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Sorry for any disruption caused: Netflix strikes again
[author] Netflix helped to change the TV landscape with its OTT subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service and its Originals. Could it be about to change things again by making programmes in-house?
Tags: iss107 | netflix | tv | ott | svod | device | originals | hulu | amazon prime | television | [author]
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Increased Support
Mark Scotton Shoulder rigs are more commonly used these days than ever before and have become a great solution during the DSLR boom. Providing you with the option to adjust your kit, depending upon the set-up required, the rail system rigs are both practical and adjustable with the option to add matte boxes, viewing monitors and different lenses. With a vast array now on the market you are spoilt for choice when trying to find your ideal solution.
Tags: iss098 | shoulder support | shoulder rig | hague DSR dual shoulder support | Mark Scotton
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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
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Music licensing for corporate video
Kevin Cook Music copyright is a nightmare.
Tags: iss089 | AKM music | music licensing | music copyright | corporate video | Kevin Cook
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Shooting in secret
Kieron Seth# Now showing on Channel 4 is Endemols new and highly popular Secret Eaters series. Based round a fixed rig production, the series uses newly developed mobile fixed rig technology and incorporates a number of recently introduced technical innovations, vital for fast turn-around TV.
Tags: iss088 | Secret eaters | Minicams | Panasonic | fixed rig | Kieron Seth#
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Rising to the occasion
Kevin Cook A review of the iFootage Mini Crane by Kevin Cook.
Tags: iss083 | iFootage Mini Crane | review | test | explained | demo | crane | dslr | camera | rig | tripod | broadcast | Kevin Cook
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True neutrality with TRUE ND
Raymond Burns ND filters are an essential addition to any filmmakers kit, particularly when attempting to get a proper exposure or a shallow depth of field when shooting outside in bright conditions or with strong sunlight.
Tags: iss082 | nd | filters | sunlight | true nd | neutral density | review | range | product | prices | bright | filmmaking | Raymond Burns
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Polecam delivers 500th rig
Mel Noonan Extreme sports cameraman Steffan Hewitt designed the lightweight jib for his own use, as a tool to get the shots he wanted. He kept refining it as he used it. Others saw it and wanted it. There are now hundreds in use worldwide.
Tags: iss081 | steffan hewitt | polecam | 500th rig | review | systems | jib | lightweight | Mel Noonan
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A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic
KitPlus Encouraging and nurturing raw young talent, Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) is one of the largest international platforms of its kind. Showcasing the future of fashion, over 1,000 aspiring designers descended on London during June for Graduate Fashion Week 2013.
Tags: iss079 | blackmagic design | atem | brightonart | mark scarratt | london fashion week | graduate | television studio | use | review | testemonial | media express | KitPlus
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A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design
Mark Linnhoff With the announcement of Blackmagic Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, Mark Linnhoff, a France based cinematographer, began to see the future of filmmaking in a new light. Finally, an affordable acquisition tool that doesnt compromise on image quality, he recalled.
Tags: iss078 | blackmagic cinema camera | case study | mark linnhoff | carl zeiss | cp.2 | tonika | tv logic monitor | bebob shoulder rig | shooting | broad rush | music video | shoot | dont stop | filming | on set | Mark Linnhoff
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Dick Hobbs remembers the BBC Television Centre
[author] I am writing this column the day after the last news programme was transmitted from BBC Television Centre, and by the time you read it the place will be more or less moribund. Which is sad.
Tags: iss076 | bbc television centre | back of a napkin | origins | story | legacy | looking back | closure | closing | moving | [author]
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Dick Hobbs looks at intellectual property rights
[author] In my column last month I wrote about the Tolkein sort of troll. This month I want to look at another sort: the ones who acquire portfolios of patents not with the intention of making anything useful, but simply to try to extort money from those who just want to earn an honest buck.
Tags: iss075 | troll on | intellectual property rights | RED | [author]
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Three legs good... better, best
Kieron Seth# Why do exhibitions and open days still exist in the social media mad world? Simple: no matter which celebrity DOP endorses a particular product, theres no way to log on to assess how any camera balances on the shoulder.
Tags: iss074 | fluid sticks | payload | legs | balls | heads | feet | braces | tripod | support | rig | buying guide | Kieron Seth#
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Off Trax interview for TV-Bay
KitPlus

TV-Bay interviews Off Trax partners Crispin Kyle, Jonathan Dennis and Doug Urquhart about the company and their use of the Polecam.

Tags: iss073 | off trax | Crispin Kyle | Jonathan Dennis | Doug Urquhart | polecam | hire | rigs | KitPlus
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The Modern Solution - Just Add Carbon!
N/A Traditionally, getting in and among the action and seeing the true grit, determination and suffering of sporting competitors - be it filming something such as International Ironman competitions with cross terrain transitions from land through to water and back to land - speeds from a sprint, to a swim to a high speed cycle, Formula One pit stops or preparation for Oxford/Cambridge boat race remains expensive although very little has changed over the years.
Tags: iss066 | polecam | sports | dslr | mirror rig | N/A
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3D is moving fast
N/A Helicopter Film Services (HFS) have been a specialist in aerial filming for 20 years, but recently, they have successfully added another element to their diverse services: Aerial 3D
Tags: iss060 | hfc | aerial 3d | helicopter film services | 3d rig | N/A
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3D Five years on
Bob Pank# With the accuracy of digital shoots and computer technology replacing difficulties and expense of working with film, 3D could now be viable.
Tags: iss059 | 3d diaires | Steve Schklair | AG-3DPI | 3d rig | astc | Bob Pank#
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One Eyed 3D
N/A The illusion of a single 3D image is created within the brain based on the spacial displacement of our two eyes. So how can you make a 3D production with one camera?
Tags: 3d | frame animation | iss051 | 3d rig | cel-scope 3d | N/A
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3D camera mirror rigs
N/A 3D camera mirror rigs will be around for a long time to come and contrary to popular belief, shooting in 3D is very easy with the right equipment.
Tags: 3D | camera mirror rigs | binorig | alistair chapman | iss050 | N/A
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HotTips on how to be a better lighting cameraman.
N/A HotCams Alistair Cameron has more than 30 years experience as a DoP. In this special guide he reveals the secrets of how to be a better lighting cameraman.
Tags: iss048 | cameraman tips | lighting | kinoflo diva lites | colour temparature | riglight | HMI | N/A
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Seeing 3D or 2D
Bob Pank# The press coverage of all angles of 3D continues unabated but the subjects are changing away from the technology and more towards the commercial aspects and how 3D should be shot.
Tags: iss048 | 3d diaries | 3d rig | 3d cinema | Bob Pank#
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Content Control in a Complex Broadcast Environment
N/A Broadcasters and other media companies today acquire, generate and store an unprecedented volume of content to take advantage of new distribution outlets. Enabled by the transition to digital media and file-based workflows, this model presents new opportunities with respect to revenue generation as well as new challenges in terms of establishing effective control over content that is stored in-house or distributed via broadcast or the Internet.
Tags: ipharro | iss045 | video fingerprinting | secuirty | watermarking | usage rights | N/A
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Polecam Production Profile
N/A I have been working in the film and television industry since 1989, starting as a news cameraman and editor at the Manitoba Television Network. MTN is a local independent television broadcaster in my home town of Winnipeg.................
Tags: Cameleon Film Video Services | polecam | iss045 | manitoba tv | rig | polecam review | N/A
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3D Diaries Part 2 Cameras and rigs
Bob Pank# The idea of S-3D is not hard to grasp: one image for each eyeball. But making it work well enough to maintain the 3D illusion for the viewer is far from simple or straightforward. The fun starts with acquisition that breaks into two types of operation; live (no post production) and not live (with post).
Tags: s-3d | 3d diaries | 3d | shooting 3d | rigs | focal length | 3d zoom | iss042 | Bob Pank#
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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
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Musical matches for your production
N/A The best production you've ever created is in the can. It's time to match your masterpiece with an equally impressive musical soundtrack. But where to start? It's time to dispel the myth that music licensing is complex or expensive and to understand what options are available to you.
Tags: prs | music | iss036 | production | soundtrack | music licensing | commercial music | royalty free | copyright free | production music | prs music | N/A
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Camera rigs and lighting
N/A The biggest single story at IBC this year, apart from the usual company-eats-company rumours, was the continuing progress of stereoscopy or '3D' as it is currently undersold
Tags: ibc | eye to eye | camera | rigs | lighting | iss024 | N/A
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New developments in mobile HD production
N/A When widescreen HDTV was first demonstrated back in the 1980s, the pictures were great but the size and price of the kit left much to be desired. Two decades on, broadcast-quality 1080i/720p HD cameras and recorders have reached levels of compactness and affordability that would have seemed impossible in those early days.
Tags: polecam | hd camera | hdtv | iss024 | polecam rig | N/A
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Royalty Free Music Can Save You A Fortune
N/A How important is music to your production? Think of the two notes John Williams used in Jaws to signal danger and to sometimes mislead the audience into believing that a great white shark was lurking in the hidden depths. Music plays such a crucial and powerful role in the visual world to be overlooked at your peril.
Tags: music | royalty free music | akm | mcps | iss017 | Mechanical Copyright Protection Society | copyright | N/A
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