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NAB VIDEO: SmallHD goes BIG HD with Three New Heavy Duty Production Monitors.

NAB VIDEO: SmallHD goes BIG HD with Three New Heavy Duty Production Monitors.

Checkout the demo from NAB that I did with Facebook Live and please visit my PAGE HERE It was only a matter of time that SmallHD would go BIG HD and at NAB they should off three new Production monitors that are built like a tank and ready for field use with several key features making […]

April 28, 20160 Comments
New firmware update enables XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards with Sony a7R II and a7S II

New firmware update enables XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards with Sony a7R II and a7S II

New firmware update for the Sony a7R II and a7S II enable XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards. Prior to the update XAVC S format video could only be recorded to SDXC cards. “Any recorded files larger than 4GB will be split into multiple files to comply with a 4GB maximum file size limitation. […]

April 27, 20160 Comments
Bright Tangerine isn’t just about Matte Boxes. How About Follow Focus & Grip Accessories?

Bright Tangerine isn’t just about Matte Boxes. How About Follow Focus & Grip Accessories?

I visited Bright Tangerine at NAB to check out some new products and here is what I found. I visited Bright Tangerine at NAB to checkout what they have and was impressed with the new Revolvr follow focus and articulating grip arm. Yes they are adding grip gear too! Oh and plus the new Gripper Tray! […]

April 27, 20160 Comments
Matthews Grip Takes the “Arm” to a New Level with the Infinity Arm

Matthews Grip Takes the “Arm” to a New Level with the Infinity Arm

Check out the Infinity Arm and KarriCart demo from NAB. I did several Facebook Livestreams at NAB this year. We have all used an arm of some kind and as useful as they are the early models had some pretty bad flaws. Designer Sage Seb came up with the Infinity Arm and started a Kickstarter campaign for […]

April 27, 20160 Comments
Think Tank Photo goes VIDEO! with new Video Transport Cases

Think Tank Photo goes VIDEO! with new Video Transport Cases

I’ve been wanting Think Tank Photo to get into video bags and they now have a new line. The Video Transport Cases. The new video camera bags are very solid with upgraded dividers that have nylon inners for even better protection. The bags are designed with our equipment transportation needs. The line has three shoulder bags […]

April 22, 20160 Comments
Aputure DEC LensRegain Focal Reducer Shows Impressive Performance

Aputure DEC LensRegain Focal Reducer Shows Impressive Performance

Very impressive performance from the Aputure DEC LensRegain adapter. This is essentially Aputure’s version of the Speedbooster. For now the LensRegain is only available for Micro Four Third mount cameras. Hopefully a APS-C version is in the works too. I will be heading over to visit Aputure at NAB and will have a LIVE Facebook […]

April 16, 20160 Comments
C300 MKII & C100 MK II Firmware Updates Coming July 28th

C300 MKII & C100 MK II Firmware Updates Coming July 28th

Some nice updates for the C300 MKII namily Focus Magnification during recording. Don’t know why this wasn’t the case from the beginning but I know users wanted it pretty bad also a new gamma mode Canon Log3. The updates are scheduled for July 28th 2016 Full update for the C300 MKII and C100 MKII is […]

April 14, 20160 Comments
NEW Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF-Mount Lens Looks Amazing!

NEW Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF-Mount Lens Looks Amazing!

This is the lens I have wanted for a long time. The new Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF-mount lens is basically like the 24-105 lens but in S35. That’s a very good range for me. I use the 24-105 a lot with the C300 and the FS7 with an adapter. F4 or T4.4 hasn’t been an […]

April 13, 20160 Comments
Testing the CAME-TV Single with Sony a6300 & 16-35 F4

Testing the CAME-TV Single with Sony a6300 & 16-35 F4

I have a shoot this Friday and I want to use the CAME-TV Single with the a6300 but the only image stabilized lens I have that is wide is the 16-35 f4. It’s a fantastic full frame lens and that’s part of the problem. It’s very heavy and full frame doesn’t give me that much […]

April 12, 20161 Comment
Want to Compare some of the Hottest New Cameras Side by Side? Checkout this Cool Widget

Want to Compare some of the Hottest New Cameras Side by Side? Checkout this Cool Widget

This cool widget allows you to compare head to head two cameras in 4K and HD to see the color and detail differences. I wish they had more cameras but the ones they do include are popular. Very handy little tool. I’m impressed with the a6300 detail/ Looks best compared to pretty much all the […]

April 10, 20160 Comments

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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, 20164 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
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, 20155 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

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