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How I Solved The a6300 Overheating Issue When Shooting 4K Video

How I Solved The a6300 Overheating Issue When Shooting 4K Video

As you may know I have been pretty vocal about my Love Hate Relationship with the Sony a6300 and I’ve been on the fence about selling it. Why? Well it’s primarily that it’s been overheating a lot and especially in 4K. Even in a cool 75 degree room it would overheat. I stopped using 4K […]

June 29, 20165 Comments
Sony PXW-FS7 Firmware Update V4.00 Now Available

Sony PXW-FS7 Firmware Update V4.00 Now Available

I missed this one last week since I was hiking in the Yosemite Valley. The update isn’t huge but does have some nice updates like support for XAVC-I 4K 24.00P and operability of S&Q setting by assignable button is improved. Download the update HERE Contents of update 1. Support for Flexible Spot in Focus setting. […]

June 27, 20160 Comments
Game of Thrones Visual Effects: Inside ‘Battle of the Bastards’

Game of Thrones Visual Effects: Inside ‘Battle of the Bastards’

So good I had to share. Check out the full article as well on Variety. Thanks for coming by! Please help support my site by using the links on this page or bookmark these from my favorite retailers, B&H, Adorama, Zacuto, Amazon.com & Think Tank Photo Using the links cost you nothing extra, but it helps offset the cost of running my […]

June 27, 20160 Comments
SmallRig Cage for Sony a6300 a6000 First Look

SmallRig Cage for Sony a6300 a6000 First Look

I’m still on the fence about keeping the Sony a6300 but I ordered a SmallRig cage for it and it arrived today. Some people think it helps prevent or prolong overheating in 4K but I don’t think it will. I did a little test this morning and it still overheated in 4K at 78 degrees […]

June 27, 20160 Comments
Metabones Firmware update for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV & EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA Now Available

Metabones Firmware update for EF-E Smart Adapter MARK IV & EF-E Speed Booster ULTRA Now Available

New firmware for the Metabones EF-E Smart Adapter and Speed booster available now. Some users are having issues with IS on the FS5 so if you use this camera you might want to hold off until it gets sorted out. Mac Version Windows Version This information is for the following models: EF-E Smart AdapterTM MARK IV (model […]

June 27, 20161 Comment
Adobe Premiere Pro CC June 2016 Update (v2015.3) Now Available

Adobe Premiere Pro CC June 2016 Update (v2015.3) Now Available

Seems it’s not ready for me yet but should show up soon in my CC account. As usual I hope for stability and a fix for Lumetri Color. I like the app but it destroys the image. Nice addition of HSL too. Lots of new features and fixes. Watch the videos for all the details. […]

June 21, 20160 Comments
Firmware 2016.06 adds 23 New Features for Apollo, Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q, and Odyssey7

Firmware 2016.06 adds 23 New Features for Apollo, Odyssey7Q+, Odyssey7Q, and Odyssey7

Firmware 2016.06 is a big one! Not only does it add 23 new features but it also has 22 fixes and improvements. Convergent Design has done a great job keeping the Odyssey and now Apollo records relevant. I don’t know any other device without hardware upgrades that has done this. It goes to show how advanced the hardware […]

June 9, 20160 Comments
Quick Look: Aputure COB 120T LED Fixture

Quick Look: Aputure COB 120T LED Fixture

When Ted at Aputure showed me the Bowen S Mount COB 120t I got pretty excited about it. It’s a different style for us video guys. It looks like a strobe! But it’s not. The COB 120t is a hybrid stills/video light. And it’s a very affordable 1.5K watt tungsten comparable output fixture that is […]

June 6, 20160 Comments
Film Convert Sony a6300 Profile Now Available

Film Convert Sony a6300 Profile Now Available

Film Convert stays on top of popular cameras and the Sony a6300 is one that I’m glad to see now available. They put out a request for cameras you would like and the a6300 was a popular choice. Here is a quick grade with the new profile. Click HERE to get the new FREE profile […]

June 2, 20160 Comments
Red, Panavision and Light Iron Join Forces to Make The 8K DXL Cinema Camera

Red, Panavision and Light Iron Join Forces to Make The 8K DXL Cinema Camera

When three big players join forces to create a camera system like the DXL you now it’s going to special. This is what happened. The new Millennium DXL Panavision camera uses Panavision optics with a RED 8K sensor and Light Iron color science. All working together for a smooth acquisition to post workflow. At least that’s […]

June 1, 20160 Comments

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SmallRig Cage for Sony a6300 a6000 First Look

SmallRig Cage for Sony a6300 a6000 First Look

I’m still on the fence about keeping the Sony a6300 but I ordered a SmallRig cage for it and it arrived today. Some people think it helps prevent or prolong overheating in 4K but I don’t think it will. I did a little test this morning and it still overheated in 4K at 78 degrees […]

June 27, 20160 Comments
Quick Look: Aputure COB 120T LED Fixture

Quick Look: Aputure COB 120T LED Fixture

When Ted at Aputure showed me the Bowen S Mount COB 120t I got pretty excited about it. It’s a different style for us video guys. It looks like a strobe! But it’s not. The COB 120t is a hybrid stills/video light. And it’s a very affordable 1.5K watt tungsten comparable output fixture that is […]

June 6, 20160 Comments
Zacuto Introduces the Gratical Eye SDI Micro-OLED EVF

Zacuto Introduces the Gratical Eye SDI Micro-OLED EVF

I first saw the Gratical Eye at NAB a couple years ago. It was under glass and no real info other than it was a prototype well it’s the real deal now. The Eye was design to be smaller and lighter than it’s larger Gratical HD counterparts but has all the same software features. The Eye […]

April 13, 20160 Comments
Aputure EZ Box, Veydra Mini Primes and FCPX. A Crazy Review of them ALL!

Aputure EZ Box, Veydra Mini Primes and FCPX. A Crazy Review of them ALL!

This is going to be an odd review. I decided to not only do a review of the new Aputure EZ Box but give you some first impressions of the Veydra Mini Primes and editing my first review with FCPX. Veydra Mini Primes in E-Mount I just received a set of Veydra Mini Primes in […]

January 25, 20165 Comments
Røde Microphones VideoMic Me Ups The Sound Quality On Smart Phones

Røde Microphones VideoMic Me Ups The Sound Quality On Smart Phones

Using your iPhone for journalism is growing and in general we tend to pull out our iPhone and shoot video more than with a proper video camera. It’s great to be able to have access to a very good quality image these days that fits in your pocket. The onboard mic on the iPhone is […]

November 21, 20152 Comments
Does the Sony a7s II Overheat? I Put the Camera to the Test

Does the Sony a7s II Overheat? I Put the Camera to the Test

When the a7r II came out News Shooter Editor Dan Chung took the camera out to shoot a mini-doc and during the production the camera overheated. Since then we all wondered if the a7s II would as well so I did a little test to see if it does and here is the results. It […]

November 1, 201510 Comments
The a7s II has Arrived! My First Impressions After a Couple Hours. Plus a Nice a7s I Profile

The a7s II has Arrived! My First Impressions After a Couple Hours. Plus a Nice a7s I Profile

Midday today my Sony a7s II arrived and I wish I had it one day earlier since I had a shoot today and would’ve loved to use it. Before I move into the a7s II  I have some good news for you a7s I users. I have a profile I’m going to share with you […]

October 22, 201515 Comments
Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. Hands on Review

Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. Hands on Review

  At NAB 2015 I went to visit the Aputure booth and was blown away by how many cool products they have in the works. The DEC wireless adapter and new monitor just to name a few, but the new high output LED lights really stand out. I’ve been using Aputure lights for the last year […]

September 19, 201520 Comments
Sony Ar7II at 120FPS.

Sony Ar7II at 120FPS.

Here is a little sample of the Sony A7rII at 120 fps. Not bad. A little soft but still fun! The camera shoots 120fps in 720p. It would be great to get 108o. Full review coming soon! I think I’m all done shooting and B&H wants their camera back now. LOL! Follow me on Twitter @eriknaso and […]

September 15, 20153 Comments
First Day With The Sony A7rII Shooting Internal 4K. IBIS & Slog2 Test

First Day With The Sony A7rII Shooting Internal 4K. IBIS & Slog2 Test

A7rII is here! So many features to try. Hard to pick the first few. It does feel nice in the hand. #videoproduction #filmmaking #a7rII #sony #photography #eriknaso #camerareview A photo posted by Erik Naso (@eriknaso) on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:02am PDT B&H was gracious enough to send me a Sony A7rII for review. The […]

August 25, 201511 Comments

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