Articles By Lee Rickwood
Lee Rickwood | In this two-part examination of projection technology for event video space, we'll look at new video projectors, portable screens (even in HD), cabling options, and relation accessories.
As the newest camcorders make their way onto the popular HDV stage, they are supported by a growing cast of accessories--among them, cool new super-telephoto lenses, night vision image enhancers, and 35mm film lens adaptors for HDV camcorders.
Lee Rickwood | In this first installment of a two-part report, we'll reach into a mixed bag of DV gadgets and accessories that have been updated for the latest HDV models as well. In Part Two, we'll look through the new lenses and filters available specifically for HDV camcorders.
Lee Rickwood | Think about using a router, distribution amplifier, or other switching device when you need to move audio and video around in today's multi-format production environment.
Lee Rickwood | Because analog-to-digital converters have an important role to play in the edit suite, at the dubbing station, and even on location, we'll take a look at some poplar and functional outboard hardware devices for converting analog video into digital data.
Lee Rickwood |The Editor's Choice-winning ULTRA 2 is one of the easiest, most efficient, and effective chromakey tools we've seen. Having the ability to see real-time previews while tweaking a chromakey shoot is terrific, and the fast rendering times (with appropriate equipment) really speed up the entire process. You can get a decent key in and out of the system in minutes, but the ability to polish up the look and feel of a keyed effect is amazing, and shadows and reflections alone are worth the price of admission.
Gear and Now: Locatin Monitors
Gear and Now: Tripods
More than ever, good camera support equipment—be it tripod, monopod, steadicam device, or jib arm set-up—is the foundation for good video. We’ll look at all these categories in the next few editions of Gear & Now. This month, we’ll start with tripods.
Lee Rickwood | A recent performance art event at the Art Gallery of Ontario, captured by eight video cameras, has given the phrase "video shoot" a whole new meaning.
Lee Rickwood|As the top-end product in Macrosystem's various lines of standalone video editing systems, Solitaire is an easy-to-learn, simple-to-operate non-linear editor, one without the complexity or hassle of PC-based systems. Among its more interesting features is the ingenious QuadCam, which automatically syncs footage from multicamera shoots for real-time cutting.
Lee Rickwood|Live event video production can be very popular, very effective, and very rewarding—often because there is little or no editing involved. Live audio mixers are essential equipment for successful live events.