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
Download and print out your own Photo & Video Cheat Sheet! Continue reading Photo & Video Cheat Sheet – Learn camera fundamentals!
Today, I am testing out and directly comparing three directional microphones for film and video production. Continue reading Shotgun Mic Shootout
Over the years, I’ve had a chance to use and review a number of wireless video systems. Here is a high-end system from Cinegears called the Ghost-Eye 150m. Continue reading Cinegears Wireless Video System Ghost-Eye 150m
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
In this tutorial, I show you how to use natural, available light, like the sun to get sexy bikini beach shots! Continue reading Bikini Shoot with $3 DIY Reflector – Photo & Video Tutorial
Often I get asked how I get my videos to look less like video and more like film. Continue reading How to get that “Film Look” Fast and Free!
Recently, I got to put the Sony a7R II to work and here’s my review of the camera. Continue reading Sony a7R II Review & Overheating Fix
I have found my new favorite tripod! Continue reading Came-TV Carbon Fiber Tripod