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HDR: Part 44 - Creative Technology - 2021 Cinematography Roundup January 13th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Filmmaking is now an artform with a long history, and that means a lot of received knowledge. Things like primes being better than zooms, and characterful primes best of all. The public attitude to that orthodoxy, though, is starting to show some signs of changing, and the dawn of a new year seems like a good time to examine some of the ways that’s starting to show up in production.

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HDR: Part 43 - Creative Technology - Color Balancing Different Light Sources January 4th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Creating an LED light that looks reasonable, both on camera and to the eye, is no longer that difficult.

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HDR: Part 42 - Creative Technology - Surviving Evolution December 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

2021 saw the end of a British lighting institution with the demise of Photon Beard. The company has existed since the founding of R. R. Beard Limited, founded in 1882 by a man who reveled in the fantastic name of Robert Royou Beard.

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Vortex4 features a narrow native beam angle of 20° and CCT range from 2200K to 15000K.

Creamsource Expands Vortex Lighting Series December 16th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Creamsource announced Vortex4, a 1’x1’ 325W high-powered LED for film production. Shipping in March.

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BB&S Intros Compact Bicolor Fresnel Light December 10th 2021 - 10:00 AM

BB&S Lighting of Denmark adds the Compact Bicolor Fresnel to its range of Compact Beamlight LED studio fixtures.

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HDR: Part 41 - Creative Technology - LED Tech Update December 10th 2021 - 09:00 AM

A technology might seem to be near maturity when design approaches that were once theoretical, and impractical to build, become easier to make and start to hit the market. LED lighting isn’t necessarily easy to build in 2021, which is why it’s still not as affordable as we’d all like, but some advanced techniques are becoming more everyday.

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HDR: Part 40 - DOPs : Make Your Viewers Suffer December 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In some ways, the best DOP and a sadist have a lot in common: We strive to make our viewers suffer and the curious thing is, our audiences love us the more for it. Of course, DOPs, like most civilized people, wouldn’t think to wrench the fingernails from our viewers’ fingers; I’m not talking about that kind of suffering exactly.

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Apple’s Next Generation Processor Is All About Power… Consumption November 29th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The last twenty years has seen a lot of film and TV hardware turn into software that runs on workstations and servers. With Apple’s move away from Intel, though, and several other recent attempts to popularize alternative designs, anyone looking at new equipment finds a field in flux.

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