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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.
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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.
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Watch short film shot on a Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera

Is the Panasonic GH5 worth the hype? Based on what I've read it seems the mirrorless camera is receiving universal acclaim. A quick Google reveals that people are pretty much smitten by Panasonic's new flagship ($1,998 USD). Digital Photography Review (the gold standard of camera review sites) gave the GH5 a...
GH5 Shooting Video Tips Ex Tele Conv Function

Quick Tip for Panasonic GH5: How to punch-in 1.4x without changing lenses

If you're a new GH5 owner chances are you're overwhelmed. There's a lot Panasonic's newest flagship mirrorless camera can do. Along with that comes with a fair bit of complexity. Menus, in particular, take a while to sort through. Don't worry about it. Take it easy, and soon enough you'll...
Loni Stark in Crazy or Die

Shot on GH5: Short film ‘Crazy or Die’ now with director’s commentary (Video)

The GH5 continues to amaze. I used it recently on a short film, and loved the results. You can watch below, and also listen in to Loni Stark and I as we discuss making it over a few weekends. Panasonic's new flagship mirrorless offers just about anyone could ever ask...
Panasonic GH5, Atomos Ninja Inferno, SLR Magic Anamorphot adapter, Rokinon 35mm

Camera Buying Guide: Best cameras for shooting video

If you're in the market to buy a new camera here's some of the best cameras available today for shooting videos and films. Ready to take the next step? Sure, smartphones shoot very good video these days, with many even offering advanced features such as timelapse mode, 4K recording, and optical...