With over 28 valuable years in the media production industry, OneRiver Media accumulated a wealth of knowledge, techniques, workflows, problem-solving scenarios, and creative skillets. Rather than keeping these assets to ourselves, we’ve shared them over the years with the world. This page is a resource to these experiences.

From filling convention halls to personal one-on-one consultation, OneRiver Media can help you, your team, or your potential customers with our exclusive speaker presentations by Marco Solorio, owner of OneRiver Media. For further inquiries on having Marco present at your event, company, or studio, please contact us and we’d be more than happy to arrange a meeting to discuss these opportunities

To learn about our special workshops, please check out our “Events” page. Thank you.


TOP INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS


Photo © OneRiver Media. Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media presenting tutorials on camera.

Zacuto LIVE! The Pocket 4K

Working with the URSA Mini 4.6K

Broadcast Asia: Low Cost Filmmaking

Comparing the Cinema Camera & 5D Mk III

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Comparing the Cinema Camera & 5D Mk III

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The Impact of 12-bit RAW

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The Impact of 12-bit RAW

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Rigging Your Cinema Camera Webinar (2014)

Cinema Camera Webinar (2012)

 

PUBLISHED BOOKS BY ONE RIVER MEDIA

PUBLISHED BOOKS BY
ONE RIVER MEDIA


Photo © OneRiver Media. Photo from The Ultimate Comparison Guide to the URSA and CION

Get the latest inside scoop with these books, written by Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media. For beginners and pros alike, these books offer valuable inside information on the topics they cover. These books are available on Amazon.

Rigging Your Cinema Camera

  • Over 400 pages and 300 photos of in-depth content
  • Cinema Camera rigs since mid-2012
  • Dissection of parts and techniques
  • Cost, tips, fabrication, usage, and assembly
  • Rigs: compact, studio, ENG, cinema, etc.
  • Various gear tested, from cheap to exotic
  • And much, much more!

Ultimate Comparison Guide to the URSA & CION

  • Over 80 pages of in-depth content
  • Extensive charts, diagrams, tables, matrix
  • Comparing: URSA, CION, ARRI, RED, etc.
  • Sensors, formats, codecs, connections, etc.
  • Examination of ergonomics and form factor
  • Cost break-down including hidden costs
  • And much, much more!
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JOSH DIAMOND & JASON DIAMOND
Marco Solorio has the gift of being both creative AND technical. He deftly illustrates the pros and cons of anything he can get his hands on and we the consumer are the beneficiary of his efforts. This book is a perfect guide for the ever growing camera market and the dearth of choices that can seem so daunting. Even if you never plan on buying either of these cameras, the knowledge you’ll gain from Marco’s insights will serve you well with any camera system.
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Jeff Foster
Marco Solorio has provided an amazingly detailed and thorough comparison and analysis of these two new cameras that are going to push the industry into a new set of standards and customer expectations. Even though I got to see both of these cameras in person at NAB this year, Marco has given all the real-world, non-marketing hype comparisons that include tech specs, overall production costs, features and image quality. This is a must-read for anyone who’s considering either of these two cameras – or interested in where camera technology is heading into the future!
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Steffan Schulz
For anyone contemplating the purchase of either the URSA or CION, this book addressees all of the questions that a filmmaker needs to know. It is a comprehensive look at their respective feature sets and offers a great side-by-side comparison. There’s enough technical information for the über-geek, yet written in a way that is manageable for those like me who have a basic technical understanding. In my case, I was thinking about an entirely different camera and this book also addresses the differences between those other leading models.
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Donald Bérubé
I am thoroughly impressed with the amount of information provided in this book. Many readers will appreciate what both camera systems feature, and will draw their own conclusions from Marco Solorio’s hands-on experience. Since each camera has its own unique strengths, each person’s shooting needs and style will dictate which camera to use. Since Marco dives so deeply into all aspects of each camera, readers will benefit from using this book as a “must carry” companion to the OEM instruction manual of either camera.

TOP MAGAZINE & ONLINE INTERVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND REVIEWS


Photo ©2013 OneRiver Media. Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media in POST Magazine.

  • ADAM Audio User Spotlight: OneRiver Media’s Marco Solorio
    ADAM Audio
    Author: © 2018, ADAM Audio
    Published: September 2018

    ADAM Audio, makers of extremely high-end, German-made, professional studio reference monitors, interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media about how he uses and incorporates ADAM Audio monitors in OneRiver Media's facility.

  • Splice Artist Spotlight: OneRiver Media’s Marco Solorio
    Splice
    Author: © 2018, Splice
    Published: September 2018

    Splice interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media about his three-dacade career and how he got to where he is today.

  • Wise Advanced User Spotlight: OneRiver Media’s Marco Solorio
    Wise Advanced Co., Ltd.
    Author: © 2018, Wise Advanced Co., Ltd.
    Published: August 2018

    Wise Advanced interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media about how he uses Wise Advanced flash media technology and specifically on a new documentary feature film he was Director of Photography on in Wuyi Shan, China.

  • Splice Project Spotlight: 10/10ths by OneRiver Media’s Marco Solorio
    Splice
    Author: © 2018, Splice
    Published: July 2018

    Splice interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media about his award-winning feature film work on "10/10ths", the technology used, and the arduous path to completion.

  • Video, Audio, VFX, and Finishing: The Hybrid Suite Revealed!
    Creative COW
    Author: © 2018, Marco Solorio
    Published: June 2018

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media takes us into his newly built suite, which he refers to as the hybrid suite, combing editorial, audio mixing, and color grading.

  • Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era
    Creative COW
    Author: © 2017, Marco Solorio
    Published: May 2017

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media gives an introductory overview to the rebirth of the Fairlight digital audio workstation (DAW) that is now part of Blackmagic Design’s powerful DaVinci Resolve post-production system. Is this finally the solution to break away from the Pro Tools stronghold?

  • Meet the Artist: OneRiver Media’s Marco Solorio
    PostPerspective
    Author: © 2014, Randi Altman
    Published: June 2014

    Randi Altman of PostPerspective interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media about his company, work, job specifics, and life.

  • Preparing for the Next Wave of 4K: What's Possible with the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
    DV Magazine
    Author: © 2014, Jay Ankeney
    Published: June 2014

    Jay Ankeney of PostPerspective interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media about the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K.

  • Small Gets Big: Interest Grows in the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
    DV Magazine
    Author: © 2014, Jay Ankeney
    Published: November 2013

    Jay Ankeney of PostPerspective interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media about the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera.

  • Using Social Media
    Post Magazine
    Author: © 2013, Randi Altman
    Published: February 2013

    Randi Altman of Post Magazine interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media about social media. Industrial Light & Magic, Colorflow, and Posthouse Pictures are also interviewd in this article.

  • Q&A: Marco Solorio on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
    Studio Daily
    Author: © 2012, Bryant Frazer
    Published: December 2012

    Bryant Frazer of Studio Daily interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media in depth about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.

  • Camera Class: First Field Reports from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
    DV Magazine
    Author: © 2012, Jay Ankeney
    Published: December 2012

    Jay Ankeney of DV Magazine interviews Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media about the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Included in this article are interviews from the Bandito Brothers, The Diamond Brothers, and Shane Hurlbut ASC.

  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera: In Production and Comparison
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2012, Marco Solorio
    Published: September 2012

    Calling the Blackmagic Cinema Camera "eagerly anticipated" is an understatement. This camera priced at only $2995 has offered the promise of something truly special since it was announced. OneRiver Media owner Marco Solorio has spent 20 years living just ahead of the curve for both technology and creativity, and here puts both to work in the most comprehensive overview of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera to date. He takes the Cinema Camera through its paces, including some less-than-ideal conditions."

  • NAB 2012: Introducing Our Blue Ribbon Award Winners
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2012, Creative Cow
    Published: June 2012

    Thank you to Creative COW for mentioning our article, 'Is the New Blackmagic Cinema Camera the HDSLR Killer?' as being one of the most read articles on the internet, states Tim Wilson of Creative COW, 'these were the three most-read articles for this year's NAB, on any topic, from any source, anywhere in the world.'"

  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Can It Run with the Big Boys
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2012, Marco Solorio
    Published: June 2012

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media takes another look into Blackmagic Design's new Cinema Camera to see how this camera further excels. With the camera sporting 13 stops of dynamic range through a 12-bit RAW data structure, there's one aspect of production where it truly might be able to hang with the "big boys."

  • Is the New Blackmagic Cinema Camera the HDSLR Killer?
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2012, Marco Solorio
    Published: April 2012

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media dissects Blackmagic Design's new Cinema Camera to see if it is in fact, the much-anticipated HDSLR-killer everyone's been waiting for over the years. But with a comparatively smaller sensor size and radical body design, does it fit the bill as the killer we all want?

  • Reviewed: Class on Demand – Avid Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users
    Pro Video Coalition
    Author: © 2011, Marco Solorio
    Published: July 2011

    Marco Solorio reviews Class On Demand's new line of Avid Media Composer training materials for Final Cut Pro users.

  • HDSLRs for Video: Beyond the Hype
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2010, Marco Solorio
    Published: January 2010 (Feature article). Printed magazine publication.

    Marco Solorio reveals some interesting details about shooting HD video with the new breed of DSLR cameras; some of their strengths, their weaknesses and what companies should do next.

  • Time Lapse Video Secrets: HD and Beyond with your Digital Camera
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2007 & © 2010, Marco Solorio
    Published: Original: October 2007. Updated: January 2010. Printed magazine publication.

    You already know that your digital camera has higher-than-HD resolution -- even higher than film res sometimes -- and the pictures can look amazing. It turns out that your still camera actually works better than an HD video camera for creating gorgeous time-lapse photography. Marco Solorio tells you how to put it all together. This article focuses on Adobe After Effects, but it works the same for many other applications. Read on for details.

  • Interlacing Progressive Footage
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2007, Marco Solorio
    Published: 2007

    We've all heard of de-interlacing footage, but what about re-interlacing? Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media shows us how to create interlaced footage from a progressive source. The results are picture perfect!

  • Radio interview
    Digital Production Buzz
    Author: © 2007 , Digital Production Buzz
    Published: May 2007

    Marco Solorio is interviewed on the live Digital Production Buzz radio show about his new company, Cinesoft and the flagship product, "Media Batch".

  • Audio Techniques for Video Editors
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2006, Marco Solorio
    Published: July 2006 (Premiere Issue). Printed magazine publication.

    Are you a video editor hoping to add more richness to your audio? In the world of video editing, it's not uncommon for video editors to rely on others to perform audio post production on their projects. But in this article, we'll focus on ways that you can get better audio without having others do it for you.

  • Marco Solorio reviews Post Holes Pre-matted Stock Clips
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2005, Marco Solorio
    Published: February 2005

    Don't have time or budget to shoot various people in a blue or green screen studio cyk? Also don't have the time or the software to create a perfect chromakey and/or rotoscope to pull that perfect matte? If this is the case, Post Holes may be the solution you're looking for. Marco Solorio reviews their latest 2-disk DVD set available on NTSC SD.

  • Calibug HDTV
    DV Magazine
    Author: © 2005, Marco Solorio
    Published: December 2005. Printed magazine publication.

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media wrote an article (and shot photos) for the review of the Tech Works Calibug HDTV USB testing device.

  • Reviewing TBC's Crossfire X-K3 editing console
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2005, Marco Solorio
    Published: February 2005

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media writes a very positive review of TBC's Crossfire X-K3 editing console. A must-read for those searching for the perfect editing desk... and more!

  • Reviewing DeckLink Extreme
    DV Magazine
    Author: © 2004, Marco Solorio
    Published: December 2004. Printed magazine publication.

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media writes (and shot photos) for the review of the Blackmagic Design DeckLink Extreme capture card for Final Cut Pro. Topics covered are the pros and cons of the card and how it integrates into your Final Cut Pro system. A straight-to-the-point read with no frill.

  • After Effects Instruction for Zoom-In/Digital Media Training DVD Series
    Zoom In DVD Series (Issue 6)
    Author: © 2004, Marco Solorio
    Published: August 2004

    Marco Solorio shows you how to take a 2-dimensional Illustrator file and animate it in 3D using After Effect's 3D tools. He'll also teach you a cool AE expression for animating based on the amplitude of audio. Project files are included on the DVD. Other tutorials from other instructors are also in this DVD issue, including Motion, DVD Studio Pro 3, HD Fundamentals and Photoshop CS.

  • Review of After Effects Instruction for Zoom-In DVD Series
    LAFCPUG
    Author: © 2004, Alex Alexander
    Published: September 2004

    Alex Alexander reviews Issue 2, Volume 2 of the Zoom In DVD, which includes Marco Solorio's instruction on 2D style animation in Adobe After Effects. Review is very positive!

  • Reviewing Aurora PipePro
    DV Magazine
    Author: © 2004, Marco Solorio
    Published: September 2004. Printed magazine publication.

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media writes (and shot photos) for the review of the Aurora PipePro capture card for Final Cut Pro. Topics covered are the pros and cons of the card and how it integrates into your Final Cut Pro system. A straight-to-the-point read with no frill.

  • Reviewing Nattress Standards Converter Plugins
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2004, Marco Solorio
    Published: August 2004

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media writes a very positive review of Graeme Nattress' Standard Conversion plugin. This very useful plugin converts to and from NTSC and PAL, interlaced or progressive.

  • Reviewing DeckLink SP
    DV Magazine
    Author: © 2003, Marco Solorio
    Published: November 2003. Printed magazine publication.

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media wrote an article (and shot photos) for the review of the Blackmagic Design DeckLink SP capture card for Final Cut Pro. Topics covered are the pros and cons of the card and how it integrates into your Final Cut Pro system. A straight-to-the-point read with no frill.

  • Reviewing DFT's Color Correction DVD
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2003, Marco Solorio
    Published: October 2003

    Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media reviews the much talked about Color Correction Training DVD by Digital Film Tree, hosted by Steve Martin. Although geared for Final Cut Pro, this DVD packs a lot of great info and is highly recommended. Go check it out.. it's a 5-star review!

  • Capture Cards and Codecs
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2002, Marco Solorio
    Published: August 2002

    The most in-depth article covering capture card systems for Final Cut Pro. Just about every topic is covered. This is a LONG read! Also published on LAFCPUG, Ken Stone, Videography Magazine

  • DV Guys Talk Radio: Codecs
    DV Guys
    Author: © 2002, DV Guys
    Published: November 2002

    An interview on the DV Guys internet-radio show on November 14th, 2002. Hosted by Philip Hodgetts and Ron Margolis with Marco Solorio as featured guest. In-depth discussion relating to (the then) current state of NLE codec performance and quality.

  • Reviewing the AJA Kona SD v2.1
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2002, Marco Solorio
    Published: August 2002

    This was an exclusive review because the review was released the day the latest v2.1 driver was announced! This was an exciting review because it included a bunch of new features in Kona SD like 24p, DV to SDI bridge, PhotoJPEG offline and more. Also published on Atreïd.com (en français)

  • Reviewing the Midiman Flying Cow
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2002, Marco Solorio
    Published: July 2002

    Article covering the Midiman Flying Cow; an AES/EBU digital audio to +4 balanced XLR analog audio converter.

  • A Little Animated About 24p?
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2002, Marco Solorio
    Published: June 2002

    Article discussing the benefits of a native 24p editing system for animators and visual effects artists. Article uses the Aurora Igniter Film system for Final Cut Pro but can also apply to any NLE system that support 24p editing like AJA Kona SD for Final Cut Pro. Also published on LAFCPUG, Ken Stone

  • Reviewing Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2002, Marco Solorio
    Published: December 2002

    Don't have the hundreds of thousands of dollars for a DaVinci color-correction system? In a jaw-dropping review of Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse, Marco Solorio shows how Color Finesse far surpasses the capabilities of standard color correction tools -- as well as the error-prone realities of using standard color correction plugins. The differences are shocking! Also published on Ken Stone

  • Reviewing RE:Vision Effects' ReelSmart Twixtor and ReelSmart FieldsKit
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2002, Marco Solorio
    Published: December 2002

    Looking at traditional methods of time-remapping, frame-rate conversions and other "spatial continuum" methods, Marco Solorio discusses how the popular Twixtor plugin compares to the task at hand. The results are interesting with some surprising results. He'll also look at the ways Twixtor works well with its sister plugin, "ReelSmart FieldsKit". Those looking into film-look conversion techniques will especially benefit from this review.

  • Reviewing Class On Demand's Final Cut Pro 101 DVD
    Creative Cow
    Author: © 2002, Marco Solorio
    Published: December 2002

    Class On Demand, a company that's known for its selection of instructional videos for applications like Newtek Lightwave 3D and Pinnacle Alladin with hosts by the likes of Dan Ablan and Paul Holtz, have brought us a new video; "Final Cut Pro 101" hosted by Creative Cow's own infamous Jerry Hofmann. Looking for Final Cut Pro training? Read why Marco thinks this new product is a 4.5 COW offering.


TRAINING TESTIMONIALS


Photo © OneRiver Media. On-stage presentation by Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media.
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MICHAEL KAMMES
If you’re not following OneRiver Media, you’re not paying attention. The camera knowledge bombs he dropped at LACPUG was scary awesome.
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JOHN BRAWLEY
In reference to Marco Solorio’s first Cinema Camera comparison video: Marco, you’ve done more than anyone to put that to bed. Excellent work.
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Grant Petty

I was really amazed with Marco’s camera tests of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Marco’s test was significant because it showed what the Cinema Camera could do from a creative point of view, and in the end, that’s what matters. Marco has shown what kinds of images you can get, and I think in the end that’s what that matters the most. It’s very exciting. I’m not sure about everyone else, but I was really surprised watching Marco’s comparison video. We learned a lot from it as well! Full story here.

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George E. Kennedy Jr.
I vote for Marco over at OneRiver Media for one of the best training deliveries of 2012.
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MICHAEL HORTON
No one on this planet knows more about the Cinema Camera than Marco Solorio, except maybe the folks who built it. You can learn more about the Cinema Camera watching Marco’s comparison videos for 30 minutes than actually working with it for a week.
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DANIEL BÉRUBÉ
Marco’s Cinema Camera reveal at BOSCPUG was a watershed moment. The epiphany continues here now with no turning back!
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WALTER BISCARDI
Our good buddy Marco Solorio at OneRiver Media continues his exploration of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. He first came on the scene years ago doing codec comparison tests that were the standard for all those who wanted to know what’s really going on with your image. He also happens to be one of the nicest guys in the industry.
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CLAUDIA CRASK
Follow Marco’s methods in motion… destroy your preconceptions, stretch your imagination, learn what the Cinema Camera can do.