Review

Bolt “Cyclone” Battery Pack Review

  I’ll be honest: I never got into the whole “Strobist” photographic lighting approach of using speedlights as off-camera lamps. In theory, I liked the idea of using ultra-compact, inexpensive, battery-powered flashes like the sub-$90 Vivitar 285HV instead of my…

Audioengine N22 Amp & P4 Speakers Review

You may have heard comments like, “50% of video is audio,” or “Sound quality is what separates an okay film from a great film.” If you’ve worked in video production for any length of time, you’ve probably run into issues…

Wireless Mic Comparison: Samson vs. Sennheiser vs. Sony

When I first started working in video production, in the mid-to-late 1990s, wireless or “radio” microphones were a luxury. Transmitters were bulky, receivers were even bigger (and often had to be plugged directly into household AC power), the signals were…