A few weeks ago I adapted a vintage M42 Russian Helios lens to my Micro Four Thirds LUMIX cameras, but the process was somehow incomplete. Now, we get the rest of the story with this cheap speed booster alternative made by Mitakon Zhongyi.
Business of the Business Interview
This is our inaugural interview for the new “Business of the Business” interview series, talking with Caleb Pike of the DSLR Video Shooter YouTube channel
Have you heard of the platypod plate? No, not the egg laying mammal, but the spike footed camera support! It's a very handy device for stabilizing your camera in the most unusual of situations, and I've got one to show you!
Is color calibrating your computer screen necessary? My answer probably isn't going to surprise you, because “it depends”. If you are doing anything in the world of “print”… then the answer is a resounding YES. If you're just in the world of displaying your work digitally, then it's really up to you and what your eyes prefer.
Live Training Session 1707
It's green! It's blue! It's gone! Learn how LumaFusion handles green or any color keying in iOS video production (spoiler alert: it's good… but not perfect)
I've got a (relatively) cheap wireless lav called the Comica CVM-WM100. Let's see what's in the box and how it stacks up against a Sennheiser at 4x the price!
Live Training Session 1706
Vignettes, blurs, abstracts, color tints, hatch patterns, zooms, sharpening, and twists… all that and a whole lot more lives under Effects in LumaFusion!
There's another tiny LED light in town, from Sokani. I'm gonna compare it to the Aputure AL-M9 tiny LED and see how they stack up to each other. Let's have a look!
The epiphan Pearl Mini is a complete live streaming and switching package in a box not much bigger than a hardcover book. In this detailed training, we'll go through the complete setup and configuration. It's gonna be a long one, but don't worry… that's what chapter markers are for!
This photography tour is sure to be one of the most incredible travel and photography experiences you've ever had, or likely will. Eight guests maximum for nine days and nights will tour vibrant, colorful India on an adventure that saddles the single largest gathering of human beings on the planet; the Ardh Kumbh Mela.
Live Training Session 1705
Explore the Color grading (correction) controls, and learn how to install and use a LUT in LumaFusion in this training video!
I produce THREE Photo Moments shows every week, so when it comes to editing them, every minute matters. My Final Cut Pro X workflow is very refined, using a series of custom effects presets and reusable assets. Check out my workflow and possibly pick up some tips for your Final Cut editing, and maybe offer some suggestions on how I can make mine even better!
Aputure is known for making very good LED lights that are popular among the YouTube community. They reached out to me to see if I was interested in doing a video on their Amaran HR672 (following my look at their little AL-M9), and I figured many of you would appreciate it — so here we go!
I've had a chance to use the new Panasonic Leica 50-200mm lens, and I want to share results and tell you what I think!