By Robbie Carman | Saturday, May 9, 2015
Smartphone cameras have evolved to shoot great-quality footage. But if you’re not careful, smartphones can be easily damaged in shooting situations.
Luckily, there are third-party accessories to keep the camera safe while stabilizing your shots. In this week’s episode of Video Gear Weekly, Rich and I showcase a few smartphone mounts and accessories that will help you safely capture shots with your smartphone.
By Richard Harrington | Saturday, May 2, 2015
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
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
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
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 4, 2015
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 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
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.
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