2016 has come to an end and next year is upon us. I wanted to wish everyone all the best in 2017! Also, I wanted to do a recap of the best 4K cameras that I had a chance to use in 2016. Continue reading 4K Camera Shootout of 2016!
I had a chance to use the URSA Mini 4.6K camera on various projects over 3 months. Two of those were films. Continue reading URSA Mini 4.6K Review (after real world use)
As you might have heard me say, I am working on a comprehensive review of the Ursa Mini 4.6K. I used the camera on a challenging feature film shoot and so I will be able to share with you a lot of interesting stuff (in fact, I’ve shot with this camera for two months now, on two film productions). Continue reading BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6K Camera, Lenses, Rig and Accessories
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
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!
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. Continue reading Sony FS5 Cinematic Test – short film “Lights”
Last December B&H Photo Video let me borrow a couple of their cameras to test them out. I had a chance to use the Sony FS7 on a film I shot in Toronto with Clint D’Souza (who wrote and directed it). If you want a quick opinion on the camera, then I can simply say that I loved it! Continue reading Sony FS7 Review After Real World Use
Recently, Sony created a lot of excitement with the announcement of the Sony Alpha a6300 mirrorless (i.e. DSLM) camera. The new model offers high specifications, including 4K recording, yet it is much cheaper than comparable models – it’s just under $1000 for the body. Continue reading Darn it! Sony comes out with a high-spec, great-value DSLM: Alpha a6300
Although you might not be rendering your final videos in 4K yet, the chances are that you are already mostly working with 4K footage. This has become the norm for video producers. Now, working in 4K can be frustrating if you have not upgraded your video editing system together with the camera. Fortunately, it does not have to be very expensive to get a machine that will make doing the post in 4K as easy as it was in HD. I recently got a new editing system and here is some advice for anyone looking to do the same. Continue reading The right computer for 4K editing and post-production