Videography

All About Videography, From Making Home Movies to Documentaries and Creative Films

Enhance your videography skills and learn more about resolutions, frame rates, codecs, compression and other important video topics. Discover the nuances of color grading, syncing audio, storage workflows, and more. We review the best cameras and lenses for the job, including for online streaming content. Get inspired by working videographers who have shared their experiences on set.

The Beginner Videographer’s Guide to Frequency Blocks

Audio, Streaming & Vlogging, Videography • 2 Comments

Wireless mics are an essential part of documentary filmmaking but if you're going to use them you need to get familiar with frequency...

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Working With Magic Lantern RAW Files

Video Editing, Videography • 11 Comments

Learn 3 ways to work with Magic Lantern RAW files, the firmware hack that gives you greater control over white balance and creates a file...

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The Five Best Lenses for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC)

Blackmagic Design, Videography • 8 Comments

I've been playing with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera for a few weeks now and have, after much experimentation, finally narrowed the...

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Things to Know about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Raw Update (with Some Sample Footage)

Blackmagic Design, Videography • 5 Comments

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the newest additions to our inventory, and is already in demand — every single unit we...

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Quick Look at the Sony HVL-F60M Flash with LED Video Lights

Gear Reviews, Sony, Videography

Sony has started releasing cameras and flashes with hot shoes that abandon the previous proprietary Minolta-style hot shoe which means the...

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1 Fun Trick for Smooth Panning in Cinematography

Videography • 2 Comments

A low-fi way to achieve smooth panning movements when recording video. Learn how 1 everyday hosehold object can help you get a smooth shot!...

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The Poor Man’s Tilt-Shift: Freelensing Your Way to a Specialty Lens

Photography, Tilt-Shift Video and Photography, Videography • 13 Comments

Sometimes a little home reverse-engineering can do wonders – or at least make for a fun weekend project. Here's how to take a $120 lens...

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Metabones Canon EF to Sony NEX Speed Booster Adds Full Frame Versatility in the Crop Sensor Video World

Canon, Gear Reviews, Photography, Sony, Videography

Learn more about how this adapter can widen your lenses and give you an extra f-stop for a full frame effect on cropped sensors....

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The Canon 1D C Has Key Features for On-the-Go Filmmakers

Videography • 13 Comments

Canon's latest hybrid HDSLR is a great tool for combo photographer/filmmakers who need something as powerful as it is portable. Rent the 1D...

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Tilt-Shift Lenses for Beginners, Part 2: Tilt Function

Photography, Tilt-Shift Video and Photography, Videography • 4 Comments

Photographers can use special perspective-control lenses to create lifelike imagery of buildings and open spaces. In tilt-shift for...

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