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Curtis Judd

Learn lighting and sound for video--I post a new video every week covering lighting, sound, and camera gear for producing better video and film. Be sure to subscribe and get the latest updates to help you improve your video production value!

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C200, Ursa Mini Pro: Workflow & Choosing a Cinema Camera

Links to gear below. If you found this review helpful and are planning to buy any of the gear we discussed, please consider using one of our links below which will help fund our ongoing efforts to make high quality filmmaking gear reviews. In this episode our special guest is Jacob Fenn, a filmmaker and colorist. We discuss workflow and how your workflow can help you choose a cinema camera like the Canon C200, the Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini ...
01:28, 16 ноября 2017
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Tentacle Sync E: Overview and Timecode Demo

Links to gear below. If you found this review helpful and are planning to buy one of these lights, please use one of our links below which will help fund our ongoing efforts to make high quality filmmaking gear reviews. A couple of years ago, Tentacle Sync released their first timecode generator which was not only easy to use but also more affordable than other generators. Now they have released their next generator called the Sync E with wir...
05:55, 12 ноября 2017
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Sound Devices MixPre 10T Initial Impressions - Pro Level Audio Field Recorder

Links to gear below. If you found this review helpful and are planning to buy, please use one of our links below which will help fund our ongoing efforts to make high quality filmmaking gear reviews. Sound Devices added some nice options to the prosumer audio recorder market earlier this year with the introduction of their MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. And now, they’ve added the MixPre-10T which takes the MixPre line legitimately into the profession...
07:40, 05 ноября 2017
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LED Light Color Quality: Aputure, Falcon Eyes, Kamerar BrightCast, Linkstar

Links to gear below. If you found this review helpful and are planning to buy one of these lights, please use one of our links below which will help fund our ongoing efforts to make high quality filmmaking gear reviews. LED lights have several obvious advantages when it comes to video lighting: They don’t use nearly as much power so they can often be battery powered and they run cooler. But are LEDs as good as the sun or tungsten lights in te...
08:32, 29 октября 2017
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3 Professional Indoor Boom Microphones: Sennheiser, Schoeps, Audio Technica

Sennheiser MKH 8050 Microphone - B&H: https://bhpho.to/2zozur3 Schoeps CMC641 Microphone - B&H: https://bhpho.to/2gshfsv Audio Technica AT4053B - Amazon: http://amzn.to/2xeutj6 Several requests came in to look at more professional level microphones for recording dialogue sound for film and video. So let’s have a look at and a listen to three higher-end microphones that are well suited for recording dialogue while indoors. We’ll have a separat...
06:15, 22 октября 2017
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Aputure COB300d BIG LED Light for Film & Video

Links below for the gear discussed in this episode. Since Aputure announced the new Light Storm COB 300d at NAB earlier this year, I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on it! The 300d is a daylight balance single point LED light which draws about 320 watts which is a ton for an LED. They say this is a 2K tungsten equivalent - if that really means anything, but it is a much more powerful LED light than I’ve ever worked with before. In...
04:58, 15 октября 2017
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RODELink Performer Wireless Handheld Microphone System

Links for products below. Sometimes I shoot live events. In my case that is mostly corporate conference meetings. In these cases, sometimes a wireless lavalier is the best option but in others, we don’t have time to get the lavalier microphone in place and a handheld wireless mic is a better option. RODE has just introduced their new RODELink wireless handheld microphone kit which fits this niche for me quite nicely. In this overview I cover ...
23:00, 06 октября 2017
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Feelworld F7 Field Monitor Overview

I love my Panasonic GH5 and it’s screen is pretty decent, but it is rather small. So when I have the luxury of adding a monitor, I like to work with a 7” field monitor. This helps me with exposure (using the false color feature), focus (with the focus peaking feature), and composition. But many of the 7” monitors are quite pricey on the one end, or rather poor quality on the other end. Feelworld’s F7 monitor strikes a nice balance of affordabl...
16:00, 30 сентября 2017
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Flexible LED Light: FalconEyes RX 18TD Overview

LED panel lights have evolved! A few years ago we began seeing flexible LED lights which are nice for when you’re shooting on location, and especially when traveling. And we’ve seen some very nice improvements in the color quality produced by LEDs which make them much better than they used to be for video and film production. The trick has been that the flexible LEDs were rather expensive. The RX-18TD comes in at around $300 USD. Let’s see how...
06:12, 24 сентября 2017
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Zhiyun Crane 2 Gimbal Review

3-axis motorized gimbals have become incredibly popular camera tools to smooth out movement while shooting video with a mirrorless or DSLR camera. The problem I’ve run into with the larger cameras is that many of the single handle gimbals don’t have quite enough power to really work with the larger cameras. That’s where the Zhiyun Crane 2 comes in - perfect for larger mirrorless and DSLR cameras and even has a follow-focus knob which works wit...
16:00, 16 сентября 2017