GVM High CRI Affordable LED Light Panels

One popular set of small LED Lights that have been popping up lately is from a company called GVM (Great Video Maker). Starting at just $149 dollars with tons of excellent reviews (seen here), the GVM LED lights look like a great bit of kit for those who may just be starting out. While I find the build quality, overall output, and Color Rendering excellent at this price point, there are a few 'quirks' one should know about the GVM 520 and GVM 672 LED Light panels. I've mentioned a few of them through my video review, but the
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Lacie 6big Thunderbolt 3 6-Bay RAID Array

Thanks to B&H and Lacie for sending out this 6big Thunderbolt 3 6-Bay RAID Array for me to try out, and I have to say it's certainly my made my workflow a lot more productive in many ways. In order to feel confident about this system, i've been running it full time as my primary external drive for well over a month before posting up this article. External storage is often the last thing video editors thinking about investing in. First it's the camera equipment, and then maybe a good computer with some horsepower behind it. Storage is just an
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New Zoom F1 Field Recorder Belt Pack Lav Mic or On Camera Shotgun

We've been using the pocketable Zoom H1 (and now H1n) as belt clip audio recorders for years. Simply attach a lav mic and a belt clip, you're good to go. It's a good option for capturing clear sound when you don't want to deal with wireless drop outs or interference from wireless mic systems. If you have the money, the other option for a tiny belt clip audio recorder was the Tascam DR-10. But after years of waiting, Zoom is finally releasing a new F1 Field Recorder complete with a belt clip. But aside from using it on the hip
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Brand new Zoom H1n Portable Audio Recorder

The original Zoom H1 portable audio recorder was a simple tool and that's what made it so great. Through the years I can say it has always been an instrumental part of my audio kit. It's nice to see that they have taken something great and found ways to make it even better (while still being affordable). The original Zoom H1 has been discontinued, and so if you're looking for a solid portable digital audio recorder, check out the brand new Zoom H1n features (found here).
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GoPro 360 Fusion Camera Mobile App with Over Capture

I'm not at the point where I think I want to produce full 360 VR video content, but I am sold on the idea of 360 cameras being able to reframe a shot in post and choose what you want the viewer to see. To make this post workflow simpler, GoPro is showing off their Mobile App which allows you to edit your " rel="noopener" target="_blank">GoPro Fusion 360 Camera footage according to what you want the viewer to see. The new GoPro Fusion Camera is now available for preorder via B&H (here).

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The new Panasonic GH5s Optimized for Low Light Shooting

I bought the Sony A7R3 for still photos. It's awesome. And as a video camera, I made comments about how I thought if you needed a 'dedicated' video camera, your money might be better invested elsewhere. I attribute it to the downscale quality of the massive Sony A7R3 40+ Megapixel sensor when recording HD resolutions. And just to prove a point, the recently announced Panasonic GH5s is designed with a lot less megapixels than the GH5. The 10 megapixel sensor is optimized for 'video' and for better low light shooting, and even includes a bump to 240fps in HD. Many
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Sony A7R3 with Sony 12-24mm G-Series Ultra Wide Angle Lens

Just to start things off, while i'm showing video with the new Sony A7R3 I'm not here to say it's the best video camera on the market. It's nice, but for the price I still think there's better video cameras you can invest in. The A7R3 is not really meant to be a 'dedicated' video camera anyhow. It's got a massive 42 MegaPixel sensor that serves best as a stills camera. Sony A7R3 camera
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DigiSlider Motorized Wing Arm Camera Slider for Timelapse or Video

Here's a quick overview on the DigiSlider Motorized Wing Arm, that offers linear camera movement to be used for Timelapse or real time Video Recording. DigiSlider offers two different sized 'Wing Arms', and what i've shown in my video is the smaller unit. The Wing Arm folds down fairly small which makes it easy to travel with, and the motorized controls will give you consistent speed throughout it's travel. This is a great little setup for adding just enough slide to make Timelapse interesting. The controller is capable of firing the shutter on most camera models, so you
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iFootage 3-Axis Motion Controlled Shark Slider Mini

With smaller and more capable high quality video cameras, there's good reason to lighten up the rest of your equipment. If you're looking for one of the smallest 3-Axis motion control sliders to compliment your shrinking gear, then you may be interested in the new iFootage Shark Slider 'Mini'.
The modular tool-less design allows the Shark Slider Mini to pack small, but you have the option to quickly add sections to the slider for longer movements. When not used manually, a drive motor snaps quickly into the carrier (with no external wires or tedious connectors). The unique belt-less motion control
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First Test – Sound Shark Parabolic Microphone for Distance Sound Recording

Earlier today I did a very basic test with the Sound Shark Parabolic Collector that uses a basic LAV mic to record distant sounds. Placing a small speaker 20ft away I compared the difference between the PParabolic Mic setup vs a pretty standard on-camera Azden SMX-30 microphone.
Now while a Parabolic microphone will definitely pick up distant sounds better than any other type of microphone, it should not be considered a replacement for other microphone types. It really should be considered a different type of microphone and possibly one you may want to add to your audio kit. If
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Cinevate HoriZen Video Slider Features

In this video, i'm running through some of the features you'll find with the new Cinevate HoriZen video slider. Out of the box the slider can be used directly on any flat surface, and includes non-marring small adjustable feet for minor leveling adjustments. If your'e looking to use it on more aggressive terrain, you can opt-in for the All Terrain Legs that add a lot more height and stability.
You can find several threaded points under the HoriZen for mounting it to tripods or stands. The slider is trapped between the Aluminum frame, so you can use the slider completely
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Boltzen Magnetic Snap Kit Accessory for Quick Modifiers and Colored Gels

The Boltzen Snap Kit is a quick magnetic mount for adding light modifiers or colored filters (gels). It's a simple way to change your small CAME-TV Daylight Boltzen Fresnels to Tungsten or use it to add a splash of color from the dozens of choices in the kit.
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Aputure’s New LS-C300D LED Video Light 300D Available for Shipping

Aputure has finally announced it is officially shipping the new Light Storm LS-C300D LED Video Light. So expect them to be available at retailers soon (if not already). This light was shown at NAB 2017, and has been one of the most anticipated lights in their lineup. Larger and more powerful than their LS-COB120D, some of the benefits to this design is the Single Point Source Light which is easier to shape, and does not display multiple shadows (like many light panels will). It also uses a popular bowens mount to attach a variety of accessories and light modfiers.
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DIY Wireless ON OFF Remote for LED Video Lights

If you have a set of led lights (or other battery powered device) that you want to turn on and off from a distance, here's a simple idea using an inexpensive set of Wireless Remote Control 12V DC Relays. To keep things fairly universal I decided to make an 'inline' cable that has a male and female D-Tap connection to work with my V-Mount batteries. (This way I don't need to modify any of my accessories). But while i'm using this with my v-mount batteries, you can actually use any 12V-14V battery and any cable connector to fit the connector
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Sony Announced New RX10 Mark IV

Speed and versatility are the calling cards of Sony’s latest, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Digital Camera. Using an updated 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor, shooters can enjoy 24 fps continuous shooting, as well as UHD 4K and High Frame Rate HD video. Further boosting speed is the Fast Hybrid AF with 315 phase-detect points that can lock on in just 0.03 of a second. Also, operation is intuitive, with the implementation of a touchscreen LCD alongside the OLED EVF. And, of course, it stars a 24-600mm equivalent 25x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens Continue reading "Sony Announced New RX10 Mark IV"

$6 Dollar Mini Tripod for Single Hand Gimbals

Here's an inexpensive little tripod (on sale right now for under $6) that you can use to set your single hand grip gimbal stabilizer down without powering it off. Keep in mind this particular tripod is pretty small, so it's best for those GoPro to Smartphone sized Gimbals. We're talking about Gimbal Stabilizers such as the Zhiyun Smooth-Q, FeiyuTech G5, or the FY-WGS Wearable Gimbal. And obviously it will also work as a small pistol grip placed directly under your camera body when you're just casually shooting hand-held. cheap mini tripod single hand gimbalmini tripod gimbal
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Panasonic GH5 48fps VFR ISO 1600 Demo Tour

I like the look of slow motion with the GH5, so I wanted to try shooting an entire real estate demo in 50% speed. For this I used the 4K / 48fps VFR setting (conformed to 24p) on the Panasonic GH5.
Now because of the 48fps setting, I needed to set my shutter speed to around 1/100th to reduce too much motion blur. Finally when working with an F/4 Lens (Panasonic 7-14mm), this also cuts down on the amount of incoming light, so I needed to work with a minimum of ISO 1600. To control noise, I shot the
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It Is All About Story – Pursuit – the Story of a Storm Chaser

It is all about story. I've said it a million times. But we often forget and get wrapped up in technical details, cameras, gear etc. I watched this film without reading the story. Then when prepping this post, I read Mike Olbinski's story and then I had to re-watch. It made the film even better. Of course, the film stands on its own (which is emphasized by the great soundtrack) but knowing the story makes it just all that much better for me. So here's the story. Please read it first.
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dailyPlanet5D for 2017-08-02 Avid is FREE! RED Sold In Apple Store! New Canon Stabilized Binocs (and more)

so here's our list of the dailyPlanet5D news for 2017-08-02

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Giveaway – ProAm USA COMPLETE KIT – SLIDEWAYS PRO 48″ SLIDER, TANDEM LEG TRIPOD & FLUID HEAD

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