Canon is listening to DSLR video producers. The new Canon EOS 70D makes it easier than ever to use DSLRs for video production by giving us autofocus designed specifically for video. You now have smooth and reliable focus at the touch of a screen instead of having to manually focus directly or by using expensive focus pullers. And two video compression modes give you the option of more recording time or higher quality. Both are very welcome advancements.
Adobe Premiere Elements 12 with Photoshop Elements 12 provides a refined and uncluttered video editing interface with the integrated Organizer supporting more efficient editing. The new Adobe Revel cloud integration offers a convenient path from desktop organization to mobile browsing through the cloud.
Canon's new EOS 70D may just be the perfect DSLR for the budget-minded independent video producer that wants high quality HD footage without the focus hassle. We put the 70D's "Dual Pixel CMOS AF" technology to the test.
CyberLink PowerDirector 12 provides powerful video editing with the latest technology, with multi-cam editing and up to Ultra 4k resolution. The Director Suite 2 bundle adds similarly impressive audio and editing tools, plus color grading, at around $300.
When you’re a crew of one, getting smooth slider-like shots while doubling as interviewer, sound recordist and several other jobs all at once, is next to impossible - until now. The One Man Crew can up the ante on your next production.
Dealing with mixed lighting situations on location can be a real head scratcher. Doing so as an individual, or very small crew, only compounds the difficulty. Find out how a set of Blenders may be the answer to your mixed lighting mysteries.
If you want to use your smartphone or tablet to get high quality audio, you need an external mic. The RØDE SmartLav is designed to do just that. Paired with your favorite recording app, or the free app from RØDE, this little mic can give you a portable audio solution.