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By Richard Harrington | Saturday, August 15, 2015

How Lens Adapters Can Be Your Best Friends

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When you have a lens you love, you use it all the time. But what if the camera you want to shoot with doesn’t have the right lens mount?

Have no fear—that’s where a lens adapter comes in handy. From PL mounts to micro four-thirds, there’s a lens adapter that fits your needs.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie show how lens adapters give you the opportunity to shoot with camera and lens combinations that would otherwise be unthinkable.

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

panasonic FZ1000

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 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 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.

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