Category Archives: video technology

January 16, 2018 | video technology | | Comments

The Log vs the LUT

Last week in our review of the Nikon D850 I said I’d address the topic of Log vs LUT. What is a Log as opposed to a LUT (Look Up Table)? A simple explanation is that a log is a way to record video in a specific way. Then in post you can apply the […]... Keep reading >


8 x 10 Video Camera

I just completed designing and building an 8×10 video camera, the first in the world that I know of. Essentially its off-axis reimaging of a projected image. It’s a bit like IMAX, but waaaaay bigger. – Zev Hoover Before you get too excited, the camera is indeed an 8 x 10 Video Camera, but the […]... Keep reading >


January 9, 2018 | video technology | | Comments

DVD Won’t Play

Red Box and Netflix each have a big interest in making their customers happy and preserving their disks. When a DVD won’t play, the first step in trying to get a DVD to play is to try cleaning the disk. Here’s what Netflix says: If the disc is dirty or scratched, try cleaning it with […]... Keep reading >


Film Transfers Better Than Wolverine

I’ve been doing 8mm and super 8 film transfers for a while now. As you may recall I bought the Wolverine 8mm and Super8 Reels Movie Digitizer and have churned out some pretty good transfers. I even bought the new and improved Wolverine Pro model which can handle nine inch reels. The films I am […]... Keep reading >


November 21, 2017 | cameras, lens, video technology | | Comments

Cleaning The Camera Sensor

Cleaning the camera sensor can be a simple and safe procedure if certain guidelines are followed. If you shoot wide open it is probably not necessary. ... Keep reading >


Reversing a Video Clip

Reverse motion is a technique you may not have thought of using. But it can, in the right circumstances, add production value for comedy and other artistic effects. ... Keep reading >


85% of Facebook Video is Viewed Without Sound

Every day some 8 Billion videos are viewed on Facebook, but most of them are viewed silently. As you probably know, video on Facebook plays automatically, but the sound is off by default. And most people really do not want to turn the sound on. So if you’re trying to promote anything with a video […]... Keep reading >


Google Earth Gets Major Update

Before you check out the new Google Earth, make sure you are first running Google Chrome on your desktop or Android on your phone. iOS will be available soon. Last year Google released a VR version of Google Earth. This new version is no longer a separate app, but a web site https://www.google.com/earth/ . This […]... Keep reading >


Discover Two 360 Degree Cameras

Unlike conventional rectangular or square video, the world we live in is 360 degrees, just look around. 360 degree cameras let you record everything going on around you at once. And if your clients haven’t asked about it yet, they probably will. With a VR headset, such as the Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard, […]... Keep reading >


Filming in Zero Gravity

Filming in zero gravity takes a lot of planning as you can see in this OK Go music video. It was filmed in a Russian transport jet. The result is their music video Upside Down & Inside Out. ... Keep reading >



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