Peter Beeh Shoot Bentley Aerials With Sony F55 July 19th 2016 - 04:00 PM

Aerial cinematographer Peter Beeh chose the Sony PMW-F55 camera to use on his latest project, a TV spot for Bentley cars showcasing the Bentley Continental GT being taken to its top speed of 331 km/h (206 mph) by Australian racing legend, John Bowe, on the derestricted Stuart Highway, deep in Australia’…

‘Tripod king’ Bill Vinten Dies at 95 November 16th 2015 - 07:00 AM

Vinten has been an important supporting name in television since the late 1940s with its range of camera pedestals, tripods and robotics. Bill Vinten, who has died aged 95, saw a need for equipment designed specifically for the growing broadcast market and moved the company founded by his father more into…

VR Filming: A Guide To Compromise October 28th 2015 - 12:01 PM

Virtual reality may be all the rage, but acquiring 360° degree video is all a matter of compromise. Depending on the project and the budget producers and VR camera operators will find themselves quickly having to trade off image quality against manoeuvrability against the cost of stitching video feeds in post. …

Panasonic Cameras To Help NBCUniversal Gather News May 21st 2015 - 04:02 PM

A long-time user of Panasonic gear, NBCUniversal News Group made a major commitment to the latest generation of electronic newsgathering (ENG)-style cameras and related broadcast equipment from Panasonic. It’s part of the network’s on-going, company-wide technology and workflow upgrade at its news bureaus across the country.

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Dealing with brightness in camera systems sounds simple. Increase the light going into the lens; increase the signal level coming out of the camera, and in turn increase the amount of light coming out of the display. In reality, it’s always been more complicated than that. Camera, display and p…