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Adapting ENG Lenses to DSLR Production, Part 2: Power & Rigging
Let Anthony Burokas tell you how to wire power to an ENG servo zoom lens attached to a vDSLR.
Adapting Smooth Servo Zoom Lenses for DSLR Production, Part 1
DSLRs have become the standard by which current and future large-sensor camcorders are judged. But as we adopted DSLRs and primes to produce more “filmic” video for our clients, we left something critical behind: the feathery smooth servo zoom that serves feature film producers so well. So how do youRead More
REVIEW: Panasonic AG-HMC80 On-Shoulder Camcorder
In an era of ever-shrinking HD cameras, cell phone HD, and DSLRs, you might ask, why would anyone need an on-shoulder HD camcorder? Is it the copious amount of I/O jacks? The ergonomics? Or the easy access to numerous features in a big camera sort of way that enamor theRead More
Review: Panasonic AV-HS400N HD Video Mixer
HD video mixers aren’t cheap, but they do offer amazing functionality inside compact boxes. I put Panasonic’s AV-HS400N through its paces during an awards ceremony. I found much to like, and a few minor issues, and look forward to technologies like this becoming more affordable in the years to come.Read More
REVIEW: The Panasonic AG-AC160 Prosumer Handheld Camcorder
Panasonic has several camcorders with similar build, but different underlying core technologies — specifically, the AC160/130 and the HPX250. The key difference between them, respectively, is 4:2:0 MP4 GOP at 1920×1080 resolution and AVCCAM recording as high at 21Mbps, versus 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra 100 recording.Read More
REVIEW: Panasonic AG-AC7P Shouldermount Camcorder
A physically similar follow-up to Panasonic’s more professional AG-HMC80 AVCCAM, the AC7P uses the more consumer AVCHD format, loses a few ports, and drops $1,200 from the price tag, making the $1,300 (MSRP) AG-AC7 the least expensive actual on-shoulder camcorder you can buy. But what do you get? Read moreRead More
Covering WFX For EventDV
Two days on the show floor conducting interviews & product shots for a video that will be on EventDV Live. Lots of big vendors and cutting edge technology around every corner. I interviewed Teradek, Blackmagic Design, Haivision, Stream Monkey, Panasonic, ZiXi, Rushworks, and more.