Art Adams has a nice set of simple tips for Camera Ops over at Provideo Coalition.
A nice article on grading over at ProLost.
An excellent primer on MTF over at Ablecine Blog.
New video cameras are coming, cameras which are relatively cheap, but also relatively complex to operate. We’ve already seen many disasters born of the ignorance of many producers and directors who have little real technical knowledge, and jump on the band wagon with no idea what they are setting themselves up for. Not employing a competent crew, not setting aside time and money for post, simply believing the camera is all they need. It will get worse before it gets better, now that cheaper versions are getting closer. Only two years late, but closer none the less.
Read these warnings, please, and remember them. The band wagon is already overloaded.
There’s a lot of speculation, as well as some official announcements, on Canon’s upcoming range of solid state camcorders to replace the current XH and XL series. Some very interesting potential here to displace some of the current market leaders.