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ARRI’s lone ranger

Our resident DOP Harvey Glen takes the ARRI Amira on a road test and gives us the lowdown Over the summer, I was back in the UK, trying to escape the worst of the heat in the UAE. While there, I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot a factual documentary with long-term collaborator and friend...

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Grab and shoot

Sony’s latest camera release, the PXW-FS5, launched at IBC this year, is a smaller, sleeker version of the PXW-FS7. Our resident DoP Harvey Glen tests the camera to find out if it lives up to the benchmark set by big brother, the FS7 The PXW-FS5 is Sony’s newest offering to the market and I had the...

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Industry heavyweight

Our resident DoP Harvey Glen tests the Blackmagic URSA and gives us his verdict on the camera’s performance   Blackmagic’s URSA camera was hotly anticipated when it was announced at NAB last year, primarily because it seemed to offer a lot of features for a very affordable price range of...

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Fit for purpose

Dubai-based cinematographer Harvey Glen road tests the newly released Sony PXW-FS7 while filming CrossFit athlete coach Carlo Milo at the Smart Fitness gym The Sony PXW-FS7 delivers long-form recording capabilities with 4K resolution in a compact, handheld design. It shoots codec XAVC-I with a...

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Mocha Tracker

Mocha has become the industry standard for motion tracking and rotoscoping but does the new version live up to its reputation, investigates Alistair Rankine Mocha Pro started life as three different products – Mocha, Mokey and Monet – all of which were finally brought together into a comprehensive...

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Panasonic GH3

Panasonic GH3 is a compact professional camera offering innumerable shooting options. Andrew Clemson, a Dubai-based cinematographer and digital cinema specialist, checks out the camera’s performance Since professional production-capable cameras became smaller with the advent of the DSLR boom, more...