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By Robbie Carman | Saturday, August 02, 2014

Modifying a GoPro Camera Case for Professional Shoots

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The GoPro began solely as an action camera. But now GoPros have mounts and cases that let you film in a multitude of scenarios—which makes them appealing for use on television and film sets.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I explore different ways to adapt the GoPro camera case for professional shooting situations.

By Richard Harrington | Friday, July 25, 2014

Audio Recording Alternatives to the Zoom H4n

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The Zoom H4n is a versatile audio recorder. Not only does it record in stereo, but it can record audio to four tracks while offering the option to add effects and EQ.

Still, it isn’t the only audio recorder on the market. In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and Robbie show you some other choices available for recording audio.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, July 18, 2014

Launch Your Video Camera with a Quadcopter

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One piece of video gear that has risen in popularity over the past few years is the quadcopter.

Before quadcopters, getting your camera into the air was an expensive task. But DJI recently launched the much awaited Phantom 2 Vision, which has a built-in camera.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, my guest host Francis Torres and I will walk you through the ins and outs of the new DJI Phantom 2 Vision.

By Richard Harrington | Friday, July 11, 2014

Get Better Video Focus: Use a Loupe

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LCD screens let you see exactly what the camera is seeing. Adding a loupe on top of your LCD screen helps you see more of the fine details of your shot, and get the crispest video focus. In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I will walk you through using a loupe.

By Robbie Carman | Friday, July 04, 2014

Charging Batteries on the Go

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Power is an essential aspect to video production, as most video field gear runs on batteries. Having more than one power source gives you the peace of mind of not running out of juice while on set.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I discuss several power options for charging batteries while out in the field.

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?

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