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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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Think Tank Photo AIRPORT HELIPAK™ FOR DJI PHANTOM Bag on SALE!

Think Tank Photo AIRPORT HELIPAK™ FOR DJI PHANTOM Bag on SALE!

May 18, 20160 Comments

The popular AIRPORT HELIPAK bag for DJI Phantom is now $199.75 reduced from $239.75. I need to pick one up for myself since I’m getting a Phantom 4 in June. Great price on a high quality bag from Think Tank Photo. KEY FEATURES Custom divider set specifically for the DJI Phantom series; reconfigure your bag, depending on […]

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Overview of the NEW Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF

Overview of the NEW Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF

May 17, 20160 Comments

Nice overview of the new Canon COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF I played with this lens at NAB and was really impressed. The good news is this is the first in a series that Canon is developing. It looks like the price will be $5250. Yes it’s a lot of money but much less than a Canon cine […]

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Sony FS5 Firmware V2.0 With RAW Out now Available

Sony FS5 Firmware V2.0 With RAW Out now Available

May 16, 20162 Comments

Here is what the new Sony FS5 firmware gets you. New V2.0 update. 1.     The ND filter density can now be adjusted automatically. 2.     Shooting and recording in RAW mode is now supported. (“CBKZ-FS5RIF” (sold separately) is required) 3.     The zebra function has been enhanced, allowing you to select two […]

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A New Way For Me to Share and Review Gear. Vlogging

A New Way For Me to Share and Review Gear. Vlogging

May 16, 20160 Comments

I’ve been wanting to Vlog for a while now and for me it’s kind of second nature documenting things with a camera. My carrier started as a photojournalist. Telling stories about what other people do is rewarding and fun. Telling “your” story is a little different and challenging. That’s why I want to try Vloging. […]

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NAB VIDEO: SmallHD goes BIG HD with Three New Heavy Duty Production Monitors.

NAB VIDEO: SmallHD goes BIG HD with Three New Heavy Duty Production Monitors.

April 28, 20161 Comment

Checkout the demo from NAB that I did with Facebook Live and please visit my PAGE HERE It was only a matter of time that SmallHD would go BIG HD and at NAB they should off three new Production monitors that are built like a tank and ready for field use with several key features making […]

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New firmware update enables XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards with Sony a7R II and a7S II

New firmware update enables XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards with Sony a7R II and a7S II

April 27, 20160 Comments

New firmware update for the Sony a7R II and a7S II enable XAVC S format video recording to SDHC memory cards. Prior to the update XAVC S format video could only be recorded to SDXC cards. “Any recorded files larger than 4GB will be split into multiple files to comply with a 4GB maximum file size limitation. […]

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Bright Tangerine isn’t just about Matte Boxes. How About Follow Focus & Grip Accessories?

Bright Tangerine isn’t just about Matte Boxes. How About Follow Focus & Grip Accessories?

April 27, 20160 Comments

I visited Bright Tangerine at NAB to check out some new products and here is what I found. I visited Bright Tangerine at NAB to checkout what they have and was impressed with the new Revolvr follow focus and articulating grip arm. Yes they are adding grip gear too! Oh and plus the new Gripper Tray! […]

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Matthews Grip Takes the “Arm” to a New Level with the Infinity Arm

Matthews Grip Takes the “Arm” to a New Level with the Infinity Arm

April 27, 20160 Comments

Check out the Infinity Arm and KarriCart demo from NAB. I did several Facebook Livestreams at NAB this year. We have all used an arm of some kind and as useful as they are the early models had some pretty bad flaws. Designer Sage Seb came up with the Infinity Arm and started a Kickstarter campaign for […]

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Think Tank Photo goes VIDEO! with new Video Transport Cases

Think Tank Photo goes VIDEO! with new Video Transport Cases

April 22, 20160 Comments

I’ve been wanting Think Tank Photo to get into video bags and they now have a new line. The Video Transport Cases. The new video camera bags are very solid with upgraded dividers that have nylon inners for even better protection. The bags are designed with our equipment transportation needs. The line has three shoulder bags […]

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Sony FS5 RAW Output Update Price Set at $600 Plus HFR in 4K

Sony FS5 RAW Output Update Price Set at $600 Plus HFR in 4K

April 19, 20160 Comments

Good news for Sony FS5 owners that have a thirst for RAW. The update named CBKZ-FS5RIF will cost $600. With RAW out you will get 4K 60fps RAW & 1080, 240fps RAW out of the 3G SDI on the FS5 and use the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ recorder and Atomos Shogun and new Inferno recorders. It also looks […]

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