How Video Shooting Styles Are Changing June 13th 2019 - 01:50 PM

Since portable video became widespread in the mid-1970s, most videographers shot handheld. Video cameras were heavy — but well balanced — and most professional shooters learned to hold the camera very steady. Now, most cameras are much lighter — often too light for handheld shooting — and gimbals, sliders, motion controllers and stabilizers have fi…

Color and Colorimetry – Part 1 June 5th 2019 - 08:00 AM

In this new series, it will be seen that color is a complex subject and all the more so for being multidisciplinary. The difficulty with such a large subject is that it is hard to leave things out when they are so fascinating.

The Days of Lithium-Ion Batteries are Numbered May 28th 2019 - 09:00 AM

The portable video industry began in the mid-1970s using nickel-cadmium batteries with primitive charging circuits. Enough Ni-Cad batteries for one-day’s use often weighed more than the heavy first-generation portable broadcast camera itself. Today, lithium-ion batteries have improved life dramatically. But on the horizon is a new battery technology — s…