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Gen 3 Fossil Q Control smartwatch - But what about Android Wear?

Fossil has new smartwatch, but is Google’s Android Wear holding its end of the bargain?

Fossil today released yet another smartwatch. Per The Verge it runs Android Wear 2.0, has a 45mm, water resistant circular case, touch-sensitive bezel, and costs $275 (USD). It's called the Fossil Q Control, is a 3rd gen iteration, and is available from their web site -- I don't yet...
Canon Rebel T6 DSLR Camera - Black Friday Deal

DSLR Black Friday deals for Video Shooters: Canon EOS 80D, T6/T6i

Black Friday is almost here. There's lots of "deals" with some being better than others. This year, though, if you're a video shooter like me I've got my eyes on 3 Canon DSLRs, all of which should see reasonable discounts on BF: Canon EOS 80D -- $200 savings Canon Rebel T6...
Panasonic GH5 top controls

GH5 Round-Up: Sigma 18-35, Ninja Inferno, video samples, Rode mic, best lenses

How about that GH5? Panasonic's flagship mirrorless shipped earlier this year, and amidst considerably high expectations became the it camera for indie filmmakers, videographers, wedding shooters, and for just about anyone else too. Yes, at $1,998 USD the GH5 is admittedly a pricey camera body. But not that expensive when you...
Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

Amazon Echo sales show no signs of slowing, smart speakers to be in half U.S. homes by 2022

Amazon. Google. Microsoft. Sonos. And a raft of other up-and-comers. All are making so-called smart speakers. But why? According to TechCrunch a new report out of Juniper Research might just have the answer. The market for smart speakers is exploding... and fast. By 2022, merely five years from now, it's expected...
Stark Insider 2017 Short Film Collection - Who is Stark Insider? - By Clinton and Loni Stark

2017 Short Film Collection: Who is Stark Insider? (VIDEO)

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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...
Microsoft Surface Pro LTE

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE ships December, features 450Mbps downloads from $1,149

Wi-fi continues to become ever readily available -- especially if you live in a major US city, where a Starbucks is seemingly on every corner. Yet for road warriors that's not good enough. Enter a new version of the Surface Pro tablet/laptop unveiled today at Future Decoded in London. Shipping...
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.),...