Wooden Camera Rosette Gear Review

I’ve been meaning to do a post on Rosette gear for a while. Rosettes are the best way to mount gear hands down. If something on your rig need to bear weight, you should use rosettes if possible. The most popular rosette gear is handles. Today we’re going to look at some rosette handles, arms and a bolt on rosette accessory from Wooden Camera.

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Aputure V-Control 1S Review

A lot of people don’t think about DSLR control when they setup their shoulder rig. You really want your rig to be right on top of your shoulder for balance. The problem with this, is that you can’t control focus and camera functions easily. Thats where USB controllers come in. Since we don’t have LANC controllers available to us, we have to use either wireless controllers or USB versions like the Aputure V-control UFC 1S.

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5D vs 6D: The 9 biggest differences between the 5D Mark III and the 6D

Should I get, the 5D or the 6D? Why would anyone buy a Canon 6D? Which full-frame camera is best for video? Whats the difference between the 5D and 6D?

These are questions I get asked on a daily basis, so I decided to put together this video breaking down the 9 biggest differences between the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon 6D. If you’re looking to get started in DSLR video and wondering which DSLR is best for you, I would suggest you start here.

Canon 5D vs 6D

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Genustech Matte Box Lite Kit Review

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Clip on matte boxes are very important for DSLR shooters, or really anyone using still lenses for video. The problem with a lot still lenses is that they move when you focus or zoom the lens. This is a big problem when you have a rod mounted matte box because the lens will hit the filters and could cause damage to the lens or the filters. And if you back the lens up to much you will get vignetting.

The solution is to use a clip on matt box which will travel with the lens. The other benefit, is you don’t need rods for the matte box, so you can have a very light and fast rig without being tied to a rod based rig system.

This is where the Genustech Matte Box Lite Kit comes in. It is the perfect budget clip on matte box for any shooter. Watch the Genustech Matte Box Lite Kit review below and check out the pros and cons to see if this is the right matte box for you.

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Blackmagic Production 4K Camera Price Drops

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Blackmagic just announced that their newest camera, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, will be sold at a mind boggling $2995. I find it interesting that this news comes out shortly after Panasonic announces their 4K GH4 camera which is rumored to retail for under $2,000.  At any rate, there are going to be a lot of options as budget filmmakers consider 4K upgrades to their DSLRs. Check out the press release below for more information.

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