Steve Crow

3,475 Added | 3 Magazines | 9 Likes | 1 Following | 10,164 Followers | @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).

The Camera Gimbal Dream Team: Letus Helix and Canon C300 or C100

Something in this picture is a big deal. Can you guess what?<p>Almost two years ago we bought the Letus Helix Jr., hoping to use it with our C100 on a …

Old vs. new versions of DSLR cameras: Should you upgrade?

February 15, 2017 By Leonardo Regoli<p>Old vs. new versions of DSLR cameras www.sleeklens.com<p>In this post I want to address one of the decisions that …

Cameras

The 7 Coolest Kickstarters for Video Professionals

Catch up on the latest video tech with these seven innovative Kickstarter campaigns.<p><i>Top image via Starslider.</i><p>As any video professional will tell you,</b> …

DSLR Cameras

$500 DSLR Camera vs $50,000 Arri Alexa Mini Camera

2/26/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments<p>Which is the best camera? A budget Canon DSLR or an Arri Alexa Mini?<p>Download the original Alexa footage: …

DSLR Cameras

Sigma Announces Three High End Art Lenses

I confess, I’m a Canon junkie (but you already knew that didn’t ya? HA!), but dang, these Sigma ART lenses are very cool!<p>In the last few months, I’ve …

Cameras

Manual White Balancing in Final Cut Pro X

Small Camera, Big Picture - Producing a Dream with the Sony a6300 by Timothy Wolfer

Being a filmmaker who primarily produces international documentaries, both long and short, I know the pain of traveling with large kits and dread the …

Can You See the Difference Between 10-Bit and 8-Bit Images and Video Footage?

Resolution, bit depth, compression, bit rate. These are just few of the countless parameters our cameras and files have. Let's talk about bit depth …

DSLR Cameras

This Video Hilariously Reveals the Differences Between Photo and Cinema Lenses

For all the DPs who have ever had to pull a rabbit out of their camera for a demanding director, this video's for you.<p>If the plethora of Pinterest …

Mounting a GoPro HERO5 Black to a DJI Osmo Mobile

For those of you who already own a DJI Osmo Mobile and GoPro HERO5 Black and want to find a workaround to use both side by side, here’s a video that …

Videography

What is the ‘Orange & Teal Look’ and Why is it So Popular in Hollywood?

Many a blockbuster movie and several popular travel photo/video creators out there use something called the ‘Orange and Teal look’ when they color …

Photoshop

Buyer's Guide: Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D) vs EOS 77D vs EOS 80D

In February, Canon announced the EOS Rebel T7i (800D) and EOS 77D, adding two new choices to the company's already confusing lineup. In this article …

Cameras

iPhone Video Goes to Hollywood

There is no end to the uses of smartphone video. Want proof? USA Today recently published a piece showing that Damien Chazelle used his iPhone to …

La La Land

Simple Interview Lighting - Breakdown

SmallRig Drop Over Quick Release Base for Manfrotto 501PL Plates

I've preached about Drop-In style Video Heads in the past, but what about Quick Release Baseplates? There's a couple of reasons why you may prefer …

DSLR Cameras

Best $500 Video Lighting Kit and What You Can Do With It

How To Lighting | DIY Kino-esque Light

Kino Flo lights create a lovely, color-accurate, soft light for photos and video shoots. They’re also remarkably expensive for what seem like plastic …

How to Use 2.35:1 Cinematic Crop from Rhino Camera Gear

Rhino Camera Gear demonstrate how to properly crop your video for a cinematic film look using a 2.35:1 ratio. There are several ways to achieve this …

Audio Recording Basics: Using Shotgun Microphones for Documentary Video Production

Audio is arguably the most important facet of any film or video production. There is a saying that goes: “Audio is 70% of what you see,” which means …

Custom and Lightweight Mounting Solutions from Ram Mounts

As many of you I'm sure, I have boxes full of various grip gear: magic arms, C-clamps, A-clamps, ball heads, Studs, and more. I love grip gear. I …

DSLR Cameras

If You've Never Used a Wireless Transmitter with a Boom Mic, You Might Want to Now

Wireless transmitters aren't just for lav mics, you know.<p>There are obvious benefits to the lavalier microphone/wireless transmitter combo: it's …

7 Tricks for Keeping Your Camera Equipment Organized

Clean up the clutter with these 7 tips for staying organized on set.<p>In the chaos that is a film set it can be difficult to stay organized. When your …

Cameras

Michael K. Williams Asks: Am I Typecast?

Actor Michael K. Williams (<i>The Wire</i>, <i>The Night Of</i>) and his several selves consider a question that's trickier than it initially seems: "Am I typecast?"

Videography

First Look: Canon EOS Rebel T7i

Nikon Suffers Huge Losses and Cancels Cameras, Crashing Stock

Venerable still camera manufacturer Nikon, which has failed to gain traction in the motion market, has pulled back its product offerings and laid off …

Photography

Review: Olloclip Core Lens Set for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

This small clip adds macro, super-wide, and fisheye options to the iPhone camera<p>It has been a while since I last reviewed Olloclip’s …

Cameras

What does the new Canon EOS trio offer filmmakers?

Just a couple of weeks shy of the 30th anniversary of the launch of its legendary EOS System Canon has unveiled two new APS-C format DSLRs – in the …

Cameras

Does The New Canon EOS 77D Make A Great Filmmaking Camera?

Late last night, Canon announced several cameras including the Rebel T7i and the EOS 77D – which is aimed to fit between the professional lines and …

Cameras

Canon Announces New EOS 77D and EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Cameras (Hands-On Photos)

Canon announced two new DSLRs for enthusiast and entry-level photographers this morning: the EOS 77D and EOS Rebel T7i cameras. The Canon EOS 77D …

Cameras

Helium Core Review | Filmmaking with an iPhone