XQD Media: Faster Media for 4K Productions

November 13th, 2014 by

XQD Media seems to have sprung up in the video production market just recently, but it has been in development since 2010. There are several reasons internal and external corporate communications would incorporate XQD media into their video and photography workflows. It was originally developed for photographers to meet the demand for shooting RAW files using continuous mode. More recently, XQD media meets the demands for greater media speed and durability required for shooting ultra-high definition footage.

Videssence Vidnel VN050 LED Fresnel

October 7th, 2014 by

Videssence is a lighting company that has spent its early years developing the first fluorescent light for television and followed that with the development of LED lights. Their goal has been to make energy efficient lighting for both the field and studio. Videssence has recently introduced their line of LED Fresnel lights, which fall in line with that mission. Their flagship LED Fresnel is the Vidnel 050 LED, a 50 watt LED light with a Fresnel lens on it.

AVC Ultra in a Small Package with the Panasonic AJ-PX270

September 17th, 2014 by

For years, Panasonic has been talking about their new AVC-Ultra family of codecs. AVC Ultra’s biggest selling point is that it can do high resolution footage that gives you the maximum information, but also a flexible codec that can provide high-quality footage with a lower file size as well.

5 Tips to Expand Video Production Resources without an Increase in Staff

August 26th, 2014 by

Video has become the most effective means of communication whether you work at a small business or a large corporation. Many companies are asking their video production departments of all sizes for more content, both to use internally and externally. But your cost-conscious company wants it done with the same amount of personnel already on hand. If your life were a Hollywood movie, you could give a rousing, impassioned speech resulting in funding to double your team size. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way, so you’ll need to make sure you consider ways of increasing productivity that don’t require additional personnel. Here are 5 ways to increase your video production without increasing the head count of your department.

10 Things You Should Know about Shooting in a Hostile Environment

August 20th, 2014 by

Directors of Photography are often asked to work in challenging locations or in tight spaces, but sometimes the job requires shooting in hostile environments. Some DPs make their career out of shooting in dangerous places and war zones. Here are 10 tips on how to work in a hostile environment.

Managing Monetary Expectations: Tips for Creating a Realistic Budget

August 19th, 2014 by

Crews Control issued a poll and found that 60% of Corporate Video Producers feel that the biggest challenge in production is creating realistic budgets. In order to generate an accurate budget, you must consider overlooked aspects that affect both cost and quality. Below are some tips for anticipating hidden expenses when creating a budget.

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