Category: Videos

ON1 Photo RAW 2019.5 Review – Can it replace Lightroom and Photoshop?

Disclaimer: ON1 provided me with a fully licensed copy of Photo RAW 2019.5 for me to give an unbiased and full review. Photo RAW 2019.5 has a really impressive feature set, but is plagued with performance issues. That being said, I use it as my desktop catalog – it does a fantastic job with that. ...

Puyallup Spring Fair & Panasonic S1R and 24-105mm f/4

Even though the S1R is weather sealed, I used one of these: http://fotosharp.com/original_camera_rain_covers.html. It covered most of the camera, but not the lens when fully extended. Rain got on the extended parts of the lens and I was concerned as the zoomed lens retracted fearing that water would get trapped inside. Fortunately, everything was fine. ...

Backyard fun with the Sony a9 with Firmware 5.0 and Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 FE

I repurchased the Sony Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 yesterday (used off of Offer Up). It was a deal I couldn’t pass up and in like new condition. While it might not be the sharpest 35mm lens I’ve ever used (I’ll give that to the Canon 35mm f/1.4L II), it does quite well! These were mostly all ...

Atomos Ninja V, Sony a9, Philips Hue, and Zeiss Batis 40mm

Tonight, I’m discussing using the Atomos Ninja V, Sony a9, Philips Hue, and Zeiss Batis 40mm together.

Atomos Ninja V and Nikon Z 6 Audio Input Settings and Post Processing

This is a follow up from my last video. Previously, I made some errors in my audio setup with line level settings. After more research, I believe I have come up with a better setup. Also, in this video I share my audio compression settings to optimize the quality of the audio.

Atomos Ninja V with Nikon Z 6 Vlogging Setup

This is a follow up from my last video. Previously, I made some errors in my audio setup with line level settings. After more research, I believe I have come up with a better setup. Also, in this video I share my audio compression settings to optimize the quality of the audio.

Photolemur 3 Review

Photolemur 3 is an automated photo enhancement application with the goal of improving your images with little or no work on your part. To that end, it does work rather well with the caveat that it is rather slow. In this video, I’ll show you a typical workflow and demonstrate the before and and results ...

2018 Washington State aka Puyallup Fair at Night with Fireworks – a GH5S Animorphic Video

Last night, I had a chance to take the Pansonic GH5S out to the Puyallup Fair and shoot some low light / high ISO footage of the rides and fireworks. I shot the footage in 4k / 60P and processed it on a 30p timeline so I could retime the video for slow motion. Since ...

GoPro Hero 6, GoPro Karma Grip, and Feiyu G6 Review

A video shot on my Panasonic GH5S reviewing the GoPro Hero 6, Karma Grip, and Feiyu G6. Sample footage and photos as well. Shot in 4K / 60p.

Panasonic GH5s and Sennheiser G4 500 series – my new vlogging and video setup

Impressive codec, rotating / front facing LCD, great face detection, fantastic low light performance, and no more syncing audio in post! This seems like the setup for me. In this video, I’ll explain my setup, show how to make a LUT in Davinci Resolve and then use it in the Panasonic GH5s, and test the ...

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.