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Sony launches 4K HDR palm held camcorders.
September 18th, 2017
Sony kicked off it’s IBC 2017 presence by announcing three new palm camcorders featuring 1-inch EXMOR RS Stacked sensors as well as stunning autofocus performance with 273-point phase-detection AF sensor and 4K HDR recording – the PXW-Z90, HXR-NX80, and the Handycam FDX-AX700. The new camcorders all support an instant HDR (High Dynamic Range) workflow, which means they can record in HLG (Hyrbid L...
Sony Announces New CineAlta Called VENICE
September 6th, 2017
Anamorphic Capabilities, Interchangeable Sensor, 8-stage ND Filter System, New Color Management & Established Workflow Combine into Unique Creative Filmmaking Tool. Sony Electronics is unveiling VENICE – its first Full-Frame digital motion picture camera system. VENICE is the next generation of Sony’s CineAlta camera systems, designed to expand the filmmaker’s creative freedom through immersive, l...
NETFLIX: Which 4K Cameras Can You Use to Shoot Original Content?
September 5th, 2017
So the other day I came across this article that was written by Ogy Stoilov from 4k Shooters back in July 2017 that had a question mark on what 4K cameras you could shoot original content with. LA based cinematographer Dan Kneece had somewhat of an issue as to why could you not use an arri alexa and or any other 2k camera like Roger Deakins did with skyfall. Deakins said they shot the film in it's...
An Insider's Perspective on the Creative World of Filmmaking
March 7th, 2017
With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the Filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a Filmmaker. Options include pitching an idea, or a commission through screenwriting, casting, shooting, editing, and screening your project. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a Filmmaker. This week, we had the opportunity to speak to Filmmaker Corey Steib about his work. This...
How to Balance Your Camera
June 9th, 2013
I know most people just use there ball head to balance out there tripod but do you really know the correct way to do it? Now each job and situation is different as there are times you have a few minutes to level out your tripod and times there are not. But there is one key thing to remember and really the quickest to do it. Depending on how tall your subject is and if you have a quick release plat...