TZ Audio Stellar X2 | Better than the Shure SM7B?

TZ Audio Stellar X2 | Better than the Shure SM7B?

Tech Zone Audio sent me their Stellar X2 to check out, and (spoiler alert) I've been extremely impressed. The X2 can do quite a lot- instruments or vocals, for example... but of course I wanted to see how it handled for YouTube or podcasting type use. I switched it back and forth with the very [...]

A High Quality, Budget Friendly Wireless Follow Focus

A High Quality, Budget Friendly Wireless Follow Focus

I got the chance to test out the Live Air wireless follow focus kit from PD Movie, and with such a small form factor, didn't have any especially high expectations. But, I was wrong- this has got to be THE go-to kit for the entry level user. A few reasons why: Built in batteries (removable). [...]

Godox is Branching Out!

Godox is Branching Out!

We all know (or should know) Godox for their budget but fairly high quality flash and continuous lighting. I myself have used and owned a ton of their speedlights, studio strobes, continuous LED lights and now... even more. That's right, Godox now makes a simple little on camera microphone and a fairly full featured camera [...]

Wotancraft Pilot Backpack and Modular System

Wotancraft Pilot Backpack and Modular System

Camera backpacks are a dime a dozen. Not this one. The Wotancraft Pilot messenger bag was already one of my favorites- with a rugged and handsome design, modular storage and a surprisingly large capacity with hidden pockets and great interior velcro add ons. Well, they upped the size with the Pilot backpack, and made it [...]

Spiffy Gear KYU-6: The Lights We All Need

Spiffy Gear KYU-6: The Lights We All Need

Honestly, I wasn't sure how useful these little slap bracelets- er, I mean LED bands- were going to be. But man, oh man, did I fall in love with them more and more each time I used them. (I did). The thing is, they're just so versatile. They can be fun: long exposure portraits, creative [...]

Some Great Mini V-Mount Battery Choices

Some Great Mini V-Mount Battery Choices

V-Mount batteries are very common in the industry; powering cameras, lights, monitors and more. Traditionally, they were big and heavy. But with the influx of smaller cameras and a larger variety of uses, mini V-Mount batteries are increasingly useful and convenient. I've used mini (or micro) V-Mount batteries from a few companies like Bebob and [...]