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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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Odyssey7Q+ Now Includes 256GB SSD, NEW Lower Prices on Odyssey SSDs & 5 Samsung SSDs Qualified

Odyssey7Q+ Now Includes 256GB SSD, NEW Lower Prices on Odyssey SSDs & 5 Samsung SSDs Qualified

July 1, 20150 Comments

This 2015.7 update is all about media and one new bundle that isn’t a promotion. Starting today, July 1st, the Convergent Design Odyssey7Q+ will ship with one 256GB Odyssey SSD included. A five-pack kit of SSD handles for use with qualified 3rd party SSDs (see below) is now included with each Odyssey7Q+. Convergent Design has further added […]

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Zoom F8 Multi Track Field Recorder Affordable Pro Audio Recorder

June 30, 20150 Comments

Zoom steps up to a new very clean and pro looking Zoom F8 Multi Track Field Recorder. Check out the features. 8-channel/10-track field audio recorder/mixer 8 discrete inputs with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors Compact and lightweight aluminum chassis, weighing just 2 pounds (without batteries) High quality mic preamps with up to 75 dB gain, less than -127 […]

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Zacuto Gratical X With A La Carte Features Now Available

Zacuto Gratical X With A La Carte Features Now Available

June 29, 20151 Comment

For those that found the Gratical HD out of their price range (Yes that’s me too) Zacuto has introduced a new a la carte version. The Gratical X. This new EVF is basically the same as the HD model only with limited software tools pre-installed. Maybe you don’t need every tool so this way you can buy […]

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Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. First Impressions

Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. First Impressions

June 28, 20156 Comments

At NAB 2015 I went to visit the Aputure booth and was blown away by how many cool products they have in the works. The DEC wireless adapter and new monitor just to name a couple. But the new LED lights really stand out. I have been using Aputure lights for the last year since […]

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Zacuto C100 MK II Helmet Puts A EVF In The Right Position

Zacuto C100 MK II Helmet Puts A EVF In The Right Position

June 19, 20151 Comment

The design of the new Zacuto C100 MKII Helmet is clean and simple and puts the EVF in the right position for easy access while shooting handheld or on a tripod. It attaches to the top of the C100 MKII via one screw on top and one on the side, relocating the film plane screw […]

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Sigma Announces New 24-35 F2 DG HSM ART. The Zoom Lens That’s 3 Primes

Sigma Announces New 24-35 F2 DG HSM ART. The Zoom Lens That’s 3 Primes

June 19, 20150 Comments

Sigma ART line just got a little more interesting today with the announcement of a the world’s first F2 24-35 DG HSM ART Zoom Lens. Sigma claims this is three popular lenses in one zoom. The 24, 28 and 35mm making this a perfect all in one for the on the go shooter. I like […]

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New Sony firmware 2.0 Update released today. A6000 Gets XAVC-S. A7 Cameras Get Faster Boot Up.

New Sony firmware 2.0 Update released today. A6000 Gets XAVC-S. A7 Cameras Get Faster Boot Up.

June 16, 20152 Comments

New Sony firmware 2.0 update released today for the A7/A7r/A7s and A6000 The winner in the group is the A6000 getting XAVC-S recording. The update improves the startup time too but that’s all the A cams get. No real game changing updates to the A7 cameras. Improves camera function and provides picture improvement for the following lenses. Sony Distagon […]

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Adobe 2015 Release of Creative Cloud Is Now Ready But Are You?

Adobe 2015 Release of Creative Cloud Is Now Ready But Are You?

June 15, 20153 Comments

  Here is the update that we all heard about at NAB and it’s now ready for all of us. I have a love hate relationship with Premiere Pro CC. I edited a long format show and boy was it a PITA to color grade and my editor also was pulling his hair out doing […]

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SmallHD 502 Packs The Pixels For A Sharp Image In A Small Package

SmallHD 502 Packs The Pixels For A Sharp Image In A Small Package

June 13, 20153 Comments

After seeing the SmallHD 502 and the add-on Sidefinder at NAB 2015 I felt it was a very nice product that I would like to buy. A small 5″ monitor with good resolution to help with focus and a convertible viewfinder idea is cool.  So I pulled the trigger and got the 502 with the plan to get […]

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SmallHD 502 Firmware 1.0 Brings Promised New Features. Available Now

SmallHD 502 Firmware 1.0 Brings Promised New Features. Available Now

June 11, 20150 Comments

  Nice to see some of the features coming out for the 502. I’m actually downloading it now. Guys. I’m still working on my review! Slow down…. Not! It’s great the 1.0 update is out so soon, and these are some good ones. I hope I get a battery fuel gauge soon. Please?  Here’s whats […]

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