Category: Videos

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 for  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 ...

Zoom H4N Pro Built in Mics vs Audio-Technica BPHS1 Comparison

I bought the Zoom H4N Pro to record audio from the Audio-Technica BPHS1 connected directly to it. Still, I thought it would be neat to compare it with the built in microphone from the H4N Pro. What do you think?  

OBS 20.1.3 Setup Tutorial with Webcam Audio Delay Fix

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is the de facto standard for streaming and recording tutorials for the web. It’s free, it’s powerful, and it’s a pain! A/V sync issues abound, it’s not intuitive, and without a clear understanding of how it works, it can be very frustrating. Compound this with the fact that most of the ...

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Raw Conversions in Capture One 10 and 4K Video

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we seldom get snow. When we do, even if it’s really wet and slushy, people get all giddy about playing in it. However, many people get all kerfuffled — schools shut down, businesses close, and the world comes to a grinding halt. Luckily, I was able to take a snow day with ...

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II — Initial Video Test.

I did something crazy! I’ve gone back to Micro 4/3 from Sony full frame cameras! What?!?!?!? Why?!?!?!? Well, I love, Love, LOVE the Sony RX1R II. It’s a great camera! However, it’s an expensive camera and only a 35mm focal length camera. I have that focal length covered with other camera systems, maybe not as compact, ...

Full Frame 4K Review — Sony a7R II with the Sony 28mm f/2 and Panasonic GH5 Thoughts

I prefer shooting stills to video, but video is pretty neat in it’s own right too. I’m constantly reading about new camera gear, reviews, techniques, etc. Before we go any further, let me just preface the rest of this blog entry by stating that my understanding of video is extremely limited. I’m learning. The main ...

Canon 5DS and 5D Mark IV Micro Focus Adjustments

A vlog entry about micro focus adjustments with lens recipes. These settings may or may not help you, but these are the numbers I settled on. Micro Focus Adjustments Canon 5DS and 5D Mark IV Micro Focus Adjustments Canon 24mm f/1.4L II +9 Canon 35mm f/1.4L II +8 5Ds / 0 5D Mark IV Sigma ...