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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.

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 Richard Harrington | Saturday, April 18, 2015

Eliminate Flicker in Your Slo-Mo, High Frame Rate Footage

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Sometimes a non-linear editor isn’t enough to interpret high frame rate footage—you need a third-party option to help you control your slow motion footage.

Third-party options can eliminate the artifacting or flicker you sometimes get with footage that’s shot with a high frame rate.

In the latest episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I explore some third-party options to help your high frame rate footage look its best.

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.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, April 04, 2015

Video Gear Weekly: High Frame Rate Shoot Out

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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 Pros and Cons of the Blackmagic Studio Camera HD

Is the Blackmagic Studio Camera HD right for you?

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

Video Gear Weekly: Using a Portable Backdrop

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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 the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter — with a Spotter

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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.

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