Reviews

Our video reviews take a hands-on look at a variety of video production gear. From video cameras and tripods to editing software and computers, our product reviews will give you the opportunity to see the product features up-close, while helping you get a better understanding of how each item works.

Litepanels - Astra 1X1 Soft - Hands-on Review


Litepanels - Astra 1X1 Soft - Hands-on Review
Choosing the right light for the job can be difficult these days. With a slew of bulb types, color temperatures and sizes, knowing what you need and how much you need to pay can be tricky.
The newest choice in bulb type is LED, which offers a long life but comes with a premium price tag. Plus, it can be difficult to differentiate between brands and models to understand what you are paying for.
 
The LitePanels Astra 1X1 Soft is a bi-color LED light that’s simple to operate and delivers high performance when it comes to color quality.

DJI Phantom 4 - Hand-on Video Review


DJI Phantom 4 - Hand-on Video Review
The DJI Phantom 4 shoots 4k, can fly at almost 45MPH, has autonomous flight, crash avoidance, a 3 axis gimbal and push turn release props. 
 
Is this the best drone we have ever flown?

Rhino EVO Slider with Flywheel - VIDEO REVIEW


Rhino EVO Slider with Flywheel - VIDEO REVIEW
The Rhino Slider EVO first debuted on Kickstarter and started shipping in August of 2015. The EVO comes in a few different configurations with your choice of length and material type, ranging from 24 inches all the way to 48 inches.

DJI Zenmuse X5R vs X5 vs X3 - Low Light Test - Heads-up


DJI Zenmuse X5R vs X5 vs X3 - Low Light Test - Heads-up
We set out to test Heads-up the differences between the DJI Zenmuse X5R, X5 and the X3 cameras. In this video we are testing how good the ISO sensitivity is to see where noise is introduced in to the picture. This information will help understand how these camera's would perform in low light situations. As well, with the charts, you are able to see their color reproduction and dynamic range at every ISO setting.

DJI OSMO X3 - VIDEO REVIEW


DJI OSMO X3 - VIDEO REVIEW
DJI’s gimbal game is strong, with the Ronin, Ronin M and just released at NAB 2016 the Ronin MX. All of these gimbals by DJI are standalone and work with multitudes of cameras, but with the OSMO, the camera and the gimbal are one. The DJI Osmo is a 3-axis stabilizer and 4K camera that can be operated by just one hand. Add those features to a very consumer friendly and affordable price point and you have a product that really stands out.

GORILLA SCHEDULING AND BUDGETING 6 VIDEO REVIEW


GORILLA SCHEDULING AND BUDGETING 6 VIDEO REVIEW
Organizing a big production is no easy task. Balancing cast, crew and equipment while also trying to keep within a budget can be just about impossible — unless you have the right tools for the job.

LIGHT & MOTION - STELLA 2000 - Hands-on Video Review


LIGHT & MOTION - STELLA 2000 - Hands-on Video Review

When choosing lights, many times the choice is between power or portability. If you need run your light off a battery or mount it on your camera, it typically means it is low power. On the other hand, if it plugs into the wall, the choice is more about quality of light than intensity. The Stella 2000 by Light & Motion resolves those issues with a high powered light that runs off of a battery.

Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera - Video Review


Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera - Video Review
The Blackmagic Design Micro Studio 4K is little more than a sensor with a lens mount, but it packs quite a punch. With its ability to control iris and focus remotely and have 2 way communication through its headphone jack, this little camera is a perfect for a select few.
 
Blackmagic Design is known for their disruptive releases every year. NAB 2015 was no different, announcing the URSA Mini, the Micro Cinema Camera and the Micro Studio Camera 4K along with many other non-camera announcements.

Panasonic AG-DVX200 - Hands-On Video Review


Panasonic AG-DVX200 - Hands-Oon Video Review

The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a beautiful camera that shoots beautiful footage. It has a nice form factor and good shallow DOF for a fixed-lens camera, but it’s not for everyone.

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