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Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 on FS100

Video Production Advice: ATEM 1 M/E & Sony FS100 settings

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Video Production Advice The last few questions have all come from American videographers but today's questions comes all the way from Sweden and is about the Sony FS100 HD video camera and the Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio. Video…
Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 on FS100

Video Production Advice: Dance Recital Video Cameras

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Video Production Advice Earlier this week I was asked for advice from a videographer in Louisiana was considering upgrading from the SD Roland VR-5 video mixer to the HD Blackmagic Design ATEM 1 M/E video switcher. Only a few days later…

Video Production Advice: Sony FS100 or Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera

Video Production Advice I get a lot of questions from video producers around the world. I do my best to respond to them all but moving forward rather than simply replying directly I'm going to start publishing the questions and responses…
Sony NEX-FS700

Sony NEX-FS700 Review Pre-Release

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When I bought my pair of Sony NEX-FS100 video cameras last August I knew there were going to be trade-offs when I compared the way I shot video on the camcorders I had used over the previous ten years and my new FS100 workflow.  For starters,…
Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 on FS100

Top 5 Video Camera & Video Gear “Top Lists”

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No - that isn't a typo in my title. This post is about compiling my Top 5 list of the best video camera and video gear "Top Lists" in 2011. Now I guess I probably should have used "most noteworthy" because I'm going to point out a few selection…
Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 on FS100

Top 5 Video Production Industry Trends 2011 – Part 5

Large Sensor Video Cameras Surpass DSLRs This is part five in a five part series listing my picks for the top five video production industry news stories for 2011. DSLRs that shoot HD video are what many video production companies adopted…
Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 on FS100

Top 5 Video Production Industry Trends 2011 – Part 2

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2011 Video Production Industry Year in Review This is part two in a five part series listing my picks for the top five video production industry news stories for 2011. My first selection was the failure of Final Cut Pro X and the rise of…

Sony FS100 Prime lens vs Zoom lens

I already know that prime lenses can be sharper than zoom lenses but I wanted to see for myself just how much of a difference a prime lens would make, specifically on the Sony NEX-FS100 Super35mm video camera.  My hypothesis going into this,…
Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 on FS100

Adobe CS5.5 Max Render Quality & NVIDIA GPU acceleration

Key Lesson:   GPU acceleration gives the same level of render quality as Maximum Render Quality, even if you don't check the Maximum Render Quality box.  But instead of a performance hit, you gain a 6-7x performance boost. Let me…
Sony 16-50mm f/2.8 on FS100

Sony SAL1650 on NEX-FS100

I've been waiting to try out the Sony SAL1650 16-50mm F/2.8 lens since it was announced in August. My interest in this particular lens is for use on my Sony NEX-FS100, for which I had not been able to find a suitable wide zoom lens. There aren't…