Learn how to make a video the fun and easy way. Our video tutorials explain video production techniques, lighting and audio for video, how to create special effects using editing software and much more. It's one of the easiest ways to learn about video production as well as pick up on new video tips.
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.
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.
We take a look at the new FDR-AX1 4k Handicam Camcorder from Sony, as well as provide you with a few sample shots. Keep in mind this is pre-release firmware, so this footage may not be indicative of what you will see from the final release.
Sometimes static shots work perfectly. But when you need a bit more energy in your shot and you don't have the right abilities or gear for good handheld, you've still got options. Simply changing the way to use your tripod can take a static shot and inject in with a dose of energy.
Not all microphones are created equal. Where a dynamic handheld mic shines, a shotgun mic might fall short. No matter what type of video you're producing, hearing how mics perform with different placements can help you choose the right mic for the job. We test several types of mics including shotgun, dynamic handheld, and lavalier to illustrate the sound difference.
When you're on set, and under the gun, it's easy to miss a step and make a mistake. Creating a solid shooting routine can help you achieve consistently good results. We show you a battle-tested process that's easy to remember and repeat that will help you avoid making those costly rookie mistakes.
We took the Canon XA25 into various shooting environments to test its color reproduction, fine detail and texture, contrast, dynamic range, rolling shutter, moire, image stabilization, infrared, autofocus, and color correction.
We took the JVC GC-PX100 into various shooting environments to test its high-speed frame rates, autofocus, detail, moire, rolling shutter, low light capabilities, dynamic range, color, saturation, and image stablization.