DJI Phantom 3 – Cinematic Aerial Shots

Today I am reviewing the DJI Phantom 3 – a quadcopter with a 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal. The drone and gimbal technologies have been quickly advancing in the last few years (with DJI being one of the leaders), but the previous iterations of these devices have always left something to be desired. Watch my review to find out how good the DJI Phantom has gotten (short answer: really good). Continue reading DJI Phantom 3 – Cinematic Aerial Shots

Aputure DEC Wireless Lens Adapter with Focus & Aperture Controller

Today, I’m going to talk about another way how to control wirelessly camera focus. This is very useful when you have the camera mounted on a gimbal, steadicam or jib/crane. Aputure has a device called DEC Wireless Focus & Aperture Controller Lens Adapter. By using this lens adapter, you are able to control not only the focus, but also the aperture. Actually, it also allows you to start and stop the camera remotely, which I found very useful. Continue reading Aputure DEC Wireless Lens Adapter with Focus & Aperture Controller

AllSteady-6Pro Gimbal Review (after 2 months of real world use)

I had a chance to use a new 3-axis camera gimbal on the last feature film project I worked on. I decided to take this gimbal with me for the shoot because it is smaller and lighter than the DJI Ronin and Moza gimbals. Plus, even though it packs into a small case, it supports cameras ranging from DSLMs (ex. Sony A7s, Panasonic GH4) all the way to the RED Epic. Continue reading AllSteady-6Pro Gimbal Review (after 2 months of real world use)

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