7 Things You Need To Know When Upgrading to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera from a DSLR

There’s no question about it, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the hottest cameras out there. Let’s say you already own a small compact DSLR – you’ve honed your story and lighting techniques and you’re ready to step up your image quality – the Pocket Cinema Camera looks like a good fit. Well Read MoreRead More

2013 Filmmaker Holiday Gift Guide

Here are some holiday gift ideas ranging from $5 to $1,500,000. If you can afford the later we are guessing you are just here for the Scarlett Johansson pics. Gear Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to keep with you at all times, so you’ll Read MoreRead More

The Science of Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.)

A look at the reasons behind Gear Acquisition Syndrome (G.A.S.), when people get hooked on buying camera equipment they don’t need People will do just about anything to alleviate their anxiety. During the last year of writing my doctoral thesis, the worry about being able to finish grew increasingly heavy. The relentless grind of research, Read MoreRead More

Introducing the Cinevate Trawly

By adding wheels to Cinevate’s universal Simplis base plate, they add an entirely new dimension in functionality. With Trawly, it’s easy to adjust the legs and wheels to pull off straight dolly shots, crab moves, arched turns and use it as a handheld rig.Read More

The Best Budget Lenses and Accessories for DSLR Filmmakers

Those new to filmmaking may get sticker shock when they realize they could easily spend as much or more for glass as for a camera body itself. Luckily, there’s a plethora of options out there that won’t break the bank. Sure, you can spring for the autofocus lenses but they’re not always the most affordable Read MoreRead More

Hands-On Review of Panasonic’s AG-HPX300

Shock and Awe at Panasonic’s Latest Offering. By Kyle Doris As a Panasonic AG-HVX200 owner, I’m quite familiar with their line of P2 cameras. In 2004, the company was the first to bring a broadcast-quality codec to the Prosumer market. Fast forward five years and they’ve done it again. This time in the form of Read MoreRead More

Gliding in on the HD-4000 and X-10

By Kyle Doris When I was a younger lad I shot a movie for which I elected to pursue using a Steadicam instead of tracks and dollies. In an effort to reduce setup times from location to location, the production team felt it was the right way to go. Upon doing some research I soon Read MoreRead More

The Canon XH-A1s

By Manuel Quiroz Today’s competitive market has proven to be a boon for the consumer, since companies like Canon, have been outdoing themselves in improving their products and offering innovations and advanced options in their professional and prosumer line. Today we will talk about the Canon XH-A1s, a compact high definition camera with professional quality, Read MoreRead More

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