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By JPMorgan | October 20, 2014

In today’s lesson, I am shooting a corporate image of someone in a call center. I have done these images for years and their success hinges on getting the right person to be the talent. The image represents the face of the company, so the talent should make the image feel open... Read More

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Small LEDs Create BIG Panels

Phottix have new VLED lights available, small panels that can be combined vertically or horizontally to create larger LED banks

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | October 20, 2014

The new series of Phottix LED lights are small, affordable LED lights for small crews – and here I mean freelancer videographers working on their own. Small LED lights are easy to transport, easy to work with and offer powerful controllable light for different projects, both in video and photography.

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4K is Obsolete. 5K is Here, 8K Comes Tomorrow

The launch of Apple's 27-inch 5K display is one more sign that the market never stops. 5K monitors are the next big thing.

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

A selection of 4K Monitors at low prices was recently published here at PVC - 4K Monitors Under $850 - , but that seems to be old news now. Apple has just presented their new 5K monitor, and they’re not alone. Dell also has a new 5K monitor to show. These are some expensive gifts for the coming Christmas. But a new 8K DisplayPort standard was announced last September, making 8K monitors a viable option in a near future.

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First Look: Hands-on with the GoPro HERO4 Black

Actual Results and Dispelling Misconceptions for Aerial Videographers

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | October 14, 2014

Since the announcement of the flagship camera in GoPro's new HERO4 lineup, I get to give the HERO4 Black a test with several devices and gimbals to see how it compares to the HERO3+ and share my initial results.

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How to Photograph and Outline Hair

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | October 13, 2014

Today on The Slanted Lens, I am going to show you how to do a simple light setup for a person (or two Yetis) in order to be able to outline the subject from the background. We chose a dark gray background so it would be easier to outline the white fur. We are then going to take the... Read More

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The Best Real DSLRs for Video

While many cameras have taken the shape of DSLRs, the truth is that only Canon, Nikon and Pentax have REAL DSLRs for video.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | October 13, 2014

When Canon launched the EOS 5D MK II with video, it created, without being aware of it, the trend of DSLRs being used for video. Since 2008, DSLRs without video are almost unheard of - except for the Nikon Df.  Create a list presenting some of the most popular models available seems a good idea now that we're closing in for Christmas time. Here it is!

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Think Tank Photo Releases Quadcopter Divider Kit

Think Tank Photo Airport Acelerator bags can now be converted in a customized quadcopter transportation backpack.

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

If your newly bought quadcopter does not fit in your bag, maybe it is time to buy a new bag to carry your quadcopter. Think Tank Photo has a solution with their Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit.

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Combining LEDs and Tungsten Lights

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | October 06, 2014

Today on The Slanted Lens, we are shooting a commercial for a client called Mini Bini. They make an air freshener for your trash can that really works. To show how well it works, we are shooting a woman lying on a bed of garbage – literally lying on a bed that is covered in... Read More

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Canon 4K Used for New IMAX 3D Film

The astronauts at the International Space Station are capturing 4K content for a new IMAX 3D film, The Perfect Planet.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | October 06, 2014

Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for a mission that will create material for the film A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.

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Small UAV Coalition Launched to Advance the Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Big News in the Fight for Aerial Videography and Photography in the US!

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | October 02, 2014

Iconic photo and commercial small drone manufacturers, 3DR, Aerialtronics, Airware, Amazon Prime Air, DJI Innovations, Google[x]'s Project Wing, GoPro, and Parrot all join forces to form a coalition to fight for the rights to commercial small UAV/UAS useage and work with existing orgnaizations to devlop safety and proper regulatory oversight in this exploding industry.

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Getting Soaked for a Cause

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Recreating The Popular "Ice Bucket Challenge" Video As a Photograph And Raising Money For ALS Research

By Vince Gonzales | October 01, 2014

Inspired by the large amounts of money raised from the overly saturated Ice Bucket Challenge trend- I felt a personal challenge to reimagine the popular video concept as a photograph and raise a little money myself for ALS research.  Wanting to capture the moment of ice water... Read More

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Intel’s New Processor Speeds Up Video Rendering

Intel's fastest processor is available now and it can drastically reduce the time to render video. But you need to pay the price

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

Intel's new consumer processor is not on the same league as their Xeon chips, those used in workstations, but the Haswell-E is the fastest processor many working videographers may need, at a much lower price than the Xeon costs. Recent tests show results that may surprise everybody. The entry level processor costs close to $400.

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Creating a Retro Mummy Image

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By JPMorgan | September 29, 2014

Today on the Slanted Lens, we are shooting out at the old LA Zoo in Griffith Park. It used to be a creepy place, nestled in the overgrown brush about the current LA Zoo. While it has been cleaned up and is open to the public to visit, the creepy factor is still there. We are going to... Read More

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OFFICIAL: GoPro HERO4 Lineup Announcement!

The New Lineup of GoPro Cameras Now Includes Real 4K/24-30fps Capability, Built-in Touchscreen and Overall Improved Performance

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 29, 2014

Beyond the leaks, rumors and speculation over the past month, we've got the official press release directly from GoPro this morning, complete with images and a great new launch video. This lineup of cameras is truly impressive and we'll be sharing a hands-on review with you shortly as well.

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Product Review: 3D Robotics RTF Y6 Multicopter

Precision, Power and Autonomous Flight Control

By Jeff Foster (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 27, 2014

Beyond traditional smaller quadcopter designs on the market, the usual choice for an upgrade is a hex or octocopter... but the form factor of 6 motors and props on the three-armed "Y" formation of the 3D Robotics RTF Y6 airframe provides not only good stability in windy conditions, but a hotrod of a UAV capable of over 55mph and some truly impressive video footage. But hold on - this sucker can really FLY!

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Ricoh goes after GoPro

With the Ricoh WG-M1, the company aims to cater for the needs of sports enthusiasts, offering speeds of 120 fps... and WiFi.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 23, 2014

Although GoPro takes the lead when it comes to action cams, there is still space for other brands to show and sell their models. That explains why Ricoh presented recently their WG-M1, the newest addition to the WG series of cameras for outdoor and underwater activities.

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Shooting Time-Lapse Photography at Night

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Photography & Video Tutorial

By JPMorgan | September 22, 2014

Today on The Slanted Lens, we are up at Mono Lake in northern California to teach you about shooting time-lapse photography at night. I want to get a great shot of the Milky Way as it moves across the night sky behind the tufas, which are the towers of calcium build up present all... Read More

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Leica Goes 4K Video

The Leica S (Type 007) announced at Photokina 2014 is not only a medium format camera, it's also a 4k video machine.

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 19, 2014

Old dog with new tricks is a phrase that comes to mind when you discover that the newest Leica, the S 007, which will only be available in the Spring of 2015, can record 4K video.

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Lexar Shows World’s Fastest SD Cards

Sandisk may have gone for quantity, with their 512GB cards, but Lexar is running fast with their new SD cards:300MB per second!

By Jose Antunes (Via PVC - Pro Video Coalition) | September 19, 2014

Lexar announced recently the new Lexar Professional 2000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards, the fastest UHS-II memory cards available on the market today. To complement the new line and create a full portfolio of SD UHS-II products, Lexar also announced new Professional 1000x SDHC/SDXC UHS-II cards and the new Professional Workflow SR2, a SD UHS-II USB 3.0 reader.

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HDRinstant, Lucky Photos From Your Video

Creating HDR images from your videos can be easier with this program. But do not expect miracles.

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

HDRinstant is a brand new program that allows you to choose your favourite moment from your video and, using the neighbouring frames, create an HDR image or an improved still. Pro Video Coalition  mentioned the program before, but finally had a chance to try it, so this article is about that experience. First, though, let's explain some of the technology behind the "lucky" photos.

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