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Review: DJI Phantom 3 Professional


The release of DJI’s latest UAS product was met with much fanfare on April 8th of this year.  Interestingly, the Phantom 3 announcement was less about new technology demonstration (the Inspire 1 had already paved the way with integrated 4K video and Lightbridge last fall) but rather an unmistakeable push to deliver more “professional” features

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The Benefits Of Mastering In 4K


Ultra High Definition (UHD Broadcast) and 4K (DCI Standard)  are not new standards in the film and broadcast industry.  Red released the first 4K capable digital camera in 2007 with the Red One.  Since that time many camera manufacturers have seemingly tip-toed along toward releasing 4K cameras designed to serve the top tier of the

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Review: Olympus M.Zuiko 12-40mm F2.8 PRO Lens


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The Olympus 12-40mm F2.8 lens for Micro Four-Thirds (m43) is the newest constant aperture zoom in the mirrorless system’s lineup.  We are big fans of the m43 format here at Max Aperture and decided to add this lens to our shooting kit for testing on hybrid cameras such as the Panasonic GH3. The lens has

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Review: Yongnuo YN300 LED Light


The new king of budget LED lights has arrived, say hello to the Yongnuo YN300.   If you’re familiar with Yongnuo, you know they have been successful at releasing some high-value products as of late.  The YN560-III Speedlite has been well-received by budget-conscious, enthusiast and pro photographers looking for a powerful manual flash with integrated

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Part 2: BMD Pocket Cinema Camera Review


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Rolling On… This is a follow up piece to my initial thoughts about working with the BMPCC Here. Having now shot test footage and a sanctioned event with this camera, I am confident in saying that this machine is up to the job of producing professional images in a reliable manner.  One of my initial

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Review: BMD Pocket Cinema Camera


Introduction This multi-part review is meant to provide some feedback on the Pocket Cinema Camera’s viability as a professional production tool.  To be fair, Blackmagic Design does not really advertise the camera for this job, it is billed as more of an enthusiast camera that could be rigged for a job.  That being said, there

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Reality TV: Security Squad


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I was recently asked to produce an action reel for an upcoming reality TV show. Leading the project was the show’s creator, Sid Westcott (aka, “Boss”).  Sid is a co-owner of Goodfellaz Executive Protection, LLC and is a focused, hands-on director with a good eye for detail and story development.  The show’s focus is viewed

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