Canon 1D X Mark III Review // Filmmaking, video and cinema camera. Get the Fuji X-T4 instead?


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Comment on the forum I am having problems with the jog wheel on my 1D X Mark III popping every full 360 degree rotation, so there is a mechanical problem there and my body will be returned for a refund and so this is only a short review. This review also marks a milestone for EOSHD! After 10 years of blog posts, I am going to be doing YouTube now as well! Looking forward to doing MANY a video and growing the channel in a big way. If you’d like to be

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Hasselblad Unveils Major Update for X1D II 50C: Adds Video Recording, Focus Bracketing and More


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Hasselblad has just released what it’s calling “the largest firmware update to any Hasselblad camera at one time,” updating the mirrorless medium format X1D II 50C and the 907X Special Edition with several highly-requested features like video recording, focus bracketing, and better white balance tools.

There are four major feature enhancements that come with Firmware Version 1.2.0: There’s 2.7K video recording, focus bracketing, image rating, and some new White Balance tools that give you more control over your image in-camera. In addition, the X1D II 50c also gets a “proximity” setting for the EVF sensor, and a

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Remove reverb from your audio with DeVerberate 2


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If you are capturing audio with your camera or mobile device in an enclosed area, you’re likely to encounter reverb. Sometimes, you just can’t avoid recording in a large hall or a stark office setting where reverberation is present. Reverb may seem difficult to remove, but it is important to alleviate the issue. The importance […]

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A 2-Year Timelapse of Amsterdam Through the Seasons


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My long-awaited timelapse film about my current hometown Amsterdam is finally finished! This film consists of footage shot during a 2 year period (mostly before COVID), has all different seasons transitioning into each other and even has a lunar eclipse above the city skyline.

With this timelapse film, I wanted to create something unique. I wanted to create a visual experience with beauty, flow, and emotion. I want locals to be proud of their city when they watch this film and tourists wanting to visit (even more). I put this all in a film packed with little details.

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What Exactly Does a Key Grip do on Set? – An Interview with Jake Reeder


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To extend the headlines question a little bit: What is the actual impact of a production grip department on the final look and feel captured through the camera? It might surprise you but without the help of grips, we’d be watching pretty boring, uninspired stuff all day long. Watch the whole interview with Jake Reeder, a key grip himself, hosted by our very own Graham Sheldon.

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Deploying a giant camera crane in the desert? Right away! (image credit: Jake Reeder)

So what exactly does a key grip do? It’s not (only) about lifting heavy stuff and push a camera dolly

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How to build a career in action sports photography


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Our very own Michèle Grenier spoke with Frederick Van Johnson about her career as an action sports photographer, as a part of the “Behind the Seen” podcast by Skylum. In the video above, Michèle talks about how she started her photography career, from assisting at weddings to building her own brand. Based in Quebec City, […]

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Sony introduces ZV-1 vlogging camera


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This morning, Sony announced the ZV-1, a new, compact camera that’s specifically geared to content creators vloggers. While the exterior looks similar to Sony’s RX100 series of cameras, the ZV-1 focuses completely on video, with a spec list that should provide a great option for both beginner or advanced videographers. The ZV-1 is an impressive, […]

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James Maher: Streets of New York City


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The latest in our video series on photographers in their favourite environments was filmed last November, but now feels like a lifetime ago. New York City then was experiencing the pre-holiday bustle of a crisp, cold autumn. I spent a week there, visiting with friends, seeing a play and several movies, eating in diners and restaurants [Read More]

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Lume Cube Panel Mini: An in-depth review


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I’ve had the chance to play with the new Lume Cube Panel Mini for about two weeks (full specs here). An early release version was sent to me for review. This light is virtually perfect and very affordable. As a user of the other Lume Cube lights, I was curious about what would change from […]

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Special Edition of RED Komodo Now For Sale. Price? $7,000


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$7,000 is the newly announced price for a custom color RED Komodo 6K Camera. As for the regular (black) RED Komodo? Well, a black RED Komodo is a little cheaper, priced at $6,000.Komodo

Jarred Land, RED Digital Cinema president, posted to his Instagram page stating the California camera company is geared up and ready to sell limited editions of the 6K Komodo camera.

Now that COVID19 manufacturing restrictions are slowly being lifted, RED’s factory has slowly started production; hence RED announced a limited run. Now, you cannot just type up red.com on your browser and click a link to

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Can you produce results with one and two-person video crews?


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There is both an economic need and a strong desire by employers to get more done with less. Is it possible to produce video with one and two-person crews? Join Post|Production World tonight, May 17, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET for this free presentation titled, “Jack and Jill of All Trades … Master of Some?” […]

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Tune in for free keynotes from Post|Production World Online!


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From May 17-19, 2020, Post|Production World Online takes the virtual stage, bringing you the best in educational content for video production professionals, content creators, designers, video editors, producers and more. In addition to over 100 sessions being offered for a super low price of $289, Post|Production World Online has made four of its keynotes available […]

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Get a free sneak preview of Post|Production World Online


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Want to learn how to amplify your video production skills through software like After Effects and Final Cut Pro X? Check out this free sneak preview of Post|Production World Online, starting today. You’ll get a glimpse at what you can expect from the Post|Production World Online conference, happening May 17-19, 2020. Be sure to join […]

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Experience the NAB trade show from your couch, with great deals from B&H


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With the virtual NAB Show Express kicking off on Wednesday, and Post|Production World Online starting Sunday, now’s a great time to stock up on savings from B&H! Check out these great deals through May 21, 2020 to help enhance your videography. Some of our favorites Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro HDMI Live Stream Switcher Just […]

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Mind Your Own Business: Larry Becker discusses how to look great on camera


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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with pro photographer, trainer, and podcaster Larry Becker about how to look (and sound!) your best when on camera. We discuss: How Larry got his start in the industry His new book, “Great On Camera” […]

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Express yourself with numbers: An After Effects tutorial


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Videos with number animations look slick. Why just display a static number or percentage on screen when you can have an animation scrolling the numbers up to your target number? You can create many numeric animations efficiently with just one layer in your composition by applying the Slider Control effect and using an expression. I […]

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GoPro MAX offers a 360 view of the world


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I’ve never used a GoPro. So when I was approached to review the GoPro MAX 360 camera, I was intrigued. I had a few photoshoots coming up where I could definitely see me using it for some bonus content for clients. So how did it work? As a standard video camera My first time using […]

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Enhance your video skill set with Post|Production World


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Like other conferences, Post|Production World (P|PW) is being held online this year. What a great opportunity to improve your skill set by learning from the best of the best in the comfort of your own home from May 17-19! What is P|PW? P|PW is a world-renown training conference for anyone involved in video production, from […]

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NAB-AT-HOME 2020: Zacuto ACT Recoil Rigs


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Throwing a small camera onto your shoulder to quickly grab a shot is, maybe quite literally, one of the hardest accessory kits to find. I am picky. We are picky. We know what we want but cannot clearly state it to another shooter. Zacuto may have a very good solution for all of us picky shooters out there.

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With Coronavirus keeping all of us huddled away in our homes, and NAB canceled being able to test out the new Zacuto ACT Recoil Rigs seemed damn near impossible. Yet, it is not impossible. Zacuto and PVC talk about the new ACT

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Get the NAB experience with Post|Production World Online


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One of the best three days of learning in a live setting, NAB Show’s Post|Production World Online by Future Media Conferences is happening May 17-19, 2020. Online, interactive, live three-day event Post|Production World Online is the foremost training conference for content creators, TV, film and video editors, producers, directors, motion graphics specialists, in short — […]

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