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Washington DC native Tony Muzzatti is the latest addition to the Crews Control team. When he is not scouring the internet for fabulous content to share he manages Crews Control’s social media...Meet Tony Muzzatti
As a video Producer you have been assigned to produce a corporate video that you do every year. How do you keep this year’s video fresh, engaging, and still deliver the company message? Here are some simple ideas to keep your projects fresh with research, a new look, and by communicating with other industry professionals.Continue Reading "Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your Video Content Fresh"
So you’ve scheduled your shoot, but want to make sure you have the capability to view the footage onsite through your laptop. If you are shooting with Sony cameras, the Sony Content Browser 2.0 is just the solution. The Sony Content Browser 2.0 handles all XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, XAVC, and NXCAM clips. Including support for XAVC Intra 4K and XAVC Intra HD clip types.Continue Reading "FREE Through May 31st – Sony Content Browser 2.0"
Barbara Holler deals in the new and used professional video equipment market for New Pro Video Systems Inc. "The biggest change in the industry is that the videographer has merged with the cinematographer. Most people are going for that “filmy” feeling, so big cameras and sophisticated lenses are in demand, as are the PL mounts or lenses for the PL mount and DSLR market." says HollerContinue Reading "Do You Buy New, Or Used?"
Companies are not only going to online job boards and newspapers anymore they are turning to YouTube in order to recruit potential employees. Recruitment videos are becoming the new craze when introducing job seekers to potential companies that are hiring. Recruitment videos allow for the viewer to become acquainted with a company while at the same time the company is able to prospect to a specific audience in which they would like to employ. By Kacey Trent Crews ControlContinue Reading "The Latest in Recruitment Videos: Lights, Camera, Hire!"
Former Hewlett-Packard digital expert Al Kovalick, author of "Video Systems in an IT Environment," gives us the inside scoop on what we need to know about managing A/V + IT.Continue Reading "Working at the Intersection of A/V + IT"
Try Jokerbox. No joke. In freelance production, space is often at a premium. From the space you have to pack equipment in your car, to a slot on your production cart—your production package is often dictated by space. One of the biggest space-eaters, albeit an important piece of production gear, is the Apple Box. Bringing it on location is like packing a basketball in your suitcase for an overnight trip.Continue Reading "Want to Save Space on Your Next Video Shoot?"
Describing the highlights of this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual show in Las Vegas is like having a child explain all of their birthday presents in thirty seconds. So here I go. NAB highlights the trends of the video production community and is good barometer of the industry. Some of the major trends and main attractions from this year’s NAB show were 4K and beyond, lower costs for better resolution, gyro stabilization, helicopter shooting, and the Cloud and video.Continue Reading "NAB 2013: The Grandest Celebration in Video Production Equipment"
As a DP at this years NAB, I am seeing some new trends. With the advent of 4K cameras, more and more accessories are being used to mange and control the image. The camera battery is becoming the main source of power for these items. Wireless transmitters such as the Paralinx, external recorders such as the Pix 240 or Ki Pro. Zoom and focus controls have been the standard in feature film production, but are now seeping into our side of the world. The Scatter box by Solid camera and the Jet Pack...Continue Reading "DP’s POV of The NAB Show 2013"
Although there have been wireless devices in the past that have connected to smart devices to send camera information and metadata, this is a major step forward to utilize cloud services to send high resolution files.Continue Reading "From Camera to Cloud: Sony’s Wireless Adapter the CBK-WA100"
"Production in the cloud has grown to a point where people are less confused about how it works, and they more fully understand the value of it. In fact, more people are making decisions on how they execute their shoots based on the tools and apps they can use that live in the cloud. This truly is a breakthrough that is taking off like crazy. We're excited to be at the center of this, and to unveil our new tools in the Crews Control booth." says Mark Davis, CEO of Scenios.comContinue Reading "Cloud-computing firm Scenios “connects the dots” at NAB"
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