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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
Rode Introduces Updated Videomic Pro +

Rode Introduces Updated Videomic Pro +

My go to on camera mic for mirrorless cameras and hybrids has been the Rode VideoMic Pro. It’s a workhorse. Now Rode has added some really nice features and upgrades making what was already a great on camera mic even better. RØDEShow 2017 New Product Releases from RØDE Microphones on Vimeo. The VideoMic Pro + […]

January 19, 20172 Comments
Sony PXW-FS7 Firmware Update V4.10 Fixes Over Exposure Issue When Using CineEI Mode

Sony PXW-FS7 Firmware Update V4.10 Fixes Over Exposure Issue When Using CineEI Mode

Sony firmware update for the PXW-FS7  includes a fix for a strange issue that can happen in some rare situations causing the footage to be over exposed when shooting in CineEI mode after a camera re-start. The new firmware update has been released to prevent this from happening. Highly recommended that you update to the new 4.1 version to avoid […]

January 15, 20170 Comments
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
An In-depth look at the NEW Panasonic Lumix GH5

An In-depth look at the NEW Panasonic Lumix GH5

This Lumix GH5 video is a bit long but it’s really packed with a lot of info. Get a beverage and take it all in. Good news is it looks like the 4:2:2 high bitrate features coming are free firmware updates. Yes you will have to pay $100 for V Log L. If you already […]

January 8, 20170 Comments
Want to download and color grade some GH5 footage?

Want to download and color grade some GH5 footage?

Luke Neumann from Neumann films was kind enough to offer some clips from his shoot with the GH5. I like the look of the images he captured. Nice and clean. All the shots are ISO 400 and V Log L. I have assume the base ISO for V Log L is 400 since the shots are […]

January 6, 20170 Comments
Does the Panasonic GH5 Improve on ISO Performance? From What I See.. YES!

Does the Panasonic GH5 Improve on ISO Performance? From What I See.. YES!

The GH4 is a great camera. I shot the heck out of it. For the most part the smaller MFT sensor didn’t bother me. Use a fast lens and you can get nice separation from the background with shallow depth of field when needed. I Love the size of the camera and the battery life […]

January 6, 20171 Comment
Yi Rolls Out 4K+. Worlds First 4K 60p Action Camera. Is This The GoPro Killer?

Yi Rolls Out 4K+. Worlds First 4K 60p Action Camera. Is This The GoPro Killer?

Yi rolls out the worlds first 4K 60p action camera at CES and it looks like a very competitive camera for sure! Lookout GoPro Yi is on a developing tear with the 4K+. The new camera also records at 180 bitrate helping achieve a much more detailed image. This is an important feature since many […]

January 6, 20170 Comments
Panasonic GH5 full features announced. Will 4K 10bit internal recording and V-Log be a paid upgrade?

Panasonic GH5 full features announced. Will 4K 10bit internal recording and V-Log be a paid upgrade?

PANASONIC GH5 HIGHLIGHTS 20.3MP Digital Live MOS Sensor without low pass filter Unlimited 4K 60/50p internal recording 4:2;2 10 BIT INTERNAL recording- 4:2:0 4K 60p internal to SD card No CROP IN 4K 400Mbps All Intra 10-bit 4:2:2 (possible payed upgrade) UHD 4K 10-bit 4:2:2 internal recording at 24, 25 and 30 fps. up to 400Mbps […]

January 4, 20173 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

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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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