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
Every year there is something to get excited about, as camera makers release their new and improved models. However, Panasonic’s recent announcement of the development of an organic photoconductive film (OPF) CMOS sensor takes excitement to a new level, as it promises to revolutionize the camera technology. Continue reading Camera Revolution: organic photoconductive film CMOS sensor
Here is an honest review of the new Sony A7S II camera. Unlike most people who just test out a camera in store before forming an opinion, I actually use the gear that I review in real world production settings. Continue reading Sony A7S II Review After Real World Use
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
Panasonic announced months ago that they were working on a brand new custom profile for the GH4 camera. Continue reading GH4 Firmware 2.3 with V-Log available now for FREE!
Last year Sony blew away the competiion and made every camera manufacturer work extra hard when they released the Sony FS7 camcorder along with the low-light king, the Sony a7S DSLM. Today, they have done it again – and at an amazing price point to boot – with the release of the a7S II and PXW-FS5 cameras. Continue reading Sony’s new cameras surpass the competition yet again!
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
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