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The Videomaker Podcast

The Videomaker Podcast is for anyone who wants to make better video or be a better filmmaker. We believe freedom of expression is essential for human progress, and that free societies are better off when more people can effectively express themselves with video.

Full Episodes with Video

The secret behind Videomaker’s favorite cameras revealed

The Videomaker Podcast is your go-to resource for everything about the world of videography. In this episode, Mike and Chris talk all about the best cameras out there. They go over Videomaker's Best Mirrorless and DSLR Camera Buyers guide. You don't want to miss this information-packed episode of the Videomaker Podcast.

Video Transitions Demystified

Mike and Chris discuss all things transitions. They discuss all the bad transitions and what transitions you should be using.

Everything you need to know about the exposure triangle for video

Mike and Chris talk all about the exposure triangle for video and that you might be using it wrong when shooting video. Learn how the exposure triangle for video works and everything else you need to know in this episode of the Videomaker Podcast.

All of the cool gear from NAB 2022

Mike and Chris talk about NAB 2022 and all of the video production equipment they saw. They go over what they thought the main theme of the show was and go over the 12 products that earned a Best of NAB 2022 award from Videomaker. 

What is the best bitrate for YouTube?

Mike and Chris discuss what you should think about when exporting your video for YouTube. It's not always an easy answer, but they get to the bottom of it in this, the 101st episode. 

Episode Highlights

Best run and gun mirrorless camera

Mike and Chris talk about why the Sony a7S III is a  great camera if you want to just get out there and shoot video.

Most cinematic mirrorless camera

Chris and Mike talk  about how the Panasonic Lumix GH5S has great features in a Micro Four Thirds camera that you find in full frame cameras. 

Best budget hybrid photo/video mirrorless camera

For those mobile phone shooters who want to get a little more serious and have the manual controls and interchangeable lenses of a mirrorless camera Mike and Chris chose the Canon EOS Rebel. 

Best hybrid photo/video mirrorless camera

Mike and Chris go over the reasons the Sony a7R is a GOOD video camera and a GREAT stills camera for when you don’t want to cut corners with either.

Best budget mirrorless camera for online video

If you are looking for an affordable, versatile choice for online video, the Canon EOS M50 Mark II is a good choice.

Best mirrorless camera for online video

Chris and Mike agree, the FUJIFILM X-T4 mirrorless camera has all the cool features you’d find in a full frame camera but is more affordable.

Best budget all around mirrorless camera

If you are looking for all of the features found in the Sony alpha cameras at a budget price, Mike and Chris recommend the Sony a6400.

Best all around mirrorless camera

Mike and Chris chose the Panasonic Lumix S5  as the camera that would be food for most people. It’s a lot of value in a full frame camera that is lightweight, has good low light performance and is also a decent stills camera.

Which camera is right for you?

Mike and Chris discuss the considerations they made when they chose the best camera in each category and how you should look at your personal workflow and production in order to choose the camera that is best for you. 

Transitions overview

Chris and Mike talk about video editing transitions, what they are and how to use them.

The Cut

Mike and Chris discuss the cut, a timeless transition whose goal is to be invisible while creating depth with a contrast of images.
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