Deconstructing RAW – Part III

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. In this part I’ll take a brief look at raw converters – the software that takes incomplete color and signal data and makes […]

Deconstructing RAW – Part II

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. By now you should have a general understanding of what a raw file is. In this part I will try to explain how […]

Deconstructing RAW – Part I

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. What is RAW, how is it used and why should you use it? These are questions I will try to address in this […]

Master Guide to Rigging a Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera – Part 5

Why do we need external monitors, and what size should they be in for best results? Loaded questions, but I’ll still try to answer them. We use external monitors for: Framing Focusing Checking Colors and Exposure Testing video quality with Waveforms Satisfying clients The built-in LCD monitor on the BMCC is a 5″ monitor with […]

Comparing the Best Entry-level Cameras for the Indie Filmmaker

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The 15 Most Beautifully Designed Video Cameras – 15 to 8

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. What’s this list about? Cameras are designed for a specific purpose, and the modern trend is to design cameras like boxes. Nothing wrong […]

Comparing Camera Systems for Feature films

Thinking of buying a camera for your next low-budget independent feature film? Below is a comparison chart of five systems to help you decide. The cameras are the Sony PMW-F3, the Panasonic AF100, the Canon 600D, the Canon 5D Mark II, and the old and outdated JVC GY-HD111E. Click on the image to enlarge: