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Stay Connected and Compensated with PVC

Stay Connected and Compensated with PVC

Here we are several weeks into the coronavirus pandemic and many cities and states have gone into some form of lockdown. From shelter in place to safer at home these…

Shane Hurlbut, ASC Makes Illumination Experience Workshop Free

Shane Hurlbut, ASC Makes Illumination Experience Workshop Free

COVID-19 has hit the industry hard is putting it mildly. Freelancers saw their full calendar of gigs disappear in a matter of days. For the most part, no work…

Review: Wooden Camera Unified BMPCC4K/6K Camera Cage

Review: Wooden Camera Unified BMPCC4K/6K Camera Cage

So, you have a camera. You unboxed it, threw on a battery, a lens, and some media, and you run out into the world to enthusiastically capture brilliant cinematic footage…

A Quick Look At The New Canon C500 Mark II Full-Frame Camera

A Quick Look At The New Canon C500 Mark II Full-Frame Camera

Thin slicing is a psychology term used by Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Blink.” The premise is you have garnered so much experience you can look at something…

Reviewing the New DZO Film 20-70mm T2.9 MFT Cinema Lens

Reviewing the New DZO Film 20-70mm T2.9 MFT Cinema Lens

There are just a few “must-haves” for me to enjoy a piece of gear. Those “must-haves” are first and foremost a piece of equipment…

Jobs On Set: A Conversation w/ Steadicam Operator Jess Lopez, SOC

Jobs On Set: A Conversation w/ Steadicam Operator Jess Lopez, SOC

 Recently we had a chance to talk with Jess Lopez, SOC about her career as a camera operator. In our conversation with Jess we learned about some of her…

A Look At The New Full-Frame Sony FX9: A Camera Review

A Look At The New Full-Frame Sony FX9: A Camera Review

Ten days. I was loaned the Sony PXW-FX9 for about ten days. It only took me one day with the Sony FX9 to realize the camera is a fantastic…

Canon C500 Mark II Unboxing and First Impressions

Canon C500 Mark II Unboxing and First Impressions

                  Just before Christmas, PVC contributor and Filmtools product reviewer Kenny McMillan got his hands on the highly anticipated Canon C500 Mark…

Taking the Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip For A Spin

Taking the Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip For A Spin

I love the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K or 6K. The size and weight of the cameras are wonderful. The camera boasts good dynamic range, BlackmagicRAW, easy to edit ProRes…

Zeiss DigiPrime lenses. Are These Lenses Right For You?

Zeiss DigiPrime lenses. Are These Lenses Right For You?

Great Glass for a great price. It is the dream of every shooter. We can be tempted by a newly announced prime set but then faint in shock at the…

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…

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…

The Review of The Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro G2

The Review of The Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro G2

It is the update to the URSA Mini Pro bringing further functionality and features to Blackmagic Design’s biggest cinema camera. Just enough new features and frame rates for…

The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review Part One

The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review Part One

The Nikon Z6 is one of two mirrorless camera options from Nikon and the one best suited for 4K video capture. Before we get started, a full review of the…

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