Category Archives: Cameras

DJI Phantom 3 – Cinematic Aerial Shots

Today I am reviewing the DJI Phantom 3 – a quadcopter with a 4K camera and 3-axis gimbal. The drone and gimbal technologies have been quickly advancing in the last few years (with DJI being one of the leaders), but the previous iterations of these devices have always left something to be desired. Watch my review to find out how good the DJI Phantom has gotten (short answer: really good). Continue reading DJI Phantom 3 – Cinematic Aerial Shots

Atomos Shogun Review, including guide to Vectorscope, Waveform & False Color

I’ve finally had the time to test out the Atomos Shogun 4K. For those of you who don’t know, the Shogun is a 4K video recorder and monitor, all in one. When combined with a camera like the Panasonic GH4 or Sony A7s, it lets you record 4K in RAW or the high-quality 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 (up to 30fps). You can also shoot slow motion (120/60/50 fps) in full 1080P HD. As a monitor, it has a beautiful 7.1” 320ppi 1920×1080 touch screen. And those are just the highlights. Continue reading Atomos Shogun Review, including guide to Vectorscope, Waveform & False Color

Is Canon Forgetting Indie Filmmakers?

When Canon released the 5D Mark II in 2008 and then followed up with the 7D in 2009, indie film and video production was revolutionized. These cameras combined great optics with full HD recording. Just as importantly, their cost was within the reach of many indie filmmakers. The Canon DSLRs were all the rave. Continue reading Is Canon Forgetting Indie Filmmakers?