Equipment Reviews

Zacuto Introduces the Gratical Eye SDI Micro-OLED EVF

Zacuto Introduces the Gratical Eye SDI Micro-OLED EVF

April 13, 20160 Comments

I first saw the Gratical Eye at NAB a couple years ago. It was under glass and no real info other than it was a prototype well it’s the real deal now. The Eye was design to be smaller and lighter than it’s larger Gratical HD counterparts but has all the same software features. The Eye […]

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Aputure EZ Box, Veydra Mini Primes and FCPX. A Crazy Review of them ALL!

Aputure EZ Box, Veydra Mini Primes and FCPX. A Crazy Review of them ALL!

January 25, 20165 Comments

  This is going to be an odd review. I decided to not only do a review of the new Aputure EZ Box but give you some first impressions of the Veydra Mini Primes and editing my first review with FCPX. Veydra Mini Primes in E-Mount I just received a set of Veydra Mini Primes […]

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Røde Microphones VideoMic Me Ups The Sound Quality On Smart Phones

Røde Microphones VideoMic Me Ups The Sound Quality On Smart Phones

November 21, 20152 Comments

Using your iPhone for journalism is growing and in general we tend to pull out our iPhone and shoot video more than with a proper video camera. It’s great to be able to have access to a very good quality image these days that fits in your pocket. The onboard mic on the iPhone is […]

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Does the Sony a7s II Overheat? I Put the Camera to the Test

Does the Sony a7s II Overheat? I Put the Camera to the Test

November 1, 201510 Comments

When the a7r II came out News Shooter Editor Dan Chung took the camera out to shoot a mini-doc and during the production the camera overheated. Since then we all wondered if the a7s II would as well so I did a little test to see if it does and here is the results. It […]

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The a7s II has Arrived! My First Impressions After a Couple Hours. Plus a Nice a7s I Profile

The a7s II has Arrived! My First Impressions After a Couple Hours. Plus a Nice a7s I Profile

October 22, 201515 Comments

Midday today my Sony a7s II arrived and I wish I had it one day earlier since I had a shoot today and would’ve loved to use it. Before I move into the a7s II  I have some good news for you a7s I users. I have a profile I’m going to share with you […]

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Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. Hands on Review

Aputure Light Storm Ls 1s High Output LED Light at a Bargain Price. Hands on Review

September 19, 201522 Comments

  At NAB 2015 I went to visit the Aputure booth and was blown away by how many cool products they have in the works. The DEC wireless adapter and new monitor just to name a few, but the new high output LED lights really stand out. I’ve been using Aputure lights for the last year […]

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Sony Ar7II at 120FPS.

Sony Ar7II at 120FPS.

September 15, 20153 Comments

Here is a little sample of the Sony A7rII at 120 fps. Not bad. A little soft but still fun! The camera shoots 120fps in 720p. It would be great to get 108o. Full review coming soon! I think I’m all done shooting and B&H wants their camera back now. LOL! Follow me on Twitter @eriknaso and […]

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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, 201511 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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Which EVF Should I Buy? Zacuto Gratical X or SmallHD Sidefinder

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

August 10, 20156 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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SmallHD Sidefinder with 502 Monitor Hands on Review

SmallHD Sidefinder with 502 Monitor Hands on Review

August 4, 20154 Comments

The SmallHD 500 series are bright sharp 5″ monitors. I have the 502 and so far it’s a must carry to all my shoots. It has a few quirks but nothing that won’t get fixed in future firmware updates. Let’s face it. Nothing is perfect but when a product helps make your job easier it […]

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