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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 Richard Harrington | Friday, May 30, 2014

Using a Camera Rail

Using a Camera Rail

When traveling with your gear, less is more. A camera rail lets you shoot with multiple cameras from just a single tripod. It can be used for a wide range of shoots from guerrilla-style filming to interviews. In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I will walk you through how to set up and use a camera rail.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, May 23, 2014

All About Micro-Tripods

The Benefits of Micro Tripods

Everyone wants the perfect shot. But what if it’s from a tree branch, or above a door? Micro-tripods give you the flexibility to place a camera wherever you need it, without the limitations of a standard tripod. Micro-tripods also support a wide range of cameras from GoPros to smartphones to DSLRs, providing a great mounting solution no matter what type of camera you’ve got on hand. In the newest Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I will demonstrate situations where a micro-tripod can come in handy.

By Richard Harrington | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Inside the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Inside the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

One of the most anticipated cameras to be released this year is the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. It’s a highly portable camera designed to give you greater flexibility in production and post. But will it complement your particular production workflow?

By Richard Harrington | Friday, May 16, 2014

Goodbye to DSLR Video Tips

Goodbye to DSLR Video Tips

Throughout its run, our series DSLR Video Tips has provided many tools and assets geared to help you make DSLR video productions look great.

So much has happened to transform the industry over the past couple of years. The creation of affordable cameras with large sensors has made video production easier to reach and, accordingly, the world of production is rapidly expanding.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, May 09, 2014

Plan Outdoor Lighting with Mobile Apps

Plan outdoor lighting with mobile apps

Many variables can affect your lighting conditions when preparing for an outdoor production. For example, the sun and moon constantly move across the sky, changing your shooting environment. Fortunately, there are several mobile apps that help you gather information about your lighting conditions, including sunrise and sunset times. In this week’s episode of DSLR Video Tips, Rich and I will demonstrate how to use mobile apps to help you gauge outdoor lighting conditions.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, May 02, 2014

Achieve a Film Look with Plugins

Create a film look with plugins

Even though film stock is no longer popularly used, people still want their videos to have that iconic film look. Third-party plugins give you the tools to create the film look you want directly in your NLE of choice. This week in DSLR Video Tips, Rich and Robbie show how to use plugins from two popular vendors to transform your video footage with a stylized film look with plugins.

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