Rossi Shoots CNN’s Death Row Stories with Canon January 2nd 2015 - 07:01 PM

The rich color palettes and creative lensing typically seen in feature films is becoming increasingly common for documentaries thanks to the Canon EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera and EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR camera. Director of photography (DP) Antonio Rossi used both of these cameras – and an assortment o

Improving Live Production Through the Eye of the Lens December 9th 2014 - 08:05 PM

Veteran remote production specialist Token Creek Mobile Television upgrades “Sioux” truck with the latest HD lenses from Fujinon. Fujinon’s XA99x8.4 lens combines high-performance imaging, a long zoom reach, and an ultra-wide angle. It also features a patented image stabilization technology for rock-steady performance.

How we see November 11th 2014 - 08:35 PM

It may be obvious, but sometimes the obvious needs stating, which is that television pictures can only be assessed by the viewer through the human visual system. It is equally obvious, that moving picture reproduction systems developed without an understanding of human vision will be sub-optimal. That’s where we a

Tips to Selecting a Video Camera, Part 1 November 3rd 2014 - 07:06 PM

Sometimes we can make an informed decision about which camera acquisition format to use, other times we take what we get and fix it in post. Both cases require an understanding of the tradeoffs manufacturers have made in producing a camera designed to sell at a particular price point. Without

Blurring the real and the virtual live October 27th 2014 - 11:57 AM

The capture of depth information in scenes is an increasingly rich field of development but it has so far remained on the fringes of TV production because of the need to either use physical markers on objects or to render the output in post. Start-up company Zinemath aims to change