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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…

Shot Designer, the scene planning tool for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows

Shot Designer, the scene planning tool for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows

Considered an excellent tool for planning scenes fast, Shot Designer creates full-blown diagrams in seconds, animates characters and cameras, and comes with pre-made camera setups for any situation…

Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless is coming; no – official – news from Canon

Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless is coming; no – official – news from Canon

Nikon will reveal its full-frame mirrorless camera in August, a new system with news lenses for a new mount, but guarantees compatibility with the classic F-mount lenses, a…

Hands on with Anton Bauer Dionic XT batteries

Hands on with Anton Bauer Dionic XT batteries

What are the Anton Bauer Dionic XT batteries? They’re batteries that I’d say are overall solid after going hands-on with them. Even though I didn…

PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for iOS and Android smartphones

PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for iOS and Android smartphones

PhotoCineView allows DPs to carry a Director’s Viewfinder in their pocket, to frame the set as classic DVs do, but does more, like allowing to visually compare the results…

Hybrid review: RØDE M5 microphone with a “foreign” accessory for voice/vocal

Hybrid review: RØDE M5 microphone with a “foreign” accessory for voice/vocal

There are many reviews of the Australian RØDE M5 microphone, but all for instrumental or choral applications. That’s why I decided to try it for more typical voice…

A retro light meter for Android and iOS smartphones

A retro light meter for Android and iOS smartphones

LightMeter for Android or myLightMeter for iOS are different names for an app that will transform your smartphone in a reliable light meter. There is a free version, but the…

Thunderbolt3 Driving the Varicam Forward

Thunderbolt3 Driving the Varicam Forward

For a recent test project, I was offered a chance to use one of Panasonic’s Varicam LT’s to shoot with, so as an old Panasonic guy, I leaped…

<em>BeyondPodcasting 4</em>: Adobe Project Rush, LumaFusion & more with Cielo de la Paz

BeyondPodcasting 4: Adobe Project Rush, LumaFusion & more with Cielo de la Paz

On BeyondPodcasting episode 4, Allan Tépper converses with Cielo de la Paz (in English) about Adobe’s new Project Rush cross-platform app, how it compares with LumaFusion and…

Backup & Recovery: free tools from Paragon and AOMEI

Backup & Recovery: free tools from Paragon and AOMEI

The release of a new version of Paragon Backup & Recovery Free is a good excuse to present readers this new software, and some other solutions designed to protect data…