Category Archives: Review

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Review: LaCie Rugged RAID

When you're working in the field, your kit represents a balancing act between speed, reliability, and portability. You probably don't want to drag an expensive and heavy four-bay or eight-bay RAID on location unless you really need blistering speed or … more »

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Review: Lowel Prime Location LED

How things have changed at Lowel. In the prehistoric age of my youth, circa 1970, the highly portable featherlight Lowel kit was a key part of every itinerant shooter’s travel package. The thin aluminum brackets and barndoors were fragile and … more »

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Review: CalDigit T4 Thunderbolt 2 RAID

I am not normally a fearful person, but I must admit I am a tad nervous when it comes to offloading and storing my original camera files. This is especially true while I'm working overseas or in remote locations, where … more »

Sony PXW-X180

Review: Sony PXW-X180

Of course you want a large-sensor camcorder for the greater dynamic range, improved low-light capability, the reduced noise, and the trendy narrow-depth-of-field look we all crave. It is silly to invest in anything other than a large-sensor camcorder, whether you’re shooting … more »

HP EliteDisplay S140u LED Backlit Monitor

Review: HP EliteDisplay S140u LED Backlit Monitor

Pretty much everyone in video production and post-production has spent a good part of their lives in edit bays powered by large, high-powered workstations. I have two edit bays, one using an HP Z820 with a 32-inch computer monitor and 24-inch HD video … more »

HP DreamColor Z27x

Review: HP DreamColor Z27x Display

If you work with video content, you probably spend much of your time staring at a desktop monitor. And you probably wonder if what you see on the screen is an accurate representation of what your content will look like … more »

HP Z840 Workstation

Review: HP Z840 Workstation

It has been just two years since HP introduced its flagship Z820 workstation. And, almost like clockwork, we’re ready for a replacement model that updates many of the internal components. The two-year cycle is no accident. Like the newly introduced … more »

Panasonic AJ-PX270

From the Trenches: The Panasonic AJ-PX270 Goes Behind the Scenes for Equals

Following up my initial impressions of Panasonic’s AJ-PX270 back in April, I have since had the opportunity to work extensively with the new camera shooting behind-the-scenes for Equals, a futuristic love story produced by Ridley Scott and starring Nicolas Hoult … more »

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Review: Mocha Pro 4.0 and Mocha Plus 4.0

Motion-tracking is an increasingly important part of the editorial toolkit. If your workload is anything like mine, I'm sure you've had to replace something in a shot, like a sign, logo or billboard. Or perhaps you needed to do screen-replacement on … more »

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Review: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Coming from the world of ENG/EFP, I was excited to finally get my hands on a 4K digital cinema camera that was made for motion pictures — not like still photography DSLRs that shoot beautiful video at the expense of … more »