The New Sony alpha SLT-A65V

Sony’s new alpha SLT-A65 looks remarkably similar to Sony’s first-generation fixed translucent mirror cameras, the SLT-A33 and SLT-A55, but in addition to a number of small and not-so-small improvements found on the new camera is the very same all-new 24.5MP APS-C CMOS sensor found in Sony’s flagship SLT-A77.

Hands-On Review of the Que Audio Q Mini Shotgun

If you’ve ever checked out an impressive piece of gear and thought to yourself: “Wow, this thing is really neat, but imagine if they could shrink it down so it’s only a third of the size.” This is exactly what Que Audio has done with the shotgun microphone.

How to Use Your HDSLR System Optimally for Video

Off the cuff, one might think there are few, if any, differences between packing a DSLR system and an HDSLR system, but once you look beyond the basics, i.e. the camera bodies, lenses and tripod (the legs, but not necessarily the head), the differences start adding up.

Rock-Solid Dependability with Cinevate Camera Support Systems

Perfection: That’s the difference between amateur and professional productions. It’s true that amateurs can put together some amazing productions, even when they don’t have all that much equipment at their disposal.

Introducing the New Zoom H2n Handy Recorder

What fits in the palm of your hand and is capable of creating a high-resolution 5.1 surround sound recording of the world around you? Nope, it’s not the Zoom H2—it’s the newly redesigned Zoom H2n Handy Recorder. This new model has some big shoes to fill for such a compact recorder, because its older brother was one of the most popular portable digital recorders of all time.

On-Camera Monitors

Some accessories in video production and HDSLR filmmaking are so essential that they transcend being just add-on gear, and become part of the camera system itself. One such item is an on-camera monitor. Sometimes referred to as a “video-assist monitor,” they’re used to help the camera operator (or assistant) focus the camera.

The New Zoom H2n Rewrites the Book on Portable Recording

Zoom has announced the latest addition to its highly regarded line of portable digital recorders, the new H2n. It's a big deal because this model is an update to the Zoom H2, which has been one of the most popular portable recorders ever.

Essential Gear for the Working Pro

As a working photographer, the center of the universe is your camera bag and its contents. Your cameras and lenses are the tools of your trade. As you may have noted, both are mentioned in plural because just as you wouldn’t jump out of an airplane without a backup parachute, you shouldn’t attempt to photograph an emotionally spiked, non-repeatable event armed with only one camera.

People, Get Ready! Pre-Ceremony Photos

Making pictures of the bride as she prepares for the wedding requires spontaneity while catching the decisive moment with a tactful attitude. A wedding day generates tensions on all sides—and as a neutral third party you should be an understanding, positive force for the duration.

See HDSLR Video Clearly with the Zacuto Z-Finder EVF

Shooting video with DSLRs, or HDSLRs to be specific, is gaining popularity with photographers and filmmakers. One reason is that HDSLRs can shoot some pretty amazing video. Many photographers buy an HDSLR to shoot stills and then fall in love with the camera’s video capabilities once they discover them.


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