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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.
Canon C100 Mark II with DIY LED gel

DSLR Video: Take your audio to next level with this XLR shotgun mic

One of the most important decisions you can make as a beginning filmmaker or videographer is to invest in decent audio gear. Solid sound design can really take your work to the next level. And good news: decent microphones and audio gear needn't deplete your bank account. I've long been a...
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 Art DC HSM Lens for Panasonic GH5 with Metabones Speedbooster Ultra

Best Lens for Panasonic GH5 Video Shooters: Sigma 18-35mm ART f/1.8

Looking for an all-in-one lens for video shooting with the GH5? Clinton Stark says, "Time and time again I keep coming back to the Sigma 18-35mm ART 1.8 lens." Here's his thoughts on the camera, the lens, and using them together for video shooting. We all know by now that...
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno

Top 5: Camera accessories for DSLR video shooters

If you're just venturing into the world of videography, the seemingly infinite number of accessories and various add-ons can seem overwhelming. And you thought selecting a camera body was difficult?! Once you have the camera itself, the journey is only just beginning. To maximize performance and the quality of your...
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno Hands-on Review - First impressions

Atomos Ninja Inferno: An excellent monitor & 4K recorder for the Panasonic GH5

If you have a Panasonic GH5 camera there's likely a long list of accessories you'd eventually like to buy as your budget allows. I'd suggest a good quality LED, some extra batteries (I've have good success with off-brand ones such as Wasabi and Newmowa available online from Amazon, etc.),...
Panasonic GH5 with Atomos Ninja Inferno Hands-on Review - First impressions

Panasonic GH5: The perfect cinema-like camera for travel?

The Panasonic GH5 may well be the best compact 4K cinema-like camera available today. Clinton Stark of Stark Insider shares his thoughts, and comparisons with similar cameras from Blackmagic, Canon, and Sony. With the Lumix GH5 ($1,998 on Amazon), Panasonic is on to a pretty good thing. The fifth generation of its...
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Best Camera Gear: Top 5 lenses for shooting video with the Panasonic GH5

Have a new GH5 camera or thinking of getting one? Here's 5 great lenses for videographers, wedding shooters, and filmmakers. The GH5 has been out for a while now, and by all accounts is turning out to be one of the year's most important cameras. Panasonic's flagship mirrorless camera hits...
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...