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Film Look & Movie Atmosphere

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Finding the right and wanted look for your film can be tough sometimes. Partly it’s about having the skills to color correct and grade the footage but it’s also about having an idea how the film should look like so it’s not something random that might look cool but goes into another direction than you planned it in the first ... Mehr lesen »

Review: RØDE Stereo VideoMic X

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Audio is an important part of filmmaking. While for most shoots you would probably consider using a directional microphone there are situations and projects where recording in stereo is essential or useful. We were lucky to get our hands on the Stereo VideoMic X. The mic will be released in November and is priced around $800. You can watch the ... Mehr lesen »

XAVC S codec: Higher frame rate & bitrate

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Sony is putting their professional XAVC codec in a lot of new cameras. They also introduced a new codec for consumer cameras a year ago called XAVC S. Some of their newer models already have that codec on board but the Sony RX10 for example can only record in ACHD which is not the best codec for professional editing. The ... Mehr lesen »

Filming with the GH4 at a street festival

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While we were testing the Panasonic GH4 we filmed at a street festival in Frankfurt called “Bahnhofsviertelnacht”. The festival takes place in the famous redlight district that has become a melting pot of different cultures and artists. Since it takes place in the evening it was the ideal test for us to see how well the camera performs under low ... Mehr lesen »

Panasonic GH4 review

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The Panasonic Lumix GH4 certainly is the most talked about camera this year followed by the Sony A7s. We finally got our hands on a model in Germany and tested it. You can watch the video review below: In case you want to know more about the camera or you are unable to watch the video review – below is ... Mehr lesen »

Canon EOS 7D overview & setup guide

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The Canon EOS 7D has been the camera that got us into DSLR filmmaking and we have used it for about four years on a daily basis. It surely is outdated in terms of features and the overall look of the image but because we are asked daily how to set the camera up for filmmaking we decided to put ... Mehr lesen »

Konova motorized slider & pan-tilt-head

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For many film productions a slider has become a standard tool beside a tripod and a jib (camera crane). While we have been using our Konova slider for over a year now on all sorts of shoots we also wanted to step it up a little. Pulling a smooth shot over a distance of 120cm can be tough especially at ... Mehr lesen »

Fast and easy grading with plug-ins & presets

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Color grading has become a normal part of many filmmakers’ workflow in the last few years. Getting the image right in-camera is important but if something doesn’t turn out exactly as you wanted it – you can fix it in post. Most people know that process from photography when shooting raw. Things like white balance or the exact exposure don’t ... Mehr lesen »

Review: Canon C100 with auto focus upgrade

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We recently had the chance to test the almost two year old Canon EOS C100. The camera is a cheaper and simpler version of the popular C300. For around 4.500$ (and 5.500$ with the new Dual Pixel CMOS auto focus upgrade) the C100 is not exactly cheap. The camera has two XLR inputs, an integrated ND filter, two SD card ... Mehr lesen »

Using three cameras to capture Bangkok

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Two years ago we were in Thailand and filmed a short film called THAILAND’S DIVERSITY with the Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i). You can read more about the production here. The film was mostly filmed in the country side but also in Bangkok to show the variety of Thailand, its beautiful culture and nature. In March 2014 we came back ... Mehr lesen »