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By Robbie Carman | Monday, June 01, 2015

Using a Motion Control Head for Turntable Video Shots

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Want to add a motion control head to your product shot workflow?

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I show how the eMotimo TB3 can increase production value when you’re shooting objects on a turntable.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, May 22, 2015

Create Video Motion with Slider Shots

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Introducing motion into your scene is a great way to add energy into your video—and slider shots are a great way to do it.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I compare different types of sliders to help you discover which type will work best for you.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, May 09, 2015

Using a Safe Smartphone Mount for Video Shoots

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Smartphone cameras have evolved to shoot great-quality footage. But if you’re not careful, smartphones can be easily damaged in shooting situations.

Luckily, there are third-party accessories to keep the camera safe while stabilizing your shots. In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I showcase a few smartphone mounts and accessories that will help you safely capture shots with your smartphone.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, April 25, 2015

Gonna Take You Higher: Getting the High-Angle Shot

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Trying to get that amazing overhead shot? From quadcopters to jibs, there are multiple strategies for getting your camera up in the air.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I explore how to get a camera up in the air for the high-angle shot you want.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, April 11, 2015

How to Slow Down Video Footage in After Effects

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High frame rates allow you to slow down your video footage by a lot.

There might be times when you don’t have access to faster frame rates or want to slow down your footage more. This is where a motion graphics application or a nonlinear editor comes in to make more targeted speed adjustments.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I use Adobe After Effects to show you how to slow down video beyond what a high frame rate can offer.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Pros and Cons of the Blackmagic Studio Camera HD

Is the Blackmagic Studio Camera HD right for you?

The Blackmagic Studio Camera HD is a great option for a studio-only camera. It shoots quality footage from HD to 4K and it’s relatively inexpensive.

But will this camera complement your studio workflow?

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I guide you through the ins and outs of the Blackmagic Studio Camera HD.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, March 14, 2015

Flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter — with a Spotter

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Flying a quadcopter requires a lot of the pilot’s focus.

You need to safely balance two things: getting the shot and watching where the copter is traveling. Even the most experienced pilots should have someone with them to spot potential obstacles.

In this week’s Video Gear Weekly, guest host Francis Torres and I team up to fly the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, February 28, 2015

Using a Video Dolly: Tips, Types, and Setup

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Using a video dolly adds a level of sophistication to any production. It’s an easy addition that can take your footage to the next level—and it doesn’t have to be expensive.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I roll out different flavors of dollies to show you what you can achieve with them.

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