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Hands on with the Matthews Infinity Arm

Hands on with the Matthews Infinity Arm

This past Cine Gear I was walking around the lot checking out the wares and made a stop by the Matthews tent to see what they had going on. A…

Product Review: OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

Product Review: OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock

I was a big fan of OWC’s original Thunderbolt 2 Dock (I still am and use it daily) so when I saw their new Thunderbolt 3 Dock at…

A Leap Into Medium Format with the Hasselblad X1D-50c

A Leap Into Medium Format with the Hasselblad X1D-50c

When Hasselblad offered me the opportunity to dip my toe into the world of medium format, I jumped at it. For most of my career I’ve been shooting moving…

As FCPX turns 7, Apple gives us ProRes Raw, but what’s really changed?

As FCPX turns 7, Apple gives us ProRes Raw, but what’s really changed?

Seven years ago we heralded in a new version of Apple’s venerable video editing app, FCPX. As a leader in the FCP community and an enthusiastic Final Cut Pro…

Review: The i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite

Review: The i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite

I was recently sent the i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite to review, and since the process is pretty simple I figured it’d be a good…

The Reality of Unscripted Television Editing

The Reality of Unscripted Television Editing

To watch the webinar that accompanies this article and talks through many of the topics laid out here in further detail, click here. For all the editors who just landed…

Jeff Foster’s NAB Show 2018 Wrap-Up

Jeff Foster’s NAB Show 2018 Wrap-Up

This year I went to the NAB Show in Las Vegas with two things: (1) A knee injury, thus limiting my usual travel time all over the show floor, and…

Akitio Expands Thunderbolt 3 Storage and Dock Product Line-up at NAB 2018

Akitio Expands Thunderbolt 3 Storage and Dock Product Line-up at NAB 2018

Since I’m here in Las Vegas this week at NAB Show 2018, I’m going to meet with the folks at Akitio to see their new product…

Stella Pro Lights Review – Pushing Light & Motion’s Filmmaking Lineup to the Max

Stella Pro Lights Review – Pushing Light & Motion’s Filmmaking Lineup to the Max

Light and Motion advertises their line of Stella Pro lights with phrases like: “travels anywhere” and “perfect for mobile production crews and independent filmmakers”.  The benefits…

RED, G-Tech, and Manfrotto Come Out for Gear+Beers in Orange County

RED, G-Tech, and Manfrotto Come Out for Gear+Beers in Orange County

You asked, and Filmtools listened: Gear + Beers came to Orange County at the end of March to host RED, G-Tech, and Manfrotto while also carting out the usual free…