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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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$300 Rebate On The Panasonic Lumix DMW-YAGH Interface Unit

$300 Rebate On The Panasonic Lumix DMW-YAGH Interface Unit

September 29, 20140 Comments

The Panasonic Lumix DMW-YAGH Interface Unit for GH4 retails for $1,997.99 now it has a $300 rebate bringing it down to $1,697.99. To be honest I still think it’s overpriced  and I’m not buy one at this time. It offers a lot but the functionality is hard to work around. The big one for me is it needs to be […]

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Sony XDCAM PXW-FS7 Official Pricing And Pre Order Now Available

Sony XDCAM PXW-FS7 Official Pricing And Pre Order Now Available

September 17, 20141 Comment

The Sony XDCAM PXW-FS7 is now available for pre order and the price is $7999. for the body, viewfinder and grip. No media and also no mention of battery. Some of the pro cameras don’t come with them but hopefully the FS7 will. If your intrested in buying you you need to factor in media. The […]

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Panasonic DMC-GH4 Firmware Update Brings 4K Photo Mode

Panasonic DMC-GH4 Firmware Update Brings 4K Photo Mode

September 15, 20141 Comment

So many rumors flying around about this firmware and none of it is true. I heard it all. RAW support 4K high frame rate and more. This update gives us 4K picture mode. Maybe it’s cool but not a real exciting update to the GH4. I really just want record trigger via HDMI for external […]

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Canon 7D MARK II Released. It’s For Photographers First

Canon 7D MARK II Released. It’s For Photographers First

September 15, 20145 Comments

The new Canon 7D has been released today. I think it looks like a wonderful stills camera but video users aren’t going to get excited about it. I’ll give you three reasons and they are all listed below. Full specs can be found HERE. Movie Type MOV (Video: H.264 or MP4: Intra frame / inter […]

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Freefly MoVI Price Reductions for M5, M10, and M15

Freefly MoVI Price Reductions for M5, M10, and M15

September 12, 20141 Comment

Freefly Systems today at IBC announced a pretty big price drop for two of the three systems. M5 Old Price $4995 New Price $3995 M10 Old Price $14,995 New Price $7995 M15 Newly Announced Price: $11,995 Here is the official announcement from Freefly 09/12/14 The MōVI’s state-of-the-art advanced stabilization technology has redefined the possibilities for camera […]

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Sony Introduces The New 4K PXW-FS7 XDCAM Series Camera

Sony Introduces The New 4K PXW-FS7 XDCAM Series Camera

September 12, 20145 Comments

Sony has been busy for sure this year delivering new cameras and the new PXW-FS7 looks to have features in a price range that stands alone. Sony´s new XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP formats, each supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 recording (XAVC-I, 180fps; XAVC-L, 120fps). Recording in UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, slow motion up to 60fps […]

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The First Footage From The New Panasonic Varicam 35

September 9, 20142 Comments

Welcome back Varicam! This is the first footage released from the Panasonic Varicam and it looks stunning to me. I like the varied shot types from low light to studio and nature. It really covers the full spectrum of shooting scenes and they all look really great.   I’ve always liked the look of the […]

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Free Canon Firmware Update for Cinema EOS Coming November 2014

Free Canon Firmware Update for Cinema EOS Coming November 2014

September 4, 20140 Comments

Nothing to exciting really but worth sharing. Looks like most of the updates are for the C500 and a small operational one for the C300. Improved operability when setting color temperature of white balance (for EOS C500 and EOS C300 camera models) The new firmware upgrades contribute to improved operability by allowing users to easily […]

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GH4 & Metabones EF to MFT Speed Booster & A7s Together. Hands On Review

September 4, 201411 Comments

When the new EF to Micro Four Thirds Speed Booster came out I jumped on it. I’ve been waiting a long time for an electronic adapter that didn’t require a battery so I could use my Canon EF lenses. The wait is finally over. As you can see I’m happy and so is my reporter […]

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Zeiss Brings New Line Of Full Frame Lenses For Sony E-Mount With Loxia

Zeiss Brings New Line Of Full Frame Lenses For Sony E-Mount With Loxia

September 2, 20141 Comment

zv7qrnb One of my biggest issues with the A7s is lenses. Sony has a great sensor but limited native lenses to go with it. Now Zeiss has a new line of manual lenses for the E mount alpha line. I think this is great for Sony but these lenses are manual focus only. No auto […]

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