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Panasonic GH5: Tried and Tested
Tim Bearder My journey as a filmmaker began with a select number of enthusiastic BBC reporters picked out and trained in the concept of Personal Digital Production by the American Video Journalist Michael Rosenblum.
Tags: iss129 | panasonic | gh5 | dslr | senheirser avx | c200 | Tim Bearder
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Canon C300 MkII Reviewed
Ben Sherriff It 's been just over eight months since the release of the updated C300 camera the C300 MkII and almost five years since Vincent Laforet shot Mobius with a pre-production C300. In a landscape dominated by self-shooters and the continued rise of internet video, the C300 perhaps surprisingly like it 's forefather the 5DMkII came to become a solid staple of broadcast / reality production, independent film and online content. In fact, it became the most hired camera in Great Britain, so when I was offered the opportunity to shoot for two weeks with the MkII on a job and review the camera for KitPlus, I was keen to really get to grips with the new offering.
Tags: iss114 | canon | c300 mkII | DSLR | steadicam | Ben Sherriff
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How I shoot those Amazing Spaces
Chris Smith

Channel 4 has just finished showing series 3 of its popular ‘Amazing Spaces’, which is all about people building unusual living spaces.

Tags: iss093 | Amazing Spaces | Channel 4 | Canon C300 | Sony PMW F-55 | Polecam | Canon 5DMklll DSLR | Chris Smith
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When the going gets tough
Will Strauss# Will Strauss looks at kit for when the going gets tough
Tags: iss088 | Panasonic AP-HPX250 | P2 cards | Panasonic Toughbooks | CES | Toughpad 4k UT-MA6 | Intel Core i7 vPro | NVIDIA Quadro GPU | NAB | DuraPAC | ACME Protable Machines | Intel Core i7-4770k Haswell 3.5GHz Quad-Core | GeForce GTX 760 | G-RAID | RAID 0 | RAID 1 | Sony SSD | Sony HDD | PSZ-SA25 SSD | PSZ-HA50 | PSZ-HA1T HDD | USB 3.0 | Pretrol Digibag PD221 | Petrol DSLR Sling Bag | PD333 | Portabrace | Peli U160 | Peli 1510 | K-Tek Sound Devises 633 | Zaxcom MAXX | Zoom ZH-6 | Transvideo | StarliteHD | £G-SDI HD OLED | Will Strauss#
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Rising to the occasion
Kevin Cook A review of the iFootage Mini Crane by Kevin Cook.
Tags: iss083 | iFootage Mini Crane | review | test | explained | demo | crane | dslr | camera | rig | tripod | broadcast | Kevin Cook
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Preparing for the future in television and film
Kieron Seth# The Media Services team provides equipment to under- and postgraduate students and operates facilities that include TV and photographic studios, video editing rooms and media production suites. Content is created in a variety of formats using professional Panasonic and JVC camcorders, and DSLR systems. It is post produced using network-connected Apple and Adobe software suites, running on Mac hardware.
Tags: iss080 | future | television | film | media services | students | dslr | Kieron Seth#
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Video Monitoring Essentials - By Den Lennie
N/A As a DP the video monitor you work with is one of the most important tools on set. I began my career in 1994 shooting television news for Reuters on Betacam SP and it was very rare that I'd get to use a monitor on location. As my career evolved I started shooting more considered pieces and used Sony 9" tube monitors all flight cased up. I shot the ITV travel show "Wish You Were Here¦?" for 2 years and we used to lug that 9" around the world with us just so we could playback the rushes in the evening.
Tags: iss071 | den lennie | dslr | marshall | cache media | cachemedia | V-LCD90MD | N/A
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The Modern Solution - Just Add Carbon!
N/A Traditionally, getting in and among the action and seeing the true grit, determination and suffering of sporting competitors - be it filming something such as International Ironman competitions with cross terrain transitions from land through to water and back to land - speeds from a sprint, to a swim to a high speed cycle, Formula One pit stops or preparation for Oxford/Cambridge boat race remains expensive although very little has changed over the years.
Tags: iss066 | polecam | sports | dslr | mirror rig | N/A
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Getting back to basics on HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR GRIP AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS
N/A When looking to purchase grip and support systems there are now a variety of different options available to the dedicated cameraman and this potential minefield of different equipment, at varying prices, can seem daunting and confusing at first. Whats the difference between a shoulder support, steady mount and a stabilizer? Are slide rail systems really the best tracking option for my camera? Can I put a DSLR on that mount?
Tags: iss062 | dslr | support | tripod | glidetrack | camslide | b-hague | hague camera support | N/A
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LIGHTING FOR 3D PRODUCTION
N/A For a 3D special supplement in one of the largest German newspapers, Richard Walch photographed Germany's most famous puppet theatre: The "Augsburger Puppenkiste".
Tags: iss060 | dslr | puppet theatre | lighting for 3d | lighting | N/A
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tv-bay questions
N/A tv-bay questions James Tonkin; Director of Hangman Studios, London UK
Tags: iss051 | hangman studios | blackmagic | davinci resolve | grading | dslr | realtime workflow | N/A
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Underwater DSLR Video Capture
N/A Needless to say, DSLRs and their newly found HD video capability are a hot topic nowadays but many of us used to traditional video/film cameras are finding the transition a little vexing.
Tags: dslr | underwater | cmaeras underwater | canon 5d | eos5d mkll | iss046 | N/A
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AF101 a first look
N/A IBC saw the first working prototypes of the AF100 being shown to the public. Barry Green (some of you will be familiar with Barry from the US Forum DVXUSER) had the pleasure of working with the pre-production AF101 while at IBC. Incidentally the AF100 & AF101 are the same basic camera for different markets, all of them are NTSC/PAL switchable.
Tags: ibc | af100 | barry green | dvxuser | af101 | iss046 | hpx170 | dslr | panasonic af101 | N/A
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Precise panning for DSLR cameras
N/A After buying a new DSLR camera with video function one usually works hard at getting good shots. It then becomes obvious that the selection of the proper tripod is crucial for clean horizontal and vertical panning.
Tags: dslr | grip | support | tripod | dslr camera tripod | video 18 | video 20 s1 | fluid head | artemis | sachtler fsb | iss041 | N/A
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Accessorising DLSR video
N/A Some DSLR stills camera manufacturers now include HD video capabilities within their top-of-the-range products. This raises the prospect of lower cost stills cameras shooting good quality HD video.
Tags: tiffen | filters | dslr | iss038 | matte box | slr | prime lenses | zoom | rig | dslr rig | merlin 5d | N/A
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