Cameras Variety of choices
Camera. You have long wanted to buy it ... The time has come. To take high-quality pictures, you need to make a choice. A quick glance at the catalog of…

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Standard Definition Video Recording Formats
First of all, it should be noted that, without exception, all modern digital video cameras use certain compression algorithms and compression of the original video, and the “recording format” just…

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TWO ACROBAT BROTHERS. CANSONIC 700 DUO PRO AND 707 DUO PRO DVR REVIEW
As a rule, these devices are completely unpretentious. A miniature case, a camera, a microSD card slot, and a couple of buttons. However, there are exceptions. For example, today's heroes…

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“The camera should be small and light.”

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

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, even manufacturers from above have to compete in a very narrow niche of budget cameras. With the advent of smartphones, it has become even smaller, forcing them to go on tricks.

That is why today it is so easy to lure an inexperienced lover into traps set by market experts. In the end, few of them understand that buying a camera is the tip of the iceberg. Often a consumer who is lured by a low price buys only a “carcass” from a full-fledged camera. Only with time does it come to the realization that she still needs a full-fledged lens and flash. To avoid this, it is advisable to study the rating of budget cameras. Continue reading

Optimal Godox flashes for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic Lumix, Olympus, Fuji

Choosing the optimal system flash for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Lumix, Olympus, Fuji cameras.

Everyone who likes to take pictures faced with the situation that in the dark and in dark rooms you have to take pictures with a flash. At the same time, the flash built into the camera gives a flat picture with an overexposed foreground and hard shadows behind the subject.

If you decide to purchase a flash, you have three options for purchase:

Branded flash
No name flash with or without TTL mode
System flash units from well-established Chinese manufacturers.
Branded flash units are fully compatible with their respective cameras, and if you have sufficient means to purchase a branded flash unit, you can dwell on this option. Continue reading

How to choose a 4K camcorder?
While there are many important components in the process of creating 4K video content - such as a 4K encoder and latest-generation streaming / recording tools - the first step…

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First look at the camera Sony Alpha a99 Mark II. Back to the Future?
Sony's ten years of presence in the interchangeable lens camera market is an obvious example of a success story. Starting with an absorption collaboration with an industry veteran, the company…

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HOW TO DIGIT AN OLD VIDEO CASSETTE UNDER HOME
VHS video cassettes and VCRs designed for playing them first appeared on the market in 1976 and successfully outlived Sony Betamax and Video 2000 technologies. In the 1990s and 2000s…

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Cameras Variety of choices
Camera. You have long wanted to buy it ... The time has come. To take high-quality pictures, you need to make a choice. A quick glance at the catalog of…

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