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Canon EOS C70 – Pro Cinema in The Palm of Your Hand

Sharing the same sensor and near identical specs, the newly announced Canon EOS C70 Cinema Camera is often referred to as a a pocket sized version of the Canon C300 Mark III. The C70 sports a 4K Super 35mm (DGO) Dual Gain Output sensor that combines parts of two different exposures to create a single image with 16+ stops of dynamic range. The EOS C70...

Basic Starter Video Kit for Mobile Interviews

I received an email yesterday asking what equipment I would personally suggest for a starter video kit. I get that you can produce great video quality simply from a smartphone, but what the user is asking is for a kit that offers ease of use while providing better video quality for sit down interviews when out in the field and at various locations....

Panasonic announces new Full Frame DC-S5 Camera

I've always loved the image quality and Dual ISO capabilities from the Panasonic GH5s and I still use it actively to this day. I shoot V-LOG exclusively as I personally favor Pansonic's VLOG over SLOG from my Sony A7R3. But the few things I wished it had was slightly better autofocus, in-body image-stabilization, and more of a full frame look. When...

Using a Pop Tent Instead of a Scrim

If you have to shoot outdoors and you need to diffuse the harsh sunlight you'll want to setup a scrim. But setting one up is not always an easy task for one person, and to one over your subject's head typically requires at least 2 stands. With each stand, you'll need to drag out some weighted sand bags to prevent the setup from tipping over (as it becomes...

New Sony A7S III Raises Bar For What a Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera is Capable Of

Sony a7S III Mirrorless Camera Sony A7S III Overview (via BHphoto) Optimized video, optimized sensitivity, optimized speed, the Sony Alpha a7S III raises the bar for what a full-frame mirrorless camera is capable of. A revised 12.1MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and updated BIONZ XR image processor offer faster performance, improved noise reduction, and...

Blackmagic Design announces new 12K Ursa Mini Pro Camera

Today Blackmagic Design announced a new Ursa Mini Pro Camera capable of shooting up to 12K at 60fps resolution. The 12K Super35 sensor was developed directly by Blackmagic Design. So while many productions may not 'always' require such high resolutions, the new Ursa Mini Pro 12K can switch to lower resolutions using in-sensor scaling due to a symmetrical...

Zoom Announces new H8 Portable Recorder

Zoom announces a new H8 / 12-Track Portable Recorder that is designed to make it easier to switch between Podcasting setups or Sound Recording with 3 App driven modes. Podcast App: With four mic channels and two sound pad channels readily available, the Podcast app makes high-quality podcast production easy. Use the 13 pre-loaded sounds or load your...

Sony ZV-1 Camera Back in Stock

Officially announced just a few weeks ago and immediately tough to get a hold of, the new Sony ZV-1 camera is back in stock. The appeal of this compact camera is having a fully articulating LCD screen, built in ND Filter, fast autofocus, and image stabilization. Available now via B&H (here). Sony ZV-1 Camera with Flip LCD Screen The post...

PortaScreen – Portable Retractable Backgrounds

Want a simple way to put up a background? These new PortaScreen Retracting Portable backdrops make it easy to travel and setup a solid backdrop for talking head interviews or products shots. When not used as a background, you could easily use the black backdrop as a flag or negative fill to control spill lighting. The portable green screen obviously...

Battery Inside of a Tripod Plate – Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera

One of the major downfalls to any of the BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema cameras is battery life. For the newest 4K and 6K models, you could choose to add the Blackmagic Design battery grip, but the addition will not allow you to use most Cages. We've also recently seen batteries built into Rig Handles just to keep cameras and accessories powered. But...

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