Can Your iPhone Replace a $20,000 Camcorder? January 29th 2019 - 12:01 PM

With the introduction of Apple’s iPhone XR and XS models, the mobile do-everything wünderdevice is again drawing attention as a viable alternative, in some applications, to a traditional broadcast camera. In feature films, iPhone aficionados can already look to Steven Soderbergh 2018’s UNSANE, starring Claire Foy, for confirmation, whic

Super Bowl LIII Set To Dazzle On CBS January 22nd 2019 - 08:00 AM

This year’s Super Bowl LIII telecast on CBS will be produced and broadcast into millions of living rooms by employing the usual plethora of traditional live production equipment, along with a few wiz bang additions like 4K UHD and an 8K camera for replays, and specially equipped wireless handheld c

ARRI Rental launches DNA lens range for Alexa LF November 26th 2018 - 12:00 PM

ARRI Rental’s exclusive DNA lenses will soon become available specifically for the Alexa LF full-frame format. The new DNA LF lenses, which are being introduced at the 2018 Camerimage festival of cinematography in Poland, will initially be available in a series of nine focal lengths, ranging from 21 mm to 135 mm. P

Are Older, Less Perfect Lenses Better? November 21st 2018 - 01:00 PM

As accomplished DoPs striving to do our best work, we can all achieve a lot more creatively if we insist less on perfect lenses. Veteran cinematographers have long understood that lenses have distinct personalities, with a very specific look and feel. In the same way an actor imparts his or

Windscreens for TV Newsgathering November 16th 2018 - 09:00 AM

Like most everything else these days, microphone wind protection has become a complex subject. There are many variations of wind protection equipment now on the market and some of it costs more than the microphones themselves. Guidance may be necessary for television news reporters who work on their own in