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Daily tech news on Google, Android, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, technology trends and updates from Silicon Valley. Gadget reviews, tablets, mobile, apps. Clinton Stark shares over a decade of experience from shooting videos for Stark Insider. Tips, tricks and reviews of Canon DSLR, Sony mirrorless, and Blackmagic and RED cinema cameras, Plus: filmmaking techniques, video production.
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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...
Review: Lensbaby Trio 28 for Sony E, Fuji X, Micro 4/3

Lens Review: Lensbaby Trio 28 for Fuji X, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds cameras

Stark Insider tests the Trio 28mm f/3.5 lens, a creative way to get into manual photography. "See in a new way." Open the box and you'll find a sticker that implores you to be creative. And with the Lensbaby Trio 28 lens it's easy to do just that. Named the "trio" for...
ZTE Quartz Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch - specs, photos, availability

ZTE launches Quartz smartwatch, its first wearable for U.S. market runs Android Wear 2.0

ZTE Quartz smartwatch features 1.4-inch round AMOLED display, supports T-Mobile LTE and costs only $192. Stark Insider breaks down ZTE's first U.S. wearable.
Metabones Speedbooster Ultra .71 on Panasonic Lumix GH5

Panasonic GH5 Video Shooting Guide: 5 tips and tricks to get you started

Have a new GH5? Here's some quick tips: 5 simple and easy things that should help familiarize yourself with settings on the camera and get up-and-running as quickly as possible. If you're a camera enthusiast, and especially a videographer, I suspect it would be an impossibility, but just in case:...
Panasonic GH5 top controls

Panasonic GH5: Is video autofocus as good as Sony a6500, Canon 80D?

Now that the widely anticipated Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera is here everyone wants to know one thing (now that we know the dual IBIS is stellar): Is the auto-focus any good? For video that is. Because the GH5 is so packed with video tools (10-bit codec, dual IS, waveform/histogram/peaking, 4K, high...
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 --...
HTC Google T1 Phone - 2008

Microsoft Drops to 2nd: Android now most-used operating system in the world

“This is a milestone in technology history and the end of an era.”
Panasonic GH5 vs. Canon EOS 80D

Early Lumix GH5 Camera Reviews: Panasonic has a winner on its hands

Update 04.11.2017: Digital Photography Review (dpreview) has published their full review of the GH5: "If you're serious about video, it's hard to go wrong." Final score: 85% and a Gold Star. Safe to say, it's one of the most hyped, anticipated and talked about camera releases that I can ever recall...
Apple Watch: Tips for better battery life

Apple adds Theater Mode with watchOS 3.2

Good news! Apple has finally added Theater Mode for the Apple Watch. The small, but very useful new feature rolled out as part of the watchOS 3.2 update. To get it, you'll need to ensure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS (10.3). Activating theater mode on the Apple...

Top 5: Best smartwatches of 2017

If you're in the market for a new smartwatch there are several options out there. But which is best? Well, it depends. Android users, for instance, can't use the Apple Watch with their phones. And those who want week-long battery life will find there are far fewer choices than those who...