That lump of glass on the front of the camera is often taken for granted, but John Watkinson argues that choosing and using lenses wisely can make a big difference in captured image quality.
Virtual production based around LED walls involves a disparate collection of technologies, and the people best placed to get the best out of the technology are often multi-disciplinarians with experience across several fields.
ZEISS Cinematography has introduced its first service of the new CinCraft ecosystem for the digital application of lens looks into compositing and matchmoving workflows.
Over the century or so we’ve been making moving images, a lot of improvements have been dreamed up. Some of them, like stereo 3D and high frame rate, have repeatedly suffered a lukewarm reception. Other things, like HD, and even sound and color, enjoyed more or less universal acclaim.
With fewer exhibits and smaller crowds, the 2022 NAB Show aisles were easier to navigate and exhibitors had more time to speak with visitors.
Many annual NAB Shows have become milestones in TV broadcasting history. The presence of the 2022 NAB Show marked the first Las Vegas NAB Show since 2019.
Whether we think of it as virtual production, or just a particularly sophisticated variation on the back projection techniques that have been used for years, direct-view LED video displays have gained a hugely positive reputation in film and television effects work.