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
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?
Move over Canon 5D Mark 3… Sony a7s is the new low light king of cameras! 😉 Continue reading Sony A7S – Camera Buying Guide
The last few months I’ve had the chance to use Panasonic’s new 4K camera, the GH4, and I have been really impressed with it. The camera is easy to use and lets you create amazing shots. Continue reading GH4 Review, Tips & Cinema Settings
Number one question I get asked is “What’s a perfect beginner camera?” My answer is still the same – the SONY NEX-5. Continue reading “Your Way” music video shot on the Sony NEX-5
The Canon DSLRs remain hugely popular among indie filmmakers and deservedly so. If you are looking to buy one, there are many great models to choose from, in a wide price range. Which one should you get?
In my previous post, I reviewed the medium-priced Gini BMCC EX rig for the BlackMagic cameras. This time, I am reviewing a high-end model – the Lanparte BlackMagic Camera Cage Kit. Continue reading High-end Rig for BlackMagic Cameras – Lanparte Rig
As I mentioned in my review of it, the BlackMagic Production Camera 4K is a great camera, but it requires additional investment in equipment to make it work well in a real production setting. Continue reading Getting the Most Out of BlackMagic Cameras: the Gini Rig