Photokina 2016

There is a big trade show taking place right now (September 20 to 25) in Cologne, Germany. Called Photokina, it focuses on photo and video technology and equipment (so it is similar to the NAB in Las Vegas). I had big hopes of attending it this year, but ended up going to India for a film shoot instead. Continue reading Photokina 2016

Best Budget Lav Microphones

Today we are reviewing four affordable lav mics. These are quality microphones that your pocketbook will like a lot. However, they are not wireless. As always, there are pluses and minuses for each technology. So, to see what you can expect from these microphones and whether they are the right tools for your projects, please check out our video below. Continue reading Best Budget Lav Microphones

Rode on-camera mic comparison: VideoMic Pro vs Stereo VideoMic Pro

In today’s video I am testing and comparing two on-camera condenser microphones from Rode: the VideoMic Pro and the Stereo VideoMic Pro. The VideoMic Pro is already very popular among YouTubers and videomakers. It has also become a must-have for many vloggers – especially those trying to match the quality of the vlogs by the mega YouTuber Casey Neistat. Continue reading Rode on-camera mic comparison: VideoMic Pro vs Stereo VideoMic Pro

CAME-TV CAME-Mini 3 Camera Gimbal Review

Today, I am reviewing the fourth and last gimbal in my series of reviews of mid-range camera gimbals, the CAME-Mini 3 (previously I covered the CAME-Argo, Moza Lite 2 and Turbo Ace AllSteady Motion). The CAME-Mini 3 is the lightest of the these gimbals and supports payload up to 2.6 lbs (1.2 kg). By the way, soon I am going to release a video where I will compare these four models side by side. Continue reading CAME-TV CAME-Mini 3 Camera Gimbal Review

Building 4K RAW video editing machine for $2K

At the beginning of this year, I wrote about a laptop I purchased and then modified for editing 4K video. Since I am on the road a lot, having a portable machine is a must. However, the time had also come to get a new desktop editing machine. I recently purchased the BlackMagic Ursa Mini 4.6K EF camera and wanted an editing workstation that would allow me to work smoothly with the camera’s 4.6K CinemaDNG RAW files Continue reading Building 4K RAW video editing machine for $2K

DJI Phantom 4 camera drone review

Today, I am reviewing the DJI Phantom 4 – a quadcopter that includes a gimbal-stabilized 4K camera. The camera drone technology has surely advanced a lot since my CineDrone and then “CineDrone 2.0” (a kit sold by BH PHoto Video that included DJI Phantom 2, gimbal and GoPro camera). Last year, I reviewed the DJI Phantom 3 and was already very impressed – one can for sure produce outstanding aerial videography with it. Continue reading DJI Phantom 4 camera drone review

Firmware Update for BlackMagic URSA Mini Cameras with new OS

Today, BlackMagic has finally released the long-awaited firmware update (4.0 Beta) for the URSA Mini cameras. Although this is a beta version of the firmware, the update takes the URSA cameras to a completely new level thanks to a brand new operating system. Continue reading Firmware Update for BlackMagic URSA Mini Cameras with new OS

Canon G7X Mark I vs Mark II

A couple of months back I reviewed the Canon G7X Mark II. The first generation of this camera had been very popular among online video creators, especially vloggers. Today, I am comparing the two models to see whether there has been a significant improvement and to determine which camera offers the better value. Continue reading Canon G7X Mark I vs Mark II

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