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The Freefly MōVI Pro – review from Swift Films

Three axis gimbals are now as ubiquitous as large sensor cameras. However, we only started shooting with a gimbal three years ago. Our first port of call was the DJI Ronin M. It took us quite a while to fine tune the Ronin M to get the desired results, but we slowly got the hang…

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How to become a qualified UAV operator and benefit your business

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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Hiring Camera, Lenses and Accessories In/Out (what’s it all about)

There are times where you may need equipment that isn’t in your kit bag. Luckily, the UK has a flourishing equipment hire industry, stocking the latest gear from well-known brands. Before you hire • Ask the hire company for the cost to replace the equipment as new. DON’T GUESS THIS YOURSELF, as you could end…

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The art (well Technology anyway) of Blackmagic Design!

Blackmagic Design have been known for lots of things over the years, and chances are you may have even used a plethora of their products without even realising it was made by them. SDI/HDSI cards TICK, signal converters TICK, vision mixers TICK, DaVinci Resolve TICK, and, well, you get the picture. But at NAB in…

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The Sony Venice – Can handle any standard you want to throw at it

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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James Medcraft selects Sigma’s Cine Prime Lenses

James Medcraft, Director of Photography on ‘Black Cube’, explains why Sigma’s Cine Prime lenses are his number 1 choice for his cinematic work James Medcraft’s impressive portfolio is known for constantly challenging the boundaries of technology and perception within image making. For the last 10 years since leaving the artist collective United Visual Artists he’s…

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Ncam Enables Time Travel to be Visualized for Outlander

Outlander, the hit Starz/Sony series based on the popular Diana Gabaldon novels, begins in 1946 when former World War II nurse Claire Randall and her husband Frank are visiting Inverness, Scotland. There, Claire is transported back in time to the 18th century and must survive by falling in with a group of rebel Highlanders – including…

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The Creative Blog Interview with Mick Audsley

From Dangerous Liaisons (1988) to Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Mick Audsley has an enviable feature film career. The Creative Blog sat down with him for his story, and advice on becoming an editor. “I think the big thing about the job that we do is to leave your own ego at…

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