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Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K Guide

Blackmagic Pocket 4K ISO Test vs Panasonic GH5

A comparison of different ISOs to test for skin tones, dynamic range and noise.

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Camera Concepts

What is ISO in photography and cinematography?

The simplest explanation of ISO in photography and cinematography.

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Camera Reviews

Sony a7S II Review and Comparisons with the Sony a7R II and a7S

A comprehensive review of the Sony a7S II. What kind of videos is this camera suitable for, and how does it compare to the a7R II and a7S?

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Advanced Cinematography Concepts

A Comparison of the Specifications of Four Light Meters

Which is the most future-proof light meter? A comparison of the features of four light meters.

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Camera Reviews

The Sony A7s Review

A detailed review of the Sony A7s for video and film professionals. What kind of productions are this camera suitable for?

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Advanced Cinematography Concepts

Understanding Video Camera Profile or Preset Adjustments and Settings (Part One)

The simplest explanation of the settings found on video cameras to control exposure and color information.

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Basic Cinematography

What is a Light Meter and do you need one for Video?

One of the most common questions cinematographers have is whether to invest in a light meter or not. This article gives you the straight dope.

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Driving Miss Digital

Building the Ideal Audiovisual System: Sensitivity, Dynamic Range and Color

Driving Miss Digital: Bob’s and Cathy’s notes on what the ideal audiovisual system is. This part covers sensitivity, dynamic range and color.

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Driving Miss Digital

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Color Bit Depth, Middle Grey and White Balance of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Color Bit Depth Middle Grey Whiteness and White Balance Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions – Pablo Picasso We have already seen that the color space of the eye, as defined by the CIE 1931 XYZ color space, estimates about 10 million colors for our vision. The word size required […]

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Driving Miss Digital

Notes by Dr. Optoglass: Dynamic Range of the Human Eye

Topics Covered: Contrast Ratio Static and Dynamic Range The Dynamic Range of the Human Eye Contrast Sensitivity By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does – Edvard Munch The following image has two objects – can you see them? No? […]