Panasonic GH4 Kit & Lenses for Video

The Panasonic Lumix GH4 camera has proven to be very popular. I don’t buy cameras often – the Canon 7D has been my workhorse for years – but when the GH4 came out, I quickly grabbed one. Now, I’ve had the chance to use the camera on multiple projects and I continue to be amazed by it.

Due to the popularity of this camera, I do get a lot of questions about it, especially about the lenses. So, here’s a video where I try to address all of your questions about lenses for the GH4. Continue reading Panasonic GH4 Kit & Lenses for Video

Great Gear Prizes in CAME-TV Contest

I’m super excited today. CAME-TV, the company behind many of the great film gear that I have reviewed over the last few years, has donated five prizes that I can give away in a contest. They include two of their newest 3-axis camera gimbals, LED lights, a DSLR camera cage and a steadicam (including the vest). It is all great equipment that I am using or would love to use myself. Continue reading Great Gear Prizes in CAME-TV Contest

Indie Film Spotlight: “4 Nights In The Hamptons”

There is obviously a lot of skill that goes into making a feature film. It’s not just about the artistic and technical skills, though. On large projects, it is also essential to manage well your resources. I recently saw the film “4 Nights In The Hamptons” and it serves as a great example of creative filmmaking – not only with respect to storytelling, but also with respect to film production. Continue reading Indie Film Spotlight: “4 Nights In The Hamptons”

Atomos Shogun Review, including guide to Vectorscope, Waveform & False Color

I’ve finally had the time to test out the Atomos Shogun 4K. For those of you who don’t know, the Shogun is a 4K video recorder and monitor, all in one. When combined with a camera like the Panasonic GH4 or Sony A7s, it lets you record 4K in RAW or the high-quality 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 (up to 30fps). You can also shoot slow motion (120/60/50 fps) in full 1080P HD. As a monitor, it has a beautiful 7.1” 320ppi 1920×1080 touch screen. And those are just the highlights. Continue reading Atomos Shogun Review, including guide to Vectorscope, Waveform & False Color

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