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The Rolling Shutter Effect

The rolling shutter effect — universally despised by videographers. In newer cameras using CMOS sensors, the image is scanned from top to bottom every frame. This means that very fast motion, or events that occur extremely quickly (such as camera flashes) will...

Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 Lens

I purchased this lens for my GH1 a couple months ago, while it was out of stock. I went to Ebay and found a used one for $50 over retail, willing to pay that much because I heard such great things about the lens. Plus I had a shoot coming up that I wanted to use it...

The Ol’ Projector

A couple years ago, a friend in Pittsburgh called me and said he found a great deal on a couple old projectors — the kind that my elementary school teachers would play those awesome filmstrips through. “Ten bucks,” he said. “Do you want me to...

Magic Bullet Denoiser

After having shot a good bit of video this past weekend, I found a lot of my HMC40 footage to be full of digital noise and artifacts. This is due to the fact that I had pumped the gain up as high as it would go in many instances (+24dB) because of very low light....