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4K Monitors Under $850

The price of 4K monitors is dropping fast, while the specifications go the other way. But not all that glitters is gold!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 18, 2014

Here they are! 4K monitors for everybody on a tight budget, already under the $1000 many potential users define as the right price point to start looking for a new monitor. 2014 is the - first - year for cheap 4K monitors. And new models are announced each new week.

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Product Review: DSLRPros Cannes Cinema Edition P2 Aerial Kit

The Next Generation Aerial Kit Does So Much More!

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 15, 2014

The DJI Phantom 2 is the second generation quadcopter from the industry giant, boasting better performance and longer flight time and it's remained pretty much a "hobbyist" craft as it comes from the factory - but I'll show you why the DLSRPros Cannes Cinema Edition P2 Aerial Kit has turned this "RC toy" into a serious, useful aerial videography tool. Read More

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Color Correction for Photo and Video

Conceived for photographers and videographers on the go, the new SpyderCHECKR 24 is a portable color management system.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 11, 2014

Recently announced, the SpyderCHECKR 24 from Datacolor is a new addition to their product line, which includes the flagship 48 patch SpyderCHECKR. This new tool for photographers and videographers is a precise and versatile camera color calibration and white balance target for both photo and video color control.

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Microsoft Says No to Shaky Videos

Modern video cameras like the GoPro let you capture intense action but hardly offer stabilized video. Microsoft has a solution!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | August 11, 2014

From smartphones to DSLRs, all modern equipments seems to offer video capture as an option. It's only natural that people capture videos of all the things around them, many times in what can be called a first-person perspective, as those videos are captured from helmet, chest mounted or hanheld cameras, that offer extreme portability but little or none form of stabilization able to suppress the shaky results usually seen in the final movie.

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More Sources of FREE Music and Sounds

There are multiple sources of FREE music and sounds on the web. I've compiled a list to get you started. Legally!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 25, 2014

When I recently wrote here at PVC an article entitled "Assure all Your Audio is Legal", I really meant that as authors we should not only offer others a work that we know is legal in all aspects, we should also promise ourselves to follow the path of legality. In audio and other aspects.

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Your FREE Guide to the Nikon D810

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In August is published a full guide for the Nikon D810, but to get you up to speed there is a FREE Setup Guide available now.

By Jose Antunes | July 22, 2014

If you are the happy owner of a Nikon D810  DSLR camera you might want to get the cheat sheet offered by Douglas J. Klostermann. The Nikon D810 Setup Guide spreadsheet is the logic companion for the Nikon D810 Experience eBook guide to be launched in August, but you can have the cheat sheet right away and experience a new knowledge of your camera.

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A Simple Suction Cup for Your DSLR

The Manfrotto Suction Cup 241V is a simple solution for mounting your camera inside or outside a moving car.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 21, 2014

Usable as a camera support to shoot through a car window or windshield, the Manfrotto Suction Cup 241V is also usable on a car bonnet, for video capture on the move. Or for some unique photographs or time-lapse!

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Choosing a Pole for Aerial Video

With drones starting to be "grounded" by legislation, it may be a good idea to look for alternatives like Pole Aerial Video.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 17, 2014

It started out as PAP, for Pole Aerial Photography, but now it also is PAV, or Pole Aerial Video. It's a technique that allows you to create images that have an aerial look, although they are taken from the ground. It's a low altitude video solution for your DSLR or smaller camera.

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Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Videography Workshop

2-Day Online Streaming Video Workshop on CreativeLive

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 15, 2014

Whether you're new to Aerial Photography/Videography and looking for how to get started, or have some experience and want to see how to get more out of your productions or take it to the next level, then this online streaming video workshop may be just the help you're looking for!

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Diffusion Filter Comparison

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | July 11, 2014

For today’s TSL lesson, we are going to look at camera diffusion and do a diffusion filter comparison. In the late ’80s and ’90s, you could not shoot with enough diffusion on the camera. Today, we live in an era of sharpness. We’ve hit the point where... Read More

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Canon DPP4: Only for Full Frame DSLRs

Canon's new DPP software, the first supporting video, is not for all Canon users, only for those using Full Frame.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 10, 2014

It may be a technical requirement, or it may be a marketing decision. For the first time the FREE Canon Digital Photo Professional is not available for all DSLR users (and other Canon users) but only for those that have a full frame DSLR and can show it. This means that the first Canon DPP with video playback support is not for all owners of Canon cameras.

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Being a Videographer in Virtual Worlds

Creating a Space Simulation video is easy with the tools available to videographers. Let me take you into a virtual world!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 08, 2014

I continue to test PowerDirector 12 as an option to edit my videos, and this is a new article about the program and what I am doing with it. It is also a mix of different technologies in use, from nVidia's ShadowPlay to a PC game that will be launched this year, Elite: Dangerous, from Frontier, so I thought this may interest some readers.

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Photography eBooks for Independence Day

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Independence Day special sales are a good time to buy some photography eBooks for your collection, at special prices.

By Jose Antunes | July 03, 2014

Whether it is called Independence Day Weekend Sale, or a huge sale, at this time of the year multiple editors offer special prices on their eBooks. I picked two, for two good reasons: they offer a large selection of eBooks to choose from, and they have special promotions running at the moment.

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Nikon D810 Wants EOS 5D’s Video Crown

With the new D810 DSLR, Nikon wants to take the crown from Canon's video champion, the EOS 5D Mark III.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | July 01, 2014

Nikon was the first to introduce video in DSLRs, but that pioneer position did not stop Canon from taking the sceptre and running to the front. It has been this way since then, but a new era might have started: Nikon is back on the fight, with the Nikon D810, a camera conceived with video in mind. The new DSLR is launched with a mission: conquer Canon's territory in terms of video. Specifications similar to the EOS 5D Mark III and a competitive price are part of arsenal Nikon has provided the D810 with. But there is more to discover in this new camera.

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Using Double Reflectors to Light a Cave

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | June 30, 2014

For today’s The Slanted Lens lesson, we are shooting a commercial with Joel Ackerman of Ackermania Creative. They create viral-style commercials that are highly entertaining but still focus on selling the product. We will be using double reflectors to light a cave as we shoot... Read More

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Drones Prohibited in United States National Parks

Using drones to film nature and wildlife sounds exciting, but new regulations will stop you from doing just that.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | June 30, 2014

The proliferation of the use of drones for video and photography is bound to create concern to some, and the first rules about the use of drones in wildlife areas in the United States of America suggests what may be expected: for now all unmanned aircraft are banned in the United States of America National Parks.

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GoPro Dual HERO System for Stereoscopic 3D

Housing and Sync System for Twin Hero3+ Black Cameras

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | June 24, 2014

GoPro introduces the Dual HERO System for two Hero3+ Black Edition cameras to create 3D stereoscopic images and I get to take it to task in this review, shooting still image pairs and video clips.

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Lighting an F-16 with 400 Watt Strobes

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | June 17, 2014

For today’s The Slanted Lens lesson, we are shooting out at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, AZ. We want to get shots of fighter pilot Josh “Chunk” Moffet with his F-16. What an incredible airplane!

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Using the Sun as a Key Light

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | June 02, 2014

For today’s Slanted Lens lighting lesson, we are back with cowboy extraordinaire Will Roberts. Our goal was to get a shot of Will spinning a 50 foot lasso on top of a plastic horse. This shoot had three obstacles to overcome:

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The Professional Guide to the Nikon D3300

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The Nikon D3300 Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation is a 234 page guide for the Nikon DSLR.

By Jose Antunes | June 01, 2014

If you want to use your Nikon D3300 like a professional, you need to know it inside out. The new guide, Nikon D3300 Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation, will give you that knowledge!

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