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Cine EI and how to use it.  I have prepared a guide to using Cine EI mode on the PMW-F5 and F55. What does it do, how should I use it, and how do I set the camera up? Click Here to read the article.

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Storm Chasing in the USA with the PMW-F5 on the Miller Solo.

Storm Chasing in the USA with the PMW-F5 on the Miller Solo.

Run and maintained by DP Alister Chapman, this web site is primarily aimed at users of Sony’s XDCAM and NEX-FS products (PMW, NEX, PXW etc), but you will find a wide range of information on all aspects of television and video production, so no matter what camera you use there is likely to be information helpful to you. The Tech Notes page  has a list of many easy to understand articles on technical issues and the science of shooting better video.

Hypergammas and S-Log curves

In Alisters Blog there are articles on camera setup, technical features, equipment reviews and industry news. If there is anything you would like to know about do ask using the blog comments or through the forum.

Alister attends mosts of the major trade shows, including CabSat, NAB, IBC, Broadcast Asia and many others.

XDCAM-USER.com is run entirely by Alister Chapman. It is not affiliated to Sony or Sony’s XDCAM product line. The views expressed in the blog are those of Alister and other blog contributors. You can also follow Alister on Twitter and on Facebook for all the latest news and updates.

Cinematography workshop at Broadcast Asia.

Cinematography workshop at Broadcast Asia.

Alister runs tours and workshops for individuals and groups both large and small. He is an excellent teacher and works with Sony, F-Stop Academy and Santa Fe Workshops as well as other educational establishments to provide  quality video production training and education around the world. He also runs his own workshops and adventure tours. You can find more information on  these here.