Articles tagged "video-tools"

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a portable, powerful 4K video rig

The provision of in-body stabilization makes the X-T4 a capable self-contained video platform. The quality of its 4K sets high expectations but, while it's no GH series, it's an effective travel companion. See some sample footage and find out what it's like to use.

DPReview TV: ProRes Raw on the Nikon Z6

We review Nikon's ProRes Raw video upgrade for the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. In the process, Chris and Jordan explain the benefits of a Raw video workflow and why there's no such thing as a free lunch.

DPReview TV: Video tripods vs photo tripods

Video tripods with fluid heads provide distinct advantages over standard photo tripods when shooting video, but are they always better? Chris and Jordan compare both types of tripods and demonstrate the pros and cons of each.

Getting great sound for video: an introduction

What's the most important thing to get right when shooting video? The audio, of course! In this article we walk through what it takes to get great audio including types of microphones, important accessories and a few pro tips based on real world experience.

What you need to know: the DJI Ronin-SC gimbal

DJI's new Ronin-SC is a compact, single-handed 3-axis gimbal designed for mirrorless cameras. It's very similar to the company's popular Ronin-S gimbal, but smaller, lighter, and with a few notable differences.

An introduction to video tripods

On the surface, video tripods perform the same function as tripods designed for still photography, however there are some important differences. Here's what you need to know before buying a video tripod.

Review: The Aputure Amaran AL-MW LED light

The Amaran AL-MW is a tiny, color-accurate LED light that runs for hours on a charge, includes color filters and diffusers, and is submersible to 10m. If you're in need of a small, portable light for the studio or in the field it might just earn a spot in your camera bag.

DPReview TV: Why waveforms are better than histograms

Most serious photographers are familiar with histograms, but what about waveforms? Chris and Jordan explain why this tool from the video world may just be the best way to judge exposure for still photos too – and why all cameras should have them.

DPReview TV: Atomos Ninja V review

Almost all new cameras include impressive video features, but for the best results you'll often need an off-camera recorder. Chris and Jordan take a look at the brand new Ninja V from Atomos, and explain why it might just be one of the most useful tools you can add to your camera.

Atomos Ninja V shipping at the end of the month, with new AtomX expansion modules

The Atomos Ninja V external video recorder and monitor will be ready to ship at the end of this month. The 5.2in Ninja V is designed to provide a smaller option, while still offering many of the features of the larger 7-inch models.

Review: Grip Gear Movie Maker 2

The Movie Maker is a compact, motorized slider designed for phones, action cams and small mirrorless cameras. We think it's a fun little kit and a good value proposition for the cost, provided you can work around a few of its weak points.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K review

Looking to level up your video capture capabilities without buying a whole new camera? Blackmagic's Video Assist 4K is well worth considering, despite a few flaws and its lack of 4K/60p support.

Blackmagic Design slashes Video Assist prices

Blackmagic Design has dropped the prices of its Video Assist external monitor/recorders for a limited time. Prices of the SD card-based recorders will be reduced in all markets, while supplies last.

Atomos Shogun now records 4K/120p Raw

New firmware adds burst mode to record short 4K/120p Raw clips on Sony FS5 and FS700.

Lensrentals blog looks at off-camera recorders

Joshua Richardson over at the Lensrentals blog has published a helpful article about off-camera video recorders, why to use them, and highlights some models worth looking at. Read more

Blackmagic Web Presenter makes it easy to use any camera for live webcasting

Blackmagic Design has announced the Web Presenter, a device designed to connect any camera to your computer for use with live streaming platforms such as Facebook Live, Skype or Periscope. Read more

Extreme made easy: GoPro HERO4 Session review

The GoPro HERO4 Session is the company's latest action camera release. Unlike GoPros before it, the Session is completely waterproof without the need for any housing. It is also the smallest, lightest GoPro to date, 50% smaller than the HERO4 and 40% lighter. Read more

4K video: What you need to know

If you've been shopping for a camera recently you've probably seen the term '4K video' plastered on shop displays and even written on the labels stuck on the front of products. 4K is a new video format that offers considerably higher resolution than standard HD, and even if you're not someone who's particularly interested in shooting video, you shouldn't completely ignore 4K. We've put together an article explaining why. Read more

Cinetics Axis360 review

The Cinetics Axis360 motor can pan, tilt, and slide your camera for professional time-lapse and video content. Will this Kickstarter product turn heads as well? Read our full review.

Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

We put the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition to the test in our hands-on review.