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Sony FX9 vs A7 III – Is it Worth Upgrading?

The Sony FX9 and A7 III both shoot 4K video with a Full-Frame sensor, use the E-Mount lens system and produce a very similar looking final image in the hands of the right camera-person. Although one might be big and the other one pretty tiny, their differences

Full Frame vs Super 35 – What Are The Differences?

In the words of Little Richard, “It’s not the size of the ship; it’s the size of the waves.” Understanding the differences in image sensor sizes amid today’s evolving camera technology is important when determining the look you’re intending to capture as a cinematographer. Camera manufacturers are

Best Budget Live Streaming Cameras in 2020

When you’re a content creator looking for a camera that can do it all, what you want is something you can take anywhere; Something small and lightweight with good low-light capabilities. You want something you can mount along side your computer rig, but something you can also

7 Video Hacks to Try When Stuck at Home

We’re all stuck at home, finished watching Tiger King, and looking to find some way to get back to our normal lives. Fortunately, this short time of reflection can help all of us hone in on our skills as filmmakers. But you don’t need a large crew

Ronin S vs Weebill S – Which One to Pick?

Single-handed gimbals provide solo camera operators a compact, fast solution for stabilized filmmaking on the go but with so many offerings on the market which one is right for you? That’s a reasonable question, especially if you don’t have much prior experience with single-handed stabilizers and generally

FilmConvert Adds Sony VENICE Camera Pack

Popular colour grading plugin FilmConvert has added the Sony VENICE camera pack to their growing list of supported cameras. FilmConvert already support major brands such as ARRI, RED, Canon, Sony, and other younger camera makers such as DJI and Kinefinity with loads more to be added in

Hive Lighting Wasp 100-CX and Hornet 200-CX Announced

Innovative cinematography lighting maker Hive Lighting announced a new CX-Series range with two new LED lights – the Hive Lighting Wasp 100-CX and the more powerful Hornet 200-CX. The Wasp 100-CX, much like its predecessor Wasp 100C is a compact LED light that draws only 75 watts

Black Friday Deals for Filmmakers

You know what time it is, right? It’s the time of the year loved the most by credit card companies, but all jokes aside, this certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t treat yourself to some really cool gear. As corny as it may sound, Black Friday is

Cameras + Formats App Update 3.5 Adds BMPCC 6K and More

Cameras + Formats is a very useful filmmaker’s companion app helping cinematographers and filmmakers worldwide by making sense out of most popular pro cameras out there, their codecs, frame rates, sensor sizes and all other important parameters. Recently the app got a new update, and now the

Rayzr MC100 RGBWW Soft Panel LED Review

Earlier in 2019, innovative LED lights maker Rayzr expanded their portfolio with a trio known as the Rayzr MC series RGBWW LED soft panels. And recently, I got a chance to review the “baby” LED of the bunch – the Rayzr MC 100. You can read more

ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance Lenses Announced

ZEISS has unveiled the ZEISS Supreme Prime Radiance lenses, an exclusive new set of seven high-end cinematography lenses with controllable flare. The new large-format Radiance lenses are based on the high-speed ZEISS Supreme Prime lens family with the benefit of the new T*blue coating, which offers an