Category:Gear

A Cine Lens, Reconsidered

Disclaimer: B. Co is in no way sponsored by or affiliated with Zeiss or Sony. The opinions present in this blog are solely our own.

 

By Jeff Knapp

 

Sometimes a tool’s intended purpose is not necessarily the best way to use it.

At least, that’s what I told myself in an effort to rationalize my first experience with the Zeiss 50mm/T2.1 CP.2 Makro-Planar Cine lens. While by no means a bad lens, it happens to lack the one critical feature that tends to distinguish cinema-grade glass from its smaller, less expensive photographic cousins: a telecentric design. Continue reading

Frame 2.0 Review

By G. Bains

 

Disclaimer: B. Co is in no way sponsored by, or affiliated with, Frame.io. The opinions present in this blog are solely our own. 

 

We at B. Co have been using Frame as our main presenting video and editing collaboration platform for over a year now. Frame 1.0  has been something of a godsend when comes to internal productivity. So, when the Apple’s App award-winner announced the launch of their 2.0 upgrade, we didn’t take much notice, as we couldn’t see what there was to improve upon.

We were wrong. The features included in this upgrade have already enhanced the channels of communication internally as well as with our clients. Continue reading

Silicon Valley Comic Con

Rumored to be the biggest event in Downtown San Jose ever, Silicon Valley Comic Con comes back to the San Jose Convention center and we will be there covering the event. We hope to see Grant Gustin (CW’s The Flash), Astronaut Buzz Alrdrin, many leading tech companies as well as artist such as Drew Struzan (Hollywood’s World renowned Movie Poster Artist) If you see us please feel free to say hello!

For more information on the event click here.

 

Kodak PixPro SP360 4K Action Cam Review

By Jeff Knapp

 

Disclaimer: B. Co is in no way sponsored by, or affiliated with, Kodak. The opinions present in this blog are solely our own. 

 

With the proliferation of affordable VR headsets currently saturating the marketplace, manufacturers are rushing to put out equally affordable cameras to take advantage of this new medium.

One manufacturer, Kodak, broke into the VR field with their PixPro SP360 4K Action Cam.

The PixPro is marketed as an “action camera”, much like a GoPro, but with a 360-degree field of view. This is mainly targeted to consumers who want to relive their experiences in a more immersive fashion than was ever possible with traditional home movies.

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Moto Z Droid and FV-5 App Review

By Jeff Knapp

 

Disclaimer: B. Co is in no way sponsored by, or affiliated with, Motorola, Adobe, or Camera FV-5. The opinions present in this blog are solely our own. All photos taken with the Moto Z camera with Camera FV-5 and post-processing in Adobe Lightroom Mobile.

 

 

When it comes to serious photography, SLR (single-lens reflex) – or, more recently, DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) –  cameras have been the standard for professionals around the world for over half a century. But, according to some in the ubiquitous tech field of Silicon Valley, advancements in smartphone camera technology will sound the death knell for the long-standing industry staple.

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The Aputure Amaran HR672 (and the importance of CRI)

By Jeff Knapp

 

Disclaimer: B. Co is in no way sponsored by, or affiliated with, Aputure. The opinions present in this blog are solely our own.

 

As cinematographers and photographers, we often get caught up in the minutiae of our gear. From choosing the sharpest lens or the highest quality full-frame camera, to fretting over rigs, sliders, jibs, etc. But, sometimes we ignore the most important part of any shoot: Lighting.

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