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The Best Microphones for Sit-Down Interviews

Shooting a documentary or corporate video? These shotguns and lavs are some of the best microphones for capturing sit-down interviews.

Canon 5D Mk IV Video Quality Test (vs GH4 a7R II)

Face to face, this is what Tony Northrup likes to do with every new camera that arrives at his home, as the new Canon 5D Mk IV, a monster 4K camera, …

*UPDATED* Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Specifications & Image

<i>Latest updates to this post are in bold.</i> <b><br>A different source has added new specifications. We’re pretty confident in their validity.</b><p>Below is the latest …

Clothing for Photographers: Fstoppers Reviews the SCOTTeVEST Revolution Jacket

There are all kinds of things designed to make the job of carrying around camera gear easier: bags, hard cases, totes, rollers, etc. But there's …

3 Of The Most Critical Elements For The Success Of Any Short Film

On the surface, short films can appear to be far easier to execute than features, but in reality they are one of the most challenging formats to get …

The Most Portable and Affordable Pocket-Sized Parrot Teleprompter Gets Even Better

Teleprompters can not only add tons of production value to your corporate or promotional videos, but they can also save you a lot of time and effort …

An easy guide to colouring with LUTs in Adobe Premiere and DaVinci Resolve

Lookup Tables, or LUTs, are simply amazing. LUTs are like presets, but work across all platforms and software, for both video and stills. LUTs can be …

Ikea's $8 Lack table makes for one simple DIY product photography booth

Ikea is best known for its affordable living arrangements, but along with its reputation as a home furnishings company, it is also regarded as the …

Romanticize Your Cinematography with New App 'Golden Hour'

Never miss golden hour again.<p>Also known as "magic hour," golden hour is that fabled stretch of time directly after sunrise or before sunset during …

Learn how to read your histogram and nail exposure in just 2 minutes

Histograms are handy things. They either confirm that you’ve nailed your exposure or let you instantly see if you need to adjust. But, they can be …

Tutorials

Color Correction Basics Using Adobe Premiere

Did you forget to change your camera’s white balance? Is your footage three stops underexposed? Are you trying to add a unique tint à la David …

Tutorials

17 Ways to Hide a Lavalier Mic

The latest video from Aputure offers an extremely fun and helpful tutorial on how to properly mic up wildly different costumes.

Tutorial: Upgrade Your Zoom H1 Recorder with This $15 DIY Hack

If you've got 15 bucks, you can make your Zoom H1 recorder even better than it already is.<p>The Zoom H1 is one of the cheapest and best handheld …

Film School Basics: Shooting Video with Canon EOS DSLRs

Shooting movies with Canon’s range of EOS DSLRs can sometimes be a challenge… For example, what do you do if you get a red blinking warning on your …

How-To: Use Final Cut Pro X’s proxy media feature to edit 4K video on the MacBook [Video]

I love my 2016 MacBook for a variety of reasons, but there are still some areas where its Core M processor struggles to keep up. When it comes to exporting 4K video, the MacBook shines due to Intel Quick Sync Video hardware encoding. Editing 4K video, however, is much more taxing on the MacBook, …

Broadcast Professional Solutions

Shallow DoF is often desirable in order to provide increased emphasis on the primary subject in a scene by defocusing secondary elements. The DoF …

Cinematography

Going Guerrilla: How to Successfully Shoot Documentary Abroad [PODCAST]

Three filmmakers with international chops give insights on common challenges, ideal gear, and lessons learned from their time in the field.<p>What makes …

Guerrilla Sound—It's a Jungle Out There: How to Get the Best Sound in Any Conditions

While some independent films run like upscale union pictures, indie film is still, for many, synonymous with the terms “run-and-gun” and …

Filmmaking

Can you Edit Wedding Videos on a MacBook Pro?

Synchronizing Libraries in Final Cut Pro X by Mark Spencer

This week on MacBreak Studio, we have an usual show in which Steve from Ripple Training and I are joined by our Virtual User Group guests Sam Mestman …

Filmmaking

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10 Tips for Shooting Video on a White Seamless - The Beat

Recreate the iconic look of the popular Apple product videos with these 10 tips!<p>Shooting on a seamless white background is an incredibly popular way …

$150 Lens vs $5,000 Lens vs $15,000 Lens, Can You Tell the Difference?

“As a rule of thumb, if your [Director of Photography] mentions something with a German-sounding name, it means it’s going to be super expensive.” …

Sony XLR-K2M Audio Adapter Review

Free Titles for Final Cut Pro X Downloads

Find free FCPX titles, including lower thirds, 3D titles and animated titles. Free titles for Final Cut Pro X from FCPX Free total over 60 free title …

How To Shoot Macro Without Spending Money

Hey hey that crazy cat Cinematic J is back with a new video on how to shoot macro without spending money.<p>Macro photography is all about being able to …

27 essential keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign and more

Adobe’s software and tools enable the creation of amazing digital works, whether you're using Photoshop to whip up multi-layered visuals, putting …

What is High Dynamic Range (HDR)?

TV innovation is, at its heart, the quest to make viewers feel that the reproduced images they see on screen are as lifelike as those they see in the …