Sam Measure, Technical Consultant at CVP When it comes to location shooting, preparation is everything. Run out of batteries? Missing a filter? You’re not shooting in a studio with a workroom just round the corridor. You could be halfway up a mountain or in the middle of a rainforest, and spares are hard to come…

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X-Rite have been bundling their ColorChecker Passport Video and i1Display Pro colorimeter together for a while now, and with the release of their new i1Display Pro Plus probe and subsequent update to their Filmmaker Kit, I decided to take a look at what’s new and how I see this bundle helping filmmakers. Colour Management The…

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TED – the new compact tracking system by Prosup at Hothead Minicams is small enough to blend into the minimalist stage sets that have become ubiquitous at live gigs and also precise enough to do repeatable dolly moves for special effects on location and in front of a green screen. Whether the shot is low…

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Vitec Group has helped produce the upcoming film from filmmaker Paul Cook, ‘Magpie’, with a range of production equipment. The equipment used from Vitec Group brands included Litepanels LED lights; mobile power solutions from Anton/Bauer; Sachtler and Vinten tripods, including the new flowtech 75; and OConnor grips.’Magpie’ is a crowd-funded film about a British soldier…

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The Sony FS-7 and now FS-7 Mk II are amongst the most popular mid-range 4K cameras around today and whilst they are compatible with either EF mount or PL mount lenses with suitable adapters, the FS7 series cameras are fitted with a native lens mount E mount or APS-C format and it is not commonly known that…

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Within recent years, the popularity of aerial photography and videography has seen an increase in the use of drones within many sectors. The benefits of using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) are often that you can capture images from inaccessible areas and from a different perspective. The versatility of drones allows this and with only…

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When shooting with strict deadlines, it is vital that your equipment is dependable and efficient; simplifying your workflow without compromising on performance. In the build-up to the release of EA Sports’ newest game, Need for Speed Payback, award-winning director Kevin Chapman utilisedRotolight’s award-winning LED lighting to deliver a thrilling teaser trailer starring British rapper, Lethal…

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Cooke Optics’ S7/i Full Frame Plus Prime lens range has been deployed to shoot director Dan Friedkin’s upcoming feature film ‘Lyrebird’. Cinematographer Remi Adefarasin, OBE SCE, shot early tests of the film with ALEXA 65 using many different lenses, but chose the S7/i Full Frame Plus lenses as they were first appearing. He said: “Dan…

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Full frame cinematography is being talked about as the next big thing and all of the the main manufacturers have made their offerings for Sony – it’s the VENICE. This camera is a major upgrade from the F55 ticking a lot of boxes on paper, but I’m always more interested in seeing what a camera…

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