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By Richard Harrington | Saturday, March 21, 2015

Video Gear Weekly: Using a Portable Backdrop

how to set up a portable backdrop

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

the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter

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

Video Gear Weekly: Using an External Video Recorder

an external video recorder

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: Tips, Types, and Setup

using a video dolly can be inexpensive

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

Which Is the Best GoPro Battery? We Test Them!

which is the best gopro battery?

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.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, February 14, 2015

Is the Sony HDR-AS15 HD Action Camcorder Right for You?

Sony HDR-AS15 HD Action Camcorder

Sony, a company known for entertainment systems, movies, and quality cameras, has entered into the action camera world with the Sony HDR-AS15.

Is this the action camera for you?

In this week’s installment of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie walk you through the ins and outs of the Sony HDR-AS15 action cam.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, January 03, 2015

Video Gear Weekly: Mastering a Wireless Mic

master the use of a wireless mic

With the freedom wireless microphones give your production, you’re able to record audio without having to trip over wires. You can have a microphone on your talent at all times.

On this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, guest host Cheryl Ottenritter and I help you master the use of a wireless microphone.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, December 20, 2014

Video Gear Weekly: Working with a Wireless Mic

a wireless mic is essential to your audio kit
Cut down on wire clutter by going wireless. 

Wireless microphones are essential to your audio kit. From presentations to narrative films, you can use them in any production to give your talent mobility.

But are they the best audio option for your production? This week on Video Gear Weekly, guest host Cheryl Ottenritter and I will walk you through how to work with a wireless mic.

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