Steve Crow

3 Magazines | 2,876 Articles | 9,203 Followers | 7 Likes | @scrow9 | Steve is the founder and executive producer of Crow Digital Media (CrowDigitalMedia.com) and is a highly respected social media content contributor in the areas of digital video, photography and related topics.  He is also the editor of three popular Flipboard magazines covering HD DSLR video, mobile journalism and filmmaking and editing video using Final Cut Pro X (https://flipboard.com/@scrow9).

How To Use The ETTR Technique To Maximize Your Dynamic Range by Noam Kroll

Arguably the most effective exposure technique for retaining maximum dynamic range with modern digital cinema cameras is to simply “Expose To The …

Close Up: Philip Bloom discusses editing and the DSLR revolution

‘The days of people just knowing how to shoot and not knowing how to edit are long gone,’ Philip Bloom proclaims in the final part of our Close Up …

Olympus TG-Tracker - 4k underwater with 5-axis stabilisation

Just in time for the summer holidays, Olympus has unveiled it latest Tough camera, the Olympus TG-Tracker. The camera looks much more like an action …

Nature Photography

Death of the news shooter: do camera people have a future in a rapidly changing industry?

I recently finished editing a series of films for a project looking at the “Future of news.” It was a wonderful opportunity to hear what brains much …

TV

X-Jib Pro Scissors Crane System In Action

A motor operated telescopic crane, the X-Jib comes in two flavours the X-Jib Air and the X-Jib Pro. The X-Jib crane is a scissors style crane system. …

Is a Jib or Crane Right For You?

Andyax asks the question do you need a jib or a crane in your filmmaking arsenal? The jib we are testing is called iFootage Minicrane M1-III. It’s …

Carbon Fiber

Moodelizer - Fingertip Customizable Music For Your Films

Moodelizer – Fingertip Customizable Music For Your Films<p>by (website) | 24th May 2016<p><b>Looking for some licensable music? Struggling to find that</b> …

Filmmaking

Canon 5D Mark IV Being Tested in the Wild, Should Arrive in August

Are you ready for the Canon 5D Mark IV? Because it’s right around the corner. A new report reveals that photographers are already testing the camera …

Canon

An Overview and Comparison of 16 External Video Recorders

<b>Disclosure:</b> Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. Please help support wolfcrow and buy …

Sony

Thomas Fletcher’s 2016 Lens Comparison Chart

<b>Thomas Fletcher has done it again. The author of countless popular camera comparison charts has compiled an up-to-date lens comparison chart for both</b> …

Photography

Guerrilla Sound—It's a Jungle Out There: How to Get the Best Sound in Any Conditions

While some independent films run like upscale union pictures, indie film is still, for many, synonymous with the terms “run-and-gun” and …

Filmmaking

Canon EOS 80D for video: 6 details I applaud & 8 I dislike by Allan Tépper

Canon has been justifiably criticized for the past few years for its lack of innovation in its low and mid range photo-style cameras’ video …

Canon

The best REAL DSLRs for video in 2016 by Jose Antunes

Some say it was by mistake, but the truth is that Canon created the trend of using DSLRs for video. The launch of the EOS 5D MK II, in 2008, changed …

Filmmaking

Going Guerilla: How to Successfully Shoot Documentary Abroad [PODCAST]

Three filmmakers with international chops give insights on common challenges, ideal gear, and lessons learned from their time in the field.<p>What makes …

Podcasting

Hands-on: Sony’s a6300 mirrorless camera makes a great 4K shooting companion

The iPhone can shoot 4K video, and now even the iPad can shoot 4K video. Yet, there are times when you need the flexibility and power provided by a standalone camera.<p>Standalone cameras have inherent advantages over smartphone cameras, despite the major strides made by iPhone photography over the …

Mobile Photography

Helping shoot a short wood carving doc. a6300 has been good so far!

NAB 2016: Canon's 4K, 60p 1DX Mark II

Introducing 4k to Canon’s 1D line of cameras, the 1DX Mark II also see the return of the dual pixel autofocus made popular with the 70D. We spoke …

Canon

Six Months With The a7R II

Six Months With The α7R II<p>About four months ago, Matt Kloskowski wrote an article about his first 60 days with the Sony α7R II. Kloskowski had been a …

Photography

This is the best photo editing app for your phone or tablet

As smartphone photography has become the dominant way people document and share their lives online, photo editing apps have rapidly improved — and then plateaued.<p>My favorite until now, Photoshop Express, offers users powerful tools to filter and tone their images, bringing some of the rudimentary, …

Tablets

How to: customise your Canon DSLR for shooting video

Plenty of DSLR users, videographers and photographers alike, may never fully take advantage of the range of customisation options that are available …

Canon

Top tips for shooting movies with Canon EOS DSLRs

Shooting movies with Canon’s range of EOS DSLRs can sometimes be a challenge… For example, what do you do if you get a red blinking warning on your …

Canon

Gear — The Beachtek DXA-MICRO-PRO Audio Adapter For DSLR Video

Announced post-NAB, the audio solutions company’s compact two-channel system for using professional microphones with 3.5mm equipped cameras<b>Our look</b> …

DSLR Cameras

Moment partners with Apple to sell premium iPhone lenses at retail shops

Seattle startup Moment is about to take its high-end smartphone photography lenses to the next level. Not only has the three-year-old company raised …

iPhone

Review: MovieCaptioner for Mac creates all type of subtitles and closed captions by Allan Tépper

The sub-US$100 MovieCaptioner for Mac can create timed subtitles and captions and then export them for virtually any output situation. That includes …

Filmmaking

352 Free Letterbox Templates for Video Editing (720 to 8K)

Easily give your videos the cinematic cropping they deserve with these free high-res letterbox templates for video editing.<p>Despite having the ability …

Editing

Atomos Shogun Flame Review - An In-the-Field Operator's View

Atomos Shogun Flame Review – An In-the-Field Operator’s View<p>by (website) | 5th May 2016<p><b>Atomos has had a string of announcements over the last couple</b> …

HDR Photography

Canon's latest EOS M lens has a built-in ring flash

It's an odd, but welcome addition to the system's sparse lens family.<p>Canon's first EOS M may have landed with a thud, but things are getting much better for the mirrorless system. The company launched the excellent EOS M3 late last year, and just revealed a very interesting lens, the EF-M 28mm …

Canon

Sony A6300 review: Thousand dollar smile

Compared to the Olympus PEN-F, the A6300 is not fun to use—and it’s ugly.<p>One of the most confident cameras I’ve ever used, mirrorless or …

Sony

$150 Lens vs $5,000 Lens vs $15,000 Lens, Can You Tell the Difference?

“As a rule of thumb, if your [Director of Photography] mentions something with a German-sounding name, it means it’s going to be super expensive.” …

Cinematography

P+S Technik Introduces New Full-Frame Front Anamorphic 1.5x 35-70mm T3.2 Lens

P+S Technik, a German company known for camera and lens accessories, has added a new front-anamorphic zoom to their product line, the PS-Zoom 35-70mm …

Filmmaking