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Sony PXW-FS5

Review: Sony PXW-FS5

In the past several years, Sony has created an impressive lineup of digital cameras, especially with their mirrorless full-frame α series (α7S II, α7R II) and professional XDCAM camcorders. Last year’s PXW-FS7 XDCam camcorder (MSRP: $9,599) was a big hit among … more »

Blackmagic Ursa EF

Review: Blackmagic Design Ursa EF

Blackmagic Design's Ursa can be thought of as the big sister to the Production Camera 4K, which I reviewed here. The first thing you notice when looking at the Ursa is it actually looks like a video camera, as opposed to … more »

Canon XC10 review

Review: Canon XC10 4K Camcorder

The Canon XC10 4K camcorder was announced at NAB 2015 and was released the following September. It is a relatively low-cost camera that is more run-and-gun style than its big brother, the C300 Mk II. Canon also envisioned it as a “companion camcorder” … more »

Panasonic AG-DVX200 4K camcorder

Review: Panasonic AG-DVX200

There are shooters for whom the DVX200 holds little appeal. These folks — and maybe you’re one of them — are adamant and will only consider a 4K camcorder fitted with an interchangeable lens. And for these shooters I can … more »

lattice lut management software review

Review: Lattice 3D LUT-Management Software

Many of us working on broadcast programs or feature films are shooting raw and/or multiple compressed formats, with different cameras utilizing various flavors of log. These days it has become quite common to employ a hodgepodge of camcorders on a single … more »

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Review: Azden FMX-42u Audio Mixer

One of the unsung heroes of a video shoot is the audio mixer. Chances are, unless there are only two mics being used (the normal number of audio inputs on a pro camera), you have an audio mixer to combine the multiple … more »

Canon EOS C300 Mark II

Review: Canon EOS C300 Mark II

The Canon C300 was announced way back in 2011—the first in the company's Cinema EOS line-up—and its primary goal was to convince DSLR filmmakers to step up to a true digital motion picture camera. The compact Full HD camera targeted … more »

envoy-pro

Review: OWC Envoy Pro Mini USB 3.0 SSD

This is no ordinary run-of-the-mill thumb drive. Sure, it may look a bit like one of the multitudes of cheap USB flash types handed out freely at trade shows by paper product manufacturers and lawn sprinkler companies. But after a quick introduction to … more »

litepanels-astra-e

Quieter on the Set! Go Bluetooth with the Litepanels Astra 1×1 E

One look around these days and it’s easy to see. Bluetooth is everywhere — in our cars, smartphones, home security systems, and water sprinklers. More and more, many of us are operating our cameras and tweaking the camera menus via Bluetooth and … more »

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12 Review

Review: DaVinci Resolve 12

It’s a truism of this business. Like our long-neglected health club memberships — no matter how fabulous and snazzy the club might be, if it is too inconvenient or far away we are not likely to take advantage of it. … more »