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SmallHD Introduces The 502 Series On Camera 5″ 1080p Monitor

SmallHD Introduces The 502 Series On Camera 5″ 1080p Monitor

  With monitors getting bigger it’s nice to see a smaller lighter 5″ model that is loaded with features and is full 1080p. The new SmallHD 502 looks to be just that. I expect we will see more models in the 500 Series in the future. Using a gimbal without a monitor is tough. I’ve done […]

March 25, 20152 Comments
New Convergent Design Update Adds 4K downconvert & More ProRes Options

New Convergent Design Update Adds 4K downconvert & More ProRes Options

Today Convergent Design has released a new update for the 7Q+ that enables a few nice features including one I really wanted. More ProRes flavors! Apple ProRes 422 & Apple ProRes 422 (LT) to go along with Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). I like this a lot especially when shooting with a more baked in look. Another new feature […]

March 24, 20150 Comments
Upgrading The Processors On My Early 2009 Mac Pro At A Bargain Price

Upgrading The Processors On My Early 2009 Mac Pro At A Bargain Price

I’ve been looking at buying either a iMac 4K or the new Mac Pro but both are so expensive I just kept putting it off. I have two Macs right now. An aging early 2009 Mac Pro with two Quad-Core 2.26 Ghz processors model ID MacPro4,1 and a MacBook Pro Retina. Great laptop. Both get the job […]

March 21, 20156 Comments
Convergent Design Lays Out Firmware Road Map For Odyssey 7, 7Q and 7Q+

Convergent Design Lays Out Firmware Road Map For Odyssey 7, 7Q and 7Q+

Good to see a road map of new features coming for the Odyssey 7, 7Q  & 7Q+. The beauty of these new devices is how fixes as well as substantial features can be add to them over time keeping them a up to date. I for one am interested in a ProRes 4:2:2 option custom […]

March 6, 20150 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, 20150 Comments

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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, 20150 Comments
HyperThin HDMI Cables As Thin As iPhone Lightning Cable. Also Available in Micro to Mini

HyperThin HDMI Cables As Thin As iPhone Lightning Cable. Also Available in Micro to Mini

Post by ErikNaso.com. In my quest to get the perfect Micro to Mini HDMI cable to work without an adapter on the Odyssey 7Q+ I found these Hypershop HyperThin cables. Thanks to a twitter comment by Matthew Zappile that lead me to them. These cables are incredibly thin and yes they work perfect with the 7Q+ in […]

February 21, 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, 20159 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, 20157 Comments
Nebula 4000 Lite First Impressions And Hands On Review

Nebula 4000 Lite First Impressions And Hands On Review

  UPDATED: Feb 17 2015 I finally had some down time and took Presidents day to go shoot with the replacement nebula 4000. As you read this article you will learn the original one was defective and I spent a lot of time just trying to get it to work. Now I have the one […]

December 21, 201436 Comments

Lenses

Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 Now Available For Pre-Order

Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 Now Available For Pre-Order

  I saw this beauty at NAB and was wondering if it was ever going to ship. Now 10 months later it’s available for pre-order with shipping some time in April for a whopping $4,499.00. The Tokina Cinema 50-135 T3.0 as I remember was a fairly light lens with a good build. The one I held […]

February 16, 20150 Comments
Sony releases Four Lenses For E Mount A7 Cameras. My Favorite. The FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

Sony releases Four Lenses For E Mount A7 Cameras. My Favorite. The FE 90mm F2.8 Macro G OSS

I have a love hate relationship with my A7s and lenses are a big part of it. The Metabones EF to E Mount has some serious issues and autofocus doesn’t work at all with the Canon EF mount lenses. For video I can get by but for stills I want and need autofocus. Here are […]

February 13, 20150 Comments
Sigma Introduces A New ART lens. The 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM

Sigma Introduces A New ART lens. The 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM

The ART line is special. Very fast and sharp lenses. I have the 50mm and 18-35 versions. They are great for video and have a very nice build. The 35mm ART is also very popular and super sharp. A nice feature on all the ART lenses is the mount can be changed to another type […]

February 10, 20150 Comments
Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Lens Now Available For Pre-Order

Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Lens Now Available For Pre-Order

  The New Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Lens is now showing up in retailers for pre-order. I have a 11-16 Duclos version thats stellar. Adding 4mm to the long end will make people happy since that did seem like a complaint on the 11-16 being a little short. It’s a great fit for Canon […]

January 29, 20150 Comments
New MFT Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

New MFT Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

  Check out this 40-150mm f2.8 beauty! This is the first I’ve seen of this lens so I’m just giving you guys the info I find out and boy do I want to test drive it! It has a 35mm equivalent focal length of 80-300mm for covering a wide range of telephoto lengths and has […]

October 2, 20141 Comment

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