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…

A Guide to Flying with Video Batteries July 24th 2018 - 09:00 AM

Since the recent series of fires caused by lithium ion batteries, video crews need to be aware of what types of batteries they can and cannot fly with. The Federal Aviation Administration has published some guidelines on the legality of batteries. Here is a quick update.

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Is Gamma Still Needed? - Part 1 May 27th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Gamma is a topic that pervades almost all forms of image portrayal, including film, television and computers. Gamma has become a tradition, which means that its origins are not understood, and it is not questioned. Perhaps it is time that it was.

Creative Analysis - Part 1 - The Nest From The DOP May 20th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Glasgow in December is a place and a time with a particular look, and The Nest is a production which enthusiastically embraces that aesthetic. Broadcast in the UK beginning in March 2020, it was produced for the BBC by Studio Lambert as five one-hour episodes featuring a couple, played by Martin…