Recently, I had a chance to meet Chris Downing, Tim Wilson and Derek Allen of GearJones.com. These guys are talented cinematographers from the Washington D.C. area. Continue reading Cinema Camera Mega Test of 2017!
This winter Tom and I travelled to Ecuador. Due to the limited luggage space, we took with us only small cameras. Along with our trusted GH4, we decided to take the recently released Panasonic G85, and we put it to a test. Continue reading Panasonic G85 Camera Review For Filmmakers
For years, the Zoom H4n has been the workhorse audio recorder on my film and video productions. As good as it is, it is an older model, and so I decided to see what the current portable recorders have to offer. Here is my review of three popular recorders from Zoom and Tascam. Continue reading Portable Audio Recorders for Filmmakers
Starting Sunday Feb. 19/2016 (at 12:10AM EST, to be exact), you can score really good deals on Sony’s a6500 and 6300 cameras. Continue reading Sweet deals on Sony’s APS-C cameras
So, recently I got a new editing machine – the Asus GL553 laptop. Please check out the video below to see why I bought this particular laptop and how well it performs when editing 4K video. Continue reading Editing 4K video with a budget gaming laptop – My Asus GL553
Here is a softbox for LED panels that I like a lot. It is quick to set up and folds to a very small size. It produces a nice soft light. Continue reading D-Fuse Quick Pop-Out Softbox for LED Panels
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 previously did a few posts about my upgraded 4K video editing laptop (see here, here and here), and my raw 4K video editing desktop build. Continue reading Custom Video Editing Machine from Z Workstations
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
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