V-LOG L: A Bit Bucket Half Full

One guy's take on Panasonic's V-LOG L profile after beating on it for a few months.

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SHORT: Player Two

Dreamy execution that fits the content perfectly, John Wikstrom's short is well deserving of it's Vimeo Staff Pick status. Anyone that can turn a YouTube comment into an emotionally engaging narrative is someone to watch.

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Yosemite through V-LOG L and a fisheye lens

On a recent trip to California I intended to bring my Rokinon 14mm cine-lens, but instead accidentally packed the 8mm fish-eye. The results?

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The three types of video resolution

There is more than one kind of resolution. Understand the three that most impact video quality.

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Panasonic announces paid V-LOG L upgrade for GH4

If you read between the lines, this upgrade has clear implications for Panasonic's business, and the industry as a whole.

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Grading GH4 V-Log

Some quick and dirty grades of sample GH-4 V-LOG footage from Driftwood Productions.

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Exposing the GH4

Exposing to the left is a dangerous strategy when shooting with the Panasonic GH4.

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SHORT: Trick Meter

Great look, great story (done with no dialog), great pacing. Accomplished with a small crew, to boot.

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SHORT: Real Gone

It's been a long time since I've highlighted a short film. Too long.

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A sad state of affairs

Whether you love or hate the mass migration of every possible SFX to CGI, this news from the Hollywood Reporter is sad, indeed. Film needs giant talents such as Mr. Baker, and the geniuses at Stan Winston's shop.

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Panasonic needs to release the V-Log profile for the GH4, and most people need to not use it

For several months now, Panasonic has been demonstrating, leaking and (presumably) tweaking two logarithmic picture profiles, VLOG, for the GH4. Two new firmware releases have come and gone since VLOG was first spotted in the field, and still nothing in our hands. Recently, the rumors have veered towards the upgrade either being delayed until the GH5, or becoming a paid upgrade ($100, $200?) Say it ain't so.

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Why Cine-D sucks

Seems like everybody has an opinion on the best "flat" picture profile for the Panasonic GH4. Four pictures are worth a thousand words.

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Comparing Focal Adapters: The Metabones Speed Booster vs the RJ Photo Lens Turbo

The Lens Turbo is less than half the cost of the Speed Booster. Can a cheap Chinese knockoff compete in image and build quality?

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The three most misunderstood GH4 settings – PART 3: Highlight & Shadow

Not all curve controls are created equal. I thought I knew what to expect from the GH4 Highlight and Shadow settings. For this final installment of misunderstood settings, find out how I was wrong.

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The three most misunderstood GH4 settings – PART 2: Master Pedestal

In part 2 of our series on misunderstood settings, we tackle the ominous sounding Master Pedestal.

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The three most misunderstood GH4 settings – PART 1: Luminance Levels

Think you know what the luminance levels, highlight & shadow, and master pedestal settings do to your image? Are you sure?

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What does a professional colorist do?

Timelapse of the color grade for a make-up commercial.

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GEAR REVIEW: Fotodiox Pro Vizelex ND Throttle Lens Mount Adapter

Is a variable ND filter built-into a lens mount a stroke of genius or a frankenstein monster?

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Shooting for Safety

David Fincher validates and updates shooting wide and reframing in post.

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Adobe MAX demo automagically eliminates jumpcuts

Coming soon to Premiere?

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FILM REVIEW: Gone Girl

Gone Girl (2014, R)
Good Deft direction, strong screenplay, excellent performance from Rosamund Pike
Bad Overly long coda, poor casting

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Saving a bad shoot with aggressive editing

I screwed-up a time sensitive shoot. Can I save my butt in the edit? You be the judge.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Young

Young by The Paper Kites

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SHORT: You Outta Know

Wonderfully executed, creative, even creepier than the song. And that's saying something.

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GEAR REVIEW: FOTGA DP3000 M3 DSLR swing-away Matte Box

REVIEW: FOTGA DP3000 M3 DSLR SWING AWAY MATTE BOX
Can an ultra-cheap matte box hold its own against alternatives costing several times more?

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GEAR REVIEW: FOTGA DP500IIS Quick Release Follow Focus

REVIEW: FOTGA DP500IIS
An great piece of gear at any price. For under $200, it's amazing. Enter for a chance to win one of your own.

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Project: Maplewood Panthers Portraits

Teaser for a new project for the Maplewood High School football team.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Anthem

ANTHEM - By Kawehi

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TEST: Noise level of the RPS Studio CoolLED 100 (Alzo 3000)

Objectively evaluating the fan noise of the popular Alzo 3000 Led light.

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Comparing the complete set of Rokinon cine-style lenses at 4K

4K comparison of the complete set of Rokinon Cine Lenses.

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Testing the sharpness of the Rokinon Cine 85mm with Lens Turbo on the Pansonic GH4

Can the cheap combo of a Rokinon Cine lens and Lens Turbo adapter stand-up to the resolving power of the Panasonic GH4's 4K?

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Sony announces A7S. How does it compare to Panasonic GH4?

Can Sony's new full frame entry dethrone Panasonic's 4k entry before either even hit the market?

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KICKSTARTER: 4DSLR Tripod Stud

The 4DSLR Tripod Stud* screws directly into your tripod and enables you to quickly mount accessories directly to it, for video or photography. Once you experience using this you will ask why tripod companies don't automatically make a tripod this way.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Dreamin’

Pillar Point - Dreamin' [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO] from Polyvinyl Record Co. on Vimeo.

Vimeo Staff Pick Dreamin’ by Pillar Point, shot on RED Epic and edited with FCPX.

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GEAR TEST: FOTGA Slim Fader Variable ND

GEAR REVIEW: FOTGA Slim Fader Variable ND
How does a cheap variable ND filter stack-up against an expensive 4x4 ND?

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Almost spring at Radnor Lake

Gallery of images from Radnor Lake.

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Zacuto talks with Panasonic about the GH4

Zacuto sits down with a Pansonic rep for the skinny on the GH4, which is getting dangerously close to my perfect camera.

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GEAR TEST: RJ Lens Turbo Sharpness and Color Charts

RJ Lens Turbo resolution and color charts for your pixel peeping pleasure.

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FILM REVIEW: Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters

A solid but forgetable , pulp B-movie. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters could have been elevated with a bit more creativity.

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Short film: Life

We Should Be Working presents KEVIN HEFFERNAN as THE RUNNER. WRITTEN & DIRECTED by ROD BLACKHURST

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RSS Test excerpt

This text should only appear on the home page.

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FILM REVIEW: Oldboy (2013)

It is a fair argument as to whether there was any reason to even attempt a remake to Chan-wook Park's Oldboy, but judged on its own merits, Spike Lee's version is a solid film.

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RJ Lens Turbo Video Test

RJ Photo Lens Turbo Test from Joseph Moore on Vimeo.

How does the RJ Photo Lens Turbo perform in the most challenging of video shooting conditions?

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Real World Test: RJ Lens Turbo (Speedbooster clone)

REVIEW: RJ Photo Lens Turbo Canon FD to M43 focal reducer
Old lenses and a new adapter make the trip to the Nashville Zoo. Can a cheap Chinese knock-off compete with the Metabone Speed Booster?

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