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By Robbie Carman | Friday, July 24, 2015

Tips for Buying Wide-Angle Lenses for Video

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Wide-angle lenses not only give you the ability to capture your surroundings; they capture action as well.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I continue to take a look at wide-angle lenses and help you decide what to consider when buying a wide-angle lens.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, July 03, 2015

The Pros and Cons of the Canon 5D Mark III

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The Canon 5D Mark III follows in the footsteps of the Canon 5D Mk II with good quality video with a full frame sensor and improved processor.

Is it right for your workflow? In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I walk you through the ins and outs of the Mark III.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, June 19, 2015

How to Calibrate Your Monitors for True Color

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Does it drive you nuts that the color seems off on your monitor screens? How do you know if the footage you’re looking at is colored correctly?

Your monitors need to be calibrated so that their colors match—and so they’re in line with the color standard that your project needs to match.

In this week’s episodes of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I help you calibrate your monitors so you know that what you’re looking at is the truth.

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.

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