Depth of Field Demystified

Depth of Field (DoF) is easy to understand, but it is often extremely poorly explained. It’s all about selective focus. For consumers with conveniently small camcorders, you only have two options: get your subject away from the background and then (1) zoom in or (2) get the subject close to the camera. No 35mm lens adapters, no secret techniques, no complex math: That’s it!Read More

Ultimate Guide to Professional Video Cameras

How to pick a Professional Camera by “Gospel” John Hess The term “professional camera” is very subjective term. As technology continually improves, the line in quality between consumer cameras and professional cameras gets increasingly thin. But as any serious filmmaker/videographer will tell you, the jump to a professional level camera comes with huge improvement in Read MoreRead More

Film, Video, and 35mm Lens Adapters

“How do I make video look like film?” This seemingly innocent question can provoke some of the most heated arguments you’ll ever overhear between professionals. Technically speaking, there are a number of distinctions between the formats, some of which can be negated by today’s crop of camcorders that offer increased dynamic range, better color and Read MoreRead More