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FS700 Picture Profiles and Operator’s Manual

FS700 Picture Profiles and Operator’s Manual

There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting a digital film camera: lens compatibility, definition, over and under-cranking, image quality, ease of use, and price are all very important. To be sure, image quality has to be very high on the list.

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5D vs FS100, How to Match Footage from Canon and Sony

5D vs FS100, How to Match Footage from Canon and Sony

Phil Boyer and I worked together on the Kentucky Symphony Gala last February. Right about that time Apple came out with its Multicam update to Final Cut Pro X, which I used to put together a project which I wrote about last March.

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Using the FS700 Run & Gun Style

Using the FS700 Run & Gun Style

Yesterday was the 4th of July and we went up to the US Army fort here in Fort Thomas, Kentucky to watch the annual parade. I brought the FS700 along to get a feel for using it run & gun style. I was familiar with the FS100 after my experience with Phil Boyer filming the KSO Gala Concert.

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3 Tips on How to Speed Up a Mac Pro

3 Tips on How to Speed Up a Mac Pro

A day or so after Apple announced only a marginal increase of speed for Mac Pros I was in the car listening to Rush Limbaugh blasting Apple. He, like many other Mac Pro owners as well myself, was disappointed that we have to wait until at least the end of 2013 to be able to upgrade significantly.

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What I Love About the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

What I Love About the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

It amazes me sometimes about the plethora of camera and lens reviews out there. I certainly appreciate all of them, since local camera stores have all but disappeared. There are many reviews of the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM but I think many of them miss the big picture, so I am here to set the record straight.

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Mobius and XXIT are Still My Favorite Canon C300 Films

Mobius and XXIT are Still My Favorite Canon C300 Films

I have been staying away from camera reviews and the like because there are plenty of resources on the Internet for that kind of thing. If I go to NAB in 2013, maybe that will change.

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Karissa Makes it Happen Backstage

Karissa Makes it Happen Backstage

Most folks don’t know what happens back stage. Karissa explains how she sets the mood and makes it come together. Shot for the “I’m a Mormon” project.

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The Connection: Megan & Melissa, Martial Arts & Dance

The Connection: Megan & Melissa, Martial Arts & Dance

These two twins have so much in common, their love of movement, family, and faith. What is so interesting is not how they are the same, but how they are different. In discovering how they are different we learn in a profound way how they are the same, and how we too are like them. Shot for the I’m a Mormon campaign.

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Troubleshooting Final Cut Pro X

Troubleshooting Final Cut Pro X

My post on How to Speed Up Final Cut Pro with a New Graphics Card has caught a lot of attention. Some amplification on this subject appears to be warranted. I just received this email from a reader:

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How To Find the Shutter Count on a Canon 5D Mark II

How To Find the Shutter Count on a Canon 5D Mark II

This is a very relevant question these days as folks interested in upgrading to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III may be looking to sell their 5D Mark II on the used market.

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