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By Richard Harrington | Friday, June 27, 2014

Cheap Camera Lenses: Some Surprising Benefits

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The type of lens you use adds character to a shot. However, you don’t always need an expensive lens. Sometimes, a cheaper camera lens can give you the results you are looking for.

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?

By Richard Harrington | Friday, June 06, 2014

Remote Control a Video Camera with CamRanger

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Typically, camera remotes are used in photography. But now companies like CamRanger have developed camera gear that allows you to control the aperture and record button from afar and add movement to the shot. This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie show you how to remote control a video camera and add motion to your shot with CamRanger and the CamRanger PTHub.

In this week’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to set up a CamRanger
  • How to pan a camera with the CamRanger PT Hub
  • How to remotely adjust a camera with a CamRanger
  • What footage controlled by a CamRanger looks like

Check out the sample video and this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly on lynda.com. Be sure to check back next week, when they’ll show you how to add movement to a shot with a tripod top slider.

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 | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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