In Review: A Look at OWC's Dual Slot SDXC USC-II USB-C Card Reader and ATLAS ULTRA 256GB SD Card

Equipment / Tech Reviews Friday, March 1, 2024
You know the feeling — you're on a shoot or edit and you notice you're running out of SD cards, and even worse, running out of time. Admittedly, we've all experienced this at some point. So, what are you supposed to do in these situations? I found a really simple solution to those problems in a recent review I conducted testing out the Dual Slot SDXC USC-II USB-C Card Reader and OWC ATLAS ULTRA 256GB SD Card from OWC, also known as Other World Computing. Needless to say, I came away quite impressed from the experience, but first let's dive into some physical observations.

In Review: DPA Microphones 2017 Shotgun Microphone

Equipment / Tech Reviews Thursday, December 28, 2023
If you aren’t familiar with DPA Microphones, you owe it to yourself (and your productions) to check out their product line up. After matching up the DPA 2017 Shotgun with two awesome cameras — the Canon R5 C and the Nikon Z8 — I came away really impressed with the overall quality of capturing audio and the build of the mic itself. We'll be diving into a few of the particulars, but let’s first revisit why the oft forgotten audio half of the production equation matters.

Remote Control Studios Shine with Remote Camera Kits and Customer Production Support

Equipment / Tech Reviews Thursday, October 5, 2023
As production professionals, we are often expected to make live remote productions just “work” and many of us have been thrown into our fair share of challenging remotes. As we all experienced, the pandemic came along, and we needed to adapt to find new and safer production methods and the gear to do it quickly. The question was how to get remote productions done well. One company, Remote Control Studios (RCS) took on that challenge by developing new, innovative products as a way to approach and execute remote video productions. Of course, we all know by now that remote and virtual production is here to stay, and RCS has found the perfect solution.

LUMIX S5IIx In Review: So Much Versatility, So Much Camera!

Equipment / Tech Reviews Thursday, September 21, 2023
When is the last time you can say that you actually had fun or actually looked forward to going out on a shoot? Seriously, think about that question. Was it last month, last year, never? I hope that whatever projects you are working on, they are bringing joy and satisfaction to you and your work. Sure, shoots can sometimes be a pain, that’s nothing new, but may I also suggest that the very act of being creative and hence having fun with a camera like the LUMIX S5llX can also be a professionally fulfilling experience.

Panavision : Specialty Camera and Lenses

Equipment / Tech Reviews Friday, August 11, 2023
Between the vast range of sensor sizes currently available and the continued use of 35mm, 65mm and 16mm film, filmmakers today have more choice than ever when it comes to finding the right tools to bring their creative intent to life on screen. With a rental inventory that includes nearly 30 proprietary lens series evenly divided between anamorphic and spherical, a wide variety of third-party optics, and a vast offering of proprietary and third-party cameras and accessories, Panavision can help filmmakers tailor their equipment package to the specific needs of any story, whatever the scale.

ProductionHUB First Look: The MRMC's ARC-360 PTZ Camera

Equipment / Tech Reviews Monday, January 16, 2023
When MRMC announced that they were adding the ARC-360 PTZ camera to their product line up, my curiosity was instantly piqued. When I previously thought about MRMC and their product line up, I typically envisioned their very cool and robust robotics loaded with cinematic cameras doing some amazing dance moves. For example, the awesome display from MRMC at 2022 NAB had attendees seemingly lined up four to five deep at times just to get a closer look. Of course, one doesn’t need the cool robotics to get great shots with the MRMC ARC-360 PTZ. The ARC-360 is being mounted and used in all types of productions. So, lets’ jump right in.

The ProductionHUB Holiday Gift Guide: Part 2

Equipment / Tech Reviews Thursday, December 1, 2022
We had such an overwhelming response to the original holiday gift guide, that I just had to come up with even more holiday gift goodness. So, for the first time ever, may I present the ProductionHUB Holiday Gift Guide Part 2. Keep on reading for some more incredible gift ideas along with additional input from ProductionHUB's very own Mike Valinsky, as well as some other highly respected (and familiar!) production professionals.