GoPro Hero 2 Camera

Over the summer I encountered some shooting situations that were really tight. Basically, I needed to place cameras where either a tripod wouldn’t fit, a magic arm couldn’t be mounted, or a camera—even something as small as the TM900—wouldn’t fit....

Going into 2012

I’m ashamed to see that I haven’t posted since October. My New Year’s resolution is to post much more regularly. Which means that I’ll try really hard to post here for a week or two, then probably drop off the face of the earth for several...

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...

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....