The first 3-axis gimbal I bought was the Nebula 4000 Lite. That thing was like a comfortable teddy bear that I took just about everywhere I went. I had used various different pieces of gear in the past to try and stabilise my footage, but nothing else was so easy to set up and so reliable in giving me great… Continue reading "Nebula 4100 Lite First Look"
Author: Lee Herbet
The lovely team at Ztylus sent me a set of their primes lenses for iPhone a few months ago and I’ve been putting them through their paces. I wanted to have a decent amount of time with them before I put my thoughts to paper, as it were. To begin with, Ztylus is a company that makes lens solutions for… Continue reading "Ztylus Z Prime System for iPhone Review"
I’ve been editing video for many years now and I’ve been teaching for almost 10 years, yet creating a course was a big deal. I’ve created courses that I teach as workshops and I’ve been “threatening” to create an online course for years. I’m really happy that the 5DayDeal folks came a long and “forced” me to get off my… Continue reading "Telling a story with video"
I had the previous ColorChecker from X-rite which was for photography, but still worked great for video. I was pretty excited when I saw that the company had come out with a specific video model and was very keen to get one and try it out. I should take a step back and explain what the ColorChecker is and why… Continue reading "X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Video review"
Those who know me, know that I have a bit of a thing for lights. Whenever there is some new idea or technique for using lights, I want to know all about it. I’m a bit of a nut for finding ways to use fewer lights or at least fewer heavy lights. I do need to travel quite often when… Continue reading "Ledgo Luxpad 43 Review"
I already have the Movcam cage for my Sony A7s and I’ve been pretty happy with it. When I heard that Movcam had come out with a new version for the Sony MK II cameras, I was keen to get my hands on it to see if if was simply adjusted to fit the new camera or if there were… Continue reading "Review: Movcam Cage for A7sII A7srII"
If you don’t have your data in at least three places then it doesn’t exist. I am a fiend for backing up for that reason and I think I’ve found the perfect set-up in my Promise R2+ and Synology network. For my production drive I use a Promise R2+ 6TB drive. So all the photos and videos that I’m working… Continue reading "A Look At My Synology Storage System for 4K Video and Photos"
Lights are a great resource when shooting interviews, or indoors, or basically with any camera other than the Sony A7s. I kid, I even need lights with the A7s sometimes; for example, if I was shooting an interview with an open window behind my subject. Now if I want to have what’s outside the window well-exposed and not completely blown… Continue reading "Flex Light Review"
Last year, my wife and I went on a trip to Israel and Hong Kong. While I wasn’t planning on doing any real ‘work’, I took a fair amount of gear, as you can see! From Melbourne to Hong Kong to Tel Aviv, we didn’t have any issues with my ThinkTank Airport Takeoff. That all changed when we got to… Continue reading "Traveling With a Heavy Bag Full of Camera Gear"
The good people over at Promise Technology sent me over two of their RAID systems to have a look at. First, let’s talk about what a RAID system is and why it can be very useful for someone in the field of photography or video editing. One of the biggest challenges of the digital age is how to store all… Continue reading "Promise Pegasus2 M4 Review"