Articles
The Brutal Kit Environment of Education
Peter Savage 2 Middlesex University is a highly successful and progressive University with a modern campus. Ranked No.1 in London overall for career prospects in Film Production and Photography, its portfolio also includes animation, journalism, graphic design and digital media, amongst others.
Tags: iss135 | azule | finacne | canon | fuji | fujinon | lens | Middlesex University | proav | canon | Peter Savage 2
Contributing Author Peter Savage 2 Click to read or download PDF
Shopping for lenses and more...
Andy Attwell When it came to updating the studio at the University of Surrey, Andy Attwell was looking for manufacturers that would offer more than just a great product.
Tags: iss135 | fuji | lenses | university of surrey | ZA17x7.6BRD | Andy Attwell
Contributing Author Andy Attwell Click to read or download PDF
When a lens is more than just a lens
KitPlus Matching shots between different cameras can be tricky at the best of times. But how do you match lens characteristics between a live action shoot and a CGI composition? The CP.3 XD lenses from Zeiss offer an efficient solution to this with their frame accurate meta-data.
Tags: iss128 | zeiss | lenses | lens | prime | cp.3 | cgi | vfx | KitPlus
Contributing Author KitPlus Click to read
Top Tips on becoming an IBC Jedi
Aaron Dunleavy IBC is upon us once more. The doors of the RAI will open for the European electronic media and entertainment industry to scrum together to gather inspiration, keep abreast of developments in tech, and generally take the temperature of the industry. 
Tags: iss127 | ibc | mtf | lenses | adapters | Aaron Dunleavy
Contributing Author Aaron Dunleavy Click to read
Selecting the right broadcast minicam lens
Steffan Hewitt So we all know that HD and 4K (and beyond) is the norm for content creation and delivery, with the need for unique and versatile shots being offered to increase the audiences participation and visual experiences. A major factor aside from the camera itself is the selection of lens, for some of the UHD sensor formats a broad spectrum of "off the shelf" lenses exist - this however can mean that in some restrictive instances (such as In-Goal and In-Car environments) the physical size of the camera and lens are too large and therefore not suitable for the application.
Tags: iss118 | polecam | toshiba IK-4K | lenses | toshiba | Steffan Hewitt
Contributing Author Steffan Hewitt Click to read
Life through a hire lens
Neville Fuller There are loads of differences in the requirements for say news, sport or live entertainment events, and it's digging a little deeper into those differences that ultimately, well, makes the difference in what cameras and lenses we hire out to customers.
Tags: iss118 | lenses | ob | Presteigne Broadcast Hire | Neville Fuller
Contributing Author Neville Fuller Click to read
Out with the new, in with the old
Peter Savage 2 Getting the film look with a digital camera requires the correct lens: and sometimes that means going back in time, writes Peter Savage
Tags: iss110 | finance | arriflex | lenses | cooke | pancros | s2 | s3 | s4i | Peter Savage 2
Contributing Author Peter Savage 2 Click to read
Lenses cant be that complicated can they? Part 1
Graham Reed Many people who use lenses have very little understanding in the complexity or the science that goes on behind them. I do not pretend to be an expert on optics but I have spent some time in trying to understand just how complex they are.
Tags: iss108 | lenses | ittp | training | Graham Reed
Contributing Author Graham Reed Click to read
Circles of Confusion
Graham Reed We seemed to have gone from SD to HD to UHD in a very short time but has lens technology kept up?
Tags: iss106 | education | circles of confusion | d.o.f | depth of field | lens | advice | Graham Reed
Contributing Author Graham Reed Click to read
DOPs discuss minicams, lenses, 4k and all
Mel Noonan If anyone knows about the practical reality of using minicams and lenses it has to be the DOPs who are out there using them. We are now seeing minicams used in all areas of production, some with 1080p and 4K capability at prices you would not have believed possible a few years back.
Tags: iss100 | DOPs | lenses | 4k | minicams | polecam | opinion | cameraman | Mel Noonan
Contributing Author Mel Noonan Click to read
Sealife - Shooting 4k
Kieron Seth# Since the days of Jacques Cousteau and his Undersea World, marine habitats have fascinated television audiences. From 1972 to 1975 the French explorer and filmmaker brought his excitement and passion for sea life to our screens and have inspired documentary makers since.
Tags: iss098 | sealife | shooting 4k | underwater | camera | lens | bbc world travel | Kieron Seth#
Contributing Author Kieron Seth# Click to read
6
KitPlus Must have or just a dream? With a mobile themethese 6 stoodout this month
Tags: iss095 | 6 | of the best | mobile | gadget | accessory | iphone | ipad | galileo | proprompter | ipro lens system | ik multimedia irig pre | photopro x kit from optrix | KitPlus
Contributing Author KitPlus Click to read
Everything you need to know about Anamorphic Lenses
Les Zellan ...and why you should want to use them
Tags: iss094 | Cooke Optics | Anamorphic Lenses | Les Zellan
Contributing Author Les Zellan Click to read
Big hands small head
Graham Reed Graham Reed looks at the use of a wide angle lens
Tags: iss091 | Education | wide angle lens | Graham Reed
Contributing Author Graham Reed Click to read
Increasing creativity and functionality with Q-Ball
Jim Daniels The Q-Ball system provides content producers with a high-quality remote-controlled video camera that is small and unobtrusive enough to place in locations that are inconvenient or impossible for a standard camera/operator team.
Tags: iss078 | q-ball | HD | cp4 | camera | remote control | pan tilt | mounth | lens adapters | nightwatch infared | robotic head | Jim Daniels
Contributing Author Jim Daniels Click to read
Will Strauss captures some decent sound gear
Will Strauss# Capturing decent location sound requires skill, experience and, as Will Strauss discovered when compiling a list of recent audio acquisition innovations, piles of expensive kit.
Tags: iss077 | location sound | review | guide | Shure VP83F LensHopper | DR-60D | Tascam | Zoom H6 Handy Recorder | Zaxcom MAXX | Quickpole QS | Denecke and Timecode Buddy TS4 | Will Strauss#
Contributing Author Will Strauss# Click to read
Ask the experts: What lens?
[author]
When choosing the right lens for your project, there are a huge range of options to choose from that depend entirely on your individual project and your needs. You need to think about the quality of filming you require, where the content will be placed, what camera you will be using to shoot it and how you plan to store it before being able to make a sensible choice. And with the emergence of 4K technology and the possibility of publishing content online, the range of choices becomes even greater. Where on earth do you start?
Tags: iss074 | ask the experts | what lens | lens buying guide | general use | lens | value for money | 4k | digital | mount | procam | [author]
Contributing Author Click to read
Cooke Optics
Robert Howard
Here at Cooke Optics we’re currently basking in the golden glow of our brand new Academy Award® of Merit – yes, that’s an Oscar® statuette – which we received this February in recognition of our continuing innovation in the design, development and manufacture of motion picture camera lenses.
Tags: iss074 | robert howard | cooke optics | oscar | lens | 2/3 inch sensor | T2.8 | 4K | miniS4/i | Robert Howard
Contributing Author Robert Howard Click to read
Finally a compact HD zoom lens!
Steffan Hewitt There are a great number of situations in our industry where the requirement for a small low profile broadcast quality HD camera is needed, whether it be for documentaries, natural history, in car, on board, covert, news, drama, underwater, on a jib arm or small remote head the list goes on.
Tags: iss074 | polecam | zoom lens | compact | Z10-HDCF | HD | wide angle adaptors | resolve 287 0.5X | resolve optics | Steffan Hewitt
Contributing Author Steffan Hewitt Click to read
Sony cameras and Canon EF Lenses being used to great effect
Mike Tapa With the immanent introduction of the F5 and F55 from Sony, perhaps we should take look back on the fantastic work done by its predecessor the PMW-F3 in the past year.
Tags: iss074 | mike tapa | F5 | F55 | sony | lenses | canon ef | PL mount | FZ mount | privates | bbc1 | kangaroo dundee bbc2 | paul otter | andrew graham brown | Mike Tapa
Contributing Author Mike Tapa Click to read
Mastering a tough business
N/A I recently had a great day out, visiting a company which is enjoying a massive boom in business, has customers prepared to wait as much as a year for its products, and is trying to recruit dedicated staff to increase output. Yet its chairman says manufacturing is a tough business to be in.
Tags: iss068 | cooke | lenses | glass | les zellan | optics | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
3D Diaries Cameras: more for less
Bob Pank# There is plenty of guidance available about how to shoot good stereo 3D and the principles are quite easy to understand. Achieving good results takes good equipment and, maybe, the assistance of a stereographer and even a convergence puller... unless you are using one of those twin-lens cameras where most of the parameters are fixed except for the convergence point.
Tags: 3d | iss062 | steroe 3d | twin-lens camera | cel-soft | Bob Pank#
Contributing Author Bob Pank# Click to read
Andrew McLeans Guide to Lenses
N/A Andrew McLean, an experienced cinematographer and now vice president of business development at broadcast equipment hire company HotCam, details some of the basic things to consider when it comes to choosing and using camera lenses.
Tags: iss062 | cooke s4 | lenses | lens | choosing a lens | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
A morning with MTF¦¦.
N/A Ever wondered what that little blue ring you see between the camera body and lens is? Lens adapters are not unique and are available from many people for many application, what however makes MTF a bit different and what sets their products apart as being arguably the best in the world¦and made in the UK?
Tags: iss062 | mtf | lens adapter | lenses | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Raven from True Lens reviewed
N/A Review of.......Matte Box, designed for broadcast lenses; particularly for new super wide lenses with two independently rotating filter trays.
Tags: iss062 | matte box | hj11 | review | raven review | tls | true lens services | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Television camera lenses
N/A This is a glass-to-glass report with a difference, starting at front-end of the video production chain and staying there. Given the speed of development in almost every other branch of television, it is easy to overlook the advances taking place in optics. Until, that is, you need a wider capture angle than your existing kit can deliver or you want to post-repair a barrel-distorted Nelson's Column to remove the hint of banana.
Tags: Television camera lenses | Eye to Eye | iss046 | abakus | bandpro | canon | hj15ex8.5b | fujinon | polecam | theia | schneider | thales angenieux | carl zeiss | sony | ces2011 | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
B4 to EX3 adapter
N/A Its difficult to get excited about things like adapters but thats exactly what I was when Mike Tapa of MTF Services sent me his latest creation for review and testing.
Tags: b4 to ex3 adpater | lens adapter | sachtler | dv12 | ex3 | mtf services | mike tapa | iss041 | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Accessorising DLSR video
N/A Some DSLR stills camera manufacturers now include HD video capabilities within their top-of-the-range products. This raises the prospect of lower cost stills cameras shooting good quality HD video.
Tags: tiffen | filters | dslr | iss038 | matte box | slr | prime lenses | zoom | rig | dslr rig | merlin 5d | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Ask the Experts with True Lens Services
N/A This month we visited Keith Truslove at True Lens Services, the experts in lens servicing and repair.
Tags: truelens | iss027 | lens | servicing | canon j8 lens | fuji a10 lens | cnc milling | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
A brief history of Cooke, the UK pioneer of motion picture lenses.
N/A UK manufacturing has been dwindling for years now to the frustration of many with cheaper solutions in the Far East enabling more competitive products and so on.
Tags: cooke lens | iss027 | motion picture lenses | pioneer | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Everything you ever wanted to know about TV lighting Part 3
N/A So far in this series of articles, Ive tried to cover all the techy background to lighting a person/face but now its time to get down to the creative side of things. So what are the artistic requirements?
Tags: lighting | iss024 | redhead | blonde | fresnel lens | dedolight | key light | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
London to Capetown, by bike part 1
N/A South Africans are known for being to the point, so when I was told that I had done the whole thing Arse Backwards I wasnt unduly upset, but I did feel a need to justify the way I had approached this project.
Tags: london to cape town | motorbike | iss021 | bmw dakar | Sony HDR-HC1E | Sony wide angle lens | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Everything you ever wanted to know about lighting Part 1
N/A Light levels and Colour Temperature.
Tags: lighting | colour temperature | lens aperture | depth of field | tungsten light | iss019 | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
The Benefits of Lens Add-ons
N/A Zoom lenses on broadcast and professional video camcorders are wonderful tools for the videographer, allowing quick and easy focal length change. But ultimately, a zoom lens is limited on both the wide and telephoto end of its zoom range.
Tags: lens add ons | lenses | telephoto | macro | tele-converter | zoom lens | Achromatic Diopters | iss017 | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Total Articles: 34 [1-34]