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Interviews


Vision Research, the company behind the Phantom high-speed cameraHas a video

02/07/2012

Rick Young
Key Features of the Phantom Flex: Up to 2,570 fps at 1920x1080 in Standard Mode; 12-bit pixel depth; 1200 ISO (measured using ISO 12232 SAT method); HQ Mode provides ultimate in image; stability under changing shooting conditions; Phantom CineMag compatible, CineMag interface has field-replaceable pin array; 2 x 4:2:2 HD-SDI video ports, can be configured as dual-link 4:4:4 video

Canon C300: Philip Johnston, the HD Warrior speaksHas a video

18/02/2012

RIck Young
Philip Johnston, of hdwarrior.co.uk, talks about why he purchased the Canon C300. When it comes to camera technology, Philip is worth listening to. This camera, compatible with Canon EOS lenses, opens up a world of affordable cinema who those willing to invest in this technology.



Baby seal defies deathHas a video

16/02/2012

Rick Young
This piece shows its about being in the right place at the right time - and to have your camera with you. Captured by filmmaker Dean Cleary, just off Highway One, California - on a Canon GL2 - is the fate of a baby seal trapped by its father who rolls onto the young seal. On hearing the cries of her child the mother comes running and a happy ending follows...

Baby seal defies deathHas a video

16/02/2012

Rick Young
Baby elephant seal gets squished by its father. Lives to see another day

King of the camera lights: LedzillaHas a video

01/02/2012

Rick Young
Dedo Weigert, inventor of the Dedolight, talks about Ledzilla - a portable camera light which is amazingly flexible. This high output light can be focussed to either spot or flood; features in-built tungsten and diffuser filters, and is fitted with a solid pair of barn doors. Battery powered, one can get over 5 hours of continuous light.

MTF Services show off EOS adapter with adapter control for large sensor video camerasHas a video

23/01/2012

Rick Young
Shown at IBC 2011 is a protype of a soon-to-be-available EOS to lens mount adapter with manual aperture control. 3 mounts will be available with controller box, for different large sensor cameras. The mounts will be available for the Sony PMW-F3, the Sony NEX-FS100; and the Panasonic AF100/101.



Inventor of the Glidetrack: Alastair BrownHas a video

17/01/2012

Rick Young
Glidetrack offer several different tripod mounted dollies for DSLR and video cameras. These are small and portable and produce smooth motion on location, without needing a huge amount of gear. The guy who came up with this concept talks about how this has changed the industry.

Dealing with archiving: Sony introduce 100GB and 128GB XDCAM discsHas a video

10/01/2012

Rick Young
Storage and backup has been a problem which the production world has had to deal with since editing went non-linear. To help deal with this problem Sony introduce robust media of 100 and 128GB, designed for archiving, with lifetime of 50 years +.

Best of MacVideo Interview 2011Has a video

29/12/2011

Rick Youjg
Featuring: Impressions of Final Cut Pro X: Steve Martin; Ned Soltz; Walter Murch talks about Final Cut Pro X; Gary Adcock - views on FCPX; Adobe; Avid; Smoke on the Mac and more; MTF electronic lens adapter for Canon EOS lenses available imminently for large sensor video cameras; Jon Thorn talks Thunderbolt & more; Sony NEX-FS100: Den Lennie, F-Stop Academy

Atomos founders, Jeromy Young and Ian OverlieseHas a video

21/12/2011

Rick Young
Two hot products of 2011 have been the Ninja and Samurai ProRes recorders by Atomos. In this interview the two founders of Atomos, Jeromy Young and Ian Overliese, explain what they had to deal with to bring these products to market; how a small team of people came together to produce high quality video equipment which improves both acquisition and post production workflow and image quality.

MTF electronic lens adapter for Canon EOS lenses available imminently for large sensor video camerasHas a video

13/12/2011

Rick Young
First shown as a prototype at IBC 2011, is the soon-to-be-available EOS lens mount adapter with manual aperture control and optical stabilisation for Canon EOS lenses. Mounts will be available with controller box for the Sony PMW-F3, the Sony NEX-FS100; and the Panasonic AF100/101.

Panel discussion: hosted by Simon Walker: The state of post-production on the MacHas a video

31/10/2011

Rick Young
Panel discussion: The state of post-production on the Mac: discussing Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer. Featuring: Simon Walker: Apple Certified Master Trainer and Adobe Certified; Barry Stevens: Editor, Avid Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Instructor; Jonathan Eric Tyrrell: filmmaker and Pro Apps Mentor Trainer for Apple; Rick Young: Producer/Director; Founder the UKFCUG; Founder MacVideo.tv

Jonathan Richards: Shooting with the Panasonic AF101Has a video

23/10/2011

Rick Young
Jonathan recently made the decision to purchase the Panasonic AF101: considering budget, and the needs of himself and clients, this model offers a broad range of features, including: large sensor, interchangeable lenses, SDI output and good form factor. Jonathan goes into detail explaining just why this camera was the best option for his needs. From shooting out of helicopters, to set-up interviews, Jonathan talks about and shows footage to prove just what this camera is capable of.

Flying camera: When the sky is your limitHas a video

16/10/2011

Rick Young
Watch the amazing flying camera in action - suspended beneath a balloon, with full remote operation, this provides a gentle, controlled movement. Developed by Andy Galeazzi, CEO at Andy's Crew, Italy, this provides means to achieving spectacular, moving shots in controlled locations.

Gary Adcock talks camera technologyHas a video

10/10/2011

RIck Young
Gary Adcock talks about the current state of camera technology, including Alexa, Red, F3, Weisscam and more. Gary is the force behind Studio 37, a Chicago based Consultation Service for Film and HD Production and Post Production needs.

MTF Services show off EOS adapter with adapter control for large sensor video camerasHas a video

19/09/2011

Rick Young
Shown at IBC 2011 is a protype of a soon-to-be-available EOS to lens mount adapter with manual aperture control. 3 mounts will be available with controller box, for different large sensor cameras. The mounts will be available for the Sony PMW-F3, the Sony NEX-FS100; and the Panasonic AF100/101.

Changes in technology, beyond our wildest dreams...Has a video

13/09/2011

Rick Young
Bob Daniels is the Executive Director at the Center for Digital Imaging and Arts at Boston University. In this piece he talks about the potential of modern digital technology and how this is changing the means by which stories are told. At the same time, we take a look at some still functioning technology from a previous era, when equipment was built to last and keep on working.

Stu Maschwitz: DV Rebel - shooting 24PHas a video

05/09/2011

Rick Young
Why shoot 24P? Stu Maschwitz he tells why shooting and replay at 24 frames per second is so important to the filmmaker. Stu is a highly regarded director, writer and visual effects artist based in San Francisco. He has worked as a senior visual effects supervisor on many films. He previously worked at Industrial Light and Magic and also co-founded a company known as The Orphanage.

Alex Lindsay - Founder Pixel CorpsHas a video

29/08/2011

Rick Young
From the MacVideo archive: Alex Lindsay, founder of the Pixel Corps, has been involved in computer graphics and computer animation for nearly 20 years. Alex has extensive experience in digital production including print, real-time graphics, multimedia titles, forensic animation, television, and film. He spent several years on the production of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (at JAK Films and then at Industrial Light and Magic). Alex has taught at the Academy of Art and at the San Francisco State Multimedia Studies Programs. He writes for 3D Magazine, 3D World, and Post.

Shane Hurlbut - ASC, talks about shooting feature films with the EOS 5D Mark IIHas a video

23/08/2011

Rick Young
From the MacVideo Archive: recorded April, 2010. Shane Hurlbut has embraced the DSLR technology, particularly the Canon 5D Mark II, as a cinematic tool suitable for feature film production. Shane has been one of the pioneers of using DSLRs in feature films with a 15 camera system which he tells us all about.

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