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Fujinon Introduces NEW Line of Cine Zooms With Sony E-Mount

Fujinon Introduces NEW Line of Cine Zooms With Sony E-Mount

Remember when you would dream…. If only I could have a zoom lens like a broadcast lens or cine lens but it would fit easily on my Sony E-Mount and not cost $13,000? When I saw that Fujinon had released not one but two affordable cine zooms I fell of my chair! Okay maybe not exactly […]

February 22, 20170 Comments
Sigma Adds 3 NEW ART Lenses Plus a 100-400mm Beast!

Sigma Adds 3 NEW ART Lenses Plus a 100-400mm Beast!

Lots of new stuff to talk about this morning! Lets start wide with the worlds first full frame F1.8 14mm. The Sigma 14mm 1.8 DG HSM ART. In Art tradition the 14mm is fast at 1.8. The 14mm ART utilizes both FLD and SLD glass elements to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for notable clarity. Four […]

February 21, 20170 Comments
Matthews Grip Starts Kickstarter for Smartphone Rig. The MSE ROVER Cage

Matthews Grip Starts Kickstarter for Smartphone Rig. The MSE ROVER Cage

If you want to get really serious with shooting video with your smartphone then MSE Grip has the cage for you and is now a Kickstarter Campaign. The Rover Cage is loaded with 16 different points of adjustability. Using the industry standard ¼-20 screw mounts for customizing and accessorizing the rig for practically any situation. Add MSE […]

February 15, 20170 Comments
Taking Shane’s Inner Circle for a Test Drive

Taking Shane’s Inner Circle for a Test Drive

I’m a huge fan of education. Never stop learning! Never!!! Once you think you have it all figured out then try a new way. This approach has kept me energized and engaged in all aspects of what I love about the craft. Shooting, lighting, capturing sound and editing it all together. Not only do I […]

February 13, 20173 Comments
Get Your Grip On With “Grip Hardware Essentials”

Get Your Grip On With “Grip Hardware Essentials”

I love this video! If you’re new to a film/production set or just like to watch a guy play with his hardware. Wait that sounds wrong…. Then this video is for you! 😀 Nice job Dominique! Make sure to subscribe to Rocket Jump Film School. Its a great source of all this great stuff we […]

February 10, 20170 Comments
New Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Takes Bokeh to the Next Level.

New Sony FE 100mm f/2.8 STF GM OSS Takes Bokeh to the Next Level.

    Sony’s new 100mm STF GM lens is a bokeh lovers dream come true. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 20 | T5.6 to 22 Apodization Element for Smooth Bokeh One Aspherical Element, One ED Element Nano AR Coating Direct Drive SSM Focus System Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization Ring-Switch to Change […]

February 8, 20170 Comments
Blackmagic Design’s New Web Presenter Makes any SDI/HDMI Camera a Webcam

Blackmagic Design’s New Web Presenter Makes any SDI/HDMI Camera a Webcam

The new Web Presenter looks like a very easy solution to an issue most content creators have when they want to do live web streams. You generally have to use a webcam or find a way to hook up a HDMI camera to your computer. Blackmagic is taking all the technacal hassles out with the […]

February 6, 20170 Comments
Blackmagic Design Holds a Live Production and Broadcast Press Conference Today

Blackmagic Design Holds a Live Production and Broadcast Press Conference Today

Blackmagic Design has some new toys to show the world today. If you want to be a part of the unveiling you can watch it on Youtube LiveStream HERE Monday 6th of February PST for a press conference covering the latest technology and products for live production and broadcast! When & Where Los Angeles 12:00 pm PST Monday 6th […]

February 6, 20170 Comments
Watch 15 Super Bowl Ads Before The Big GAME!

Watch 15 Super Bowl Ads Before The Big GAME!

As you might know i’m a local broadcast DP and my product is the stations image and news products so for me the commercials are usually better than the game unless the Raiders are in the Super Bowl 😀 Check out Adweek HERE for the commercials. Here is 15 spots that will be in the […]

February 3, 20170 Comments
Firmware 1.01 Update Available For Sony a6500

Firmware 1.01 Update Available For Sony a6500

Not a big update but worth staying current. You can download it HERE. I’ve had a quirk when using the EVF. Sometimes it just doesn’t turn on when looking into it. The update seems to have fixed that from what I can tell. The main fix is for when the camera will not power-on after making certain […]

February 2, 20170 Comments

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Bringing New Life To My ARRI 650 With LED ReLamp From VisionSmith.

Bringing New Life To My ARRI 650 With LED ReLamp From VisionSmith.

At NAB 2016 I saw these LED relamp products by VisionSmith and was blown away! The idea of putting a daylight 5300K LED replacement bulb that simply drops into my ARRI 650 was exciting. Well today is my lucky day! I have the VisionSmith Arri 650 ReLamp in for review and while this isn’t the […]

January 21, 20171 Comment
Panasonic Lumix GH5 180 Frames Per Second Sample PLUS Downloadable Footage To Play With

Panasonic Lumix GH5 180 Frames Per Second Sample PLUS Downloadable Footage To Play With

A very strange thing is happening. Panasonic is releasing a lot of samples shot by their ambassadors to share with the world with pre-production GH5 cameras. Very cool if you want to see what the GH5 is capable of in it’s current build. This brings us to the second downloadable opportunity brought to you by Neumann […]

January 11, 20172 Comments
Aputure COB 120d Hands On Review

Aputure COB 120d Hands On Review

Here it is! My hands on review! I cover a lot in the video review but below are a few key parts of the review I wanted to share. Please watch the video review for all the details. The Aputure COB 120d is very nice light with great color and output. The Bowens mount is […]

December 21, 20167 Comments
Tether Tools StrapMoore Neoprene Straps. Great for strapping batteries and power bricks to stands

Tether Tools StrapMoore Neoprene Straps. Great for strapping batteries and power bricks to stands

I found these inexpensive Tether Tools StrapMoore neoprene straps for getting the power brick off the floor and on the light stand. They work great and cost only $19. I use one for my Aputure Light Storm and another on my tripod to hold a large battery to power my a7rii. It works really well […]

November 1, 20162 Comments
Rode i-XLR with Rode NT1-A Microphone makes Great Sounding Voiceovers Anywhere

Rode i-XLR with Rode NT1-A Microphone makes Great Sounding Voiceovers Anywhere

  @rodemic NT1-A kit is loaded! #audio #videoproduction #studio #recordingstudio A photo posted by Erik Naso (@eriknaso) on Oct 27, 2016 at 8:30am PDT I just picked up this Rode NT1-A for voiceovers and podcasts. RODE NT1-A HIGHLIGHTS Cardioid Polar Pattern 1″ Diaphragm Transformerless Output Stage 48V Phantom Power It’s a very nice sounding microphone plus […]

October 27, 20160 Comments
Aputure VS-5 Pro 7″ HDMI/SDI Monitor Hands On Review

Aputure VS-5 Pro 7″ HDMI/SDI Monitor Hands On Review

I’ve had the VS-5 Pro for a couple of weeks now and worked with it inside and outside with the Canon C300, Sony FS7, a6000, a6300  and Sony a7rii. All these cameras work without issues. The feature rich bargain priced 7″ VS-5 monitor delivers a lot for the price and the accessories are also impressive including a […]

September 5, 201613 Comments
Aputure VS-5 Pro 7″ Monitor Adds SDI and Some Impressive Tools. Preview First Look.

Aputure VS-5 Pro 7″ Monitor Adds SDI and Some Impressive Tools. Preview First Look.

After a week long shoot at Lynda.com for my new video camera course I arrived back home to a surprise package from Aputure. The new VS-5 PRO 7″ SDI HDMI monitor. Now, I told myself I would take a few days off before I would jump back into the blog thing, but I just couldn’t resist […]

August 17, 20163 Comments
Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head Review MVH502AH

Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head Review MVH502AH

Lately I’ve been a little obsessed over finding a very affordable, and I mean practically cheap fluid video head for a slider and jib. I hate it when this happens to me but my insanity might benefit the readers of this blog. See what I do for you! My first try was the Fancier FC-270A […]

August 3, 201622 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
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, 20163 Comments

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