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I'm a broadcast DP In San Diego. I enjoy sharing what I'm working on and testing new equipment. This blog is also part of giving back. I've learned so much from so many people.

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

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

March 25, 20152 Comments

  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 […]

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

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

March 24, 20150 Comments

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 […]

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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

March 21, 20156 Comments

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 […]

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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+

March 6, 20150 Comments

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 […]

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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

March 3, 20150 Comments

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 […]

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New 3D Printed Lens Gears Work Like A Charm

February 27, 20150 Comments

Larry Wright from Refocused Media told me about these new 3D printed lens gears from followfocusgears.com and I had to check them out. I was impressed how perfect they fit on the Canon 24-105 with nothing extra to hold them in place. No strap. No clamp. These are seamless and fit so snug they dont […]

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ARRI introduces a “RED” looking ALEXA Mini

February 23, 20150 Comments

Does this new ALEXA Mini look familiar? It does to me. The first thing that popped into my mind is Movi operators are going to love this option. Alexa IQ in a 3 axis gimbal. Very cool. Have a drone? Now you can fly Alexa mini too. The camera is small and is very close […]

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Metabones EF to E Mount MARK IV Firmware Update.

February 22, 20151 Comment

Two weeks ago (Feb 3rd) Metabones released a firmware update to fix a few issue. Below are the fixes. For Mac computer updaters here is the link. PC users you’re on your own. Just kidding. CLICK HERE RELEVANT PRODUCTS This information is for the following models: EF-E Smart AdapterTM MARK IV (model number MB_EF-E-BM4) ABOUT THIS […]

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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

February 21, 20151 Comment

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 […]

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

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

February 16, 20150 Comments

  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 […]

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