaural … more »