HD DSLR Filmmaking

By Steve Crow | Cinematic style videos created with HD DSLR cameras

One-Person Crew: The Pros and Cons of Making a Documentary By Yourself

How does being your own cinematographer change how you work as a director.<p>The world of nonfiction filmmaking continues to evolve along with its …

Filmmaking

NAB Show Product Preview: Lenses

<i>The quality of a video image is only as good as the weakest device in the video path. Lenses makers are busy in their R&D labs making sure it isn’t</i> …

V-mount battery solution for the CAME-TV PRODIGY gimbal

CAME-TV has released a new V-mount battery solution for powering their CAME-PRODIGY gimbal. The CAME-PRODIGY is the companies largest gimbal and can …

DSLR Cameras

Artlist music library out of beta: download an unlimited number of royalty free songs for a flat fee

I have been a big fan of Artlist.io ever since it was announced back in December 2015 and have used songs from their catalogue on numerous …

Videography

An inexpensive light that seems to work pretty well. And which matches my other lights...

<i>Aputure Amaran HR672W. A medium size LED panel that can run on battery power.</i> <i></i><br>Late last year I decided to upgrade all of my LED lights. I did my …

Imaging

Only Have $150? Here's a Complete LED Light Kit That You Can Afford

If you've got almost no budget for lighting, this kit might just give you what you need for just $150.<p>Plenty of us are out there trying to ball on a …

Filmmaking

C-Log Coming to the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV?

We reported back at the beginning of March that we were going to see new firmware for the EOS 5D Mark IV in the near future, though at that time we …

DSLR Cameras

Make The Most Out Of Your Monopod - Stillmotion

4 min read<p>Our monopod is kind of like a superhero…<p>It’s got a long list of powers and functions, and it regularly saves the day. Without a monopod, …

DSLR Cameras

5 creative ways to use monopod and improve your videos

Do you use a monopod? It’ definitely a useful tool for photographers and filmmakers, and it comes in handy when we can’t use a tripod. Jordy Vandeput …

Photography

Sony a7S II vs. a7R II Test – Which One Is Right for You?

<b>The Sony a7S II is shipping and many filmmakers rejoice as it is one of the best low cost video cameras out there right now. Last week we took a</b> …

DSLR Cameras

Field Backups With the My Passport Wireless Pro - A Review for Travel Photography

If you’re a travel photographer or just someone who wants to keep your photographs safe and secure while you’re in the field, one of your biggest …

Passports

Cheap Tricks: An Easy-To-Follow Guide To Making a Feature Film For $1,000 From Someone Who Did It

You’re aching to make a movie. Not a trailer, not a sizzle reel, not even a short film—a full blown, honest-to-Betsy feature-length film. “Maybe …

Filmmaking

Comparison Between Two Affordable Cinema Lenses: Rokinon and Rokinon Xeen

Not all cinema lenses are made the same, not even those in the affordable price range or that come from the same manufacturer. In this article, you …

Photography

Vimeo Launches Built-in Video Review Tools

Vimeo dives into the competitive workflow collaboration market with new video review features.<p><i>Top image via Shutterstock</i><p>The world of <b>video review</b> is a …

Education Technology

A Look at the C-Pan Arm in Action from 9.Solutions

Made in Denmark, the 9.Solutions C-pan arm is a very unique camera guide contraption that mechanically can move a camera in a variety of different …

Photography

This Helpful Infographic Will Help You Master Shutter Speed in No Time

All things shutter speed are broken down in this convenient chart.<p>Understanding shutter speed can be a little difficult, especially when you consider …

Photography

Top tips for choosing and packing photo and video equipment when travelling out of the country

Travelling with equipment can be difficult. You don’t want to take so much that you’re overloaded with redundant equipment. But you also don’t want …

Cameras

Sony a6500 vs a6300 - What Did Sony Change?

Sony’s a6500 arrived just eight months after the a6300, which is a fairly short time for an update. So what exactly changed between the two? Here’s a …

Cameras

How to Use False Colour: Analyzing Footage and Ratios – Part 2 from LensProToGo

Greg from LensProToGo demonstrates how to use false colour settings and analyzing footage and ratios in part two of this series. In Part two of this …

Photoshop

David Newton: 5 top tips for shooting video with DSLRs

Photographer, filmmaker and imaging tutor David Newton was one of the guest speakers at The Video Mode’s recent two-day filmmaking workshop held at …

Tutorials

5 Invaluable Tools Directors Should Have On Set

These five tools are must-haves for any up-and-coming director.<p><i>Top image via Syncopy.</i><p>It’s not uncommon for amateur directors to come to set …

Filmmaking

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Field Monitors are an essential piece of kit for me. I use them whenever possible to help me get the shot: It’s nice to able to really see what …

DSLR Cameras

How to Use Lens Adapters

Before you get into the whole business of adapting lenses, you need to understand why it’s done. Proprietary camera systems force you to buy lenses …

Cameras

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

Are Gimbals Destroying the Cheap Steadicam?

B&H recently ran a deal on a product I had my eyes on a couple years back: the Steadicam Solo Stabilizer and Monopod for getting smooth shots. It was …

5 Shotgun Microphones: Audio Samples and Off-Axis Test

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Unboxing the PopSpot Compact Fresnel LED Photo Video Light from Fotodiox

Bohus unboxes and takes a closer look at the PopSpot Focusable Fresnel LED Light. Roughly the size of a soda can, the brand new PopSpot Focusable …

Photography

BVE 2017: video products showcased at major UK show

The BVE show at London’s ExCel venue is the UK’s leading media tech event for the professional video and broadcast content markets but amongst the …

DSLR Cameras