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Tether Tools StrapMoore Neoprene Straps. Great for strapping batteries and power bricks to stands

Tether Tools StrapMoore Neoprene Straps. Great for strapping batteries and power bricks to stands

July 20, 20172 Comments

I found these inexpensive Tether Tools StrapMoore neoprene straps for getting the power brick off the floor and on the light stand. They work great and cost only $19. I use one for my Aputure Light Storm and another on my tripod to hold a large battery to power my a7rii. It works really well […]

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Find The Diffusion You Like With This Handy Website Tool

Find The Diffusion You Like With This Handy Website Tool

February 1, 20171 Comment

I rarely use lights without some type of modifier. Whether it be a soft box or frame with diffusion attached or even just clipping some on the barn doors! Lights just look better when diffused for that soft even look especially when shooting people. I was looking into getting a roll of 1 stop diffusion […]

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Sony Alpha Cameras: Go from Video to Stills Mode with Your Favorite Settings Faster

Sony Alpha Cameras: Go from Video to Stills Mode with Your Favorite Settings Faster

October 20, 20160 Comments

Have you ever noticed with hybrid cameras that switching from stills mode to video can be a multi setting nightmare? You have to remember to change a lot of settings before you start video recording or you could really have problems. The best way to always have the important settings right in both stills and […]

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Demo: Aputure Light Storm LS 1S Outside on a Cloudy Day

Demo: Aputure Light Storm LS 1S Outside on a Cloudy Day

September 20, 20160 Comments

I had a quick talent shoot for a promo that was outside. I do these a lot and my go to setup is a bounce board and an overhead scrim or butterfly like this set up. Well… that setup wouldn’t work on this day. It was suppose to rain and the sky was grey so […]

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Sony XAVC S Round Trip Issue Workaround with Premiere Pro CC to DaVinci Resolve

Sony XAVC S Round Trip Issue Workaround with Premiere Pro CC to DaVinci Resolve

November 3, 201511 Comments

I’m getting comfortable using DaVinci Resolve 12 for the most part. Color Grading is just the best and the editing portion is pretty good too but I still have to use Premiere Pro CC 2015. I’ve been using the new Sony A7s II and a7r II lately I wanted to test how well XML round […]

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Quick Tip: Bulk Rename Video Files In OSX With a Few Simple Clicks

Quick Tip: Bulk Rename Video Files In OSX With a Few Simple Clicks

September 7, 20152 Comments

This one is so easy and useful. Several mirrorless and DSLR cameras don’t create unique file names after the card has been formatted in the camera. You end up with folders of video files that all have the exact same name but in different projects or worries in the same project! If those files go offline […]

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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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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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Color Correcting With Magic Bullet Color Suite v.12 Looks

Color Correcting With Magic Bullet Color Suite v.12 Looks

May 3, 20150 Comments

I’m no colorist but I do enjoy grading and getting the most out of an image. I recently upgraded to the new Red Giant V.12 Magic Bullet Color Suite. Wow is this a nice upgrade! I have all the tools I need in one place with the scopes to assist me too. Colorista is very […]

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Quick Tip: Add Graphics Inside The Title Tool With Premiere Pro

Quick Tip: Add Graphics Inside The Title Tool With Premiere Pro

February 6, 20150 Comments

Okay first if this is a “yeah I knew that you dummy” well then I’m sorry. I just figured this one out and if it’s not obvious then yes I am a dummy! Obvious or not this is a real time saver when you need to add text under or around a graphic. lets dig […]

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