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When I was a young AC, many years ago, I was day playing on a feature when suddenly a Steadicam showed up with a wireless follow focus, iris, and zoom system. Never having worked with one before and having no time to figure it out—the instructions made no sense—I did my best. But it was a horrible experience and I vowed never to give a wireless system the benefit of the doubt again. I will say...

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Looking for spherical video solutions to spice up your production? The aptly named Sphere, from Teradek, might be the answer. In this quick preview video, check out how you can set up the Sphere with...
2 months ago
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The Luxli Viola 5" Multi-Color On-Camera LED light is a compact but powerful creative tool. How does Luxli illustrate its versatility and usefulness? How about a video? Even better, how about a video about making the video? When commercial director and writer Shawn Collins came up...

3 months ago
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In this video, Alan Lugo, from B&H Photo, demos the brand new DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer for Smartphones. Targeted at the Vlogger community, but with obvious wide-ranging applications, you use the Osmo with your iPhone or Android device. The Osmo provides incredible stabilization...
3 months ago
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I have worked on many shoots with teleprompters over the years, although I was never a teleprompter operator. Usually, the prompters were big beasts with dedicated setups off in the corner on a rolling tripod. More recently, teleprompter operators would come to location with their own setup of prompter, monitor, laptop, and at least one box of cables. Transporting all this gear would fill the...
4 months ago
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Throughout my career, I’ve always been intrigued by cinema lenses. These expensive, exotic, and mechanically sublime feats of engineering are truly noteworthy products. This is why I jumped at the opportunity to do this hands-on review of the Rokinon XEEN cinema lenses. Compared to the majority of cinema lenses, these are very reasonably priced and available in a variety of mounts. These two...

4 months ago
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In the following video, Doug Guerra, of B&H, introduces the Stella and Stella Pro lighting units and kits form Light & Motion. In the video, Guerra describes the advantages of the lights, and how the accessories expand their use beyond a simple on-camera or handheld light unit. Guerra demonstrates...

4 months ago
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In this video Doug Guerra explains how the Spyder5CAPTURE PRO Color Calibration Bundle helps you to keep track of your color during the entire photo process, from capturing the perfect shot up to and including color accuracy when printing. This bundle includes the SpyderLENSCAL, which is a...

6 months ago
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Join B&H’s Robert Rives as he discusses how to improve the sound of your guitars, vocals, and combinations thereof for YouTube videos captured on iOS devices. In this video, Rives employs the talents of colleague Nick Messitte to test-drive the Focusrite iTrack Pocket and the...
6 months ago
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Building a personal camera rig is no easy task. Well, it may seem easy from the outset; however, there are so many things to take into consideration. One of those things is power. Now, it is pretty easy to get away without having a unified power solution for your setup, but once you start running more than just a camera, or your camera just eats through batteries (like my Sony α7S) things can get...
7 months ago
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We live in a technological age in which advancements in entertainment and technology are not as impactful as they once were. This is evidenced by how blasé we are when we see something new and exciting. 3D TV? Meh. We stopped buying those a while ago. Smaller, lighter, more powerful smartphones? Yawn. A new one comes out every week, we’ll wait and see. Unfortunately for the naysayers, there is...

10 months ago
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An ideal documentary rig is lightweight and fast to work with, without sacrificing professional quality and features. If one piece of gear is built with this mantra in mind, then it’s Zacuto’s latest EVF—the Gratical Eye. Join Doug Guerra, from B&H, as he follows a photographer around New...
10 months ago
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Small, rugged, and unassuming, GoPro cameras have revolutionized the way we capture POV shots and action sequences. Marrying usability with high-quality video, the cameras have become go-to tools for a wide range of users, from Hollywood bigwigs to solo adventurers. Event producers have also seen the benefit of the minuscule cameras, mounting them on helmets, vehicles, musical instruments, or...
11 months ago
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As tempting as it is to create fanfare about getting my hands on a pre-release version of Sony's 4K professional camcorder, the reality was very much like the camera itself: quiet, and to all appearances, unassuming. There is quite a bit that I liked about the PXW-Z150, things that most people...
1 year ago
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Coinciding with the so-called “DSLR Revolution,” SmallHD has since been supporting camera assistants (ACs) assigned the daunting task of pulling perfect focus, Directors of Photography (DPs) light and compose their shots, and Directors (no fancy acronyms for this one) realize their vision, with affordable, high-quality, and durable monitoring solutions. I became familiar with SmallHD’s products...

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