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Gekko Kelvin Tile LED REVIEW
Jon Pratchett
I like LED lighting. I know there are a lot of people who tell us that it can't produce the wide colour gamut of Tungsten, and I agree. But it’s getting close and the shear ease at which you can set them up and control their brightness, not to mention the lack of heat and the ability to run them for hours off a battery for me out ways the possible colour issues.
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Alex Fine: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alex Fine A lot of young people studying film production such as myself are always looking to set up as a film production company. We do little jobs where we make studio diaries for young (or old on the rare occasion) musicians; low budget music videos, [very] short films about nothing in particular, or corporate videos with clich© dolly- moves and scratchy sound.
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4K or not 4K, that is the question
[author] Peter Savage goes all literary to show how our industry draws on Shakespeare and Keyne.
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Photon Beard shines bright in South India
Peter Daffarn On 23 January 2013, the highly anticipated Mathrubhumi News Channel, part of a 24-hour Malayalam-language cable television network based in Trivandrum, capital city of the state of Kerala on the southwest coast of India, was officially launched. Also launched that day was India’s first wirelessly controlled studio lighting/dimming system, all provided by Photon Beard.
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The way forward for lighting control
Pat Grosswendt The majority of directors of photography (DPs) work by the motto that if anything looks lit then it has been done badly. Whether on the set or in the studio, lighting directors strive to create images that look as natural as possible. The key to achieving that beautifully lit picture is to have lighting fixtures that offer the ultimate control.
Tags: iss074 | litepanels | LED fixtures | DMX | LED | HMI Bulbs | 100 percent to 0 dimming | Pat Grosswendt
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Cooke Optics
Robert Howard
Here at Cooke Optics we’re currently basking in the golden glow of our brand new Academy Award® of Merit – yes, that’s an Oscar® statuette – which we received this February in recognition of our continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses.
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Finally a compact HD zoom lens!
Steffan Hewitt There are a great number of situations in our industry where the requirement for a small low profile broadcast quality HD camera is needed, whether it be for documentaries, natural history, in car, on board, covert, news, drama, underwater, on a jib arm or small remote head the list goes on.
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Three legs good... better, best
Kieron Seth# Why do exhibitions and open days still exist in the social media mad world? Simple: no matter which celebrity DOP endorses a particular product, theres no way to log on to assess how any camera balances on the shoulder.
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What you see is what you get? Doubtful!
Robin Palmer The colour you see is not necessarily the same colour experienced by someone else looking at the same thing. It all depends on the viewer and the viewing conditions as well as the actual colour of the thing. People involved in broadcast, video editing and movie colour grading are probably unlikely to have been subjected to a compulsory Ishihara colour vision test.
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An unexpected debate
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At the end of last year I went to a screening of The Hobbit, or rather the first volume of The Hobbit, as An Unexpected Journey is the first part of a trilogy. I say I went to a “screening” not because that is the way that we trendy media types talk, but because it was a private showing to some of the great and good of the industry in the UK.
Tags: iss074 | the hobbit | an unexpected journey | martin freeman | peter jackson | technology | cameras | 3D | 5K | SGO | higher frame rate | [author]
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Sony cameras and Canon EF Lenses being used to great effect
Mike Tapa With the immanent introduction of the F5 and F55 from Sony, perhaps we should take look back on the fantastic work done by its predecessor the PMW-F3 in the past year.
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Ask the experts: What lens?
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When choosing the right lens for your project, there are a huge range of options to choose from that depend entirely on your individual project and your needs. You need to think about the quality of filming you require, where the content will be placed, what camera you will be using to shoot it and how you plan to store it before being able to make a sensible choice. And with the emergence of 4K technology and the possibility of publishing content online, the range of choices becomes even greater. Where on earth do you start?
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Lights Camera Action for Silverstone F1
Rod Aaron Gammons Rotolight ANOVA, the worlds most advanced LED Floodlight was recently used as the light of choice for the 2012 Autosport Awards shoot at the Silverstone Formula 1 track, produced by MAKE Television (formerly Sequence Creative).
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Getting to grip with it with Mark Scotton
Mark Scotton

Getting the right equipment to ensure you add value to your production can be difficult, especially when there are so many products available that all seem to be offering different solutions. Creating moving shots can be done in a variety of ways by using products such as jibs, cranes, tracking dollies, sliders or stabilizers, the key is identifying which item is going to be best suited to your requirements and which version would be the best to purchase.

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Bob Pank busts the cloud!
Bob Pank#

Too may of us can remember the Eyjafjallajokull volcano incident that stopped thousands of Europeans travelling back from NAB 2010. After a long show in the desert many were looking forward to home, real beer and green green grass. But the transport system that had always worked so well was out of commission, and suddenly it was clear that nothing could be done except keeping in touch with the airline, and hoping.

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Will Strauss gets a grip!
Will Strauss# Of all the many areas of television technology that tv-bay Magazine covers, you might think that camera support is the one that appears, on the surface at least, to move the slowest.
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Creating the illusion: Green screen lighting
David Morphy

If good cinematography is about creating the illusion of three dimensional reality, on a two dimensional screen. Working to create reality using background plates offers a whole new variety of technical issues that need to be addressed with skill if it is going to be successful. In this article I will touch on some of the basic issues that need to be taken into account in order to pull off the illusion of "Reality", and done well it is a creative process and can be very rewarding.

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