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More on frame rate choices for todays video productions.

By alisterchapman

This is another of those frequent questions at workshops and online.
What frame rate is the best one to use?
First – there is no one “best” frame rate. It really depends on how you want your video to look. Do you want the slightly juddery motion of a feature film or do you want silky smooth motion?
You also need to think about and understand how your video will be viewed. Is it going to be watched on a modern TV set or will it be watched on a computer? Will it only be watched in one country or region or will it be viewed globally?
Here are some things to consider:
TV in Europe is normally 50Hz, either 25p or 50i.
TV in the North America is 60Hz, either 30p or 60i.
The majority of computer screens run at 60Hz.
Interlaced footage looks bad on most LCD screens.
Low frame rates like 24p and 25p often exhibit judder.
Most newer, mid price and above TV’s use motion estimation techniques to eliminate judder in low frame rate footage.
If you upload 23.98fps footage to YouTube and it is then viewed on a computer it will most likely be shown at 24p as you can’t show 0.98 of a frame on a 60Hz computer screen.
Lets look first at 25p, 50i and 50p.
If you live in Europe or another 50Hz/Pal area these are going to be frame rates you will be familiar with. But are they the only frame rates you should use? If you are doing a broadcast TV production then there is a high chance that you will need to use one of these standards (please consult whoever you are shooting for). But if → continue…

From:: XDCAM-USER

Cinemartin Releases Spider Slider

By Al Caudullo


This sounds so cool. Cinemartin has promised to send me one to do an in-depth hands-on review, but don’t wait grab one of these now!

Cinemartin, the producers of the acclaimed prores and hevc h265 encoders for windows, the superb video denoiser, the universal baseplate, a full range of monitors and recorders for the filmmaking community, now, partnered with a specialized team, is proud to release a new product that will suit almost any budget and situation where on a pro wants to deliver astonish film / cine look clips.

Introducing Spider, an automated full motorized 2 axis Slider made to deliver gorgeous videos

Dual Motorized Slider with Automated Pan
Compact, Longer, Rugged, for Filmmaker and Photographers.

To provide like the big screen cine shoots but without the need of higher skills or such amounts of money.

Super Smooth, Robust, Aluminum, 1.2 meters long, high payload

Easy Remote Commander with LCD and Knob

Easy to use, manual or automated modes as well as special modes for time-lapse (motionlapse, videolapse as well).

Rugged, Longer

Made of Aluminum 6000 series, up to 1.2 Meters long, Higher payload, just for almost any Dslr kit or Camera, it supports up to a RED DSMC or DSMC2 models run smooth as well.

Ready to Shoot Kits (all included)

All included: Base, Battery, Arms, Remote Commander, 1 upgradeable or 2 axis engine, ballhead, etc..


We are happy to produce and release a superb dual motorized slider, spider. Forget using a Quazzar electrical moto when you can use a ferrari in Barcelona (léase ferrari barcelona)

Say Alejandro Barrada Martin (Co-Founder and Developer Manager at Cinemartin)

Orders until 2018, if customer send to Cinemartin Sales a video using the Spider along with himself,
Cinemartin will refund 200 € or provide a voucher for a tour in Ferrari at Barcelona (valid → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers

What You Need To Know About the GoPro Fusion 360 Camera

By Al Caudullo

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So first of all, of course, you’ve got the camera which we’re going to go over in detail.

You also have a case.

And the case is kind of a clamshell affair.

It covers it up very nicely protection lenses always keep this case with you really do need it.

Of course, you do get a GoPro battery in this is a little bit different from the GoPro batteries I’ve seen before.

And they give you a couple of adhesive mounts one is a curved mount.

And one is a flat mount.

Then, you get this very cool extension pole, and monopod, tripod, what everyone a call it. Here’s what’s so cool about it.

It opens up like so.

Then with a quick twist and twist back.

You got a nice little extension.

Now it’s a little bit too short, so you’re probably going to need something like one of my Sirui Monopod, I would suggest any way, one of my Sirui Monopods.

But you can get by with this, and it works very well.

Of course, for the Fusion. Now one thing I do recommend this side slides down, and this is your battery. Notice that the battery has labels and arrows for SD Card 1 and SD Card 2.

And this is also where your micro SD cards go.

You do need to have them set for Front and Back, and they need to stay in the same position. Now back is considered where you can see the LCD display because you want to keep that facing you just like you would call back the back of the camera with say a DSLR.

So let’s go ahead and put that in, and then the other one should be labeled “F,” or “1”, whichever way you guys want to do it, but I like to use F and B.

And of course but the battery and in one of the first things that you should make sure that you do.

Is to go and download the newest firmware and update your fusion as soon as you get it.

A couple of other things, I’ll show you here’s the mode switch which is also your on and off.

And here as you open this up you have your USB connection here and this is a USB-C. type connector that also comes with it.

Now, I’m going to turn this on, and I’m going to show you right now how the Firmware boots up but we’re not going to go through the whole process because it does take a few minutes. Load the firmware on to the BACK micros SD card only. Then you press and hold the mode button to turn on the Fusion.

And there goes notice it says 1/2.

And what it’s doing right now is it updating the firmware.

And it’s going to go for a little while. And then it will change to ‘2/2” and continue going and then when it’s all done it’ll reset itself. If you do have any problems, you may have to reset your Fusion, but I don’t think that that’s going to come up I hadn’t seen it come up very much. Be sure that your battery is full when you start the firmware upgrade.

And we’re going to take a pause right here, and we’ll come back as soon as this is done and then also I’ll be going over the features of the camera.

It’s going to 2/2 now.

And it’s already flashed off, and it’s going to reset itself.

We get a check when it is completed.

It turns off again it’s going to turn on and off a few times until it gets finished.

And then once it gets finished it’ll let you know, by going to the default mode which is Video. And there we go we are now ready to go ahead and shoot again.

And we’re all set. We have just upgraded the firmware to the GoPro Fusion.

Stay tuned in to 360VRVoice for more videos, tutorials and more about the GoPro Fusion.

And please join

This is Al CAudullo with the 360VRVoice, and I am very happy to say that GoPro has started shipping the GoPro Fusion and I want to show you right now what it is that you get exactly when it comes then?

So first of all, of course, you’ve got the camera which we’re going to go over in detail.

You also have a case.

And the case is kind of a clamshell affair.

It covers it up very nicely protection lenses always keep this case with you really do need it.

Of course, you do get a GoPro battery in this is a little bit different from the GoPro batteries I’ve seen before.

And they give you a couple of adhesive mounts one is a curved mount.

And one is a flat mount.

Then, you get this very cool extension pole, and monopod, tripod, what everyone a call it. Here’s what’s so cool about it.

It opens up like so.

Then with a quick twist and twist back.

You got a nice little extension.

Now it’s a little bit too short, so you’re probably going to need something like one of my Sirui Monopod, I would suggest any way, one of my Sirui Monopods.

But you can get by with this, and it works very well.

Of course, for the Fusion. Now one thing I do recommend this side slides down, and this is your battery. Notice that the battery has labels and arrows for SD Card 1 and SD Card 2.

And this is also where your micro SD cards go.

You → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers

Leica CL brings built-in viewfinder, conventional control layout to L lineup

Leica has just released the CL, the forth in its series of APS-C L-mount cameras. While it shares a name with a camera released in the mid-70s, the new CL is a thoroughly modern ILC, with a 24MP sensor, 10 fps continuous shooting and 4K/30p video capture.

Compared to the TL2, the CL offer more conventional handling, including twin exposure dials, physical buttons for menu and playback, and a 4-way controller. It also features a high-resolution 2.36 million-dot EVF built in. Despite the more traditional ergonomics, the CL’s rear LCD is touch-sensitive, and supports swipe gestures for image navigation and mode switching.

The CL is being launched alongside a new Elmarit-TL 18mm F2.8. At just 20.5mm/0.8in in length, Leica calls the “smallest wide-angle APS-C pancake lens currently available in the market.”

Pricing for the CL and the new 18mm follows below:

  • Body only, black anodized finish : $2,795.00
  • Leica CL Prime Kit with 18 mm : $3,795.00
  • Leica CL Vario Kit with 18-56 mm : $3,995.00
  • Elmarit-TL 18 F2.8 ASPH, black / silver anodized : $1,295.00

Press release

Leica Camera Unveils Expansion of its APS-C System with the New Leica CL and Smallest Wide-Angle APS-C Lens

The new mirrorless camera and lens unite innovation, ease of use and compact design for exceptional visual storytelling

November 21, 2017- Leica Camera unveils the latest addition to its APS-C system with the Leica CL, a new camera that boasts an exceptional balance of state-of-the-art technology, mechanical precision and intuitive, classic design to make it the ideal everyday companion, a perfect fit for all types of photography. With stunning image quality – even in low-light scenarios – new electronic viewfinder technology and superb video capabilities, the Leica CL is the ultimate tool to capture everyday moments, all customizable to the photographer’s style. Available on its own or in two new camera-and-lens kit options, the Leica → continue…

From:: DPreview

Is the future of beginner photography a bright orange camera with no buttons?

Traditional camera manufacturers fail beginner photographers over and over.

They’ll gladly sell you a camera with a kit lens, but they’ve struggled to help beginners with any of the challenges that come after taking it out of the box.

It’s not for lack of trying; every manufacturer has some form of beginner-friendly mode that will tell you how to open the aperture wider for sharp subjects with blurry backgrounds. But when you put a slow kit lens on a typical entry-level camera, you quickly find that there’s more to it than just opening or closing the aperture.

Only the viewfinder, shutter button and diopter are exposed – no LCD, no dials, everything else is off limits. It’s truly a point-and-shoot.

And as your memory cards fill up with photos, you realize there’s so much more to photography than just pointing a nice camera at a subject – from composition to editing to how the heck do I get these off my camera and on to my phone so I can share them? It ends up being a frustrating experience, and that nice new camera ends up on a shelf at home.

I recently paid a visit to a little boutique on University Avenue in Palo Alto that’s taking a radical approach to bringing photography to beginners.

Relonch doesn’t sell anything you can walk out of the store with, and it’s not a hardware company. Their ‘Photo Club’ lends out its Relonch 291 camera free of charge. Specifically, it’s a Samsung NX camera stitched up inside a brightly colored leather case. Only the viewfinder, shutter button and diopter are exposed – no LCD, no dials, everything else is off limits.

I know, I know, to a seasoned photographer, this is a vision of hell. But for a beginner who doesn’t really → continue…

From:: DPreview