Steve Crow

3 Magazines | 3,239 Articles | 10,045 Followers | 9 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).

LED Shootout: 7 Great LED Lights You Can Get for Less Than $50

Got $50? These are some of the best LED lights that kind of money can buy.<p>LED lights are desirable for a lot of reasons. They don't produce a lot of …

Filmmaking

DSLR tutorial How to get great audio

I decided to put together a little video that shows the benefits and downsides of using a DSLR and an external recorder to capture audio.<p>I remember …

iPhone 7 Plus Camera Holds Its Own Against $50,000 RED Weapon

The iPhone 7 Plus—and many other high end smartphone cameras these days—can capture some really impressive photos and video. If you were doubting …

Apple News

Does the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 hold focus when zoomed? And could your lens adapter be part of the problem or solution?

The recent statement by Sigma that the upcoming cine versions of their 18-35mm and 50-100mm lenses are ‘near parfocal’ has caused some confusion to …

Photography

Teens don't care about Cable TV. They're watching YouTube instead

For the first time, teenagers are spend more time watching videos on YouTube than Cable TV. This is according to the findings of a survey commissioned by investment bank Piper Jafray.<p>The survey looked at the viewing habits of 10,000 teens. It found that while 26 percent watch YouTube daily, only 25 …

You Tube

Perfect for Gimbals: Using Your Phone as a Monitor

The biggest downside to using a gimbal is losing basic controls of the camera. Sure, you can use a monitor, but you can't actually control the …

Phones

Great Lessons from the YouTube School of Film

It’s hip to say you shouldn’t go to film school. Why would you? It costs a fortune and doesn’t give you any certainties as fas as getting a job. Not …

You Tube

Here’s an Updated 2017 Canon Roadmap

The rumormill has gone quiet for the moment, though we expect it to pick up ahead of CPS next month. Below is what we believe we know is coming in …

Cameras

Zhiyun Crane 3 axis Motorized Gimbal Setup and Tips

Latest iPad Films Shot with Beastgrip Pro + DOF Adapter

It's no surprise that the iPad Pro is an extremely powerful device - a beautiful mixture between computer and tablet to say the least. But this blog …

Apple News

Magic Bullet Suite 13 Tutorials

There's so much new in Magic Bullet Suite 13 that I made like a zillion tutorials.<p>The essential walkthroughs are all in my announcement post. These …

How-To's

Transcripts and Captions for Digital Video

Our experiment<p>For this experiment we selected two videos that were released with the Building Cultural Audiences website.<p>The first step was to select …

Accessibility

Sony Eye AF Might Help You Forget About Your Canon Autofocus Envy!

If you shoot Sony, you’re probably pretty jealous of the new Canon Autofocus features. I am a Sony faithful, but when I watch those reviews and tech …

Cameras

Comment on How to hotrod your the Canon C100 Mark II on a budget – by Taro Irei by Jason Brooks

Great article. I don’t own a C100, but use them frequently and love the no-nonsense ergonomics-above-all approach to your customisations. Looks like …

Hot Rods

Teleprompt+ for iOS

Built-in text editor with rich text capability. Create and/or edit scripts directly on the device.<p>Text editor will reflect color and font choices for …

Google Drive

Telling a great story with an iPhone | BTS with Ty Evans

We interview Ty Evans, Director of MALTO, to talk about how he was able to tell an awesome story on this "iPhone only" production

Apple News

BeastGrip

This is an incredibly nerdy post. I’m going to write — a lot — about bits of steel and plastic and how they have become meaningful in my life. We’re …

Phones

Photographer invents a chassis to turn your iPhone 6S/6S Plus into a camera rig

I get the charm of shooting video on an iPhone, especially since picking up an iPhone SE. It’s small, it’s always with you, and the video it can …

Apple News

iPhone 7 Microphones

With the release of the iPhone 7 in September 2016 Apple decided to remove the 3.5mm headphone port. There were rumours about this for some time so …

Home

Send This Video to Everybody You Know Who Has Rejected Final Cut Pro X

Clickbait headline? We don't think so. This video neatly wraps up in a short, well put package why FCPX has become a superior non-linear editor …

Final Cut Pro

Sony a6500 Review – Real World Video Samples and First Impressions

<b>Not long ago, Sony announced and presented the new a6500, a successor to its successful a6300. During a recent visit to Japan, I had a chance to</b> …

Sony

how to shoot mobile movies in all genres

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Entertainment

Buying Guide: Stabilizers for DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras

Looking to purchase a stabilizer for your DSLR or mirrorless camera? Here’s a breakdown of your best options and price points to consider before you …

Cameras

DSLR Video: How good is the Canon EF-S 18-135mm USM kit lens?

It’s a kit lens! Run for the hills!<p>Well, maybe not so fast.<p>Over the past decade optics have come far. Take for example this kit lens: the Canon EF-S …

Canon

Sony a6500 touch autofocus reviewed – It does a better job of focusing than I can (but thankfully it isn’t infallible)

This week I’ve seen the future of run-and-gun shooting, and it’s autofocus. Finally I feel that the manual focusing skills that I’ve been developing …

Cameras

Movies at High Frame Rates

People have been asking for me for my thoughts on Jim Cameron’s recent presentation at CinemaCon stating that “the future of cinema” is higher frame …

Entertainment

6 'Rules' for Good Cutting According to Oscar-Winning Editor Walter Murch

Let two-time Oscar winner Walter Murch tell you what makes an edit a good one.<p>If we've learned anything from the forefathers of montage, it's that …

Filmmaking

New Sony A6500 4K Footage, Plus The Camera is Now Shipping in Europe (and the US)

<b>Sony</b> recently posted some new a6500 4K Footage on their official Youtube channel, plus the camera is now shipping a bit earlier than anticipated in …

Cameras

First Look at the Sony a6500 APS-C Mirrorless Camera

In early October, Sony announced a new addition to their a6000-series of APS-C mirrorless cameras. This camera, the a6500, is the new flagship of …

Cameras