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Choosing Cameras

Arri Alexa vs Red: When to Pick Which Camera?

In this video I go through the important distinctions between the two camera companies and how I chose a Red Dragon over a Red Epic-W and Arri Alexa Mini for a project I shot last week.

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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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Basic Cinematography

Why are there Four Crop Factors, and Do we need all of them?

What is the crop factor and why are there four of them? This article helps you sort out the mess.

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Lens Accessories

The Complete Guide to Lens Filters (Part One)

Everything you wanted to know about lens filters, in one place. Part One covers UV Filters and Polarizers.

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How to Find the Right Lenses

The 15 Things to Look Out For in a Camera Lens (Part One): The Lens Aberration

No lens is perfect. This article explains 15 things you must look for in a new lens before you put it to good use.

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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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Basics of Color Grading

Should you raise Bit Depth and Color Space before Color Grading? Part Two: RAW Video

Want to avoid poor quality web videos? You need to know if it’s worth working in a higher bit depth or color space. Part Two deals with RAW video.

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CGI Workflows

Special Effects Software Guide (Part Two): Special Effects

If you’re a newcomer to special effects this comprehensive guide will tell you what each VFX discipline means, and which software to use for it. Part Two covers special effects tools.

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WMP_ARTICLES_MISC

Choosing a Broadcast Camera (Part Two): Is Your Camera Broadcast-worthy?

What makes a broadcast camera? Part Two lists the general testing methodology, and shows you how to check if your camera is broadcast-worthy.

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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.