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Lens Technology the Canon Way

Canon’s new video about their lenses is an interesting lesson on glass technology, whether you use Canon or not. Have a look.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | January 15, 2015

Do you know all about your lenses? Are you aware of the technologies recently applied in the design of lenses? Take 12 minutes of your time and discover what Canon does with their glass for you to have better images.

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Samyang/Rokinon New 135mm T2.2 Cine Lens

A manual focus lens is not the choice for many, but a lens conceived for follow focus systems may be exactly what some want.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | January 13, 2015

The new Samyang 135mm T2.2 ED UMC VDSLR Cine Lens (also known in some markets as Rokinon) may not be the lens for everybody, but the truth is that Samyang tried hard to make it interesting for video. Besides launching it for multiple mounts or bayonets, the company has built the lens so it offers integrated gearing for video rigs with follow focus systems.

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Understanding Grids

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | January 09, 2015

Today we are shooting at the YouTube Space for the first time. It’s a wonderful facility with great equipment and helpful people. I have been looking forward to shooting here for some time and today is the day! We are going to shoot a film noir shot using grids on strobe heads... Read More

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Carrying Solutions for Videographers

MindShift Gear has new additions to its line-up for videographers: two cases for filters and a memory card wallet.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | January 08, 2015

Keeping memory cards safe and easily accessible is important if you’re depending on them for your video productions. A wallet that holds and protects your images of the day is an important asset while in the field.  At the same time, having your filters well protected but ready to be used in seconds is paramount. Mindshift Gear has launched some products that cover those needs of photographers and videographers working outdoors.

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Drone Academy X DJI Phantom Flight Training Series

The Best Basic Training for UAVs on Video from DSLRPros

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | January 07, 2015

Want to learn to fly that new DJI Phantom you got and get professional results (and fewer crashes)? DSLRPros has produced what I think is the best, most professional video training series I've seen to date, with their Drone Academy X DJI Phantom Flight Training Video Series.

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Breaking: The TAYZU 720 Quadcopter at CES 2015

Utilizing the ICRealtime 720-degree Camera Technology for Spherical Aerial Imaging

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | January 05, 2015

There's something truly groundbreaking (skybreaking?) getting a sneak preview at CES this week in Las Vegas. It's a quadcopter that has two hemispherical cameras that take a full 720-degree 1080p/30fps video of the area you fly it in. This.... is going to be huge!

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DSLRs are Forever

With 2015 starting soon, Canon and Nikon have new high-pixel DSLR cameras on the way.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | December 28, 2014

Everybody seems to be very excited with the new rumours, now apparently confirmed, that Canon will have a new high-pixel count DSLR camera in 2015. Soon, it seems, if one can believe the translation(s) made around a single interview given recently by a high responsible figure from Canon. The same goes for Nikon. Should we be surprised?

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Batch Processing RAW Time-Lapse Images

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | December 26, 2014

Today on The Slanted Lens, I am going to walk you through batch processing RAW time-lapse images, and then how to create video sequences with those images. I am also going to talk about how to deflicker a time-lapse video when you shoot on Aperture Priority.

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Bokeh Basics with Strobes

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | December 22, 2014

Bokeh is a look that you achieve when you open the lens wide open and allow the background lights to fall so out-of-focus that they become large circles, or ovals, of light. It is a wonderful way to create a romantic lighting situation and looks best when the lens is wide open.... Read More

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Product Review: The Padcaster Mini

The Best Way to Use your iPad Mini in Production!

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | December 21, 2014

In addition to the original Padcaster for the full-sized iPad, they've developed a solid, smaller variation for the iPad Mini, plus a host of other accessories to make this ingenious design even more attractive in production - more than just a frame to hold while shooting video and time-lapse shots.

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Video: Shane Hurlbut Found the DSLR Killer

Is Canon leaving the video DSLRs lag behind? Or are they simply moving on to a new product, next Spring?

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

With CES - Consumer Electronics Show at the door, in January, and NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) in April, everybody seems very active trying to find out what Canon may be preparing to show the public. Rumours of something able to target Panasonic GH4 to a camcorder resembling the Canon EOS C100 appear, along with the idea that DSLRs as video cameras may be on the way out. They probably are, as the dream of a tool that does it all seems to vanish, the further we move on from the launch date of the EOS 5D Mark II that started a revolution.

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Airport Helipak, the Backpack for Your Drone

Think Tank Photo have a new bag: the Airport Helipak, made on purpose for the new drone Santa will give you this Christmas.

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

Go everywhere with the Airport Helipak, and be ready to fly your Phantom Quadcopter anywhere you need it! That’s the promise that comes with the new product from Think Tank Photo, a Airport Helipak – the name fits the concept – that will be great value for DJI Phantom 2 users.

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The Photographic Market in Motion

Mixing photos, 4K videos and interactive images to create unique imaging products with Hollywood appeal.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | December 16, 2014

New technologies need new business models, and that’s what’s going to be in discussion in Cologne, Germany, on the 28 and 29 January 2015. True to the motto of the new Photokina congress, “Memories and markets in motion”, those two days will have top notch speakers talking about the issue of how innovative technologies are sustaining momentum in the photographic sector and how changing distribution structures are confronting all market participants with new challenges.

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How to Photograph Christmas Lights

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | December 11, 2014

Today on The Slanted Lens, we are getting into the holiday spirit and are headed out to photograph Christmas lights. There are only a couple basic things you need to understand so you can go out and take great photographs of Christmas lights this holiday season.

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Best of 2014 Aerial Videography Gear Guide

A General Guide for Aerial Photo/Video Gear Currently Available

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | December 10, 2014

2014 has been an amazing year for aerial/drone photography and video, and I've compiled a list of great products that will appeal to fliers and shooters for all levels!

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KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules Examined

Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia (UPDATED 12/10/2014)

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | December 10, 2014

With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal this past week, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast radio play. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts... (UPDATED 12/10/14)

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Entry Level Action Cams for Christmas

Video is becoming part of many people’s lives and small cameras help to capture unique moments of daily life.

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

The passion for video making starts, many times, at an early age.  Although Smartphones offer video capture, a small camera may be the best option for many situations. The cameras suggested here may be good Christmas gifts for young people avid to try their hand at creating their first stories. Adults will love them too!

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Asus 4K Monitor for Prosumers and Gamers

Asus has a new monitor conceived both for gamers and professional users. It’s the PB279Q, a 27-inch 4K/UHD monitor for $799.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | December 09, 2014

Prices for 4K monitors are coming down fast, as more and more monitors from different brands enter the market. Just in time for Christmas, although only Taiwan, Asia Pacific, and Europe will receive it this month, the new Asus PB279Q is one more example of how fast the market is moving.

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A List of DSLR eBook Guides for Christmas

Christmas gifts can also include guides that help DSLR users to get the most of their cameras. Here is a list of such guides.

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

Although conceived for photography, Full Stop eBook guides also offer an introduction to the video functions present in modern DSLRs. They’re essential to know a camera. Multiple guides for Canon and Nikon make this a good choice if you're looking for a guide that goes beyond the manual received with your camera.

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Review: Luxi For All Incident-Metering Photosphere for iOS and Android

The 2nd-generation Luxi fits any iOS or 'droid device up to 1 cm / .4” thick

By Adam Wilt (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | December 03, 2014

Luxi For All (US$30) from Extrasensory Devices is a small, translucent white hemisphere with a spring clip. It’s designed to clamp over the front-facing camera of a smartphone, transforming it into an incident-reading light meter.

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