Field Production Tutorials : Creative COW Creative COW Library of Field Production, tips, and strategies. en-us Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:00:00 GMT PHP Script Making Forest Leaves Dance, Ridley Scott's Seven Worlds The Mocap Studio and Xsens were called upon to help Ridley Scott nail his epic Hennessy short film via precise, on-location motion data capture. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 18:02:21 GMT DJI Osmo Action Camera In-Depth: Taking on GoPro The DJI Osmo Action is DJI's first GoPro-like action camera. It shoots crisp 4K video at 60 FPS, and super slow motion at 240 FPS at 1080p, also with support for HDR and terrific RockSteady image stabilization. Especially interesting: TWO LCD screens to make it easy to see what you're shooting from Fri, 05 Jul 2019 22:17:06 GMT Field Recording Accessories & Mounts: Perfecting Audio Field recording by its nature warrants good, practical kit, and longtime audio engineer Keith Alexander walks you through some of his favorite gear. Wed, 15 May 2019 09:23:45 GMT Small HD FOCUS 7 4K Monitor Hands On Here's a first look at the SmallHD FOCUS 7, a 7-inch, 4K monitor that packs significant production value in a moderate price. The monitor includes Small HD’s OS3 software, which gives users access to features such as pinch-to-zoom, waveform monitors, focus pulling, 3D LUTs, and more, in a build th Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:32:28 GMT Pansonic AG-CX350 First Look: 4K, HDR, Streaming, and more Introducing the new Panasonic AG-CX350 4K HDR 10-bit 60p camcorder, featuring Enhanced Network Capabilities for live events,, sports, and news gathering. The CX350 is equipped with the RTMP/RTSP/RTP protocol for live streaming and NewTek NDI | HX-ready for IP Production. In addition, it offers futur Sun, 10 Feb 2019 08:50:55 GMT Perfecting Audio: Field Recorders Audio professional Keith Alexander offers a personal tour through the minefield that is field recorders. The goal is to cover as many situations that may arise with the least amount of gear, and to make sure the job gets done right the first time. Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:51:31 GMT George H.W. Bush Yelled At Me For Making Him Look Bad On TV In his earlier life as a TV producer, Creative COW's Tim Wilson had a memorable encounter with the 41st President of the United States not long after he left office, while shooting a PR piece for the local news. It's a humorous tale of meeting deadlines, meeting expectations, and meeting a man only Sat, 01 Dec 2018 21:39:52 GMT GoPro HERO7 First Look The new GoPro HERO7 can do WHAT? Join Steven John Irby, co-owner and director of Street Dreams Magazine, for a look at the most advanced GoPro yet: HyperSmooth Stabilization, TimeWarp Video, live streaming, voice control, waterproof, and much more. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:17:20 GMT Filming In Small Spaces "Penned" is a narrative series shot on location in New York, which means working in lots of small spaces. The team not only explores how these challenges call upon their highest level of creativity in the shortest amount of time, but also lay out how these challenges give some of the most creative r Tue, 11 Sep 2018 13:06:22 GMT Get The Shot Without Getting Shot: Adventures in Stock Video Rick Ray of DVArchive has traveled the world, lived in a Buddhist monastery in Thailand, played ragtime piano for money in Australian bars, and both been arrested in Ethiopa and recruited those same police to be in his videos the very next day. In his NAB Show presentation for Adobe Stock, Rick gets Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:20:43 GMT A Vision For Stock Video Success: Daniel Hurst, VIA Films You’ve definitely seen Daniel Hurst’s work. An early mover in high frame rate and aerial shooting for stock footage using cameras including Phantom Flex 4K and RED Weapon 8K, he’s sold over 200,000 clips through his company VIA Films. His career has been driven by trying to create shots he has Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:52:41 GMT “Before I forget: don’t wear any underwear.” Before coming to Creative COW, before his lives in product marketing and product management at Avid and Boris FX, Creative COW Editor-in-Chief Tim Wilson ran a video production company. As we also observe the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the US Parks Service, Tim recalls one one especially m Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:57:19 GMT A Tale of Two Field Monitors:Panasonic & Flanders Scientific The world is full of production monitors these days, but two new models stand out thanks to their big screens that can run for hours on battery power. That alone means cameramen and producers can finally take a big monitor into the field, without giving up much mobility. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:00:00 GMT TV Pro Gear Builds 3D Flypack for WealthTV When cable/satellite network WealthTV decided to offer a 3D channel, they turned to TV Gear Pro, experts in creating flypacks, to make the first-ever 3D flypack. TV Pro Gear president Andrew Maisner, who was also the project's design engineer, tells Creative COW what's in the flypack and how it's be Tue, 12 Jun 2012 11:15:59 GMT NAB 2012: K-Tek K-Tek introduced several products at NAB 2012, including the rugged Shark Wireless Antenna Mount, and a range of tools designed to respond to the ergonomic needs of small form factors such as the GoPro camera and the iPhone. Also debuted was the K-Tek Tripod Mount Case for the iPhone4/4S, which turn Thu, 10 May 2012 19:38:57 GMT NAB 2012: Sachtler Sachtler debuted the Ace tripod system for the first time in the U.S. With a payload of up to 8.8 pounds (4 kilograms), the Ace tripod is ideal for smaller HDV camcorders and video-enabled DSLR cameras. Wed, 09 May 2012 17:30:12 GMT NAB 2012: Petrol Bags Petrol Bags introduced four new products for audio in addition to the Liteporter for a Litepanels 1x1 LED light fixture, Rolling DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case and two new LCD monitor bags. Tue, 08 May 2012 10:22:50 GMT Atomos Integrates with FCPX and AVID Atomos, the Melbourne, Australia-based company that creates solutions in continuous power technology and affordable digital recording to HDDs or SSDs, continues to extend its workflow-related products to more media productions and projects. Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMT Panasonic BT-LH910 9 inch Broadcast Monitor The world is full of broadcast monitors these days, but Panasonic’s new BT-LH910 9" monitor is a standout. It's got a stunning picture, an extreme viewing angle, and a form factor that’s small enough to still work in the field, but big enough to still work in a studio. It’s also got some Wed, 13 Jul 2011 20:37:16 GMT Anton/Bauer Tandem 150 Modular Power System Want to charge an Anton/Bauer battery in just about any situation, whether wall power is available or not? Anton/Bauer's small, lightweight Tandem 150 is what you need. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:56:48 GMT Backing Up Solid-State Cards In The Field If you shoot video to solid-state cards, two products from Nexto and Panasonic make it easy to back those cards up in the field. At over $2,000, these gadgets aren't exactly cheap, but they can save a lot of time and effort. The Panasonic in particular can make a solid-state workflow feasible for ju Fri, 29 Oct 2010 22:08:03 GMT Shooting True First-Person Interviews Tom Miller, a 20 year cinematographer, shares some of his interview secrets with Creative COW members. Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning documentary film "Fog of War", where Robert McNamara looks directly into the lens as he talks about the trials and tribulations of the Vietnam W Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMT