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Lighting Basics

A Beginner’s Guide to Film Lighting Basics

A quick and easy primer to film lighting basics – light, shadow and color.

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

Understanding White Balance and its Limitations

What is white balancing and why it does not guarantee accurate color.

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Basic Cinematography

What is the best ISO for video?

What is the best ISO for video?

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Panasonic GH5

8-bit vs 10-bit vs Prores HQ from the Panasonic GH5: What’s the best option?

A comparison of what the best video format is on the Panasonic GH5.

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Panasonic GH5

Thoughts on comparing 8-bit and 10-bit footage from the Panasonic GH5

Why isn’t the 10-bit footage in the Panasonic GH5 better than the 8-bit footage?

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Advanced Cinematography Techniques

How to Match Shots from Two or More Cameras for Color and Exposure

Shooting multi-cam but with different cameras? This article will show you how to make sure your shots match.

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Davinci Resolve

How to Use the DSC Labs OneShot, X-rite ColorChecker or DataColor SpyderCheckr with DaVinci Resolve to Match Color

The simplest way to use a DSC Labs OneShot, X-rite ColorChecker or DataColor SpyderCheckr to match colors in DaVinci Resolve

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

The Advantages of Working in 32-bit Float

First of all, let me get one thing straight – I’m not referring to a 32-bit vs 64-bit OS, CPU or software. I am referring to the ‘environment found in applications like Photoshop, After Effects or Nuke. Many high-end applications allow one to work in a 32-bit environment. Is that a good thing? Before we […]

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Data Wrangling

How to Work with Redcode RAW R3D Footage

A Primer on understanding and working with Redcode Raw R3D Footage

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Lens Accessories

The Complete Guide to Lens Filters (Part Two)

Everything you wanted to know about lens filters, in one place. Part Tw covers ND, Diffusion and IR filters.