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Vision Research, the company behind the Phantom high-speed cameraHas a video

02/07/2012

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Rick Young
Key Features of the Phantom Flex: Up to 2,570 fps at 1920x1080 in Standard Mode; 12-bit pixel depth; 1200 ISO (measured using ISO 12232 SAT method); HQ Mode provides ultimate in image; stability under changing shooting conditions; Phantom CineMag compatible, CineMag interface has field-replaceable pin array; 2 x 4:2:2 HD-SDI video ports, can be configured as dual-link 4:4:4 video


Canon C300: Philip Johnston, the HD Warrior speaksHas a video

18/02/2012

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RIck Young
Philip Johnston, of hdwarrior.co.uk, talks about why he purchased the Canon C300. When it comes to camera technology, Philip is worth listening to. This camera, compatible with Canon EOS lenses, opens up a world of affordable cinema who those willing to invest in this technology.



Baby seal defies deathHas a video

16/02/2012

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Rick Young
This piece shows its about being in the right place at the right time - and to have your camera with you. Captured by filmmaker Dean Cleary, just off Highway One, California - on a Canon GL2 - is the fate of a baby seal trapped by its father who rolls onto the young seal. On hearing the cries of her child the mother comes running and a happy ending follows...


Baby seal defies deathHas a video

16/02/2012

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Rick Young
Baby elephant seal gets squished by its father. Lives to see another day


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

16/02/2012

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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

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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

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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.


King of the camera lights: LedzillaHas a video

01/02/2012

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Rick Young
Dedo Weigert, inventor of the Dedolight, talks about Ledzilla - a portable camera light which is amazingly flexible. This high output light can be focussed to either spot or flood; features in-built tungsten and diffuser filters, and is fitted with a solid pair of barn doors. Battery powered, one can get over 5 hours of continuous light.


MTF Services show off EOS adapter with adapter control for large sensor video camerasHas a video

23/01/2012

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Rick Young
Shown at IBC 2011 is a protype of a soon-to-be-available EOS to lens mount adapter with manual aperture control. 3 mounts will be available with controller box, for different large sensor cameras. The mounts will be available for the Sony PMW-F3, the Sony NEX-FS100; and the Panasonic AF100/101.


Inventor of the Glidetrack: Alastair BrownHas a video

17/01/2012

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Rick Young
Glidetrack offer several different tripod mounted dollies for DSLR and video cameras. These are small and portable and produce smooth motion on location, without needing a huge amount of gear. The guy who came up with this concept talks about how this has changed the industry.


Dealing with archiving: Sony introduce 100GB and 128GB XDCAM discsHas a video

10/01/2012

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Rick Young
Storage and backup has been a problem which the production world has had to deal with since editing went non-linear. To help deal with this problem Sony introduce robust media of 100 and 128GB, designed for archiving, with lifetime of 50 years +.


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

10/01/2012

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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 Interview 2011Has a video

29/12/2011

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Featuring: Impressions of Final Cut Pro X: Steve Martin; Ned Soltz; Walter Murch talks about Final Cut Pro X; Gary Adcock - views on FCPX; Adobe; Avid; Smoke on the Mac and more; MTF electronic lens adapter for Canon EOS lenses available imminently for large sensor video cameras; Jon Thorn talks Thunderbolt & more; Sony NEX-FS100: Den Lennie, F-Stop Academy


Best of MacVideo Movies 2011Has a video

29/12/2011

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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


Atomos founders, Jeromy Young and Ian OverlieseHas a video

21/12/2011

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Rick Young
Two hot products of 2011 have been the Ninja and Samurai ProRes recorders by Atomos. In this interview the two founders of Atomos, Jeromy Young and Ian Overliese, explain what they had to deal with to bring these products to market; how a small team of people came together to produce high quality video equipment which improves both acquisition and post production workflow and image quality.


Panasonic AG HPX250, P2 camcorderHas a video

20/12/2011

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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.


MTF electronic lens adapter for Canon EOS lenses available imminently for large sensor video camerasHas a video

13/12/2011

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Rick Young
First shown as a prototype at IBC 2011, is the soon-to-be-available EOS lens mount adapter with manual aperture control and optical stabilisation for Canon EOS lenses. Mounts will be available with controller box for the Sony PMW-F3, the Sony NEX-FS100; and the Panasonic AF100/101.


Panel discussion: hosted by Simon Walker: The state of post-production on the MacHas a video

31/10/2011

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Rick Young
Panel discussion: The state of post-production on the Mac: discussing Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer. Featuring: Simon Walker: Apple Certified Master Trainer and Adobe Certified; Barry Stevens: Editor, Avid Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Instructor; Jonathan Eric Tyrrell: filmmaker and Pro Apps Mentor Trainer for Apple; Rick Young: Producer/Director; Founder the UKFCUG; Founder MacVideo.tv


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

28/10/2011

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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.


Jonathan Richards: Shooting with the Panasonic AF101Has a video

23/10/2011

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Rick Young
Jonathan recently made the decision to purchase the Panasonic AF101: considering budget, and the needs of himself and clients, this model offers a broad range of features, including: large sensor, interchangeable lenses, SDI output and good form factor. Jonathan goes into detail explaining just why this camera was the best option for his needs. From shooting out of helicopters, to set-up interviews, Jonathan talks about and shows footage to prove just what this camera is capable of.


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