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Film Is Back

What do these films have in common? Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Marriage Story The Irishman Little Women The Lighthouse Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Ad Astra Apollo 11 Uncut Gems The answer, as you guessed, is that they were all shot in film rather than digital...

Buy A Used Computer Safely

You can find some great deals in used computers on eBay and Craigslist. For any used computer, the first priority should be safety. The vast majority of used computers are safe, but you don't know how careful the previous owner was. Are there risky files or software...

What Producers and Directors Do

What Producers and Directors Do

This excerpt from the Occupational Outlook Handbook is compiled by the US Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The following is a summary. What the report calls "commercials, and other performing arts productions" also covers corporate video, industrials, and...

Best Action Cam GoPro Hero7 Black

Best Action Cam GoPro Hero7 Black

The GoPro Hero7 Black shoots 4K/60p video. And it now has great image stabilization. GoPro has added native live-streaming so you can live stream to Facebook without third-party tools. You can use WiFi or cellular service to run a 720p live stream on Facebook. YouTube...

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K or PCC4K is a spectacular video camera with excellent 4K video quality in RAW or ProRes. It has a beautiful 5-inch full HD touchscreen with a surprisingly simple interface. This is a Micro Four Thirds system that has a...

Loss Leader: Small Sales Big Profit

I used to feel badly when a customer brought just one video to transfer. When I added the time I spent on the phone and two meetings with the customer that I was not making very much per hour. Fortunately I did not let my feelings show. For as I later learned these...

Canon Rebel With 4K Video

Canon Rebel With 4K Video

Canon has a new EOS (Electro-Optical System) Rebel DSLR camera that shoots 4K video and weighs less than a pound with battery and SD card. The SL3 camera (also known as the EOS 250D) is comfortable to hold with a good build quality and has a 24.1-megapixel APS-C image...

To Rent or Buy

With the constant dizzying introduction of new and better cameras and video gear, owning gear can be a real challenge. The danger is that it can lose its value before you have made the final payments. Or that your income from this gear will not meet your projections....

Obsolete But Working Camcorders For Transfers

Put up a sign offering video transfers and you will get lots of requests for formats you mighht not expect. When I don't have the format a transfer customer needs, I usually ask the customer if they still have the camcorder that shot this footage. Often they do. I...