DigiPin13 – Wireless LANC controller review

Okay, this is actually pretty amazing. I just got my hands on the DigiPin13 wireless LANC controllers – did I mention wireless? Yeah – wireless! As far as I know, this is the first and only wireless LANC controller out there, and it works pretty well with Sony, JVC, Canon and – low and behold-…

Hands on the new BladeLight by FloLight

I have to say, that this comes from a guy, who hates LED lights. I tried many of them, and though most of them feature a CRI in the ballpark of 90, I was never happy with the skin tones. And yes, I’m obsessed with skin tones, cause skin is what I shoot most of…

Download DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Publi Beta now

Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5 DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is a massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features which includes major additions to the editing toolset, new and enhanced color features, including improved HDR support, and powerful new effects. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 beta is available now for download from the Blackmagic Design…

Osee LCM156 – an affordable 10bit IPS monitor for grading and on set

Buying a decent monitor, that is worth it’s salt,  is usually setting you back an substantial amount of cash, especially if you need multiple in/out puts, SDI, 10bit ISP panel, LUTs, waveform, vectorscope, andwhathaveyou. And if you are looking for something like this under 1000 bucks, you are usually looking for a unicorn. Well, this unicorn actually…

A first quick look at Samyang’s new Xeen Cinelenses

Samyang is well known for their “best bang for the buck” line of mechanical lenses, and really, you will be hard pressed to find better performance in that price range. A while ago they started to “cinemize” their lenses, by putting lens gears on them, decklicking the iris etc. and I do a lot of work with them, inducing all sorts of commercials, short films, and…

Blackmagic URSA – Sanity Check

It took less than 10 minutes after the official NAB announcement, and release of the specs, of the new URSA Mini, that the first guys complained about the lack of a ND filter wheel. And right after that, those infamous petitions kept popping up, regarding  2,5K ProRes, higher frame rates in the Pocket, auto WB, LUTs, noise reduction, andwhatnot.…