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.
Increasingly, flash cards are the storage media of choice for video recording. Though mostly reliable, a lot can go wrong with flash memory — most commonly human error in handling the media. An expert explains how to avoid catastrophic problems when using flash cards.
Flash cards for video production are an essential part of the production workflow. But how many videographers understand these vital storage components and care for them properly? This is a guide to treating video flash memory properly.
The SD Association, a consortium of companies that sets standards for SD memory cards, has launched its fastest speed class to deliver real-time multi-file recording and to support for 8K video resolutions.
After a gruelling 23 days of cycling, with adrenalin pumping, rider Chris Froome raised his arms at the finish line of the 102nd Tour de France. VSquared TV was there to capture his triumph and other jersey-winning moments at every stage of the race.
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. …
The laptop computer has become integral to video production in the field — ranging from basic television news editing to high-end film production. Equipment failure or loss of a laptop on a location can bring the entire production to its knees, not to mention create nightmares over the security of footage a…
At one time the only repeatable source of light on Earth was the sun. Later it was found that if bodies were made hot enough, they would radiate light. Any treatment of illumination has to start with the radiation from heated bodies.
Many protocol specifications are used today to reliably transport compressed video over IP networks and the internet. New transport specifications such as RIST with ARQ continue development and testing.
There are a flood of tripods on the market today, and many are not distinguished as video or photo tripods. Especially with very light weight cameras, some models are now combined. It is easy to pick the wrong model for the type of video shooting you will do. Here is…
LED lights have fundamentally changed the art of light and shadow. Long gone are the days of heavy, hot lights connected with thick cables and noisy generators. Today’s LED lights are compact, battery-operated and cool enough to be easily handled by a single person.
In designing their new AK-UC4000 4K/HD studio camera, the engineers at Panasonic recognized that current 4K UHD studio cameras use smaller pixels to create a higher resolution image. This, they said, leads to less sensitivity and a “noisier” image because there’s less dynamic range.