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

“Wannabe” new music video by Anna Cyzon!

I had the chance to use the Sony FS5 camera on a few projects I did in Ecuador in January of this year. Together with a fellow filmmaker and friend, Danny Ruan, we used this great little camera on the short film “Lights”, as well as on two music videos. One of them is premiering today! Continue reading “Wannabe” new music video by Anna Cyzon!

Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!

Download and print out your own Photo & Video Cheat Sheet! Continue reading Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!

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