A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has developed the first solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries.
The upcoming feature film “Maine,” which details the journey of a married woman from Spain to reclaim her identity while hiking solo through the Appalachian Trail, was shot with a Panasonic VariCam LT 4K cinema camcorder
Ben Hughes, Director of Photography and owner of independent crewing and facilities company Fracture TV, used IDX DUO-C95 batteries to power his Arri Alexa Mini auxiliary equipment during nearly two months of production for ITV’s “Love Island” series.
When director Andrew H. Petersen founded his Drone Dudes production company in 2005, he combined his unique experience in RC (remote control) and drone technology with his talents in filmmaking. Now, Petersen uses Hypercore SLIM battery packs from Switronix to power the array of handheld cameras for his unique aerial projects.
The Federal Aviation Association is backing a ban that would prohibit extra lithium batteries as cargo on commercial passenger airliners. However, globetrotting video crews who depend on lithium ion technology should not panic that the cargo ban will affect their travel for video production.
Across the board, virtually every piece of equipment in modern video production field packages has become smaller, lighter and more power efficient. With this trend has come an increased reliance on standard AA and nine-volt batteries to run devices like audio mixers, wireless microphones and LED light fixtures.
Cinematographers Eric Moynier and Michael Caracciolo shoot NBC’s hit series, The Blacklist, with support from Anton/Bauer batteries, Litepanels fixtures, and OConnor fluid heads. Mostly shot on location – including Manhattan, the outer boroughs, Long Island, New York’s Rockland and Westchester counties and the stages of Chelsea Piers – the show’s
Director Brett Danton has wrapped a 60-second spot for the new Jaguar F-PACE performance SUV shot on the Canon C200. Danton and DP Ashleigh Carter, opted to use Canon EOS C200 and EOS C700 Cinema cameras, a range of Canon EF and Cine lenses for the shoot, along with the
Netflix and the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) have partnered to produce a new comedy series, The Letdown. The series was shot by cinematographer Judd Overton with Panasonic VariCam LT cameras, chosen for their look, especially naturalistic skin tones.
In the five months since The Broadcast Bridge published Frank Beacham’s article discussing Using the iPhone for Professional Video there have been many world events that offered ideal opportunities to cover events with smartphones rather than traditional ENG camcorders. Opportunities where the camera or camera/newscaster would have been f
NHL’s Nashville Predators are using a new JVC GY-HM200SP 4KCAM sports production camcorder to record video of home games for coaches. Designed for single-camera sports coverage, the camera produces a real-time score overlay on recorded or streamed video output without the use of an external CG or production s
Apple’s iPhone has been with us for ten years now and the onboard cameras for each generation have gotten incrementally better. Some broadcasters began using iPhones to shoot video for television news several years ago. However, with the latest generation, the image quality has gotten so good that the a