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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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Canon Introduces New 24.2MP APS-C Mirrorless Camera. EOS M3

Canon Introduces New 24.2MP APS-C Mirrorless Camera. EOS M3

August 26, 20150 Comments

Just announced tonight the $679 Canon M3 24.2MP APS-C mirrorless camera with EF-M Mount. Canon has finally brought mirrorless to the US market and add a few more megapixels to the M camera. The sensor is the new DIGIC 6 image processor, which pairs with the sensor a native sensitivity range to ISO 12800, which can be […]

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Preview Premiere Pro CC 2015 Lumetri Color Grades With Easy Keyboard Shortcut

Preview Premiere Pro CC 2015 Lumetri Color Grades With Easy Keyboard Shortcut

August 26, 20150 Comments

I learned this little shortcut and had to share. Makes previewing so much easier than going to the effects controls and turning the Lumetri Color effect on and off. Enjoy! Follow me on Twitter @eriknaso and check out my page on Facebook. Thanks for coming by! Please help support my site by using the links on this page […]

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First Day With The Sony A7rII Shooting Internal 4K. IBIS & Slog2 Test

First Day With The Sony A7rII Shooting Internal 4K. IBIS & Slog2 Test

August 25, 20159 Comments

A7rII is here! So many features to try. Hard to pick the first few. It does feel nice in the hand. #videoproduction #filmmaking #a7rII #sony #photography #eriknaso #camerareview A photo posted by Erik Naso (@eriknaso) on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:02am PDT B&H was gracious enough to send me a Sony A7rII for review. The […]

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Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder Now Shipping Plus DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta 3

Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder Now Shipping Plus DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta 3

August 18, 20150 Comments

The Blackmagic Design URSA Viewfinder is now shipping. It should be on shelves in a week or so, so what does this mean for the URSA Mini and updated URSA? I think we are getting close. If I remember correctly Blackmagic wanted to have the support equipment ready to go when the URAS Mini shipped. The viewfinder […]

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First Sample Footage of 120FPS with the Canon C300 MKII

First Sample Footage of 120FPS with the Canon C300 MKII

August 13, 20155 Comments

First off I don’t know the cinematographer who shot this and the description is very vague. Can’t confirm it’s actually a C300 MKII either. So with that I will comment on what I see and I have to say I’m a little disappointed in the footage. It’s soft and noisy. Two things you really don’t […]

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Veydra Mini Primes gets new Sony E and C Mount Options

Veydra Mini Primes gets new Sony E and C Mount Options

August 13, 20150 Comments

After a successful Kickstarter campaign Veydra now plan to release a new C-Mount for cameras like the digital Bolex and E-Mount for Sony NEX cameras including the Sony A7s, A7RII, A6000, FS-700, and FS-7. The 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and soon to be released 85mm Mini Primes will all get the E-Mount option. These will work in APS-C […]

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Rokinon XEEN Full Frame Cine Lenses have Landed at a Bargain Price

Rokinon XEEN Full Frame Cine Lenses have Landed at a Bargain Price

August 10, 20150 Comments

  Rokinon/Samyang are officially in the full frame cine lens arena and it looks like these first three the 24mm T1.5, a 50mm T1.5, and an 85mm T1.5 are going to make a big showing. Rokinon has been making very good stills and geared lenses at an affordable price. I don’t know any of my […]

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Which EVF Should I Buy? Zacuto Gratical X or SmallHD Sidefinder

Which EVF Should I Buy? Zacuto Gratical X or SmallHD Sidefinder

August 10, 20152 Comments

I don’t usually if ever do a face-off of two products, but in this case I think it’s interesting because both the Zacuto Gratical X and SmallHD Sidefinder have strengths that may or may not be what you need and I get asked a lot which one should I buy so this should help you […]

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List of Canon Lenses That Auto Focus Works Well With Sony A7rII & Metabones IV Adapter

List of Canon Lenses That Auto Focus Works Well With Sony A7rII & Metabones IV Adapter

August 9, 20151 Comment

Found this thread on Fred Miranda’ site. The list is current and has a good amount of Canon EF lenses tested and listed. also two great Sigma ART’s. I’ll check back to the thread to update this list if any new ones get tested. If you have tested any please leave them in the comments and […]

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Quick Tip: SmallRIG Mounting Accessories For the Gratical X

Quick Tip: SmallRIG Mounting Accessories For the Gratical X

August 8, 20150 Comments

Mounting the Gratical X is pretty easy if you have the Axis Mini and a 15mm rail mounting point on your camera or cage/rig. But what if you don’t have a solution yet and are short on cash. I found one company that has some pretty inexpensive bits and they seem to be built pretty […]

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