Camera systems

Preview: the Mini XTC 9250-XL

Preview: the Mini XTC 9250-XL

Just in time for NAB, the 9250-XL is everything that a producer could want in a camera. The revolution has begun…   Don Starnes directs and photographs movies…

Large Price Drop for Canon C300 Mark II and C100 Mark II

Large Price Drop for Canon C300 Mark II and C100 Mark II

I love saving money. I’m sure you love saving money just as much as I love saving money. Now you can save more money if you buy the…

Zacuto Talks EVFs, Recoils, and Wood Grips with PVC: NAB 2016

Zacuto Talks EVFs, Recoils, and Wood Grips with PVC: NAB 2016

At NAB 2016 we met up with Steve and Jens from Zacuto where I promptly mispronounced Jens’ name and dived into all of their new gear they were showing…

4.6K URSA Mini Used on Aaron Carter Music Video “Fool’s Gold”

4.6K URSA Mini Used on Aaron Carter Music Video “Fool’s Gold”

The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K was used to shoot the music video for Aaron Carter’s new single “Fool’s Gold.” My thoughts? Does it…

Panasonic Shows Off Varicam LT To PVC: NAB 2016

Panasonic Shows Off Varicam LT To PVC: NAB 2016

Panasonic first announced the VariCam LT in February 2016. NAB 2016 was likely the first place many shooters had the opportunity to get their hands on the camera and test…

New User Interface and Operating System for URSA Mini: NAB 2016

New User Interface and Operating System for URSA Mini: NAB 2016

Blackmagic says the new User Interface and OS for the URSA Mini cameras is like finally releasing the second half of the camera system. This is not an upgrade. Nope…

4.6K Blackmagic URSA Mini Review

4.6K Blackmagic URSA Mini Review

We’ve been waiting on this camera, and this sensor, for almost a year. We saw many Beta testers out in the wild. We pined for 4.6K footage…

4.6K URSA Mini Compared To Arri Alexa

4.6K URSA Mini Compared To Arri Alexa

With the Blackmagic 4.6K URSA Mini now shipping we are getting a great preview of what to expect out of the camera. In step John Brawley, an Australian Director…

Rethinking The AJA Cion

Rethinking The AJA Cion

I set out to discover what tools one needs to shoot the best footage possible with AJA’s Cion. I wanted to discover how to help the camera&#8217…

Panasonic Announces 4K Super 35 VariCam LT

Panasonic Announces 4K Super 35 VariCam LT

Panasonic unveils the little brother to the VariCam 35. At 6lbs this fiesty little camera inherits many fabulous features of from its big bro…

4.6K URSA Mini Low Light Footage

4.6K URSA Mini Low Light Footage

How good is the 4.6K URSA Mini in lowlight? Well one beta tester shares his candle light scene for discerning eyes to see…

Sony FS5 Camera Review

Sony FS5 Camera Review

I take Sony’s newest camera, the FS5, through the paces to see if it’s the right 4K camera for you. I dive into how well the…

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…

Blackmagic Video Assist Review

Blackmagic Video Assist Review

With the $459.00 SDI/HDMI Monitor/Recorder does Blackmagic have a hit of a product with the Video Assist on their hands…

Aeon – The Newest GoPro Gimbal Just Announced

Aeon – The Newest GoPro Gimbal Just Announced

Aetho announces their new feature rich GoPro gimbal: Aeon…