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Building a Budget 4K Video Editing PC in 2020

If you’re on the Windows’ side of the force, there are chances you’ve already been eyeing some of that gamer goodness to up your editing game. More often than not, the higher-end consumer-grade configurations are, in fact, aimed at gaming enthusiasts, and are thus sporting RGB LEDs,

Closer Look at the Rhino Arc II Camera Slider

Over the last few years, the rise of DIY culture and the cheap and readily available flood of electronics we’ve seen has brought, as a consequence, a lot of motion-controlled imagery. Simple setups that made for captivating shots and easy VFX tricks are more common than ever,

5 Hidden Features in Premiere Pro CC 2020

The release of the 2020 version of Premiere Pro was met with a great deal of enthusiasm by many filmmakers and editors all over the world. One of the most discussed features was the smart reframing tool that allows content creators to conveniently reframe any video to

Sigma fp Video Modes Compared

It’s somehow peculiar how an amazing camera can be dropped down by a major company in the business and cause almost no reaction in the entire community. That’s, in fact, what happened a few months ago when Sigma released a beast of a camera, the Sigma fp

Best S1H Budget Lenses for Video Shooting

Now that the Panasonic S1H is hitting the shelves and many filmmakers are starting to fiddle with it, there’s a reasonable question popping around: what lenses should we use on this camera? Actually, there’s more than one right answer, especially when you take into account the new

The Ultimate Z CAM E2 Handheld Rig

After the long Holiday season, you’re probably ready to tackle your New Year’s resolution with a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm. So, if you’re planning to enter this new decade with a purchase of a new camera that won’t cost you an arm and a leg,

10 Must-Have Accessories for the Canon C200

In the past few years, Canon has been passively waiting while the whole industry shifted and moved, evolving from the good old days of DSLR video shooting to the new mirrorless hype. Meanwhile, the company has swiftly introduced themselves to a completely new niche – the cine

Buying an ARRI ALEXA for just $6,000?

There is one name that is synonymous with cinema in the mind of any filmmaker, and that’s ARRI. Going back to the roots of cinematography itself, the company has a long history in camera gear, both on the camera side and in the lighting and grip world