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Follow Focus Revisited: Zacuto Z-Drive and Tornado

Zacuto Z-Drive and Tornado
Follow focus use for DSLR videography opened up new ways for videographers to hone their skills through creative shots, but often at a cost of large cumbersome rail systems. Zacuto releases a new design for the standard follow focus that users will want to take for a ride.

Edelkrone Pocket Rig DSLR Support Mini-Review

Edelkrne Pocket Rig

As you may have seen on, we recently got our hands on the Pocket Rig by Edelkrone. At Videomaker, we're strong believers that if you're shooting on a DSLR, support is essential. Since the bodies are so small, these are cameras where the center of gravity is often in the lens. Combine that with the fact that the grip is vertical rather than horizontal, and you have yourself a recipe for wobbly video if you choose to shoot hand-held. We put the Pocket Rig on a Canon 5D Mark III and took it for a spin.

Pro Gear Highlight: Manfrotto Sympla

Pro Gear Highlight: Manfrotto Sympla

The advancement in technology over the last decade has led to the creation of smaller, more versatile cameras. Their portability and ease of use has made them popular worldwide. However, taking a good quality photo/video using these devices requires use of accessories that may prove to be too cumbersome. The Manfrotto Sympla facilitates in taking a perfect shot by allowing a range of components to be connected to the camera, giving better control and ease of handling.