Camera & Grip

How to Wrap Cables with Duct Tape Without Getting Them Sticky

Duct tape usually devolves into a hot nasty mess and should be avoided… but sometimes it’s all you got – here’s a nifty trick of keeping that sticky off your cables when using duct tape to wrap your cables. Duct tape can often be a photographer’s best friend. Cable management can often be a nightmare. Read MoreRead More

10 Useful Apps for Your Crew

Check out these 10 useful apps for keeping track of your set. Pocket AC (Android)  Winner: Most Comprehensive Camera Department App Why Download? Depth of field calculator, digital runtime calculator, camera specs reference, film stocks reference, exposure, field of view calculator, focus chart, inset slate. and more. SSN Insight: Shockingly, there isn’t a version of Read MoreRead More

First Look at the 4K ENG style Panasonic HC-X1000

The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a small ENG-style camcorder with a 20x zoom lens that shoots cinematic 4K video as well as Ultra HD directly to file formats that are convenient for editing (MOV, MP4, etc.). The X1000 also captures several robust flavors of HD, including up to 200 Mbps for 1080p. The Panasonic HC-X1000 has Read MoreRead More

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