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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…

A Look At The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast | A Camera Review

A Look At The Blackmagic Design URSA Broadcast | A Camera Review

When every other manufacturer went with a larger Full-Frame sensor in their flagship cameras Blackmagic decided to go in a wholly different direction with the smaller sized sensor URSA…

THE SONY PXW-Z90 4K SINGLE LENS CAMERA REVIEW

THE SONY PXW-Z90 4K SINGLE LENS CAMERA REVIEW

My quick overall opinion on the Sony PXW-Z90 is this little 4K camera is a straight-up documentary / ENG/ grab and go camera designed to be fast and quick…

Sekonic L-858D Light Meter Review

Sekonic L-858D Light Meter Review

Last summer I replaced my trusty Sekonic L-758Cine light meter with the new L-858D model. The 858D features a mix of physical buttons and a touchscreen UI, and…