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Canon Introduces New 24.2MP APS-C Mirrorless Camera. EOS M3

Canon Introduces New 24.2MP APS-C Mirrorless Camera. EOS M3

Just announced tonight the $679 Canon M3 24.2MP APS-C mirrorless camera with EF-M Mount. Canon has finally brought mirrorless to the US market and add a few more megapixels to the M camera. The sensor is the new DIGIC 6 image processor, which pairs with the sensor a native sensitivity range to ISO 12800, which can be […]

August 26, 20150 Comments
Preview Premiere Pro CC 2015 Lumetri Color Grades With Easy Keyboard Shortcut

Preview Premiere Pro CC 2015 Lumetri Color Grades With Easy Keyboard Shortcut

I learned this little shortcut and had to share. Makes previewing so much easier than going to the effects controls and turning the Lumetri Color effect on and off. Enjoy! Follow me on Twitter @eriknaso and check out my page on Facebook. Thanks for coming by! Please help support my site by using the links on this page […]

August 26, 20150 Comments
Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder Now Shipping Plus DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta 3

Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder Now Shipping Plus DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta 3

The Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder is now shipping. It should be on shelves in a week or so, so what does this mean for the URSA Mini and updated URSA? I think we are getting close. If I remember correctly Blackmagic wanted to have the support equipment ready to go when the URAS Mini shipped. The viewfinder […]

August 18, 20150 Comments
First Sample Footage of 120FPS with the Canon C300 MKII

First Sample Footage of 120FPS with the Canon C300 MKII

First off I don’t know the cinematographer who shot this and the description is very vague. Can’t confirm it’s actually a C300 MKII either. So with that I will comment on what I see and I have to say I’m a little disappointed in the footage. It’s soft and noisy. Two things you really don’t […]

August 13, 20155 Comments
Veydra Mini Primes gets new Sony E and C Mount Options

Veydra Mini Primes gets new Sony E and C Mount Options

After a successful Kickstarter campaign Veydra now plan to release a new C-Mount for cameras like the digital Bolex and E-Mount for Sony NEX cameras including the Sony A7s, A7RII, A6000, FS-700, and FS-7. The 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and soon to be released 85mm Mini Primes will all get the E-Mount option. These will work in APS-C […]

August 13, 20150 Comments
Rokinon XEEN Full Frame Cine Lenses have Landed at a Bargain Price

Rokinon XEEN Full Frame Cine Lenses have Landed at a Bargain Price

  Rokinon/Samyang are officially in the full frame cine lens arena and it looks like these first three the 24mm T1.5, a 50mm T1.5, and an 85mm T1.5 are going to make a big showing. Rokinon has been making very good stills and geared lenses at an affordable price. I don’t know any of my […]

August 10, 20150 Comments
List of Canon Lenses That Auto Focus Works Well With Sony A7rII & Metabones IV Adapter

List of Canon Lenses That Auto Focus Works Well With Sony A7rII & Metabones IV Adapter

Found this thread on Fred Miranda’ site. The list is current and has a good amount of Canon EF lenses tested and listed. also two great Sigma ART’s. I’ll check back to the thread to update this list if any new ones get tested. If you have tested any please leave them in the comments and […]

August 9, 20151 Comment
Quick Tip: SmallRIG Mounting Accessories For the Gratical X

Quick Tip: SmallRIG Mounting Accessories For the Gratical X

Mounting the Gratical X is pretty easy if you have the Axis Mini and a 15mm rail mounting point on your camera or cage/rig. But what if you don’t have a solution yet and are short on cash. I found one company that has some pretty inexpensive bits and they seem to be built pretty […]

August 8, 20150 Comments
New Convergent Design Firmware 2015.8 Brings High-Speed ProRes up to 60p and in HD up to an 240p.

New Convergent Design Firmware 2015.8 Brings High-Speed ProRes up to 60p and in HD up to an 240p.

This one is all about high speed capture. The firmware 2015.8 opens up high speed capture in Apple ProRes. 4K/UHD up to 60p and in HD up to an amazing 240p. For now recording in high speed is limited to the Sony FS7 and FS700. As for bug fixes when recording 4K to 2K/HD downscale had […]

August 6, 20150 Comments
Sony a7R II are Arriving in Europe and Dan Chung is shooting samples

Sony a7R II are Arriving in Europe and Dan Chung is shooting samples

Nice samples from Dan Chung of Newsshooter.com with a production model a7R II. I like the look a lot and so far Dan seems pretty happy in the blog post. Check it out HERE for part one. Click HERE for the slow motion test article. Dan says the HFR footage isn’t any better than the […]

August 1, 20150 Comments

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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, 20159 Comments
Which EVF Should I Buy? Zacuto Gratical X or SmallHD Sidefinder

Which EVF Should I Buy? Zacuto Gratical X or SmallHD Sidefinder

I don’t usually if ever do a face-off of two products, but in this case I think it’s interesting because both the Zacuto Gratical X and SmallHD Sidefinder have strengths that may or may not be what you need and I get asked a lot which one should I buy so this should help you […]

August 10, 20152 Comments
SmallHD Sidefinder with 502 Monitor Hands on Review

SmallHD Sidefinder with 502 Monitor Hands on Review

The SmallHD 500 series are bright sharp 5″ monitors. I have the 502 and so far it’s a must carry to all my shoots. It has a few quirks but nothing that won’t get fixed in future firmware updates. Let’s face it. Nothing is perfect but when a product helps make your job easier it […]

August 4, 20154 Comments
Zacuto Gratical X Feature Install Tutorial and Hands On Review

Zacuto Gratical X Feature Install Tutorial and Hands On Review

The less expensive Zacuto Gratical X is here! It’s the exact same EVF as the Gratical HD only ships with no on-board tools or features added to keep the price down. This is a great option if you want the excellent image quality of the Gratical HD but couldn’t afford the full featured model. I […]

July 29, 20156 Comments
Zacuto Gratical X Setup for the Setup and Review. Now i’m Confused…

Zacuto Gratical X Setup for the Setup and Review. Now i’m Confused…

Today I set up my lighting and cameras to get ready for the Zacuto Gratical X setup and review video. Here’s a little promo from the promo guy! LOL! The Zacuto Gratical X tutorial and review are now LIVE HERE. Follow me on Twitter @eriknaso and check out my page on Facebook. Thanks for coming by! Please help support my site […]

July 25, 20153 Comments
Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. First Impressions

Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. First Impressions

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 couple. But the new LED lights really stand out. I have been using Aputure lights for the last year since […]

June 28, 201512 Comments
SmallHD 502 Packs The Pixels For A Sharp Image In A Small Package

SmallHD 502 Packs The Pixels For A Sharp Image In A Small Package

After seeing the SmallHD 502 and the add-on Sidefinder at NAB 2015 I felt it was a very nice product that I would like to buy. A small 5″ monitor with good resolution to help with focus and a convertible viewfinder idea is cool.  So I pulled the trigger and got the 502 with the plan to get […]

June 13, 20153 Comments
CalDigit T4 Thunderbolt RAID Packs A Punch In A Small Package

CalDigit T4 Thunderbolt RAID Packs A Punch In A Small Package

I like many of you need fast dependable storage for active editing projects. For several years I’ve used an eSATA RAID 0 with port multiplying technology with my older Mac Pro Pre-Thunderbolt computer, however RAID 0 is scary because you have “zero” safety. One hiccup and it’s all gone. Since getting a Macbook Pro Retina […]

March 3, 20151 Comment
Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ Hands On Review

Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ Hands On Review

I need to make a correction in the review. I stated that a USB3 SATA adapter comes with the the recorder and it does not. I made a mistake on that one. Sorry. This adapter is fairly inexpensive at $17 from a third party. I’m updating the Vimeo version now. Okay if you watched the video […]

January 25, 201510 Comments
Aputure HR672S LED Video Lights First Look

Aputure HR672S LED Video Lights First Look

I recently picked up several Aputure lights. My first two were the Aputure Amaran AL-198. I wanted to see how clean the light was before I went up to the larger panels. They had no green spike and wow do these little lights put out. Very handy for back, hair and accent lighting. In a […]

January 11, 201511 Comments

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