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How to Get the Perfect Color and Skin Tones in Your Videos

Getting your color and exposure right can be really challenging, especially if you are tight for time. Mixed light sources, changing color temperatures, the hundreds of permutation of camera settings and picture profiles that are now available and the inbuilt ‘color-science’ of your chosen camera all add

Best Full Frame Lenses for the Sony A7III

The Sony A7III has become a wildly popular camera and rightly so. The combination of features, quality and, of course, price, make it hugely attractive. One of its big selling points is the full frame sensor and the resulting shallow depth of field along with light gathering

Ursa Mini Pro G2 Lowlight Test Footage

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 – what a mouthful – is an unusual camera on the marketplace. I admire Blackmagic for going their own way and trying to optimise cameras for video shooters in ways that some other manufacturers might not dare. The URSA, for short,

Building a Shoulder Rig Kit for the BMPCC 4K

The BMPCC 4K is a great video camera, with fantastic picture quality and some really nice features. But what if you want to level up and go full beast mode? Well, then you are talking about rigging and all that entails. From monitoring to power, external SSD’s

Sony A7III vs Sony A6400 – Should You Pay Twice as Much?

Sometimes I wonder, just how friendly are each department within a camera company? I wonder this because sometimes different product lines seem to step on each other’s toes and surely affect each other’s sales figures. Some cameras compete so directly with their sister products that the rationale

Can You Shoot Cinematic Footage on the Sony RX0II?

So, can you shoot cinematic footage on the Sony RX0II? No. OK, sorry, let me try that again. There are a great many factors that go into creating the much coveted cinematic look. The idea of the cinematic look represents the gold standard in moving image capture,

How To Make Any XLR Microphone Wireless

Wires are a pain. One of my big hopes for the future is to film without any wires whatsoever and honestly, we are pretty close. The new Rode Wireless Go kit might be perhaps the very first truly wireless system with a built-in microphone in the tiny

Building the Ultimate Handheld Camera Rig in 2019

I love shooting handheld and so does Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter! Sometimes it just feels good to hold a small camera or to have a real run-and-gun mentality. It can also be cost-effective to shoot with smaller cameras and rig them up to get the

Sharp 8K Camera Low Light Test

The brand new Sharp 8K camera has set the filmmaking community buzzing with questions like – how detailed does the 8K really look? How is the dynamic range? What are the other important specs? Does Sharp still make cameras? As the camera makes its way into the