In the decade spanning 1990 to 2000, when video games were just beginning to enter the phase of legitimacy they now enjoy, I was a contender in the gaming industry. I wrote for the now defunct GamePro Magazine, at the time the world’s largest video-game magazine, under the nom de plume of “Scary Larry.” If you knew anything about video games back then, you knew GamePro, and if you knew GamePro,... READ MORE
In this video from Kelby One, Larry Becker shares with us the many features of the Fujifilm X30 digital camera. He discusses the retro styling and the multitude of film simulations to choose from, including Provia, Velvia, Astia, and Classic Chrome. Becker also reviews the new EVF, the high-speed burst... READ MORE
Blackmagic Design has just released updates aimed primarily at its URSA camera, which adds a new RAW 3:1 compression format and ups the maximum frame rate to 80 fps in 4K for ProRes and RAW 3:1. The latter roughly doubles the amount of recording time you get with... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives from B&H discusses a wish list of five budget-friendly turntables for the 2014 holiday season. He explores all-around performers like the Audio Technica AT-LP60USB, stylish models like the... READ MORE
Mirrorless cameras are currently seeing a huge surge in popularity among videographers for shooting video. Whether this trend is spurred by the design aspects of the cameras or by manufacturers advancing their capabilities, the end result is that mirrorless cameras can now... READ MORE
In this video, Rob Rives shows us four different portable keyboards that make great starter keyboards for kids. Rives takes a look at the Casio SA-76 and CTK-6200, the... READ MORE
Content streaming is no longer an up-and-coming technology. I can say confidently that streaming is in full swing, and thankfully, it’s here to stay. While we expect to see greater bandwidth and even more audio and video content in the future, the Internet has become a major medium for watching movies, exploring new TV shows, and listening to our favorite music. These days,... READ MORE
When it comes to Mac computers, there are people who absolutely love them, and people who have the opposite opinion. You can say what you want about their operating system, their pricey hardware, their sleek, slightly elitist aesthetic—but the fact is, if someone were giving out free Macs, both kinds of people would stand in line to get one.
Apple computers do one thing better than most: they... READ MORE
When did it decide to get so cold? The planet has tilted away from the sun in the Northern Hemisphere and that means that it is holiday-shopping time! This week in the news, Sony rolled out the Alpha a7II, Zacuto announced the Gratical HD Micro OLED EVF, and you can pre-order your Parrot BeBop Drone Quadcopter.
Sony a7II Mirrorless Camera and 70-33mm G SSM II A-Mount Lens
It seems like the ink... READ MORE
Join Larry Becker, of KelbyOne, as he presents an overview of the Nikon D750 DSLR and focuses on its advanced feature set, along with some interesting additions that differentiate it from other Nikon DSLRs. Beginning with its most notable assets, Becker describes the FX-format 24.3MP CMOS sensor,... READ MORE
Heading out on the road or flying across the country for a video project isn’t exactly a paid vacation (as much as I’d like it to be!). It usually means I need to streamline my kit in order fit it all into baggage, and I always cross my fingers and hope that I packed everything necessary. One of the heavier collections of items, and often bulky, tends to be the extra batteries and specialty... READ MORE
With the release of the GoPro HERO4 Black, the company offers much anticipated 4K recording at a frame rate that is usable for video—... READ MORE
Whether you just started out in video production, or if you've been shooting for a while, this article will introduce you to some useful accessories that might come in handy one day, or possibly become something you use on every shoot.
First up is the budget-friendly Zeiss Jumbo Microfiber Cloth... READ MORE
In the last macro photography segment, we looked at three easy ways to get into macro photography: macro lenses, extension tubes, and close-up filters. As with most things photographic, there are many different ways to accomplish a single task, and... READ MORE