We strapped the GoPro HERO3+ to planes, drones, cars and more to see how it performed. Test shots include dynamic range, viewing angles and distortion, detail and sharpness, rolling shutter, and low light.
Add energy to your project by creating a custom whip pan transition (sometimes referred to as a swish pan). See how to get good results whether you pre-plan and shoot it right, or fake it in post production using static shots.
Every time you record, export, or watch a video, bit rate has a lot to do with the quality. Learn what bit rate is and how it affects file size, image quality, accessibility, and delivery cost. Plus find out the difference between CBR and VBR.
Want to reduce hundreds of keyframes to just two or three? The loop expression in After Effects helps streamline animation of your motion graphics. Find out what loop expressions do, and how to use them in this hands on tutorial
With color temperature adjustable LED lights, stands, filters, and the perfect bag to hold it all, the Lowel Blender three light kit is perfect for the run-and-gun producer. Check out the highlights and features of this impressive kit in this video.
In an ideal scenario, all your slow motion shots would be pre-planned, and you could shoot at proper frame rates to get great looking, frame accurate, slow motion. But what if you want to slow down regular old 24 or 30p footage, or you want to slow down 60 or 120p footage beyond the frames you have? Using the right post production tools with the right footage can give you stunning results.
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.
Lens Whacking refers to shooting with your lens disconnected from the body of your camera. Using some simple techniques, learn how to use this method to create your own light leaks to enhance your footage in post production.
Lens whacking, or freelensing as photographers sometimes call it involves taking the lens off your camera and and maneuvering it manually with your hands to manipulate the focal plane, and allow light to leak through the cracks between the lens and camera body. This technique creates some really interesting qualities in your footage
Want to shoot Raw Video on your Canon DSLR? Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of useful features you won't get with the standard Canon firmware. Check out 5 features we love about it.
Ever wonder what the difference is between those high-end L series lenses and the inexpensive ones? We put the Canon L series 50mm up against the economical Canon 50mm f1.8 testing focus, bokeh, image quality, and vignetting.
A fluid head tripod is considered an essential tool by most professional videographers. Can you tell the difference between a fluid head shot and an inexpensive tripod bought from a box store? In this segment we put two tripods with vastly different price tags to a simple test to find out.