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Live vision mixing with the Datavideo SE-2000, HD SDI vision switcherHas a video

16/02/2012

RIck Young
Vision mixing on location has traditionally been very expensive, requiring a significant amount of peripheral products. The affordable Datavideo SE-2000 offers HD quality inside of a portable unit which features: up to 5 inputs (4 HD SDI, & DVI); built in audio mixer; HD quality from input to output.

Rick's Camera Tips (part 1)Has a video

07/02/2012

Rick Young
Producer/Director Rick Young runs through camera equipment which be brings on location. A run-through of essential equipment, what you need, what to bring for different shoots, how to manage the gear. Filming on location and being prepared for whatever the client throws at you. Filmed prior to the main show at MacVideo Expo, June 9, 2011.



Testing the Rycote SoftieHas a video

01/02/2012

Rick Young
Rycote was founded in 1969 by an engineer with a problem - how to make audio recordings on location uninterrupted by the sound of the wind. The innovative, straightforward approach to problem-solving that led to the creation of the first Rycote windshields - made by professionals, for professionals - still drives the company over 40 years later.

Sony PMW-F3; 14x Powerzoom and 11 - 16mm wide lens; SR MemoryHas a video

10/01/2012

Rick Young
The PMW-F3 by Sony is complemented by the introduction of a wide short zoom, 11 - 16mm and a 14x Powerzoom, 18 - 252mm. Put this together with an SR-R1 4:4:4 recorder and you have a system designed for shooting at cinema quality.

Best of MacVideo Movies 2011Has a video

29/12/2011

Rick Young
10 of the best movies shown on MacVideo throughout 2011: featuring, Apple previews Final Cut Pro X; Walter Murch: the FCPX situation; Organising your footage using Final Cut Pro X; Michael Wohl - features of Final Cut Pro X; Shooting with the PMW-F3, Chasing the Ninja; Philip Bloom: Choosing the right camera for the job; Testing the Rycote softie

Panasonic AG HPX250, P2 camcorderHas a video

20/12/2011

Rick Young
The AG HPX250 by Panasonic is a worthy successor to those which went before it - the ultra portable HPX170/171 and the ground breaking and hugely successful HVX200/201. The HPX250 is capable of recording AVC Intra 100 or 50 to P2 card and features a staggering zoom lens equivalent of 28mm to over 600mm in 35 photography terms. This camera represents a great all is one, fully capable shooting package.



Philip Bloom: Choosing the right camera for the right job (part 2)Has a video

28/10/2011

Rick Young
DP, Director and Filmmaker Philip Bloom, talks about how he decides which camera is most appropriate for different shooting situations. Whether you choose a DSLR; a large sensor camcorder; or a more portable shooting solution, the choice comes down to which tool is best suited to the immediate job at hand. Philip discusses and shows footage shot with several different cameras, including the Panasonic AF101; Sony NEX-FS100; Sony PMW-F3; and Red Epic.

Philip Bloom: Choosing the right camera for the right job (part 1)Has a video

23/10/2011

Rick Young
DP, Director and Filmmaker Philip Bloom, talks about how he decides which camera is most appropriate for different shooting situations. Whether you choose a DSLR; a large sensor camcorder; or a more portable shooting solution, the choice comes down to which tool is best suited to the immediate job at hand. Philip discusses and shows footage shot with several different cameras, including the Panasonic AF101; Sony NEX-FS100; Sony PMW-F3; and Red Epic.

Weisscam high speed digital cinema cameraHas a video

10/10/2011

RIck Young
Here we look at the Weisscam T1, shown as a prototype at IBC 2011. To be available in 3 different models with 2/3rds inch to Super 35mm sensor. The design is minimalistic with size & controls.

JVC introduce the GY-HM150; show off portable 4K technology; affordable 3D aquisitionHas a video

26/09/2011

Rick Young
Introduced at IBC 2011, the GY-HM150 includes a range of technological improvements that offers users total flexibility and a fast editing workflow, including the option to record in both SD and HD formats and the ingenious Pre Rec mode. It’s also JVC’s first handheld to feature dual SDHC/SDXC card slots allowing simultaneous recording to both cards for instant back-up or seamless relay recording between cards for continuous shooting.

The Ultimate Arm: ACS FranceHas a video

13/09/2011

Rick Young
The ULTIMATE ARM is a gyro-arm robotic assisted and allows rapid movement through 360 ° around its axis. Its joystick control allows a vertical displacement up to a speed of 90 degrees per second. Equipped with Gyro head-stabilized head the ULTIMATE ARM arm can be mounted on a moving vehicle for tremendous moving, action shots. This tool has been frequently used for commercials and features films.

Custom Camera: built to orderHas a video

05/09/2011

Rick Young
It's been said before there is no perfect camera - so sometimes we have to take matters into our own hands and create something different to the stock model offered by the manufacturers. This is exactly what has been achieved here with a custom Sony EX1R, with fitted brackets to support external zoom, radio mics, three channels of audio, and enabling a controlled way of shooting due to the change of camera form, not possible with the standard model.

The Frontline Club: Vaughan SmithHas a video

29/08/2011

Rick Young
From the MacVideo archive: Throughout the 1990's and early 2000's, Frontline Television News broke ground by providing cameraman/journalists specialising in filming in conflict areas. Using lightweight, portable cameras, this new breed of journalist told stories inaccessible to larger crews. The price was high as many from Frontline Television News were were killed on assignment. The Frontline Club has been set up to remember fallen colleagues and to support independent journalism in the 21st century. Vaughan Smith is one of the original Frontline team.

Chasing the Ninja: Atomos ProRes recorderHas a video

24/08/2011

Rick Young
First shown in prototype form at IBC 2010, Atomos have caused a sensation by providing an affordable 10-bit, ProRes recorder. This HDMI device enables recording surpassing 8 hours in duration recording ProRes standard to a 500 GB hard drive. Storage space varies according to the size of hard drive and which level of ProRes recording is used.

Shooting with the Sony PMW-F3 using Canon EOS lenses and Adaptimax converterHas a video

10/08/2011

Rick Young
Filmed on location in Sutherland, Scotland, this piece demonstrates the shooting capability of the PMW-F3. This camera has made a huge impact on the world of video production, combining the benefits of a Super 35mm sensor with a wide range of lenses. This report shows the F3 in combination with Canon EF lenses, attached using an Adaptimax converter.

Shooting with the Phantom FlexHas a video

26/07/2011

Rick Young
This specialist camera, designed for extreme high frame rates, is able to produce beautiful slow motion footage. The Phantom Flex offers an unprecedented degree of flexibility in all areas of high-speed image capture, and goes beyond HD to support 4-megapixel imaging, when the highest resolution is required. Depending on the shooting mode and resolution, the Flex is capable of shooting from 5 fps to over 10,750 fps.

JVC prototype: affordable 4K camcorderHas a video

18/07/2011

Rick Young
JVC has shown a few camera prototypes that utilize the new LSI technology, including two 4K cameras with sample video.The (LSI) chip, for high-speed processing of high definition (HD) video, will be an integral part of the next generation of camcorders from JVC Professional.

Chromakey Presentation: Matt DavisHas a video

05/06/2011

Rick Young
We have now entered an era where high quality chromakey production is possible if you know which plug-ins to purchase, how to use these in combination with your editor, and how to shoot, light and record the video signal for best results. Producer/Director Matt Davis runs through what you need to produce high quality, affordable chromakeys.

Sony show the HXR-NX70E rain, dust-proof camera; NEX-FS100; PMW-F3Has a video

17/05/2011

Rick Young
Sony introduce the HXR-NX70E, the worlds first rain and dust-proof camera. This NXCAM camcorder features a Sony G lens, optical image stabilisation, and separate XLR unit. Also on-show the NEX-FS100, NXCAM camera with Super 35mm sensor and interchangeable lenses; and PMW-F3 which also features a 35mm sensor, native XDCAM EX recording, interchangeable lenses, SDI out, S-Log

The Birger Mount - use Canon EF lenses with large sensor video camerasHas a video

03/05/2011

Rick Young
Photographers and DSLR shooters throughout the world sing the praises of Canon lenses. Now that video cameras featuring large sensors and interchangeable lenses are becoming available, the challenge is how to use the top quality Canon glass on cameras which do not feature a native EF lens mount - Birger Engineering have provided the answer.

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