Filmmaking

DSLR and mirrorless camera tips and tricks, featuring Canon Rebel T2i, T3i, T5, T6/T6i, EOS 60D, 70D, 80D, Cinema C100. Panasonic GH5, Sony a6500. Camera reviews. Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Testing lens, accessories.
Panasonic GH5, Atomos Ninja Inferno, SLR Magic Anamorphot adapter, Rokinon 35mm

Panasonic GH5 Quick Tip: How to prevent shutter speed from accidentally changing during video shoots

Every camera is different. As is every shooter. We all have unique approaches to how we want to work with a camera, and the way we want to configure various buttons and setting to make it as comfortable and familiar as possible for any given project. I've been working on...
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...
First Look Review: Rode Videomic Pro+ On-Camera Shotgun Condenser Microphone

First Look: Rode VideoMic Pro+ for filmmakers and video shooters

Rode. It's about the only word you need to know when it comes to low-cost, decent quality sound gear for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. Their microphones, especially the low-cost shotguns, have become standard issue for wedding filmmakers, sports and documentary shooters, and for just about anyone who is into...
Who is Stark Insider?

Critical Update: Waiting for a message…

Somewhere. Someone. Waiting for a message. https://twitter.com/StarkInsider/status/905120975406063617 Coming soon to Stark Insider. (Who is Stark Insider?) You don't want to miss this.
Panasonic GH5 with Rokinon 35mm lens

Videographer & Filmmaker Dream: GH5 firmware update makes Panasonic’s flagship mirrorless even more impressive

The GH5 is quickly becoming the tool of choice for videographers and filmmakers everywhere.
FilmConvert for Canon EOS 80D

FilmConvert Now Available for Canon EOS 80D DSLR: Embrace the grain!

Here's how to use the FilmConvert plug-in with your Canon DSLR (70D, 80D) to five your footage that big screen look.
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...
Panasonic Lumix GH5 First Look Review

Panasonic GH5: Shooting handheld video without stabilization rigs

For all the features the GH5 brings to the table, I'm starting to believe that its dual IBIS stabilization may be my favorite, not to mention the most useful for everyday video shooting. In a word it's exceptional. If you're not familiar with Panasonic's newest mirrorless flagship camera, here's the...
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.