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XAVC S codec Higher frame rate & bitrate

Sony is putting their professional XAVC codec in a lot of new cameras. They also introduced a new codec for consumer cameras a year ago called XAVC S. Some of their newer models already have that codec on board but

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Using three cameras to capture Bangkok

Two years ago we were in Thailand and filmed a short film called THAILAND’S DIVERSITY with the Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i). You can read more about the production here. The film was mostly filmed in the country side but

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Using sound effects in films

There are a lot of reasons to use ambient sound and sound effects in a film. Recording sound effects is a great thing but in a lot of cases it’s hard to achieve really professional sounding results. Don’t get me

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Tripod stability arm for sliders

Everybody who owns a long slider knows the trouble of making sure the slider is steady and stable. When only mounting one tripod in the middle it’s almost impossible to get a straight shot while moving the camera from one

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Taking a break – 7 Days in Lisbon

Everybody needs a break. With television and internet everywhere taking a mental break can be tough these days because you can’t really escape. Plus, there’s always that fear of missing something. Going off the internet means you can’t check your

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Size matters Do you need 4K

HD has been around for a few years now. 4K isn’t that new either. Back in 2007 RED released the first digital camera capable of capturing a higher resolution than HD or 2K, the RED ONE. But still, affordable HD

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Rigging the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has always been a camera with its challenges: Short battery life, unusable internal audio and of course the form factor. While the last point is a hot discussed topic because some filmmakers prefer it small

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