Nikon Is Poised to Beat Canon at DSLR Video

Video quality in DSLRs has been fairly steady in its seven years or so on the scene. There have been minor jumps in cameras like the Canon 5D Mark III, but DSLRs have been largely eclipsed in image quality by mirrorless and new video-focused cinema cameras. Nikon, used to playing second-fiddle to Canon, is not going… » 10/01/14 3:35pm 10/01/14 3:35pm

Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7s: The Most-Anticipated Video Slingers, Compared

The Sony A7s and the Panasonic GH4 will be compelling options for people who want to shoot video without dropping a fortune on a pro video rig. Both cameras have unique features and represent some really cool advances in video shooting. While we're busy reviewing them, we wanted to serve up a quick comparison of the… » 7/03/14 1:02pm 7/03/14 1:02pm

Make Your Own Awesome Inception-Style Room for $350

With its $160 million budget, Inception's special effects—the floating hallway scene in particular—are pretty damn impressive. But take away the funds, the crew, the computers, and what do you have left? Videographer Justin Fredrick Clark's very own (and equally incredible) gravity defying room—which he built entirely… » 9/23/13 5:20pm 9/23/13 5:20pm

Sony AX1: A 4K Camcorder That Doesn't Cost Ten Grand

As TV manufacturers and broadcasters gear up to deliver 4K video to people's living rooms, there still aren't many options for regular folk who want to shoot super high resolution footage of their own. Sony wants to lead that charge with a new camcorder that will make 4K simple, manageable, and most of all… » 9/04/13 11:00am 9/04/13 11:00am

Canon C300 Review: For When Your Movie Deserves Better Than a DSLR

Since the Canon 5D Mark II emerged almost four years ago, many pro videographers on a budget have shot their material exclusively with DSLRs. They've loved every minute of it. But they've been waiting for the next big thing—a dedicated video camera with a large sensor, interchangeable lenses, and no compromises. The… » 4/26/12 3:40pm 4/26/12 3:40pm

Polaroid's Dua Flash Embraces Videographers and Photographers

Like skiers and snowboarders sharing the same powder, I envision some kind of uneasy truce between those using their DSLRs for still photography, and those using them for videography. I have no basis for the dirty looks and stink eye I imagine them giving each other, but it still warms my heart to see a company like… » 10/29/11 3:00pm 10/29/11 3:00pm

Build Your Own Super-Closeup LED Light for Intimate Situations

Good lighting is the key to shooting great video, but sometimes just the right kinds of lights aren't available or are too expensive. If you need extreme close-up light that looks nice and soft, Instructables shows you how to make your own LED light array for very little money that's particularly useful in close-up… » 6/25/07 1:06pm 6/25/07 1:06pm