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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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Convergent Design Apollo Option NOW $500 Off for a Limited Time

Convergent Design Apollo Option NOW $500 Off for a Limited Time

August 23, 20160 Comments

I love my 7Q+. Very solid and dependable piece of gear. Convergent Design keeps making the 7Q and 7Q+ better with updates and new features. A very cool feature that I still haven’t installed yet. Ugh Erik!!!! is the the Apollo multi-cam recording option. This is crazy good if you need to record more than […]

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New SmallHD LP-E6 Power Options Might Be a Great Universal Solution For Many Products

New SmallHD LP-E6 Power Options Might Be a Great Universal Solution For Many Products

August 23, 20162 Comments

SmallHD introduced a few new products to power the 500 and 700 series monitors but after looking at the new solutions these can also be used with other Canon LP-E6 powered products. Outside of the V-Mount and AB Mount solutions that use a custom bracket that fits the monitor if you have a device that […]

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Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Now In Stock

Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 Lens for Sony E Mount Now In Stock

August 22, 20160 Comments

I need to test the Zeiss Batis lenses out and I wish a 50mm was available, but hey the Batis 18mm f2.8 is now in stock! PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22 Distagon Optical Design Four Aspherical Elements Seven Special Glass Elements Floating Elements System Zeiss T* Anti-Reflective Coating OLED Display […]

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RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro gets Nice Updates PLUS NEW Rycote Lyre Shockmounts

RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro gets Nice Updates PLUS NEW Rycote Lyre Shockmounts

August 21, 20160 Comments

I’m a huge fan of Rode microphones. Great quality products at a very reasonable price. I just finished a little project this weekend. A Rode Mini Boompole with NTG4. I also added a K-tek coiled XLR cable inside the boompole. This is mainly for use on a stand for interviews as opposed to run & gun […]

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New Sony a7r II Firmware 3.30 Now Available. Improved Temperature Control & RC Flash Support Plus HDMI Out for Stills

New Sony a7r II Firmware 3.30 Now Available. Improved Temperature Control & RC Flash Support Plus HDMI Out for Stills

August 18, 20160 Comments

The new Sony a7r II 3.30 firmware looks to be addressing temperature issues again by “optimizing temperature control, effect is different according to temperature” Man Sony! These descriptions leave you scratching your head. I haven’t had any overheating issues in stills mode yet. Lets just say it ain’t no a6300! That camera drove me crazy! […]

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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.

August 17, 20163 Comments

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 […]

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Sony a6300 1.10 Update Fixes Overheating in Stills Mode, but what about Video?

Sony a6300 1.10 Update Fixes Overheating in Stills Mode, but what about Video?

August 5, 20162 Comments

I had a feeling Sony would address the overheating issue with the a6300 and today looks to be the day. Firmware 1.10 is now available to download and install HERE. Unfortunately I don’t have my copy anymore. I just couldn’t use the camera reliably for my type of work without having it overheat in UHD […]

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Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head Review MVH502AH

Manfrotto 502HD Pro Video Head Review MVH502AH

August 3, 201622 Comments

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 […]

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Getting Gear Organized with the Jokerbox Grip Boxes

Getting Gear Organized with the Jokerbox Grip Boxes

July 31, 20160 Comments

Hi my name is Erik Naso and I’m a grip head. Yep it’s true but i’m also a guy who does his own lighting and occasionally I can hire a grip to assist me, but in generally it’s just me a producer and talent. When you work lean and not so mean. Hey I’m a happy […]

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Mythbusters Adam Savage Goes on a Walking Tour of the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

Mythbusters Adam Savage Goes on a Walking Tour of the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition

July 20, 20160 Comments

Stanley Kubrick is a legend and his passion for lenses was phenomenal. He had lenses modified and custom built for his films. Love that! I wish I was in San Francisco to see this Stanley Kubrick Exhibition myself, but hey we have Adam Savage to guide us through the collection. Enjoy! Check out Adam’s YouTube channel “Tested“. […]

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