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Blackmagic Design Shoulder-Mount Kit for the URSA Mini

In the last few months I have been testing out four shoulder rigs for the BlackMagic URSA Mini 4K and 4.6K. Today I am reviewing a shoulder rig for these cameras made by the camera maker itself, i.e. BlackMagic Design. Continue reading Blackmagic Design Shoulder-Mount Kit for the URSA Mini

Ultimate URSA Mini Rig from LanParte

I’ve used both the URSA Mini 4K and 4.6K cameras from BlackMagic Design on various projects this year. I like both of these cameras, but they definitely function better with a good rig. Continue reading Ultimate URSA Mini Rig from LanParte

DIY cheap storage for the URSA Mini cameras – CFast to SSD Adapter for under $100

If you own the BlackMagic URSA cameras or the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, then you know how expensive it is right now to get enough storage. Continue reading DIY cheap storage for the URSA Mini cameras – CFast to SSD Adapter for under $100

My Interview Setup with two Wireless Mics and GH4 – One-person crew

Today, I am testing out a small run-and-gun audio set-up for doing two-person interviews using one camera and two wireless lav mics. Normally, to do that kind of an audio set-up, you would need a mixer to plug the two mics into. Then you would send the mixed audio from the two mics to a recorder or camera. This requires a second person Continue reading My Interview Setup with two Wireless Mics and GH4 – One-person crew

BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6K Camera, Lenses, Rig and Accessories

As you might have heard me say, I am working on a comprehensive review of the Ursa Mini 4.6K. I used the camera on a challenging feature film shoot and so I will be able to share with you a lot of interesting stuff (in fact, I’ve shot with this camera for two months now, on two film productions). Continue reading BlackMagic URSA Mini 4.6K Camera, Lenses, Rig and Accessories

Best Budget Lav Microphones

Today we are reviewing four affordable lav mics. These are quality microphones that your pocketbook will like a lot. However, they are not wireless. As always, there are pluses and minuses for each technology. So, to see what you can expect from these microphones and whether they are the right tools for your projects, please check out our video below. Continue reading Best Budget Lav Microphones

Rode on-camera mic comparison: VideoMic Pro vs Stereo VideoMic Pro

In today’s video I am testing and comparing two on-camera condenser microphones from Rode: the VideoMic Pro and the Stereo VideoMic Pro. The VideoMic Pro is already very popular among YouTubers and videomakers. It has also become a must-have for many vloggers – especially those trying to match the quality of the vlogs by the mega YouTuber Casey Neistat. Continue reading Rode on-camera mic comparison: VideoMic Pro vs Stereo VideoMic Pro

DJI Phantom 4 camera drone review

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