Helmut Kobler

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Helmut Kobler is a DP and cameraman based in Los Angeles, California.

He’s shot for networks such as Discovery, The History Channel, the BBC, PBS and others. Corporate work includes projects for Microsoft, American Express, United Airlines and Blue Microphones.

Helmut’s channel here at Pro Video Coalition focuses on any gear or software that help the camera and lighting department do more in less time.

See Helmut’s resume and reel at www.losangelescameraman.com

PRODUCT REVIEW: SmallHD’s 1303 HDR Monitor

PRODUCT REVIEW: SmallHD’s 1303 HDR Monitor

I love having a big (or big-ish) monitor on set to see what I’m shooting and get excited by it, but the problem with most field monitors…

REVIEW: Ready Rig GS Gimbal Support

REVIEW: Ready Rig GS Gimbal Support

Camera gimbals like the Freefly Movi and DJI Ronin are wonderful tools, but if you pair them with any camera that’s bigger than a DSLR, you quickly realize they…

REVIEW: Drone Pilot Ground School for FAA Certification

REVIEW: Drone Pilot Ground School for FAA Certification

It’s very simple: If you want to fly an unmmanned aircraft commercially in the United States (ie, to be paid for your services, rather than flying as a hobbyist…

Under the Radar at Cine Gear Expo 2016

Under the Radar at Cine Gear Expo 2016

Cine Gear Expo 2016 fell on two of the hottest days in Los Angeles all year, but if you could brave the heat, you’d find a lot of…

REVIEW: HPE’s StoreEver LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 Tape Drive

REVIEW: HPE’s StoreEver LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 Tape Drive

I’ve been using Hewlett Packard LTO tape drives to backup and archive important camera footage for about 6 years, and have never lost a single frame of footage. Just…

REVIEW: Paralinx Ace Wireless Video System

REVIEW: Paralinx Ace Wireless Video System

Looking for a wireless video system that has good range, a lightweight form, HDMI or SDI support, and won’t break the bank? I was looking for exactly that, and…

REVIEW: Movcam Top Handle, Base Plate and Shoulder Rig for the Canon C300 Mk II

REVIEW: Movcam Top Handle, Base Plate and Shoulder Rig for the Canon C300 Mk II

The new Canon C300 Mk II is shipping in force, and that means a lot of new owners are evaluating different ways to rig their cameras. I’ve been going…

REVIEW: Lexar Professional 3400x CFast 2.0 Card

REVIEW: Lexar Professional 3400x CFast 2.0 Card

With the delivery of my new Canon C300 Mk II, I’ve had to retire my trusty CF card collection, which served my original C300 so well for nearly 4…

REVIEW: IDX CUE-D75 Battery

REVIEW: IDX CUE-D75 Battery

I prefer the V-mount battery world over gold mounted batteries because of all the variation and innovation you find among V-mounts. A great example is IDX’s…

REVIEW: Litepanels Astra in 2015

REVIEW: Litepanels Astra in 2015

Litepanels’ Astra is the best 1×1, bi-color LED panel I’ve come across, which is what I said when I reviewed it about a year ago…