2018 is almost behind us, so I thought we could look back at the best in the year.
First let’s talk about some interesting films that came out. ROMA is a Netflix film by Academy Award winner Alfonso Cuarón, director of “Gravity” & “Children of Men.”
You can watch the film right now here: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80240715
If you are looking for a series then The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is back with season 2 on Amazon. So if you got amazon prime then go watch it now here: https://amzn.to/2LyaGDB
Best camera is the the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K or in short BMPCC4K.
Find out in detail what I think of this camera in my review of it here: https://youtu.be/upgTpNHKzR4
Software; Davinci Resolve came out of beta to version 15 this year and it rocks. Here is my video about why I switched to Resolve: https://youtu.be/t54ZX7_Ygd8
Download it here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/
Also another little known piece of AI magic is https://www.remove.bg/ which is artificial intelligence piece of software. Free to use! That will take out the background from your photos without the need for a green screen, soon hopefully it will work for videos.
Best lenses are from Sigma with a whole bunch of new lenses this year including the full-frame Art primes. These are a 28mm f/1.4 and a 40mm f/1.4. Image quality we have come to expect from the Art series and will be available for Sigma, Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E-mount cameras. Also the massive new zoom lens 60-600mm
All the new Sigma lenses are sold here: https://bhpho.to/2EKp0In
My favorite gimbal right now is the Moza Air 2.
New drones from DJI including the Mavic 2 Pro https://bhpho.to/2EN09no
And Mavic 2 Zoom https://bhpho.to/2ENRu4f
You can also find the drones on Amazon https://amzn.to/2GFdL5K
DJI Osmo Pocket is another cool gadget that came out this year. Not for pro use but definitely great for travel home videos. You can find it on B&H https://bhpho.to/2EKL45Q and on Amazon https://amzn.to/2V6iqkn
Best backpack I got to use is the Xpedition backpack by Bagsmart https://www.bagsmart.com/
Headphones… my faves are the Audio Technica ATH-M50x. Now there is a new model the ATH-M50xBT which is a Bluetooth wireless version that you can find here https://bhpho.to/2T5sZlV
Also on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Bzn7KC
Let me know what you guys found most newsworthy this year and have yourself happy holidays and an awesome new years eve. I’ll see you in the next year!