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By Richard Harrington | Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wide-Angle Lenses for Video: A Comparison

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Wide-angle lenses are designed to help you capture the grandeur of an environment. This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie compare different wide-angle lenses to help you decide which one might be best for you and your video workflow. In this week’s episodes, you’ll see what footage looks like from

  • an SLR Magic HyperPrime 12mm lens
  • a Rokinon 16mm lens
  • a Lumix 14mm lens

Check out the sample video above, and the rest of this week’s episode, on lynda.com.

By Richard Harrington | Friday, June 26, 2015

Calibrate Monitor Displays with a Colorimeter

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Calibrate your monitors as accurately as possible by using colorimeters or spectroradiometers.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie show you how to calibrate your display with a meter.

By Richard Harrington | Friday, June 12, 2015

The Pros and Cons of the Panasonic FZ1000

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Panasonic has a second 4K video camera with the FZ1000. It’s a mirrorless camera that feels like a DSLR and has a versatile fixed lens.

Is this a camera that can be a benefit to your video workflow? This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie weigh the pros and cons of the Panasonic FZ1000.

By Richard Harrington | Friday, May 29, 2015

Capture Time-Lapse Video with an eMotimo and Slider

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Using a motion control device like the eMotimo TB3 to control the position of a camera will give your time lapse that much more dimensionality.

In this week’s episodes of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie show you how to set up the eMotimo TB3 and use it to capture the time-lapse shots you envision.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, May 16, 2015

Using a Shoulder Rig on Video Shoots

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When shooting with a handheld video cameras, it can be difficult to keep your camera steady. Using a shoulder rig is a great work-around.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie show how shoulder rigs can add stability to a shot when you’re working with smaller DSLRs and micro four-thirds cameras.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, May 02, 2015

The Pros and Cons of the Polaroid Cube Action Camera

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Polaroid doesn’t just offer instant cameras these days. Behold the Polaroid Cube action camera.

But is this a camera that will complement your workflow? In the latest episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I take you through the ins and outs of the Polaroid Cube.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, April 18, 2015

Eliminate Flicker in Your Slo-Mo, High Frame Rate Footage

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Sometimes a non-linear editor isn’t enough to interpret high frame rate footage—you need a third-party option to help you control your slow motion footage.

Third-party options can eliminate the artifacting or flicker you sometimes get with footage that’s shot with a high frame rate.

In the latest episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I explore some third-party options to help your high frame rate footage look its best.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, April 04, 2015

Video Gear Weekly: High Frame Rate Shoot Out

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Whether you’re shooting with a phone, a DSLR, or a high-end camera, most cameras these days are capable of shooting with faster frame rates.

High frame rates can range from 60 to 240 frames per second giving you the option for slow motion shots.

Will these high frame rates benefit your project? In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I shoot and process varying frame rates from different types of cameras.

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