Production Gear Update: The Early Look at 2022

Equipment / Tech Reviews Monday, March 7, 2022
As someone who is really into production equipment, I'm always on the lookout for whatever will help you do what you want to do on your production. My thoughts always circle around product performance and overall production value. This matters because what might be important to you might not be as important to another production pro. If you buy it or rent it, what can this product do for you and will it help you make more money?

In Review: Marshall CV568 Miniature Global Camera with Genlock (3GSDI & HDMI)

Equipment / Tech Reviews Monday, January 17, 2022
Every Marshall Electronics camera that I have used in production (and/or reviewed) has always lived up to the Marshall reputation for building great looking cameras that are also rock solid, reliable units. Marshall cameras I have used stand up to the rigors of harsh weather and challenging placements. This winning streak for Marshall and for me extends way back to my days as a remote sports truck guy.

The Epiphan Pearl Mini is More Than Meets the Eye

Equipment / Tech Reviews Wednesday, October 27, 2021
When first unboxing the Epiphan Pearl Mini it looked like a small video “switcher”/encoder with some nice built in features. And the first impression turned out to hold a lot of truth. The Pearl Mini—which is part of the bigger Epiphan Pearl family—does switch and encode extremely well. But truth be told, when I really started to dig in, I quickly found out that the Pearl really lives up to its name and a lot more. The Pearl Mini is only Mini in name, certainly not the feature set. Although this is going to sound like a big time cliche, it was, in fact, like finding a pearl—full of a ton of features to explore, and surprises.

In Review: Panasonic LUMIX GH5 II 20.3MP Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Camera

Equipment / Tech Reviews Monday, August 30, 2021
As someone who has spent a lot of time looking at and shooting with all kinds of cameras, there is almost nothing better than getting to try out the new ones. Here's a little back story of why I wanted to review the Panasonic GH5 Mark II. Not too long ago we were on location and my “gimbal guy” Chris loads up his original Panasonic LUMIX GH5 and comes back with just lights out footage—really great stuff. So, I said to myself, why should he get all the fun? I also really wanted to know if the LUMIX GH5 II had the potential to become one of my next full time ”go to” cameras. Read on to find out!