Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

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

Panasonic GH5: The perfect cinema-like camera for travel?

The Panasonic GH5 may well be the best compact 4K cinema-like camera available today. Clinton Stark of Stark Insider shares his thoughts, and comparisons with similar cameras from Blackmagic, Canon, and Sony. With the Lumix GH5 ($1,998 on Amazon), Panasonic is on to a pretty good thing. The fifth generation of its...
Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 lens review

Camera Gear Test: How good is the Panasonic Lumix G 12-35mm f/2.8 lens?

A look at the Panasonic 12-35mm and GH5 for videography and filmmaking. How good is the native MFT lens? I shot a video at SFMOMA to find out. So far I've been flat out amazed by Panasonic's new GH5. It's my first foray into mirrorless and micro four thirds, and...
Stark Insider Video BTS with Loni Stark

Latest Videos on Stark Insider: Ziplining, a short doc, EdgeWalk CN Tower, Iceland, Pebble Beach

Plus some thoughts on the State of YouTube and streaming platforms.
Atomos Ninja Inferno 7 In. 4K HDMI Recording Monitor

Hands-On Review: Panasonic GH5 and Atomos Ninja Inferno for video shoots

I've been shooting on the new Panasonic GH5 for a few months. So far so good. In fact, so very good. I'm so impressed with the mirrorless camera that I've semi-retired my previous favorite, the Canon EOS 80D DSLR. I'll likely still use the 80D for photos -- I...
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 --...
Panasonic DC-GH5KBODY Lumix 4K Mirrorless Ilc Camera Body, 20.3 MP, Wi-Fi + Bluetooth with 3.2" LCD, Black

Is the Panasonic Lumix GH5 a game changer for the mirrorless video camera market?

Panasonic has taken the wraps off its highly anticipated Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera. And I'm not exactly going out on a limb to suggest it has taken indie filmmakers, videographers, and enthusiasts alike by storm. Pull up your favorite camera forum or web site, and chances are there's at...
Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera or Canon?

Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Camera vs Canon 80D: Shooting travel video

Sony mirrorless cameras have been kicking up lots of dust over the past few years. It seems as if many former Canon DSLR traditionalists have made the "switch" while some, like me, are contemplating a move to mirrorless, but aren't entirely yet convinced it's the right move. Meanwhile, despite...

Shot on Canon C100 cinema camera – time to switch to Sony?

The big news in the world of videography and short filmmaking in 2016 was the emergence of Sony. Not that Sony hasn't been making video cameras. They have of course. For a long time. However, when it comes to video capability, it seems Canon is less interested in innovating...
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...