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DSLR tips and tricks, featuring Canon Rebel T2i, T3i, T5, T6/T6i, EOS 60D, 70D, 80D. Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Testing lens, accessories.

Stark Insider and RED Raven: BTS ‘All American Apple Pie’ shoot

Loni was back from London. And it was the weekend. Clearly, that could mean only one thing: time to test the new RED Raven camera. I had already shot some slowmo (high frame rate) tests with Raven and was very pleased with the image produced by the well-regarded Dragon sensor...
RED Raven slow motion HFR Test Video - Clinton Starkvideo

Diet Coke + H2O: RED Raven slow motion test (Video)

UPDATE: I wasn't pleased with the noise on my first cut. I re-shot some tests with Raven using ISO 320. Also I used REDlogFilm instead of REDgamma4, and used Lumetri Color to grade (not exactly a strength of mine). You can see the results at the end of the...
RED Raven Camera Unboxing

RED Raven: It’s Alive! (Unboxing)

I felt like Bryan Cranston was looking over my shoulder, "There she is!" Like in Refn's Drive, as I unboxed the new RED Raven camera, I felt as if I was in the vicinity of something packing ungodly power, cloaked in an inconspicuous body -- though certainly sexier than a Chevy Impala. It's serial...
Canon EOS 80D Video Test Examples

Pros and Cons: Canon EOS 80D in the field

Now that the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera is here, it's time to take stock of some of the good, as well as some of the bad. I primarily shoot video, and have been using the 80D for a few months now. So far I've used it to shoot interviews, b-roll,...
RED Raven allocation email - Stark Insider

Stark Insider Road to RED: Allocation, accessories and… attitude

The Stark Insider Road to RED continues. Yesterday I received the much ballyhooed (at least amongst the REDuser community) "allocation email." The brief communication simply means a camera, in this case a Red Raven, has been allocated in my name, and will ship shortly: Nothing too exciting. Move along. In other news... Sure, but...
Canon EOS 80D Test Photo Gallery - Clinton Stark

Canon EOS 80D: Q&A on video features

Tips and tricks and what to know about shooting video on the Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera. Includes videos shot on 80D, plus recommended accessories.

Stark Insider Road to RED Raven: It all starts with a handle

I have the handle. Now all I need is the camera. But this isn't just any ordinary camera handle. No, that's because it's designed and engineered for a RED camera. That means a few things. For one, it must, by law of the land of RED, have a wild name. So: "DSMC2 Outrigger...
Canon EOS 80D Unboxing

Canon EOS 80D video shoot tests and resource guide

The big news out of Canon when it comes to its mid-range DSLR line-up is the brand new EOS 80D. The follow-up to the 70D has been a long time coming, as its predecessor first hit the market in 2013. Three years is an eternity by modern camera manufacturing...
Canon EOS 80D - Shooting Video

Tips for shooting video with a Canon EOS 80D DSLR camera

Canon finally unleashed its mighty new 80D DSLR camera ($1,199 US body only) on to the world, and, at least in my early tests, it's a barnbuster. Following up on the widely lauded EOS 70D from 2013, the 80D, as I wrote earlier in my hands-on, is not necessarily a brawny, spec...
Canon EOS 80D Hands-On Test - First Impressions

Canon EOS 80D hands-on and test photos

A little box showed up today from B&H Photo. Low and behold, the brand-spanking new Canon EOS 80D. Three years later, and Canon finally decided to give us a sequel to the iconic 70D DSLR. At $1,199 (body only) and $1,799 (kit with 18-135mm lens) the 80D is a mid-range...