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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 with Atomos Ninja Inferno Hands-on Review - First impressions

Top 10: Best Cameras for Shooting Vacation Videos

If you're headed on vacation and want to take high quality video here's a top 10 list of cameras that are worth your consideration. From $199 all the way up to $2,998 (USD) there's many great choices if you're looking to shoot videos on your next vacation. Yes, you can use...
Moment Anamorphic Lens for Apple iPhone

Now is the Moment: Shooting anamorphic video on an iPhone

Moment's sold out Kickstarter campaign, in addition to recent, high profile announcements from RED Digital Cinema and Blackmagic Design suggest the mobile filmmaking category could be a huge market opportunity.
Too Old To Die Young

Refn’s ‘Too Old To Die Young’: Facebook Live & creative risk of over-sharing on film sets

Facebook Live is not new. The live streaming service pops up all over our feeds. But these days what I find most interesting is when Facebook's popular feature is being used where you might least expect it. Sure, breaking news is a good use case. As are interviews, and impromptu...
Mendocino - Shot on RED Scarlet-W

Look Book: RED Scarlet-W stills from Mendocino short film project for Atelier Stark

We're in post, working like crazy foxes on a new short film for Atelier Stark. As always, at any given time we're shooting, editing, and planning... all at the same time. On any given day I could be in front of Premiere Pro, or scheduling shoots & scenes, or Loni...
RED Hydrogen One

More info trickles in about RED’s mysterious, holographic Hydrogen phone

If all goes to plan, the Hydrogen One phone will be available in August on both AT&T and Verizon. Nothing really special about yet another smartphone making it to two of the largest carriers in the U.S. Unless, of course, you're Irvine-based RED. Jim Jannard's company famously disrupted the cinema camera...
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K compared to Panasonic GH5

Can the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K replace a Panasonic GH5?

In short, yes. Of course it can: the upcoming, unreleased Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can replace a Panasonic GH5. How can we know this when the heavily anticipated camera isn't even out yet (Blackmagic says September)? We know this because it has a sensor that captures a moving image...
Facebook partners with RED to develop a high-end, professional VR camera

RED Digital Cinema partners with Facebook to make professional VR camera

Red Digital Cinema (RED) continues to make some interesting and innovative announcements. First, founder Jim Jannard last year announced a special project dubbed Hydrogen. As details were revealed we learned Hyrdogen would be a modular phone with an emphasis on holographic and high quality video. It definitely sounded like nothing...
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Now Playing Stark Insider: 3 Days in Sonoma (Video)

We shot 5 years of footage on 9 different cameras. The result: 3 Days in Sonoma. It's the most epic Stark Insider video yet. And you can now watch it streaming on YouTube (embed below). Sonoma, along with Napa, is one of our favorite wine country destinations here in California. So...
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K news update

NAB 2018: Blackmagic teases new Pocket 4K cinema camera (It’s official! $1,295 USD, shipping Sept. 2018)

UPDATE 4.9.2019: It's official. The highly anticipated Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has been revealed. And the BMD team gave us pretty much everything, but the kitchen sink. Full 4/3" sensor. 4K. Dual native ISO (like the new GH5S). 13 stops of dynamic range with 3D LUT support. 5-inch display on...
ProRes RAW supported cameras - Atomos update

Videography News: Apple introduces new ProRes RAW codec for image capture, editing

ProRes RAW is here. Apple today took the wraps off its new video format to coincide with the NAB (professional video) show in Las Vegas. The codec is available in two modes, ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ. You can learn more about the technical details over on Newsshooter --...