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March 21, 2014FS700 4K Odyssey 7Q Raw test

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FS700 4K Odyssey 7Q Raw test

It looks like camera technology is finally starting to catch up with the demands of professionals and consumers for those in the large sensor market. For many years we have had to battle with lens adaptors and DSLR cameras to get the filmic look, but now things are starting to look better with the introduction […]

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January 30, 2013Metabones Speed Booster sample footage

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Metabones Speed Booster sample footage

The Speed Booster adaptor from Metabones comes is various forms. The sample footage here uses the Canon EF to Sony E mount version. The Speed Booster definitely is a step-up in terms of design from the Metabones mki. Tolerances have been changed on the mounting rings so there is less play between the lens and […]

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July 22, 2012Neat Video noise reduction review

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Neat Video noise reduction review

  Every once in a while you come across a product that just works, and works well. Neat video noise reduction is one of them. It comes in the form of a plugin for all of the most popular editing and motion graphics packages including After Effets, FCPX, Premier, and FCP7. The results are astonishing and, […]

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January 31, 2012Canon C300 demo – Dublin

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Canon C300 demo - Dublin

Canon UK and Ireland were kind enough to invite me down to their video demo day in Dublin. They had a 5d mkii and an XF305 there, but the product that I was interested in was the C300 EOS Digital Cinema Camera. I had already been very interested in purchasing a C300 but really needed […]

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August 28, 2011Sony HX9v

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I just recently purchased a Sony HX9v compact camera so I can take some photos while out on my bike.  The camera also shots 1080p video at 50fps which is amazing for this price.  I just had to test this out, so took a mixed bag of shots out and about Belfast.  The video quality […]

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April 11, 2011LED 500 and 1000 video lights

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LED 500 and 1000 video lights

I’ve recently added a set of LED lights to my equipment list from Konova Photo in Korea.  The order process was smooth and the lights arrived to me in Northern Ireland in just a few days. After unpacking the lights and checking them out, they seem to be of a high quality and design. I went […]

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November 16, 2010Twixtor test

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Not much of an in-depth review here… Twixtor is a plugin for various post production software packages including, Final Cut Pro ad After Effects. It recreates frames in an attempt to create silky smooth, super slow motion footage. I’ve experimented with it a few times before and it seems to give mixed results. It’s best […]

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June 28, 2010iTimelapse review

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iTimelapse review

I’ve just upgraded from the original iPhone 3G to the iPhone 4 and actually have a useable phone again, so I didn’t mess around in trying out the speedier processor with some new apps.  iTimelapse has been out for a while but it is a pretty cool wee app that does what it says on […]

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May 31, 2010Magic Bullet Grinder 1.0

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Magic Bullet Grinder 1.0

Red Giant software have just released Magic Bullet Grinder for converting H.264 files from your DSLR camera to Pro-res of Photo JPEG format.  There is only support for Canon DSRL’s at the moment.  It seems like a useful piece of software and reasonably priced at $49. So why use this over Canon’s FCP plugin utility? […]

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May 21, 2010Z-Finder review

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Z-Finder review

I’ve just received delivery of my Zacuto Z-Finder, the much talked about accessory for DSLR style cameras. Most of you will probably know that the Z-Finder allows you to turn the LCD screen on your digital camera into a viewfinder. The version i purchased includes the Gorilla Plate which provides a more secure mounting system […]

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