Gimbals are becoming ever more popular in the production world. Some are in the $10000 price tag range, (like the MoVI with accessories) down to a few hundred (like the Zhiyun Crane). Many manufacturers are making them in all shapes and sizes. In this article we are going to talking about the Smooth Q smartphone Gimbal by Zhiyun Tech.
The Tilta T-16 Camera cage for the Sony a7s Gear Review
In this video I talk about why you may or may not want a camera cage as well as the features which sold me on picking this one up with my a7s.
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Tilta T-16 camera cage-
Looking for a cage for the a7s2?
- Do I need a cage?
- Maybe. Depends what you are doing and your setup
I’m using one so I can attach more things to mine. In my case I want to attach a battery plate and monitor and microphone to my setup.
I also like having a nice handle. And most importantly I like having an hdmi lock.
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In Lesson 9 of our 10 free lessons in Premiere Pro we learn about title layers. Before we dig into to titles I explain some of the Limitations of the titles in Premiere Pro and what you can expect to create.
Tour of my 4k rig.
Recently I’ve been shooting a lot of different projects from stock video, to events, corporate videos and interviews and some personal projects and I’ve had people ask me about my setup.
In this post, I’ll be giving you a tour of one of my common rig configurations.
I recently traveled to Thailand and Shanghai for a bit of filming and location scouting for some projects. When preparing for the trip I realized I needed a travel tripod that I could comfortably walk around with all day and set up for some time-lapse photography.
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Filming in other countries- Mexico
This will be a series of different posts depending on where Im traveling. This year Im traveling to Mexico, Canada, and Thailand. Im going to try and work on my reel, learn about filming, and generally see and capture as much as I can while out and about. I’ll be talking the Following topics for each country:
- Where Am I going?
- What am I doing?
- What am I bringing?
- What did I want to bring but didn’t?
- Why didn’t I bring it?
- Customs/Duties/ laws
So let’s get started
What works and what doesn’t
The Sony a7s and Atomos Assassin are a great combo when shooting together. Though some might say the a7s ii is a better camera because of internal 4k I say yes and no. While its true the a7s ii can record 4k internally it does so in a more compressed lossy format. Theres just no way around that. Being a newer camera it is also priced more than the a7s. Because I wanted a high quality signal in 4k without having to buy an Black magic Ursa (which is heavy and media is still expensive!) I still stick by my decision of of picking up the assassin and a7s. Recently I was in Mexico and decided it was a great opportunity to test my equipment overseas and see how it performs as well as see if I could make a kit that was versitile and easy to work with.
Recently I just posted about the Atomos Assassin and some topics about it. However nothing beats seeing it in action. Because this video is pretty comprehensive in all the topics it covers, I’ve provided links to jump to that particular section of the video. So far having the assassin for 1 week has changed the way I shoot and quality of work I can create.
4k is here to stay
Technology is always improving and it wasn’t long ago the the leap to HD from SD was made. While HD may be here for a few years yet, inevitably more content will move into larger resolutions. The newest standard to become more adapted is 4K. As such more cameras and televisions are supporting 4k content creation and display. That where the Atomos Assassin comes in.