Steve Crow

3 Magazines | 2,848 Articles | 9,117 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).

$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.” …

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 …

New 50mm Compact Macro on the Way? [CR1]

We’re told that Canon will updating one of it’s niche macro lenses, the 50mm f/2.5 compact macro. As with most lens rumors, no timeline was given for …

Macro Photography

The Great 24-70mm F2.8 Shootout! (Featuring Sony, Pentax, Canon and Nikon)

How To Shoot Macro Without Spending Money

Hey hey that crazy cat Cinematic J is back with a new video on how to shoot macro without spending money.<p>Macro photography is all about being able to …

Money

Presentation videos from the FCP Exchange event at NAB 2016

Didn't manage to make it to NAB this year and missed out on the FCP Exchange presentations? Don't worry, we are publishing them right here. What were …

Virtual Reality

Replay the 7th Final Cut Pro X Virtual User Group

Unfortunately, being in the UK, the late timing of this event was way beyond our bedtime. No problem, the whole recording is on YouTube.<p>We had hoped …

Final Cut Pro

Sony XLR-K2M Audio Adapter Review

Today we look at Sony’s XLR-K2M Audio Adapter and see if it is worth buying for cameras like the A7sII, A7rII or a6300.<p>Sony XLR-K2M Adapter Kit<p>B&H is …

Sony

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{{header.description || 'Bokeh by DigitalRev is a photography web magazine, covering everything from the latest photo-related news and reviews to …

Carl Zeiss

NAB 2016: Cam Dolly 5-in-1 camera dolly and slider system

At NAB I interviewed the ever entertaining Bohus Blahut about the 5-in-1 CamDolly system. This system has been around for quite sometime now, but the …

Photography

Comment on Mojocon 2016: Mavis camera app brings pro level features like waveform and vectorscope to iPhone by Lucas

Noticing that their last update is from October 2015 and the features you mention are seemingly still in beta I wonder if and how many updates we …

iPhone

Shure's MV88 gives your iPhone better ears

Smartphones are excellent for recording quality video, but they are still lacking when it comes to sound. Shure, the microphone company, has a few solutions to make the audio recording better on the iPhone, and we've been testing out the MV88 stereo condenser microphone to see just how much better …

Apple News

How to Walk with a Handheld Steadycam (SteadiGO Glidecam)

Tiffen Shows off Lens-Mounted Filter Holder & 2 New Diffusion Filters

Tiffen Filters makes improvements to their filter line for cinematographers by adding a 4x4 filter holder as well as vintage-inspired diffusion …

Diffusion

Mini Review: X-Rite Color Checker Video

<i>APRIL 29, 2016</i><p>By Bob Rose<p>Forty years ago, the Macbeth Division of the Kollmorgen Corporation introduced the Macbeth ColorChecker Color Rendition …

Video Editing

Canon 80D vs T6i/T6s

Here's How You Can Remove a Boom Mic from a Wide Shot

Many times, using a boom mic to capture the highest possible dialogue sound quality when recording your talents in a wide shot could be your best …

How-To's

SmallHD 702 Lite Review and Boudoir Test w/ A7s II - Episode II

Tweet video directly from Final Cut Pro X with Video Tweet from Arctic Whiteness

Arctic Whiteness, the guys behind the popular Final Cut Library Manager application have just announced Tweet Video. Upload video directly to Twitter …

Final Cut Pro

Master your monopod – top tips for creative shooting

The simple monopod can be an astonishingly versatile tool to add that extra bit of visual ‘punching power’ to your filmmaking. Our exclusive video …

Interview With Ghost Digital Cinema's Ty Evans

"I feel like filmmaking is all just one big challenging puzzle, and it’s gratifying to figure out how to solve it." - Ty Evans<p>With less than two …

Depth of Field

Introducing the new DXA-MICRO PRO

Beachtek announces its new DXA-MICRO PRO compact audio adapter for capturing professional audio on DSLR cameras and camcorders. This two-channel …

Kelowna

Steadicam introduce eVo – a conventionally shaped stabiliser with gyro stabilised technology

On the last day of NAB 2016 Steadicam unveiled what I think is one of the most significant products so far this year. Smaller brushless gimbals have …

Videography

First Canon 5D Mark IV Specs Show Improvement Across the Board, Report

The Canon 5D Mark IV is one of the most anticipated DSLR releases on the horizon, and yesterday we got our first peek at what kind of specs the …

Canon

Creating Neon Lights in Motion by Mark Spencer

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training one method for creating flickering neon lights in Motion.<p>The technique I use …

Filmmaking

Follow a Final Cut Pro X editor edit a feature film online

As we have been a bit hardware-centric over the last week or so, this story takes us right back to the craft. Sven Pape is publishing regular videos …

Final Cut Pro

IndiPro Tools XLR Battery Box Review

Need more power for your cameras and/or XLR inputs for your microphones? IndiPro Tools make several battery and audio tools for DSLRs, Mirrorless …

Batteries

Rambling on about NAB2016 for 30 Minutes

Recently evaluated cameras for an upcoming video project. My first choice? A Sony A7R2. But why?

<i>Sony A7R2. Want one? Buy it here.</i><p>Video production is a weird thing. You have a lot of people who came up through traditional video production …

Sony

Sony A6300 review: Faster than the competition and shoots sharp 4K

The last five months have been really tough. I've been without my trusty Sony A6000 after it suddenly stopped working during my vacation in London last November.<p>After what felt like forever, Sony finally announced the A6300, the A6000's long-awaited successor. I pre-ordered one as soon as I could. …

Cameras