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Kinotehnik Blue Star Oval Small Eye Cushion LCDVFECOVAL B&H

The Blue Star Oval Small Eye Cushion from LCD Viewfinder is a viewfinder eye cushion. Well renowned for their high-quality materials, these cushions …

SONY A7s Eyecup - how to fit the Hoodman HoodEYE


SmallHD Sidefinder with 502 Monitor Hands on Review

Erik Naso • August 4, 2015 • 0 Comments

The SmallHD 500 series are bright sharp 5″ monitors. I have the 502 and so far it’s a must carry to all my …


XEEN Cinema Lenses from Samyang

Samyang have slipped a new website and Facebook page up for their upcoming XEEN cinema lens lineup.

Cinescopophilia has managed to grab fresh pictures …


Sony A7RII Rolling Shutter - Compared to Sony A7s Samsung NX1 Canon 1DC Panasonic GH4

Sony A7RII Rolling Shutter – Compared to Sony A7s Samsung NX1 Canon 1DC Panasonic GH4

by | 4th August 2015

Over the last days we’ve conducted several


Nikon Unveils the 24-70mm f/2.8 VR, 24mm f/1.8, and 200-500mm f/5.6 VR

The rumors were pretty accurate: today Nikon announced a trio of new lenses designed for both pros and enthusiasts. Say hello to the new 24-70mm …


Create Vintage Look in FCP X with Color Finale

Color Grade a Wedding Film in FCPX with Color Finale & Osiris LUTs


Sony a7R II part IV: Rolling shutter comparisons with a7S and GH4

By site editor Dan Chung: So far in my testing of the a7R II I have been impressed with its resolution and handling. But these aren’t the only …


Zoom F8 Product Video with Mark Lanza of Sony Pictures

From Zoom… The F8 is made for serious filmmakers and sound designers. Featuring 8-input/10-track recording, super low-noise preamps, and support for …


Control Final Cut Pro X with the modular Palette system

We are always on the lookout for different methods to control Final Cut Pro X as an alternative to our Magic Mouse with its Multi-Touch. These …

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Sony A7RII vs A7S Lowlight Review

by | 3rd August 2015

We’ve been quite busy at cinema5D reviewing the new Sony A7RII (see our field review here and preliminary lab test here). The


Connect a XLR microphone to your smartphone

If you want to use a smartphone to record sound through a professional microphone, a quick solution is the SmartRig, offering headphone monitoring …

Sony a7R II part III: 5-axis stabilisation and heat issues - going handheld to tell the story of a London busker

By site editor Dan Chung:

One of the biggest features of the new Sony a7R II is the built-in IBIS 5-axis image stabilisation system. This combined …


Can You Hear Me? Top 5 DIY Sound Hacks

Good sound matters. It beats good picture when shooting a dialogue heavy scene or film. Unless you have access to post dubbing stages for ADR …


Hands on with the Sony A7R II

This first hands on is with a pre-production model, so no footage for now. Instead on Wednesday August 5th I will shoot for the first time with the


Must Haves for the Modern Field Photographer

Cameras are lighter, smaller, and less expensive than ever. Amateurs are now able to afflord the same rigs the pros use daily. Along with the …


How Good is the New Sony A7RII - First Look in the Lab

How Good is the New Sony A7RII – First Look in the Lab

by | 31st July 2015

The Sony A7RII, announced by Sony last month is somewhat of a successor to


Sony a7R II first test footage shot with Zeiss Batis and Touit lenses

By site editor Dan Chung:

Sony surprised many people, myself included, when they announced the video specifications of the a7R II. I had expected it …


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Automate the assignment of roles on multichannel clips in Final Cut Pro X with Role-O-Matic

The use of roles within Final Cut Pro X is a very flexible way to organise media on the timeline and structure the video and audio that can be …

Final Cut Pro

Portabrace Large Rig Case Review

The Portabrace Rig Cases are designed for shooters who want to pack ready to shoot rigs. With this case you will never have to dismantle your rig for …

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Hold on Tight! Here Are 50 Hard-Hitting Filmmaking Tips in Just 7 Minutes

Our favorite young YouTuber is at it again, this time with 50 quick tips that are sure to inspire better filmmaking. So without any further ado, …


Here's Why You Should Think Twice Before Buying That Fancy New Camera

In today's post, Rob's "War on Gear" continues.All right fine, I'm not really at war with gear. It is, after all, an essential part of the filmmaking …


A new app from NowThis wants to reduce the work of finding news to one big red button

The two-and-a-half year old distributed media company NowThis bears little resemblance to the “social news video startup” that we first covered nearly three years ago. It’s seen a name change, big staff turnover, the killing-off of its homepage, and a move toward even shorter, bite-sized pieces of …

Stirred but not shaky: SteadXP shows new footage of its revolutionary stabilisation system at work

By site editor Dan Chung:

Adrien Farrugia of SteadXP has been in touch with a new demo of their stabilisation system, which we have covered in the …


Videographer’s strategies for keeping a source anonymous differs from writer’s strategies — from Times Insider

Michelle Harmon | July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Time Insider story, “Friends With ISIS: How To Tell One Young Woman’s Story,” shares valuable tips and …


Canon 7D Accessory Kits from Wooden Camera

From Wooden Camera… The Canon 7D Camera Accessory Kit (Pro) is a professional camera support package designed for the Canon 7D cameras. The 7D …


LumoPro LP605M: A Light Stand That Can Morph Into a Monopod

Yesterday, LumoPro released the LightSwitch: a flash case with the ability to morph into three different light modifiers. Continuing on the theme of …

Embedding audio on the web, Facebook and sometimes even YouTube

As a video workflow specialist/consultant who is a purist and also extremely into audio-only production and distribution, I am constantly …