Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Sep
5
2014

Rapid Filter Changes a Pain? Try Xume Quick Release Lens Filter Adapter

Tony Reale over at NextWaveDV reminds us that Xume (pronounced “zoom”) has an interesting alternative to matte boxes when faced with the need for rapid filter changes.[adrotate group="6"] Called the Xume Quick Release Lens Filter Adapter, it replaces the Mr. Miyagi “screw on/screw off” approach…
Aug
13
2014

Benro S8 Fluid Head Review

Seems to me that I’m seeing the name Benro more and more often. planet5D friend Keegan O’Neill sent us his review of the Benro S8 fluid head, and I can see why.[adrotate group="6"] As I watched his straightforward and easy-on-the-eyes review, the Benro S8 reminded…
Jul
13
2014

Panasonic GH4 Video Review by Philip Bloom: “It’s a breakthrough”

Philip Bloom is an indie filmmaker who favors the Canon 1DC for his own HDSLR work, but he's just put up an almost 40 minute long review of the Panasonic GH4.[adrotate group="6"] Full disclosure: Bloom has done film work for both Canon AND Panasonic specifically…
Jun
22
2014

409,600 ISO is Real, but Is It Usable? Sony A7s Review by Luminous Landscape’s Michael Reichmann

Michael Reichmann is one of the most thoughtful and articulate voices writing about photography and photographic gear today. Every time I read a piece by him, I cannot help but feel that I am learning from a master.[adrotate group="6"] So it was with no small…
Jun
1
2014

Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion tour review

First, let me just tell you that Vincent Laforet Directing Motion training (get a discount there too) is worth going to, it may or when your ability to watch movies without seeing every bit of motion and how they made it, but if you're a…
Apr
28
2014

Firsthand Look at the Panasonic GH4

planetMitch note: a guest post by Erik Naso - printed with permission I was lucky to have my pre ordered Panasonic GH4 arrive today from Texas Media Systems much sooner than I expected. It wasn’t supposed to be here until the end of April. To…
Apr
9
2014

AJA Cion Product Review – NAB 2014 from Adorama

Michael Artsis and I are doing the Daily Wrap-up show in the Teradek booth, but he’s also doing insane amount of work at NAB doing interviews with market leaders talking about their new products and we’re happy to be able to share these as well.…
Mar
19
2014

Revelations in Shooting 4K video with the Panasonic GH4

There's a lot of buzz around the upcoming release of the new Panasonic LUMIX GH4 camera. The fact that it will shoot 4K is just one of the features catching attention. For a full list of observations, check out Eduardo Angel's Article: "7 things we…
Mar
19
2014

Awesome early hands on with the Panasonic GH4

I'm not familiar with "TheCameraStoreTV" guys, but I might be now... they've just released this Panasonic GH4 hands on (obviously with a pre-production Panasonic GH4) and it is pretty complete and well done.[adrotate group="6"] The guys cover both photography and video aspects of the camera…
Mar
10
2014

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K On-Location Testing Results – “A Game Changer”

This hands-on tester called the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K a "game changer" - and found it to be a camera capable of capturing ultra-high resolution images with high dynamic range for under $3,000.00. Check out the full article at Shutterstock: Hands On Review: Blackmagic…