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Review: Samson DE50x head microphone with micro-miniature capsule

Review: Samson DE50x head microphone with micro-miniature capsule

Here is my review of the ≈US$170 Samson DE50x head microphone with micro-miniature capsule. The DE50x includes 4 windscreens, a collar clip, and a very practical carrying case…

DSC Charts keep my tests accurate and repeatable

DSC Charts keep my tests accurate and repeatable

​ As someone that tests a large amount of gear on a regular basis, one of the hardest issues is to make sure all of my camera and lens tests…

Google Pixel 4 phone with multi-cameras, 3 mics & radar!

Google Pixel 4 phone with multi-cameras, 3 mics & radar!

Among their many other announcements yesterday (some of which I’ll be covering soon in specific articles), Google officially announced the latest version of its flagship smartphones, the Pixel 4…

RØDE’s ‘Golden Ears’ Challenge’: Take the quiz and perhaps win

RØDE’s ‘Golden Ears’ Challenge’: Take the quiz and perhaps win

A couple of months back, RØDE started producing a series of videos called Audio For Film 101, exploring the basics of recording sound for video. RØDE says that…

ProVideo Coalition Podcast Eps 2: CineGear ATL, Deluxe Bankruptcy, Catalina Update & More

ProVideo Coalition Podcast Eps 2: CineGear ATL, Deluxe Bankruptcy, Catalina Update & More

                    Provideo Coalition Podcast episode 2 is live! This week Scott Simmons and Gary Adcock talk through CineGear Atlanta, the Deluxe…

PSA: Sony A7Riv can be remote controlled over a long distance

PSA: Sony A7Riv can be remote controlled over a long distance

Sony’s recently released A7Riv full-frame mirrorless camera has a unique under-the-radar improvement over its stablemates: Wi-Fi remote capability using separate access points. This lets…

Is Blackmagic Design’s Next Camera an 8K Camera?

Is Blackmagic Design’s Next Camera an 8K Camera?

4K, 4.6K, 6K… is there a future yet-to-be-released 8K camera arriving from Blackmagic in the Spring of 2020? Yes, this is a rumor I am…

This week: ARRI at Koerner Camera in Seattle and Portland

This week: ARRI at Koerner Camera in Seattle and Portland

Technical Sales Rep Chase Hagen and I will be showing off the Alexa Mini LF and ARRI Signature Primes at Koerner Camera facilities this Wednesday, October 9 (Portland) and Thursday…

Filmtools Event Recap: Workflow for Original Streaming Content

Filmtools Event Recap: Workflow for Original Streaming Content

Thursday October 3rd, Filmtools Filmtools in Burbank hosted noted filmmaker Phil Holland for an afternoon of education. Billed as a “Workflow for Original Streaming Content Workshop” but covering much more…

Cine Gear Atlanta 2019

Cine Gear Atlanta 2019

In 2018, when the venerable Cine Gear show we all know and love in Los Angeles, decided to venture out into nether regions of Georgia in the early fall, I…

Introducing The ProVideo Coalition Podcast!

Introducing The ProVideo Coalition Podcast!

                    Welcome to the ProVideo Coalition Podcast! With so much news coming out every day it’s nearly impossible to…

Working with Premiere Pro on Terminator: Dark Fate

Working with Premiere Pro on Terminator: Dark Fate

In 1984, a young director stepped behind the camera to create an original sci-fi action movie about time-travel, cyborg assassins, and a woman who gives birth to the…

Blackmagic Design’s UltraStudio 4K Mini I/O is Built for the Demands of Production and Post

Blackmagic Design’s UltraStudio 4K Mini I/O is Built for the Demands of Production and Post

I have been patiently waiting for an affordable Thunderbolt 3 device that could handle the wide range of needs I require for I/O in production and post. Previously, I…

The Supermeet returns to Boston this November

The Supermeet returns to Boston this November

Remember the SuperMeet? Those great filmmaking events that were a stable of Tuesday night of NAB for many, many years in Las Vegas? And they would occasionally have SuperMeets elsewhere…

The Review of The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

The Review of The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

6K in your hand. 6K on our gimbal. 6K. 6K. 6K. We love our “K’s.” The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K offers up a ton of…