Earlier this summer, MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) made an announcement that they would begin the process of creating a new video compression format that was twice as efficient as current standards. The High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), unofficially dubbed H.265, will work to reduce bandwidth consumption, particularly in mobile networks where spectrum is expensive. This would allow service providers to offer more video services without expanding their bandwidth.
Corporate video production is nothing new, it's just grown in popularity over the years. Many of the corporate video producers and media managers of today are working year round to produce engaging content for their brands. If you do not come from a video production background, you might not be familiar with how a video production crew works before, during, and after a shoot. When you only have five hours to complete six hours of work, things can get chaotic. Here are 10 great ways to get the most out of your crew.
When Emmy Award-winning Director of Photography Bill Mills (Florida Film & Video) was asked to document a 10 day safari to three of the most important big cat conservation areas in southern Africa, he obviously accepted the challenge. His strict limitations were weight, and distance from subjects. He needed to travel as light as possible and shoot in full HD broadcast quality, while also being able to capture both on-the-fly interviews and distant animals.
Production Resource Group (PRG) is one of the industry leaders in stage and production lighting. Their newest line of lights, Trucolor lights, utilizes Remote Phosphor Technology (RPT). The RPT is disk or panel that is coated with phosphors that become excited by LED back lighting. The source of the lighting then becomes the panel of excited phosphors and not the LED lights. This allows for the production of predictable and efficient lighting with accurate coloring index because each panel is coated consistently.