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Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno Hands-on Review - First impressions

Top 10: Best Cameras for Shooting Vacation Videos

If you're headed on vacation and want to take high quality video here's a top 10 list of cameras that are worth your consideration. From $199 all the way up to $2,998 (USD) there's many great choices if you're looking to shoot videos on your next vacation. Yes, you can use...
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Now Playing Stark Insider: 3 Days in Sonoma (Video)

We shot 5 years of footage on 9 different cameras. The result: 3 Days in Sonoma. It's the most epic Stark Insider video yet. And you can now watch it streaming on YouTube (embed below). Sonoma, along with Napa, is one of our favorite wine country destinations here in California. So...
Kodak Super 8 Camera

Is the Kodak Super 8 movie camera an amazing idea, or flat out kooky?

Every few months or so I once again see promos for the upcoming -- it's been coming soon for what seems like years -- Kodak Super 8 camera. In case you missed it, essentially this is the rebirth of 1960s/70s era Kodak cameras that used film (Brownie, Instamatic, Super 8)....
Panasonic GH5 top controls

GH5 Round-Up: Sigma 18-35, Ninja Inferno, video samples, Rode mic, best lenses

How about that GH5? Panasonic's flagship mirrorless shipped earlier this year, and amidst considerably high expectations became the it camera for indie filmmakers, videographers, wedding shooters, and for just about anyone else too. Yes, at $1,998 USD the GH5 is admittedly a pricey camera body. But not that expensive when you...
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno

Best Amazon Prime Day deals for camera nerds and video shooters

Tip: Amazon's official Prime Day deals page is live. Tip 2: Jump down to bottom of this page for the best Prime Day camera and accessory deals I've discovered. Amazon's third iteration of its annual big sale has started. Prime Day is here. (Tip: Amazon tells you everything you need to know...
Panasonic Lumix GH5 First Look Review

Panasonic Lumix GH5 Camera: First impressions from a Canon DSLR video shooter

The GH5 is here. Have you heard? (tongue firmly in cheek) It's likely one of the most hyped and anticipated camera releases of... well, of all time. That would be the new Panasonic Lumix GH5. But does the internet need yet another GH5 review? GH5 comparison? GH5 10-bit test video? Probably not --...
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Short Review Test

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera – a compact winner for capturing filmic footage

Since I started shooting videos for Stark Insider in 2006 I've tried as hard as possible to make our stuff look like film. I haven't always succeeded, that's for sure. But there's something about the video-ish footage that comes out of a lot of cameras and camcorders that drives...
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“Wasps & Lavender” – Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera or Canon C100 II? (Video)

Shooting wasps is an exercise in patience. That's the first thing I learned. It's also an exercise in liberal sunscreen. Squinting. And, waiting some more. I now have utmost respect for those who stake out exotic locales and spend hours upon hour awaiting the perfect shot of that Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan. And here I...

DSLR Filmmaking Gear: What’s in my bag? (Too much!)

I found myself doing what I tell myself never to do: taking gratuitous photos of my gear. Sigh. Why on earth do all of us involved in videography feel compelled to do this -- as if we're taking monumentally profound shots of famous landmarks, or memorable events, or loved...

BTS Hollywood: ‘Ben Hur’ director used Blackmagic cameras to shoot action sequences

Once again, the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera (the new tiny one) has found its way on to the set of a major Hollywood production. Hold your thoughts for a moment on the idea -- the idea! -- of a Ben-Hur remake. Keep holding that hold. Keep on. And, for now...