Five Best Boom Poles For Your Budget 2022

One of the most important aspects of making a video project feel professional is having good audio. To get good audio it’s important to have your mic as close to the source as possible while also staying out of the shot. This is where boom poles come in. And, if you’ve ever been the one …

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Moment Variable ND Filters. A Hands-On Test And Review

A couple of weeks ago the folks from Moment send me a set of their new variable ND filters to test. For a while, they’ve just been sitting at my desk because I’ve simply not had the time to test them out properly because of all the crazy stuff going on in the world at …

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Ode To A Workhorse – A Review Of The Canon 24-105mm IS Lens

Top Photo: Rachel Bardin As a photographer turned cinematographer, I have owned the Canon L Series 24-105 EF IS since 2013. It came bundled with a 5D Mark iii, which I primarily use for stills. In the past, I might have balked at using this slow, f4, zoom lens in filming situations and opted for …

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The Complete Honest Hands-On Review Of Panasonic EVA1

Top Photo: Colin Elves I’ve owned the Panasonic EVA1 since it’s initial release in October 2018. In addition, I have dedicated a fair amount of time to delving into the depths of its capabilities and comparing it to its direct competitors. So I think it’s fair to say that I know the camera well and …

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Five Best Microphone Boom Arms (Budget To Pro)

Mounting a microphone ensures that you will not accidentally record handling noise and allows hands-free recording. There are a variety of methods to mount microphones, but boom arms are widely considered the most ergonomic and convenient way to do so. Tutorials, podcasting, vlogs, and desk videos are some of the many different situations boom arms …

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Best Green Screen Backgrounds For Video (For All Budgets) 2022

Green screens are no longer just for big movie studios. Green screen backdrops and chroma keying software have become cheap. With a little bit of creativity, everyone can create special effects similar – to some extent at least – to those you see in the movies from the comfort of your living room. You can …

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Best Professional Camcorder For Any Budget (HD, 4K) 2022

So you need a camcorder, and you need one you can use professionally? Depending on your specific needs and budget concerns, there are a number of great cameras that can fit the bill. Choosing the right one can certainly be a tricky business, but we’ve outlined some specific highlights – complete with a table to …

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10 Best Shotgun Microphones For Film, Video & Interviews 2022

Shotgun microphones are ubiquitous across film sets and extremely helpful for capturing dialogue whether we are talking filmmaking, corporate videos, interviews, or vlogging. Their versatility and range make them usable in many different situations, and their directional pickup pattern gives filmmakers plenty of control in the audio they record. That said, there are many different …

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Best Affordable Alternatives To The Metabones Speedbooster

If you’ve been in the world of filmmaking and videography for some time, you’ve probably heard of speed boosters. These devices, properly known as focal reducers, are often very expensive and little understood. And considering how expensive focal reducers can be, it may not seem worth it to make the investment. Yet, if you’re looking …

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