By Robbie Carman | Saturday, April 11, 2015
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 Richard Harrington | Saturday, April 04, 2015
Whether you’re shooting with a phone, a DSLR, or a high-end camera, most cameras these days are capable of shooting with faster frame rates.
High frame rates can range from 60 to 240 frames per second giving you the option for slow motion shots.
Will these high frame rates benefit your project? In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I shoot and process varying frame rates from different types of cameras.
By Robbie Carman | Saturday, March 28, 2015
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 Richard Harrington | Saturday, March 21, 2015
There are times when you’re shooting on location and you need a backdrop right away. Having a portable backdrop in your kit means you’ll never be more than minutes away from your shot.
Portable backdrops are easy to set up when you’re in a time crunch and need to quickly switch out the environment. This week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I evaluate two backdrop solutions to see which works best.
By Robbie Carman | Saturday, March 14, 2015
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 Richard Harrington | Saturday, March 07, 2015
The DSLR revolution not only made it easier to get your hands on a camera, it also inspired accessories that take these cameras to the next level.
One important accessory is the external video recorder. This week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I explain why you need to have an external video recorder in your equipment bag.
By Robbie Carman | Saturday, February 28, 2015
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.
By Richard Harrington | Saturday, February 21, 2015
Having back-up batteries is essential when you’re on a shoot, and GoPro batteries are no exception.
Many third-party companies, as well as GoPro, have options available in the marketplace. This begs the question, Which is the best GoPro battery?
This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie put different GoPro Hero4 batteries to the test to see which brand works best.
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