Posts Tagged with: Gear

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Use Vintage Lenses to Get in the Holiday Spirit

4 MIN TO READ When it comes to video equipment, people usually want the latest and greatest version they can get their hands on. So, it might be surprising to hear that vintage lenses remain in demand and highly popular for specific types of shoots. In fact, we used rehoused vintage Cooke Speed Panchros in our recent holiday video shoot. Why bother tracking down…

20 Gift Ideas for Filmmakers | 2021 Update

11 MIN TO READ Regardless of the holiday you celebrate, this is the season of giving. Chances are, you know someone who works in video and has been very, very good this year. If you’re stumped on what to get them, we’re here to help with twenty gift ideas for filmmakers. Below, you’ll find some of the best gift ideas for under $500. Of…

Amazing Anamorphic: Add Cinematic Flair to Your Footage

7 MIN TO READ Anamorphic lenses are behind some of the most iconic shots in cinema. Their unique characteristics deliver footage with a specific look that movie-lovers and filmmakers fall for over and again. In this episode of our How To Video series, we’re taking a deep dive into anamorphic lenses, starting with their origins, and how the footage they produce differs from standard…

Optimal Optics: a Primer on Lenses

6 MIN TO READ In this episode of our How To Video series, we’re looking at lenses. The lens you select for your shoot can have a big impact on the resulting footage, as well as the process of filming itself. To help make sure you know which lens to grab for your next shoot, we’re comparing focal lengths, and the differences between prime…

Real World Lessons on the Camera Features That Count

5 MIN TO READ When it comes to professional cameras, there is no such thing as “one size fits all”. In this episode of our How To Video series, Nick LaClair, head of video production at SproutVideo, sits down with Michael Rubenstein, freelance photographer and director, to talk about the camera kits they use in the real world on a typical shoot. They’re two…

The Five Video Camera Features You Need to Know

5 MIN TO READ When it comes to picking a video camera, it’s not just about image quality. The camera also has to offer the type of battery life, audio inputs, video outputs, ergonomics, and image control options to suit your project. In this episode of our How To Video series, we’ll walk you through what you can expect from different tiers of video…

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