What to buy in the camera first of all, what can be postponed for later?
Suppose the cost of the camera of your dreams turned out to be several thousand rubles less than you planned to spend. In this case, you are tempted to buy…

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The best budget camera of 2019: from the “soap box” to the “DSLR”
For a professional who makes a living by taking pictures, a quality camera is all. However, for most people, it makes no sense to spend such an impressive amount. Therefore,…

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Digital movie cameras: introduction. What cameras were filmed and filmed a movie?
“Any camera in the hands of an amateur is amateur, any camera in the hands of a professional is professional.” This common phrase, popular among filmmakers, is largely true, because…

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Review Panasonic HC-VXF990 Camcorder

The popularity of amateur camcorders is gradually declining. The reason is simple: if earlier buying an inexpensive video camera was the only way to record video on family holidays and on trips, today most users use smartphones for this purpose. In addition, in recent years, the video capabilities of SLR cameras and mirrorless cameras with interchangeable optics have greatly expanded. They are most often chosen for commercial shooting, when artistry is important.

However, classic amateur camcorders are in no hurry to retire. Recently I happened to get acquainted with one of the top camcorders in the amateur segment – Panasonic HC-VXF990. The main question that interested me was: what modern video cameras of this category can contrast their competitors in the form of smartphones on the one hand and SLR cameras on the other. Continue reading

Digital movie cameras: introduction. What cameras were filmed and filmed a movie?

“Any camera in the hands of an amateur is amateur, any camera in the hands of a professional is professional.” This common phrase, popular among filmmakers, is largely true, because a person shoots a movie, not a camera.

After choosing the artistic solution to the film, its style, the director of photography selects the desired technological solution for the implementation of the creative tasks of the director. An interesting, high-quality film image, in addition to the filming process itself, is based on three main parameters: camera selection, optics selection and image processing at the stage of color correction and post-production. All these components are closely related to each other and inextricably affect how the film will end up. Today we’ll talk about choosing a camera to create a movie. Continue reading

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On the experience of using Canon C300 and C500 cameras when shooting documentaries
At the end of 2013, documentary director Vitaly Mansky and I began working on a picture of North Korea, “In the Sunshine.” Before that, we shot the film “The Trumpet” (2012) with him on the Canon 5D Mark II, and I also participated in the filming of his film “The Book” (2013), which used the Canon 5D Mark III camera.

When we started working on the film “In the Sunshine” it became clear that we had to look for a new camera. The fact is that in this picture Vitaly attached great importance to the expressiveness of the image and the general plans. Continue reading

CLASSIFICATION AND PARAMETERS OF DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERAS
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Digital movie cameras: introduction. What cameras were filmed and filmed a movie?
“Any camera in the hands of an amateur is amateur, any camera in the hands of a professional is professional.” This common phrase, popular among filmmakers, is largely true, because…

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Pentax Optio 60
With the development of digital photographic equipment, two main trends are steadily observed - an abrupt increase in the resolution of CCDs and a gradual decrease in prices in each…

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Review of the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera
Zero-zoom cameras are no longer news in the world of digital technology. And many were waiting for Canon's first mirrorless camera. I have often heard that with the capabilities of…

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