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Our favorite small camera setup

When traveling, a small camera setup is often necessary to get shots quickly and to avoid causing too much attention. Our favorite setup for travel filmmaking is this small camera and this medium seized stabilizer to capture smooth tracking shots.

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Exploring Java with the Fujifilm X-T2

In late December 2017 and January 2018 I travelled across Java. I decided to take the Fujifilm X-T2 with the 10-24mm and the 55-200mm lens to capture some video. Both lenses are ideal for hand-held shooting because they have image

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XAVC S codec Higher frame rate & bitrate

Sony is putting their professional XAVC codec in a lot of new cameras. They also introduced a new codec for consumer cameras a year ago called XAVC S. Some of their newer models already have that codec on board but

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Using three cameras to capture Bangkok

Two years ago we were in Thailand and filmed a short film called THAILAND’S DIVERSITY with the Canon EOS 650D (Rebel T4i). You can read more about the production here. The film was mostly filmed in the country side but

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Using sound effects in films

There are a lot of reasons to use ambient sound and sound effects in a film. Recording sound effects is a great thing but in a lot of cases it’s hard to achieve really professional sounding results. Don’t get me

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Tripod stability arm for sliders

Everybody who owns a long slider knows the trouble of making sure the slider is steady and stable. When only mounting one tripod in the middle it’s almost impossible to get a straight shot while moving the camera from one

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