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5 Things I Already Love About My New GH5

Panasonic GH5

I’ve been waiting since 2008 for a camera that I actually like. Finally, that wait is over. The Panasonic GH5 is the first camera I’ve been excited about since the Canon 5D Mark II. The 5D2 opened up a world…

DJI Ronin Disappoints

ronin promo

After hearing fantastic things about the DJI Ronin 3-axis stabilized gimbal system, and being wowed by the demo videos on the DJI website, I was looking forward to using one on my own projects. Sadly, my experience couldn’t have been…

Headphones Review: Senal SMH-1000

Headphones are a critical tool for video production. If you’ve ever forgotten to bring headphones to an interview or dialogue shoot, you know what I mean. Yes, you can look at the db meter to make sure the level you’re…

Magnus Tripods Review

Magnus VT-4000 fluid head

A decade or so ago, it was very difficult to find an affordable, professional-quality tripod for video use. Companies like Gitzo and Vinten made – and still make – excellent products, but they cost upwards of $1,000 for a set…

Vello RigVision 9 HD Monitor Review

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A field monitor used to be considered something of a luxury. The advent of large-sensor camcorders with focus that’s hard to judge in onboard LCD screens has made it a bit more of a necessity. Even now, a decent monitor…

Tascam DR-100MKII vs. Zoom H4N

DSLRs have a number of advantages for video projects, but audio capability is not one of them. It is reasonably easy to feed audio from an external microphone into a DSLR, but it’s hard to control how the camera handles…