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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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Metabones Canon EF Lens to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster Now Shipping

Metabones Canon EF Lens to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster Now Shipping

August 26, 20140 Comments

It’s finally here! Metabones has released the EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster. Yes I just ordered one and I sure hope it wont take to long to deliver. We have been waiting for a long time for an adapter to use Canon EF lenses on the Panasonic GH series cameras and now with […]

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Sigma ART 18-35mm Firmware Update Improves Autofocus With C100

Sigma ART 18-35mm Firmware Update Improves Autofocus With C100

August 26, 20140 Comments

The very popular Sigma 18-35 has a firmware update that fixes the autofocus issues it has with the Dual Pixel AF on the C100. My friend has done the update and reports that the 18-35 is as fast as a Canon lens now and is also much quieter when using the Dual Pixel AF. Thats […]

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Benro H8 Fluid Head Hands On Review

Benro H8 Fluid Head Hands On Review

August 16, 201410 Comments

Benro H8 Fluid Head Hand On Review from Erik Naso on Vimeo. Benro introduced a couple new fluid heads this year. The 75mm H8 $609 and 100mm H10 $729. These are more expensive and are considered a high end product in the Benro fluid head line. I decided to try out the H8 since I’m using 75mm bowl tripods for the […]

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Metabones Firmware Update For Canon EF Adapter Improves Performance with Sony A7S

Metabones Firmware Update For Canon EF Adapter Improves Performance with Sony A7S

August 13, 20140 Comments

Today Metebones released an update to the MARK IV Canon EF Adapter. The update can be performed by the user so no need to send it in. One bummer for me is it requires a Windows PC. I couldn’t find a Apple OSX version. Looks like I have to wait until later today to perform the […]

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Atomos Releases New HDMI Start & Start Trigger & Timecode Standard

Atomos Releases New HDMI Start & Start Trigger & Timecode Standard

August 8, 20140 Comments

In the pro video world SDI is the standard and has been for some time. Every year more high end cameras with not so great internal codecs and are used by pros are released with HDMI outputs only. This is frustrating for several reasons. The main one is the connection is poor. The cable isn’t […]

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Will the GH4 And Atomos Shogun Work To Record 4K?

Will the GH4 And Atomos Shogun Work To Record 4K?

August 7, 20140 Comments

This question doesn’t have an answer yet since the Atomos Shogun isn’t shipping and no one has claimed it will or won’t function properly. We do know that Sony and Atomos worked together to pair the two but after seeing this video from MichaelTheMentor on his YouTube channel it kind of threw me back a little. […]

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Matching the GH4 To The C100 & C300 C Log. Can It Be Done?

Matching the GH4 To The C100 & C300 C Log. Can It Be Done?

August 5, 201416 Comments

I have a shoot that I want to use both the Canon C100 and the Panasonic GH4 together but I dont want to match these two cameras in post. I think it’s best to get the GH4 to match the C100 in camera as close as possible and tweak them in post insead. I got […]

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Amazon has the Canon EOS 7D as “DISCONTINUED” Something New Coming?

Amazon has the Canon EOS 7D as “DISCONTINUED” Something New Coming?

July 26, 20140 Comments

p5rn7vb The rumors have been flying about a new updated Canon 7D camera. We don’t know if it’s a whole new APS-C camera or a replacement for it. As it looks Amazon has the Canon 7D marked as “DISCONTINUED”  First announced on September 1st 2009 makes the 7D almost five years old. The 70D is […]

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Using the Sony Alpha A7s For News Topicals And Grading The Footage

Using the Sony Alpha A7s For News Topicals And Grading The Footage

July 25, 20144 Comments

During the month of July I’ve been shooting and editing news breaks that play in the Ellen show These are usually done with studio cameras and crew but they are in training with a new control room setup so I’m doing them for now. I could use a typical ENG camera but come on! Thats no […]

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Things That Drive Me Crazy About The Sony A7s

Things That Drive Me Crazy About The Sony A7s

July 20, 201451 Comments

I’ve had the Sony A7s for about a month and It’s a fun camera with some great features, but I just can’t seem to get comfortable with it and a few things just frustrate me. Please understand that this is all my opinion and if you disagree with them that’s fine. I’m not a fanboy […]

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