Category:Reviews

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

5 Things To Look For In A Client

In the almost two years since we have established ourselves as an agency, B. Co has met with many types of clients (potential and otherwise). At first, we were dedicated to expanding our portfolio, which led to us taking on clients we otherwise might not have. Although, we are thankful for every type of client that we have worked with, because it has increased our knowledge and experience with business relations.

As content creators, we are often so focused on why the prospect should hire us that we don’t pay enough attention to what it is that we are looking for in a client. Is there a perfect client out there? No. Is there an ideal client? Yes. So, what is it that we look for on the client side that helps us do our job better?  Continue reading

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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Frame.io – A Collaborative Video Platform

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. 

 

Frame.io is a web-based software application that provides enhanced collaborative tools to video production teams. We here at B.Co have been using it for over nine months and it has exponentially increased our workflow efficiency.

Once a video is uploaded to Frame.io, all relevant team members can leave their comments, anchoring them to specific frames in the timeline.

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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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