Compact Dual Wireless Mic System | Comica BoomX-D D2

Compact Dual Wireless Mic System | Comica BoomX-D D2

While the title really says it all, the Comica BoomX-D D2 kit is a compact and lightweight dual mic wireless system that is incredibly convenient when packing small, working with a gimbal or whenever you want decent audio with as little hassle as possible. It's not the most high quality product - either in build [...]

What Does it All Mean? Monitor Assist Features Explained

What Does it All Mean? Monitor Assist Features Explained

In all the video monitor reviews I (or others) have done, I (we)'ve talked about a handful of features that make one great or another one better; waveforms, LUTs, focus peaking, zebras and so on. But what does that all mean? If you're new to monitors or just picked up your first one - or [...]

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 [...]

The REAL Reason I Switched to Sony

The REAL Reason I Switched to Sony

The Sony A7S III and the Canon R5 have stirred up quite the debate, and are bringing even the hardest of hardcore Canon fanboys to decisions they never expected to make. Yep, even me. But, most of the discussion has centered around the overheating- and I think that's far from the only problem. To put [...]

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 Great New Camera Backpack on Indiegogo

A Great New Camera Backpack on Indiegogo

For a few months now I've been using the brand new Momento camera backpack from Ambitionem, and it's honestly been one of my favorites (and I've used a LOT). With a fairly compact size and good looking design that doesn't feel awkward on either a casual day with the family or a professional shoot, it [...]

Gimbal Support Systems for the Zhiyun Crane 3S

Gimbal Support Systems for the Zhiyun Crane 3S

Anyone who's considered the Zhiyun Crane 3S knows the biggest challenge can be the weight. Gimbals get heavy quickly especially as you're focused on framing, movement and more ...so I got a handful of support systems to help take that weight off your arms a bit, and tried them out. Here's a quick look at [...]

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 [...]