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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.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, December 13, 2014

Video Footage Vanished? Here's How to Recover Deleted Files

Recover deleted files from your memory card

You sit down to edit your video and realize your footage wasn’t transferred and your card has been reformatted. Aack! How do you recover your files?

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I show you how to recover the data from a hard drive or memory card.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, December 06, 2014

Is the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Camera Right for You?

Olympus OM-D E-M1 camera

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is gaining popularity in the micro four-thirds camera world. It’s a mirrorless camera with a sturdy build and intuitive controls.

But will this camera complement your workflow?

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I explore what the Olympus OM-D E-M1 has to offer.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, November 22, 2014

Shooting Video with an iPad — and iOgrapher Case

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Want to shoot professional looking video with your iPad? There are multiple applications available for download that enhance an iPad’s basic camera controls.

But that’s not all.

The iOgrapher case lets you bring your iPad to the next level. This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I demonstrate how the iOgrapher iPad case extends what your iPad’s camera can do when you add accessories.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, November 15, 2014

GoPro Mounts for Your Car, Chest, and More

GoPro mounts are available for all scenarios

GoPro cameras are so versatile—and they need mounting accessories that are just as adaptable. GoPro and third-party manufacturers have accessories to help you get those tough-to-reach angles.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I demonstrate several options for GoPro mounts.

By Robbie Carman | Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DaVinci Resolve: Get to Know the Contrast & Pivot Controls

Contrast and Pivot are useful controls in DaVinci Resolve

When it comes to setting contrast in a shot, DaVinci Resolve has a lot of tools you can leverage.

Some popular tools like curves, the primary sliders, or the 3-Way contrast rings are generally pretty intuitive.

But there are two controls in Resolve that I use all the time to set contrast—and until you’ve had someone explain them and see how they work together, they can remain an enigma.

So let me introduce you to the Contrast and Pivot controls as a powerful way to set and adjust contrast.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, November 08, 2014

Audio Adapters for DSLR and GoPro Video Shoots

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Many cameras on the market have the ability to shoot professional looking video at a low price point. But when shooting on a budget, it’s tricky to find a camera that also can record professional audio.

There are some great third-party accessories and adapters to connect professional microphones to these cameras—and this week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I showcase some of those audio adapters.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, November 01, 2014

Is the Canon C300 Video Camera Right for You?

Canon C300

DSLRs have paved the way for a plethora of new video cameras.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, special guest Nathan Golon and I take you through the ins and outs of the Canon C300.

It’s an easy-to-maneuver video camera that uses the same EF lenses as Canon DSLRs.

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