These are the best of the best products for 2016. These products were selected from ones we have tested and processed through Videomaker labs. Videomaker’s Editorial Staff came together when selecting the Best of Videomaker 2016.
We got our hands on one of the new Mac Pros a bit early, and you'll never guess what was inside the box! Our model is a 3.0Ghz 8-core Intel Xeon machine with 64GB of memory and dual FirePro D700s. We can't wait to try it out! Stay tuned for the complete review.
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.
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.
Canon's new EOS 70D may just be the perfect DSLR for the budget-minded independent video producer that wants high quality HD footage without the focus hassle. We put the 70D's "Dual Pixel CMOS AF" technology to the test.
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.
Mad Scientist Chuck Peters shows you an easy way to make guts. Plus learn tricks to have zombies pulling those guts out of their victims. (zombie played by Michael Oakley, victim played by Kai Vilhelmsen, Makeup artist: Rosanna Nykanen and PA is Tally Peters) read our How To Post here: Create a Zombie Eating Guts
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.