Filmmaking

DSLR and mirrorless camera tips and tricks, featuring Canon Rebel T2i, T3i, T5, T6/T6i, EOS 60D, 70D, 80D, Cinema C100, EOS R mirrorless. Panasonic GH5, Sony a6500. Camera reviews. Video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro. Testing lens, accessories.
a57 vs. 60D

Sony Alpha a57 DSLR: Does it crush the Canon EOS 60D?

The a57 can shoot much faster than my EOS 60D: 10 fps. vs. 5.3 fps. Ouch, that's a big difference. Should I dump the 60D in favor of the a57?
DSLR Video

DSLR Filmmaking: 3 Tips for Shooting Better Video

Audio is just as important as the footage. So at minimum buy a Rode Videomic (I have one on my Canon EOS 60D about 95% of the time), or if your budget allows, step up to the Rode NTG-1.
Show with Canon EOS 60D DSLR

Baja Sunset – Canon EOS 60D Time-lapse (Video)

Because I'm on the road and away from the i7/Premiere Pro studio I grudgingly had to use iMovie on my MBP 13 to cut the thing together. This, as many will know, is an exercise in futility. iMovie brings the Mac to its knees.
Canon DSLR announcement, news

Stunning: Canon EOS 5D Mark III arrives in style (photos)

Net-net: it sounds wonderful. Yet I still dream of EPIC to tell you the truth. My 60D is still an amazing workhorse, though I could use better low-light performance when it comes to video.
DSLR photos

Revealed: Canon EOS 5D Mark III (photos)

The 5D Mark III specs are almost -- almost -- enough to make me stand next to the Grape Crusher in Napa and scream out, "Epic who?!"
Heroes & Hearts 2012 Outtakes

Outtakes from AT&T Park (video)

Over 1,000 people turned out for the Heroes & Hearts annual luncheon. In case you missed the announcement, Winter in San Francisco has been cancelled. Reports suggest it will be saved for summer.
Adobe Lightroom 4

Hands-on: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Beta (looking good!)

The results I've been able to achieve with Lightroom 4 in just a few weeks of casual testing have, for lack of a better expression, blown me away. Granted, I'm not looking to land the next American Photo or Life magazine cover.
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Drone helps you achieve Hollywood helicopter shots with a DSLR

I have a mind to just fly my Canon EOS 60D over to Napa to cover events for Stark Insider from the comforts of my office. If only it had a winch of some kind to haul away a case of Harlan Cab...

Canon 5D Mark III in the wild? (literally)

From what I've read we should be seeing the new 5D in a matter of months. The big question is price. Nikon recently released their new flagship, the D4. Priced at $6K it competes with the Canon 1D.
San Quentin State Prison

Gift Ideas: Top 10 DSLR Accessories

I love my EOS 60D, but the T3i and T2i use the same sensor, and can be had for a song. For example, you can get the T3i plus kit lens for only $712. That, my friends, is insanity. Revel while you can.