Category: Videos

Make Use of the Gear You Already Own to Enhance Your Lighting / Prevent Reflections in Glasses Too

The last video I shot had a terrible reflection of the light in my glasses. After watching a tutorial on YouTube, I tried to put it into practice for myself using gear I already own from doing photography (softbox and reflector) along with a small Aputure LED. In this short video, you can see my ...

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org vs Ghost vs Static Site Generators – Shot on a Nikon Z6 in N-Log

I’ve used them all – WordPress.com, self hosted WordPress.org, Ghost Pro, Ghost on Digital Ocean, Gatsby, 11ty, Jekyll, Hugo, and Posthaven. After using them all, I’ve gone back to WordPress.com and am using the business account. In this video, I share all of the reasons why and discuss the cost as well. 4/14/2020 Update: Since ...

How to Properly Use N-Log and Why I’m No Longer Using ProRes RAW on my Nikon Z6

I was using the Nikon N-Log LUT incorrectly, and now that I think I know what I’m doing, I’m getting better results. Furthermore, I can use my favorite video editor – DaVinci Resolve. Even though ProRes RAW offers many benefits, it’s biggest downfall is that it requires you to use Final Cut Pro X. In ...

Nikon Z6 – Line Skipping / Pixel Binning? ProRes RAW vs N Log vs Flat. Which one is best?

I’m thoroughly confused which one is the best, but I think it’s between ProRes RAW and N-Log. What do you think? Leave a comment below. I adjusted exposure levels in Final Cut Pro X, but didn’t affect the colors. Also, I used the Nikon LUT for conversion on the N-Log footage. All clips were shot ...

Do Not Buy the Sony a6600 for Vlogging

A terrible choice for serious vloggers – do not buy this camera if you intend to vlog.

Rode Lavalier Go Test – Is It Worth Buying?

I’m not sure I hear much of a difference between the regular Rode VideoMic GO and the Lavalier Go. Was it worth $79 and the trouble to deal with the lav? Leave a comment below.

Panasonic 24-70mm f2.8 Continuous Eye Autofocus 4K 24P Test on the S1R

Just got the new 24-70mm f/2.8, and I couldn’t wait to see how it works for video. Curious? Me too! Let’s find out together – check out the video.

Panasonic S1R + Lumix 50mm f1.4 Continuous Eye Autofocus Test – w/ Bad Hair and Acne

I hadn’t intended on making a video this weekend, but wanted to do a quick test after seeing the impressive autofocus of the S1H on Camera Conspiracies here on YouTube. What impressed me about watching the videos over there is that the Eye AF didn’t seem to pulse in and out like Panasonic’s Micro 4/3 ...

2019-09-29 RNI All Films 5 Pro Presets / Profiles / LUTS Review for Lightroom

Disclosure: I received a promotional copy of this software for review. I have not been monetarily compensated for my opinion. Try RNI All Film 5 for yourself! Here’s a link to the demo version over at their website. Who isn’t on the lookout for a better and easier way to edit your photos with a ...

How to Grade Nikon Z6 N-LOG Footage in DaVinci Resolve 16 Using a SpyderCHECKR 24

The Nikon Z6 has been out for almost a year, and grading the N-Log footage is still a bit of a challenge. Recently, Nikon announced their own LUT, but the results are quite awful. I’ve been determined to find an easier way to grade the footage with great results. In this video, I demonstrate how ...

Sigma 45mm f2.8 for L Mount (on the Panasonic S1R) – Review

If I had to sum up the review of this lens in one word, it would be “meh.” It’s sharp enough at f/4 and higher, but at f/2.8 the lens is soft and disappointing – especially as you get closer to your subject. Build wise, it feels cheap and extremely light. It’s a decent lens, ...

Sigma 35mm f/1.2 On the Panasonic S1R in Continuous Face Detect Autofocus

Testing out the Sigma 35mm f/1.2 L mount lens on the S1R – How is it for video at f/1.2 in continuous autofocus? Tough call, very shallow depth of field. I do think that the background is pulsing though. For accurate, non-pulsing, face detect video, I’ll stick with the Nikon Z6, but if you’re manual ...

Think Tank Retrospective 7 V2.0 – What Really Fits?

Every review I looked for on the Think Tank Retrospective 7 v.2, was less than helpful. Actually, they were awful. So bad in fact, that I had to make my own video. All I wanted to know was does an iPad Pro 2018 12.9″ fit with a pro level DSLR. Yes it does! You don’t ...

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 ...