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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 episodes of Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I demonstrate several options for GoPro mounts.

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.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lens Filters Give You More Control Over Video Shots

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Attaching a filter to the front of the lens can help you when shooting in various climates and environments. And while giving your lens an extra layer of protection, lens filters also give you more control over your shot.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, I take you to Dig This! in Las Vegas and back to the studio with Robbie to explain the importance of including filters in your camera bag.

By Richard Harrington | Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Developing GoPro Time Lapse with GoPro Studio

Developing GoPro Time-lapses with GoPro Studio

Ready to put together your GoPro time lapse? Try GoPro’s free non-linear editor, GoPro Studio.

Not only can you stitch your time lapse together, but you can stylize it to the look you want.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I will walk you through using GoPro Studio to create an amazing time lapse.

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, October 11, 2014

Create a Panning Time Lapse with a GoPro

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Shooting time lapse with your GoPro? Take your GoPro time lapse to the next level by adding movement while shooting.

In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I walk you through the essential gear and equipment you need to create a panning GoPro time lapse.

By Richard Harrington | Saturday, October 04, 2014

Is the Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera Right for You?

Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera

When you think of Garmin, you think of a GPS. But Garmin offers so much more with the Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Robbie and I explore the strengths of this alternative action camera.

You’ll learn:
• How the Garmin Virb Elite Action Camera incorporates GPS capabilities
• What accessories accompany the Garmin Virb
• The benefits of using the Garmin Virb
• What footage looks like shot with the Garmin Virb


Check out the sample video and this week’s complete episode on lynda.com.

 

By Robbie Carman | Saturday, September 27, 2014

Production Tips: Using Small Lights on Your Video Set

Small lights & other gear for video shoots

Sometimes you need a light that can be placed in a small space—where a traditional light can’t go.

Small lights can be tucked away to fill in the shadows and add accent colors on set. They can also be attached to a camera’s hot shoe to add some fill light.

This week on Video Gear Weekly, Rich and guest host James Ball explain the benefits of having small lights in your kit.

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