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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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Lupo Dayled and Superpanel Lights for Video: Overview

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. What is unique about professional level LED lights for video? In this episode we take a look at the professional grade Lupo Dayled fresnel and Superpanel LED lights. Links to gear discussed and used to record this session: ——————————————————————...
18:01, 14 января 2018
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LUTs for LOG: Why You Should Use a LUT with LOG Footage - DaVinci Resolve 14

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. If you’re new to shooting a LOG profile with your camera and are finding that the color of your footage isn’t looking as natural as you’d expect, it might be that using the camera manufacturer’s LOG LUT will make a big difference. This was my ex...
22:43, 06 января 2018
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Ursa Mini Pro: Impressions After 6+ Months

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. After 6+ months of use on various projects, here are the impressions on the Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Pro cinema camera from two Ursa Mini Pro shooters: My brother Cary Judd and me. This is not a traditional in-depth review, but more of our ove...
07:51, 31 декабря 2017
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MixPre 10T: My Impressions After 2 Months (Final Review)

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...
05:55, 24 декабря 2017
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iRig Pre HD Adapter: Record XLR Microphones to your iPhone, Mac, PC

Links to gear below. If you found this episode 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. How can you use your XLR microphone to record to your phone or computer? You need an audio adapter. The new iRig Pre HD from IK Multimedia is a nice option for only $100 USD. In this episode we have a clos...
23:05, 16 декабря 2017
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Light Meters, Luxi, Cinemeter II: How Accurate is Luxi and Cinemeter II?

Links to gear below. If you found this episode 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. What are light meters and why would you want one for shooting video? Don’t most cameras have good built-in light meters these days? How accurate is the Luxi (attachment for your smartphone to make it act l...
23:33, 09 декабря 2017
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Affordable Soft LED Light for Video: Linkstar RL-24VC

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. Producing soft light for interview and talking head style video traditionally requires you to use a big softbox or umbrella to diffuse the light. But edge-lit LED lights, like the Linkstar RL-24VC produce s...
02:54, 03 декабря 2017
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3 Gimbals Compared: Zhiyun Crane 2, Feiyu a2000, Gudsen Moza Air

Links to gear below. If you found this comparison 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. Motorized three-axis gimbals have become incredibly popular and can help add some nice movement to your video projects to help tell your story. If you’re shooting with a hybrid mirrorless or DSLR camera...
06:23, 26 ноября 2017
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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