7 Best Budget-Friendly LED Lighting Kits For Video 2022

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The lighting kits in this article are entry-level lights, which are great for starting out and learning the basics. For portable lighting kits, we recommend our guide Best Portable LED Video Lights For DSLR & Mirrorless Cameras. For professional lighting kits, we recommend our guide Best Professional Video Lighting Kits For Any Budget instead. Are …

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5 Best External Recorders For Video (2022)

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External video recorders and monitors are powerful and versatile tools that can assist you in filmmaking. The enlarged screen can give you a better preview of your final project and even help improve your video quality. Using an external video recorder lets you record videos without any compression in some cases. This means that, with …

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Tip: Great Deals On Adorama Right Now

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a weekly deals post, but I just discovered that Adorama has some great deals right now! Fx, if you buy a Panasonic GH5 body you get a free anamorphic Sirui 75mm f/1.8 1.33x anamorphic lens. The same is true if you buy a Panasonic GH5 with the amazing …

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Hands-On Review: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K

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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K (aka BMPCC4K) was initially released in 2018 by Blackmagic Design. This camera is an upgrade to the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera released several years prior. More importantly, this camera looked to be an upgrade to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5K and 4K with its functionality.  According to Blackmagic’s website, …

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Low Budget Filmmaking Equipment List: What Do You Actually Need?

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So, you want to become a filmmaker? Maybe you’re a young dreamer like I was, maybe you’ve taken a liking to a new challenge later in life, or maybe you are somewhere in the middle. Regardless, as a newbie filmmaker, you are going to need equipment. Films use audio and video like a painting uses …

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Best Cameras For Beginner Filmmakers

Best Camera For Beginner Filmmakers

As a beginner filmmaker, choosing the right camera can be a daunting task. There is so much technical lingo that it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. Low budget filmmaking is one of my specialties, and I have a lot of experience working with all types of cameras.  The camera is one of the tools to …

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Best Capture Card for Streaming (Buyer’s Guide Included!) 2022

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Streaming is taking the world of entertainment by storm. Platforms such as Twitch are growing exponentially in popularity. People of all ages, particularly Gen Z, love tuning in to watch their favorite streamers play video games and chat about the world and share other insights. If you’re a filmmaker, video podcaster, or vlogger, Twitch is …

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The 5 Best 5K And 6K Affordable Video Cameras 2022

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There are many advantages to having higher resolution cameras, and now 4K, 5K, and even 6K cameras are affordable to the independent filmmaker. Even 12K has become somewhat affordable with the URSA Mini Pro 12K. These exciting changes allow even low-budget productions to experience the benefits of cameras exceeding 4K video. Whether it is the …

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