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By Robbie Carman | Saturday, September 13, 2014

Using a Parabolic Slider in Your Video Shoot

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A slider creates dynamic movement in a video shot. But what if you want a slider shot—and there aren’t enough hands to operate it?

Redrock Micro has a parabolic slider called The One Man Crew that runs on its own and keeps the shot in focus. In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I demonstrate how to set up and use a parabolic slider.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shooting Video with Ultra Fast Prime Lenses

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In an interview or close up shot, setting a soft background with bokeh is a really popular look.

Ultra fast prime lenses allow you to work with more of a set’s natural light to help you create that soft look, while keeping the focus area crisp and sharp.

This week on Video Gear weekly, Rich and I shed light on why a fast prime lens should be in your camera bag.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, August 16, 2014

Is the Panasonic GH4 Right for You?

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Panasonic embraced the DSLR video movement with the Panasonic GH3. Now, with the new Panasonic GH4, they’ve pushed the envelope by introducing Ultra-HD and 4K resolutions, while retaining the familiarity of the GH3.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, August 02, 2014

Modifying a GoPro Camera Case for Professional Shoots

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The GoPro began solely as an action camera. But now GoPros have mounts and cases that let you film in a multitude of scenarios—which makes them appealing for use on television and film sets.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I explore different ways to adapt the GoPro camera case for professional shooting situations.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, July 18, 2014

Launch Your Video Camera with a Quadcopter

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One piece of video gear that has risen in popularity over the past few years is the quadcopter.

Before quadcopters, getting your camera into the air was an expensive task. But DJI recently launched the much awaited Phantom 2 Vision, which has a built-in camera.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, my guest host Francis Torres and I will walk you through the ins and outs of the new DJI Phantom 2 Vision.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, July 04, 2014

Charging Batteries on the Go

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Power is an essential aspect to video production, as most video field gear runs on batteries. Having more than one power source gives you the peace of mind of not running out of juice while on set.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I discuss several power options for charging batteries while out in the field.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, June 20, 2014

Sony’s New Mirrorless Cameras – the a7 & a7R

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Sony has brought a new generation of mirrorless cameras onto the market with their a7 and a7R cameras. The a7 and a7R cameras have a full frame sensors and are comparable in price to other DSLRs on the market, but how can they complement your workflow? This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I will help you get acquainted with these new cameras from Sony, and their unique benefits they can bring to your production.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, June 13, 2014

Using a Tripod Top Slider

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A tripod top slider is a useful piece of gear to have when you’re on the go. It’s compact and lightweight, making it a portable solution for motion shots.

But do top sliders have the same fluid movement as full-sized sliders?

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