Hi-Tech Studio: Film Scanners

Discover the hidden value in your film archive when you digitize your slides and negatives
By Staff
Film scanners let you convert slides, negatives and even prints into digital images for yourself or your clients. They're a great way to convert your old film archive into digital form. Mastering scanning takes a while, and if you just have a few film images or prints you want digitized,…

DPP Solutions: The Lingo

Decoding the jargon of motion capture
By Staff
Many photographers who are entering the realm of motion capture have encountered an unexpected problem: the terminology. It's like Vincent describing Europe to Jules in Pulp Fiction—everything is just a little bit different. In this brief article, we outline a few of the differences you may find confusing if you…

DPP Solutions: Jibbing

Get a cool move in motion shots and a new perspective in still shots with these versatile camera supports
By Staff
We've written a fair amount about sliders in DPP. A slider is a simple rail with a camera mount that allows you to get a smooth dolly effect in your motion shots. This small device creates a sophisticated effect and immediately gives your project an added level of visual interest.…

Hi-Tech Studio: Wide-Format Printers

The 24-inch printer is a specialty item for most studios, but these larger printers give you some clear advantages for making gallery prints for display and for sale directly.
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The 24-inch printer is a specialty item for most studios, but these larger printers give you some clear advantages for making gallery prints for display and for sale directly. The 24-inch printer doesn't replace a high-end custom printing company where you consult with a master printer to fine-tune the nuances…

Hi-Tech Studio: Fast, Pro CF Cards

If you’re not using the right memory card, you’re truncating the power of your DSLR
By Staff
The trend today in higher-end DSLRs is to provide two media slots, but the pro models still rely primarily on CompactFlash cards because of their speed and capacity capabilities. The Canon EOS-1D X has two CompactFlash slots, and the Nikon D4, a CompactFlash slot and a slot for the new…

Hacking Your DSLR

You can get increased performance and impressive capabilities if you’re willing to negate your warranty and risk turning your camera into a paperweight
By Staff
Hacks for DSLRs started to become a popular topic among motion shooters when stories began to come out regarding how regular off-the-shelf cameras were being modified by major TV and movie productions to create small super cameras. In those early days of HD video-capable DSLRs, the motion features of the…
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