RED Raven

RED Raven Camera Unboxing

Target Hollywood: Could Apple acquire RED Digital Cinema?

It could (Tim Cook and team are sitting on some $260 billion in cash). But would it? Would Apple acquire a camera company called RED Digital Cinema? Hollywood! It's not just for aspiring actors. It's increasingly a place companies see as a place to not only increase revenues, but to...
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno

Video Shooting Gear Test: Panasonic GH5 + Metabones Ultra + Sigma 18-35mm

If you're a video shooter and/or a Panasonic Lumix GH5 owner, here's a lens setup worth considering. There's a seemingly infinite number of combinations when it comes to pairing lenses and adapters to your DSLR or mirrorless camera body. The possibilities are endless. And, often, confusing. What focal length(s) to use? What...
RED RAVEN Camera Kit + Final Cut Pro X

Apple Store now selling RED Raven camera kit bundled with Final Cut Pro X

For $14,999 you too can be ready to shoot on a new RED Raven camera. Thanks to chiefs Tim Cook and Jarred Land, new partnership between Apple and RED puts professional cinema camera in front of masses.
Loni Stark in Crazy or Die

Crazy or Die: New short film starring Loni Stark premieres Wed 5/3 on Stark Insider

I’ll burn down what’s between us... It's finally through the edit. Look for our new original short Crazy or Die starring Loni Stark right here on Stark Insider on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. If you've followed Stark Insider through the years, you might know that a camera test for us is actually...
Loni Stark in Crazy or Die

Panasonic GH5: Shooting a short film (with Lumetri & FilmConvert)

Stark Insider is shooting a new short "Crazy or Die" with the new Panasonic GH5. Clinton Stark shares some thoughts on the camera and using it to shoot video as part of the ongoing Stark Insider series about the GH5 camera. It's all GH5. All week. And possibly all year. I can't...
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...
Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera or Canon?

Best Camera for Travel Video: Sony a6500 or Canon EOS 80D?

When every ounce counts. You don't want to sacrifice image quality, but need to keep your travel kit lightweight, which do you choose?
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...