Field Report: Canon XC10 Camera November 10th 2016 - 11:00 AM

After twenty-five NAB shows I’ve developed a pattern of booths to visit each day. At NAB 2015 walking though a series of expensive C-series cameras in the Canon booth, I encountered a new species of video camera—the XC10. (Figure 1). It looked like neither a DSLR nor a camcorder.

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. …

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