Category: Videos

Lutify.Me Review – 3D LUTS in Capture One

Always on the lookout for ways to make my photo editing better and easier, I found a company call Lutify.Me. They specialize in LUTs (look up tables) for photo and video, but what piqued my curiosity was this page here. They advertise using LUTs in Capture One. They’ve basically created custom ICC profiles for Capture ...

Darkroom – Photo Editor for iPhone Review

In my never ending quest of looking for the perfect photo editing app for on the go, I recently bought Darkroom. Is it perfect? Sadly, no. However, it’s less expensive than Adobe Lightroom and VSCO X. It’s also quite good for what it is – albeit with some bugs and oversights. Check out the video ...

GoPro Karma Grip Test with the GoPro HERO6 Black – Run and Gun Stabilization Gimbal

The other day, I just picked up a GoPro HERO6 and the GoPro Karma Grip. The grip is a buggy product and requires being reset a few times before it syncs with the GoPro HERO6 – a know issue that still hasn’t been worked out (even with the latest firmware). In this video, I set ...

35mm Mirrorless Lens Shootout – Sony, Fuji, Zeiss, and Olympus – Which is the best 35mm lens?

In this video, I’ll be doing a shootout of 9 different mirrorless lenses with a 35mm (or equivalent focal length). The goal is to determine which one has the nicest rendering. I test for up close shots which I really like doing, bokeh quality, and sharpness/detail from a distance. Here’s the following lenses and bodies ...

Audio Test of the Sennheiser MD 46 with the Tascam DR-10X vs Sony a7R III Internal Audio with 70-200mm f2.8 GM

In this video, I compare the sound of the Sennheiser MD46 with a Tascam DR-10X connected to the sound of the built in mic on a Sony a7R III.

Zeiss Batis 18mm f2.8 Video Autofocus Test on the Sony a7R III and First Images

The Sony a7R III is quickly becoming my favorite camera of all time. Stills wise, the image quality is top shelf. Video is something that I am just starting to play around with, and I realized very quickly, that I needed an autofocus lens for video (at least for vlogging and casual stuff). I found ...

Baking Snickerdoodle Cookies with Anya

Anya is a big fan of YouTube. She’s been asking me if she could put a video of herself on YouTube for quite some time now. Today was the perfect opportunity. It was wet and cold outside, Vanessa and Nadia were out of town, and it was just the two of us. It was a ...

G9 Vlog Setup Test with the Rode VideoMic Pro Plus and Panasonic Leica 8-18mm f/2.8 – f/4.0

How’s the G9 for a run and gun vlogging camera? In this video, I briefly test the G9’s IBIS, autofocus, and audio (with the Rode VideoMic Pro Plus) with the Panasonic Leica 8-16mm f/2.8 – f/4.0 lens. Shot in the Cinelike D profile and slightly graded in DaVinci Resolve. Audio hasn’t been altered from what ...

Panasonic G9 – Review

Review Summary: This Panasonic G9 is the best Micro 4/3 camera ever! It’s so good when matched with Olympus f/1.2 primes that it gives the Sony a6500, Fuji X-T2, and Canon 5D Mark IV a run for the money. Check out the video for more… These photos below also appear in the video. They were ...

ACDSee 2018 Ultimate Review

In this video, I compare and review ACDSee 2018 Ultimate to Lightroom, PhotoMechanic, and touch on Capture One. Can ACDSee replace Lightroom?  

Camtasia 9 Review

In this video, I review Camtasia 9 and compare it to the quality of video from a free solution. * There is a slight audio issue with the video which I realized after editing is the result of mixing frame rates of different types of footage – unfortunately unavoidable for this review.

Rode VideoMicro vs Rode VideoMic Pro Plus

Surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of YouTube videos comparing the two of these mics. The ones that did are giving the nod to the Rode VideoMicro – this wasn’t my experience. I favor the Rode VideoMic Pro Plus forĀ  for the high pass filter (this makes all the difference for me), +20 dB gain, and ...

OBS vs XSplit Broadcaster

OBS is a free program used for screencasting and recording of tutorials, vlogs, podcasts, etc. It works, but it’s got issues and the audio and video tend to fall out of sync under heavy load. There are competing products, and XSplit Broadcaster is among the most expensive. Which one fares better under heavy processor load? ...

First Real World Test of the Sigma 16mm f/1.4 and Rode VideoMic Pro Plus shot on the Sony a6500.

Uncle Anthony is visiting this week, and we celebrated his 31st birthday last night. This was the first time I really I had a chance to shoot some stills (other than test shots) with the new Sigma 16mm lens. The lighting was indeed poor – only a CFL chandelier overhead, but the lens focused slower ...

Photolemur 2.2 Spectre Video Review

Post processing is my least favorite part of photography. It’s time consuming, takes a lot of time, and did I mention how long it takes? Quite often I shoot events with hundreds photos to be delivered. If this were my full time paid gig, then I would spend and budget quite a bit of time ...