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For an operator, camera support is like shoes for a runner. There are many different shoe options designed for specific terrain, distances and speeds. So, no one shoe is going to be the right fit for every run. Camera support is the same in that an operator needs to...
There are other considerations when purchasing a tripod including payload, functionality, and your work environment. Finally, with so many different brands on the market, we'll try to pare down the choices to the best values for the various constructions and designs.Tripod Design ElementsOn the most basic level, tripods consist...
Immediately after NAB, we began to pester Manfrotto to get one in to review. Fast forward to the end of 2016 and they began to hit the market. Between pre-orders and high demand, they sold out almost immediately. Because of its popularity we had to wait for the next...
Our first experience with Karma was when we were at the GoPro HERO5’s launch at Squaw Valley in Tahoe. We got to shoot with the HERO5 Black and Session and we even had a small flight with Karma. Later that week, we had another chance to fly Karma and...
Worse yet, you actually use your heavy tripod, but once editing begins, you wish you had more dynamic shots than the locked down shots you got. There are many ways to get around the tripod blues. It’s easy; just get some other type of support.You could get a rig,...
Fast forward from their first product in 2011 to today, and Cinetics has grown to seven products with the addition of Lynx; a camera slider and multi-axis motor control system.Fitting with their history, the Cinetics Lynx is a kickstarter project, and we were lucky enough to get one in...
Putting a lot of effort into a shot only to have it need digital stabilization in post is a real bummer. Shootools looks to alleviate the struggle with AutoPan. AutoPan is a robotic panning tool that can be adapted to a tripod for simple pans or added to a...
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We got our hands on Karma the day of its Launch. We also later that week got some more time with it. Watch the video to learn everything about our first and second flights. Buy the GoPro Karma Here: http://bit.ly/2dq0oDM Buy the GoPro HERO5 Black Here: http://bit.ly/2dXxUTc Buy the GoPro HERO5 Session Here: http://bit.ly/2dqpl6l Enter to...
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The Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Zoom is affordable fast glass and are nicely built. The short distance of this zoom might be concerning to those needing more. The MC-11 is a nice mount converter but does slow down the AF. Overall, Sigma made some great products and...
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Yuneec announced the Typhoon H at CES 2016. It’s a hexacopter with retractable landing gear and a detachable camera that shoots UHD 4K. The specs and demos at CES impressed us enough that we gave it our Best Drone of CES 2016 award. On paper, it’s very cool. In fact, we...