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Save $100 on Blackmagic Design Video Assist & $395 on Video Assist 4K

Save $100 on Blackmagic Design Video Assist & $395 on Video Assist 4K

If you need a combo recorder/monitor this might be a great time to pick up one of these. The Summer Sale is on as long as supplies last. So it begs the question. Is a new model around the corner? Even if their was this handy tool at this discounted price is very good. $100 off […]

June 28, 20171 Comment
Old dog still learning. Manual white balancing the C300 PLUS a faster way to use a 4×4

Old dog still learning. Manual white balancing the C300 PLUS a faster way to use a 4×4

I’ve been using the Canon C300 for many years now and I love the camera. The sensor is very sensitive and has great color. Sure I wish it had a little more as far as frame rate options go but the camera is still delivering. As a DP I tend to like to mix things […]

May 23, 20170 Comments
GH5 back in stock. Metabones Speed Booster is still hard to get. Vintage lenses & The Nebula 5100.

GH5 back in stock. Metabones Speed Booster is still hard to get. Vintage lenses & The Nebula 5100.

Whats Up! Hi everyone! Hope the beginning of summer has been a great start. I’ve been super busy writing for Newsshooter.com and it’s going great. Have you caught any of my post? I’ll be heading to Cine Gear Expo June 1st also for Newsshooter.com. Looking forward to finally seeing the “Mystery Camera” they have. Panasonic […]

May 20, 20171 Comment
I received 4 Emmy nominations for my work in broadcast. PLUS what’s going on with eriknaso.com?

I received 4 Emmy nominations for my work in broadcast. PLUS what’s going on with eriknaso.com?

In this crazy business every year I go through the promos and spots I’ve worked on to decide what to enter for the Emmy’s. It’s never an easy process because I’m my own worst critic. This year I received four nominations! SWEETNESS! First off i’m really lucky to have a carrier I truly love. Not everyday […]

May 4, 20175 Comments
Panasonic recommendations for better continuous AF with the GH5

Panasonic recommendations for better continuous AF with the GH5

As I’ve been playing with the GH5 I’ve noticed some very inconsisitant behavior when using “Continuous AF” in 24p. I wrote about it here on newsshooter.com. I made my conclusions on using it and moved on. I like the GH5 more with every use. It performs better than other camera’s and also has some weakness. I’ve […]

April 15, 20171 Comment
Casey Neistat is using the Panasonic GH5 in todays Vlog

Casey Neistat is using the Panasonic GH5 in todays Vlog

I noticed Casey is using the Panasonic GH5 in today’s vlog. Looks great! So is this his new vlogging camera? As you can see it’s in his glasses in the pic above. I think the flip out LCD screen is a big factor in why he’s using it plus having all the frame rates he […]

April 12, 20170 Comments
Aputure DEC Vari-ND in action

Aputure DEC Vari-ND in action

For newsshooter.com I did a hands on review of the new DEC Vari-ND and a full review too. Please check it out as this is only a small piece. Video of the review is also on the site. I decided to take Aputure’s DEC VARI-ND with my Sony a6500 and two lenses. The Sigma 18-35 and […]

April 5, 20170 Comments
Panasonic GH5 starts shipping tomorrow. Are you getting one?

Panasonic GH5 starts shipping tomorrow. Are you getting one?

Tomorrow (Thursday) the new and highly anticipated Panasonic GH5 will start shipping from B&H and Amazon. I decided to get one for reviewing purposes and see how it goes. Will it be a keeper? The camera has so much to like. Especially the internal 10bit 400Mbps option that will be available mid summer. I wish […]

March 29, 20170 Comments
Get two Blackmagic Design URSA cameras for $6490 in this insane bundle

Get two Blackmagic Design URSA cameras for $6490 in this insane bundle

This is an interesting deal. B&H has bundled the 4.6K URSA Mini Pro with the original PL mount URSA for $6490. This essentially is getting the URSA PL for an extra $495. If you need two-camera coverage, this Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro and URSA 4K PL Cinema Camera Kit from B&H will have you […]

March 23, 20170 Comments
Atomos Ninja Inferno packs a punch for $999. HDR 4K 60p – 120fps HD and more

Atomos Ninja Inferno packs a punch for $999. HDR 4K 60p – 120fps HD and more

  I’m blown away with the new Atomos Ninja Inferno announcement today. Check out the full reveal on Newsshooter.com For $999 you get a lot of impressive features. Expected availability: Mar 31, 2017. Resolutions 4K DCI; 24/25/30/50/60p 4K UHD; 24/25/30/50/60p 2K; N/A*** 1080p; 24/25/30/50/60/100^/120^ 1080i; 50/60i 720p; 50/60p Codecs ProRes (HQ, 422, LT) DNxHR (HQX,HQ,SQ,LB) A […]

March 23, 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, 20168 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, 20161 Comment
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, 201614 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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