How to Estimate if your Lights and Gear will work on Portable Generators and the Mains Power Supply (Part Two): Mains

The simplest way to figure out how many lights or devices you can plug in to a socket or generator. Part Two covers the mains supply.

5 Low-budget Digital Audio Recorders for Video Production

If you’re serious about video production, a good audio recorder is a must. This article highlights 5 excellent low-budget digital audio recorders.

Understanding the limits of Data Rates and Transmission

A brief overview of the data rates involved in various distribution channels, from cinema to television to the Internet.

The Costs of Working with 2K and 4K Uncompressed Footage

  First, we need to understand what we’re dealing with here. How big are uncompressed files, really? To calculate the uncompressed file size and data rate, use this method: How to Calculate Size and Data Rate of Uncompressed Files Where Resolution = Horizontal Resolution x Vertical Resolution Color Data = Color Bit Depth per Channel […]

Master Guide to Rigging a Nikon D800 or D800E (Part 11)

In this part I’ll cover Bags, Cases and Straps for the Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E. Disclosure: Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help support this website by patronizing Amazon. It won’t cost you anything extra. Let’s divide our travel into quick and […]

Master Guide to Rigging a Nikon D800 or D800E (Part 10)

In this part I’ll cover Intervalometers, GPS systems, remote controls, and other accessories for the Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E. Disclosure: Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help support this website by patronizing Amazon. It won’t cost you anything extra. INTERVALOMETER The Nikon […]

How important is Mirror Lockup and a Cable Release?

I’ve always wondered how much of a difference a tripod, mirror lock-up and a cable release would make to the sharpness of my images. So, I decided to test for myself. Test Parameters and workflow: Canon 550D with 18-55 IS II Kit lens at 55mm f/8 at ISO 200 and shutter at 1/60s Shot in […]