A Look At The New Full-Frame Sony FX9: A Camera Review

Sony FX9

Ten days. I was loaned the Sony PXW-FX9 for about ten days. It only took me one day with the Sony FX9 to realize the camera is a fantastic step forward for Sony. What did I test, and what did I shoot in my ten days with the Sony FX9? I tried to test everything […]

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The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review Part One


The Nikon Z6 is one of two mirrorless camera options from Nikon and the one best suited for 4K video capture. Before we get started, a full review of the Nikon Z6 is a beastly burden to fit into one post so I will break down my review. This is post 1 and it will […]

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The Review Of The Canon XA-40 UHD Camcorder

Canon XA40

The Canon XA40 is a small and mighty UHD camcorder yielding canon’s color as a weapon against single-lens camera hate in an s35mm and full-frame world. A surprise was my prevailing feeling after taking this little mighty wonder with me to the family farm in Rolla, North Dakota. Small Size – Easy Travel Traveling with […]

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Fujifilm Announces Two New 4K Broadcast Lenses


Fujifilm just dropped onto the broadcast market two new portable lenses as part of the UA Series of 4K broadcast lenses: the FUJINON UA18x7.6 and FUJINON UA23x7.6. Both of these broadcast lenses feature a compact and light-weight design with an economical price point. The use of unique optical technology delivers outstanding image resolving power and […]

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Approved Media List for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Pocket 6K

Now that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance is shipping from Blackmagic Design it is time for buyers […]

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The secret life of behind-the-lens nets

“What’s with the pattern in the headlights?” I asked the first camera assistant, as I looked through “B” camera on a feature film set. I was a young second camera assistant, and a bored first camera assistant let me play around with the geared head while we waited for our camera to be tossed into […]

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Hidden Flexibility of Blackmagic’s URSA Broadcast. A S16mm Camera?

I will write about the URSA Broadcast in a bit. Stay with me as I present some background first. A few years ago the Digital Bolex was announced with a 16mm sized sensor. The build, the sensor size, and the styling all hearkened back to the days of film and the original Bolex. The goal: […]

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The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review

Sony RX0 II

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RXO II Digital Camera looks like an action camera. The small size and the rugged build make the small flip-out screen 4K camera appear perfect to mount to innumerable moving vehicles. High Frame Rates (HFR) like 1000fps definitely builds a recipe for a life of action for the little RX0 II. Hidden […]

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Sony Announces The 4K RXo II Sporting A Flip Screen


Sony just introduced the brand new 4K RXo II. An internally recording 4K waterproof/dustproof/shockproof/crushproof camera. Oh, it also has an articulating LCD flip screen. Check out what Sony says about the new camera below.  At the heart of the RX0 II sits a 1.0-type stacked 15.3-megapixeli Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor and an advanced BIONZ […]

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ART OF THE SHOT: “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins” DP Kristy Tully

Kristy Tully

With production credentials like these: “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?” “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA”, and “The ACLU Freedom Files”  is it clear why director Janice Engel connected with Director of Photography Kristy Tully for her documentary “Raise Hell: The life and times of Molly Ivins.” The sometimes camera operator for episodic shows like […]

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Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 15.3 Update


Blackmagic Design just released DaVinci Resolve 15.3, you can download it here, as they originally announced they would when they showed off the brand new URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, a firmware update to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, and a handful of other announcements. This DaVinci Resolve 15.3 update is to support the […]

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Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Single-Lens Camera Review


I was sent a camera. It has a 5170 x 2908 sensor. Records internal 4K at 4:2:2 in 10-bit as well as being able to record 4K in the more efficient H.265 10-bit codec at 200 Mb/s or 150 Mb/s. These specs are, I believe quite literally, what many may want in a crowd-pleasing mirrorless […]

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New Blackmagic Camera 6.1 Update for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K


Announced and released today, Blackmagic Design updates the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with new firmware. The Blackmagic Camera 6.1  update adds quieter audio recording, a new pixel remapping feature, new 2:1 monitoring frame guides, improved battery performance and more. The full list of improvements can be found below. The new Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 significantly improves audio […]

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Sony Launches First Artificial Intelligence-Based Video Analytics Solution


Sony today announced its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) based Edge Analytics solution, the REA-C1000, which allows users to create video content in real time, without the need for specialized training, additional staff or equipment.  The compact and lightweight REA-C1000 uses its advanced AI-based video analytics technology to analyze the input it receives from connected cameras and […]

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Three lenses: a look at bokeh, depth of field and geometry

Some people take time off during the holidays. I borrow a half million dollars worth of camera and lenses and shoot whatever comes to mind. It’s a sickness, but an enjoyable one. In this article, I wrote about the experiments I carried out in my living room with an Alexa LF and three kinds of lenses: […]

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