Helmut Kobler

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

My Ultimate Field Monitor

My Ultimate Field Monitor

A few months ago, I put together the ultimate field monitor — for my purposes, anyway. I’m so happy with it that I find myself talking it…

Helmut Kobler’s Earlier Reviews on PVC

Helmut Kobler’s Earlier Reviews on PVC

Before starting my Los Angeles Cameraman channel, I contributed a number of reviews to our PVC Exclusive channel. Here are links to those now “classic” reviews&#8230…

Product Review: Lightpanels Astra 1×1 LED Light

Product Review: Lightpanels Astra 1×1 LED Light

The Litepanels Astra is the next-generation 1×1 LED light from the company that invented the first generation. After Litepanels founded the genre, a lot of companies followed…

Under the Radar at Cine Gear 2014

Under the Radar at Cine Gear 2014

This year's Cine Gear had its share of well-known vendors and their wares (Arri, Litepanels, Dolby, Kessler, SmallHD, etc.) but I like the show because it&#39…

Product Review: Hexolux D7 LED Fresnel Light

Product Review: Hexolux D7 LED Fresnel Light

The Hexolux D7 LED light ($2400) is one of those lights that breaks ground because it can take the place of many conventional lights you’ve been using for…

Product Review: Zacuto Z-Drive Follow Focus and Tornado Grip

Product Review: Zacuto Z-Drive Follow Focus and Tornado Grip

Zacuto’s Z-Drive and Tornado Grip are an out-of-the-box answer to the problem many camera operators face when using a shoulder rig: how do you…

Product Review: Areca ARC-8050T2 8-drive RAID with Thunderbolt 2

Product Review: Areca ARC-8050T2 8-drive RAID with Thunderbolt 2

Areca’s new ARC-8050T2 is a industrial-strength 8 bay RAID that has a few unique things going for it. For starters, it uses a new Thunderbolt 2…

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