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 [...]

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 [...]

An Easy Way to Improve your YouTube Videos

An Easy Way to Improve your YouTube Videos

While it's not for everyone or every type of video, a teleprompter can be a huge time saver for YouTube reviewers or anyone trying to speak to camera while trying to remember everything they wanted to say. They can be expensive though, and large. But the Desview (BestView?) T2 is just over $100, small, lightweight [...]

Portkeys LH5H | 1700nit Monitor under $300

Portkeys LH5H | 1700nit Monitor under $300

Portkeys is probably most well known for their BM5 monitor, a high brightness, full featured monitor with camera control options. Well the LH5H takes all that and puts it in a cheaper, HDMI only but light weight body with 1700 nits (vs. 2200 on the BM5). 1700 is plenty for most outdoor use, if you're [...]

Hollyland Mars 300 PRO Wireless Video Kit

Hollyland Mars 300 PRO Wireless Video Kit

The Hollyland prosumer Mars wireless video kit lineup is already pretty full- running from the $179 Mars X (a single HDMI transmitter that works with their mobile app) up to the $649 mars 400S (a solidly built kit with both HDMI and SDI interface plus mobile app compatibility). Well, now the last piece of the [...]

A Welcome Little Upgrade to the Zeapon Micro 2 Slider

A Welcome Little Upgrade to the Zeapon Micro 2 Slider

Longest blog title ever? Well, this isn't the longest video ever, so don't miss it. The Zeapon Micro 2 motorized slider is incredibly smooth, portable, powerful and easy to use. Originally though, you couldn't get looped movement (a must-have for interviews, for example) without connecting to the mobile app. Well, Zeapon has put out a [...]

How Much Power Does a High Bright Monitor Need?

How Much Power Does a High Bright Monitor Need?

The secret's out- the Osee T7 monitor is one of my favorite camera monitors and my go-to in just about any situation. With a quick and full featured interface, 7 inch screen and super bright 3000 nit display, it's ready for anything. But, those 3000 nits can definitely eat up batteries. So, just how much [...]

A New Foldable Pocket LED from FalconEyes – Hit or Miss?

A New Foldable Pocket LED from FalconEyes – Hit or Miss?

There are a ton of pocket LEDs on the market these days- ranging from small and cheap to rugged and full featured. The F7, FalconEyes first version of their own pocket LED was well made and ...well, average. It had a magnetized backside but that was about it for standout features, which was OK without [...]