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Review: ClearVoiceover audio plugin

Review: ClearVoiceover audio plugin

In my experience, to make a musical sound bed “fit” well under a dry voiceover, you either have to duck the music (i.e. attenuate it) or equalize it to…

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RXO II Digital Camera looks like an action camera. The small size and the rugged build make the small flip-out screen 4K camera appear…

Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Single-Lens Camera Review

Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Single-Lens Camera Review

I was sent a camera. It has a 5170 x 2908 sensor. Records internal 4K at 4:2:2 in 10-bit as well as being able to record 4K…

Sony 4K PTZ BRC-X1000 and BRC-H900: REVIEW

Sony 4K PTZ BRC-X1000 and BRC-H900: REVIEW

Sometimes you cannot get a camera and a camera operator in the right position to get the shot. For an undefined number of reasons sometimes a production has some sort…

Review: The Canon XF705 4K Camcorder

Review: The Canon XF705 4K Camcorder

The Canon XF705 is the flagship XF camcorder for Canon and it deserves the placement admirably. The 1″ sensor XF-HEVC H.265 Pro Camcorder packs an Ultra High…

GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver and White Comparisons

GoPro HERO7 Black, Silver and White Comparisons

I’ve had a chance to test the GoPro HERO7 Silver and White cams in addition to the HERO7 Black and I’m sharing my observations and experience…

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Review

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Review

Is the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K their best camera to date? I hope we will find this out together so let’s break it down. What criteria…

The Editor’s Guide to macOS Mojave

The Editor’s Guide to macOS Mojave

The newest Mac OS is here, and even though you may not have updated to it yet, there are a bunch of great new features in the OS, that editors…

Blackmagic Design eGPU Shooter’s Review

Blackmagic Design eGPU Shooter’s Review

I do not care how the Blackmagic Design eGPU looks. I do not care how it works. I only care if it speeds up my exports. As a shooter I…

GoPro HERO7 Black Hands-on Review

GoPro HERO7 Black Hands-on Review

I was invited to a private GoPro pre-release event with a handful of other media folks so we could get some time with the HERO7 Black and do some…

Review: Zoom SSH-6 (stereo) shotgun microphone for in-field interviews and more

Review: Zoom SSH-6 (stereo) shotgun microphone for in-field interviews and more

This article review is mostly about the Zoom SSH-6 (stereo) shotgun microphone (with mono mode), and partially about the Zoom H5 recorder. It’s also about how I have…

Manfrotto Pro Light Cinematic Camera Bags Review: Balance and Expand

Manfrotto Pro Light Cinematic Camera Bags Review: Balance and Expand

Do you ever feel like you spend more time carrying your gear from point A to point B, or in my case to the car and from the car? It…

Sony FS5 Mark 2 Camera Review: Looking At The New Color

Sony FS5 Mark 2 Camera Review: Looking At The New Color

Yes, the Sony FS5 Mark 2 looks exactly like the original with one exception, the filter wheel on the Sony FS5 Mark 2 is a different color (black) from the…

Protecting the Bright Tangerine Misfit

Protecting the Bright Tangerine Misfit

A few years ago I stopped buying cameras, and started putting my yearly gear acquisition budget into grip, lighting, and camera support gear with a long useful life. Tools like…

Review: JK Audio BlueDriver-F3 wireless Bluetooth transceiver for ENG

Review: JK Audio BlueDriver-F3 wireless Bluetooth transceiver for ENG

At NAB 2018 in Las Vegas, I got my first real opportunity to test JK Audio’s BlueDriver-F3 wireless Bluetooth audio transceiver for video ENG (Electronic News Gathering). In…