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Black Rapid RS-7 Camera Strap

I have been using this camera strap for some time now to supplement the strap that normally comes with a DSLR camera for a number of reasons. For one, I’m not a big fan of the camera strap that attaches to the sides of most cameras. I have found that these straps, although are great for keeping the camera in a very accessible area, they do not keep the camera stable when transporting equipment over large distances. Read more

CAMTREE Hunt Camera Cage for Panasonic GH4

I’ve had the opportunity to provide video support for the 35 Denton Music Festival for a number of years now. In fact this past year was my sixth opportunity to do so. Here are some clips from the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013 festivals. When I was asked to return and film the event I knew this would be a great opportunity to film with my Panasonic GH4. Read more

VANGUARD Reno 18OR Shoulder Bag

Every videographer or photographer will at one time or another find themselves setting their camera bag down for a few minutes to run off and get a quick shot. Those few moments when you are away opens one up to theft or loss of equipment. I knew that I didn’t want to put my equipment in danger with my next camera bag purchase. I needed something that was brightly colored so that it stood out and was fashion forward. After much hunting I stumbled upon the Vanguard Reno 18OR shoulder bag and I have to admit I’m rather impressed. Read more

Transcend 64gb Memory Card

After using the Panasonic GH4 for a few months I knew that I needed to invest some time and money in finding a memory card that would work well with my camera. I knew that I needed a high capacity card and I also knew that I needed a fast card that could keep up with the high data rate that the Panasonic GH4 requires. I stumbled upon the Transcend 64GB Memory Card after reading a variety of posts about this particular card. I figured that I would break down and purchase the card and give it a whirl. After a few months using this card I can honestly say that I’ve made an exceptional choice with this card. Read more

SIRUI P-326 6 Section Carbon Fiber Monopod

Aside from a camera, the monopod, to me, is one of the most useful items when shooting on location. I have for the longest time been cycling through monopods that I had purchased at Walmart and Best Buy. These monopods have gotten me from point a to b, yet they seem to fall apart easily and or I’ve left them behind when out of town. I have been on the hunt for my next monopod and I think I’ve found a keeper. This would be the SIRUI P-326 6 Section Carbon Fiber Monopod. I love this monopod for a variety of reasons, namely it’s small enough for to put in a carryon and it’s extremely lightweight. Read more

Rode smartLav+ Microphone

When recording videos, audio is just as crucial as the visual aspect and capturing quality audio can be an expensive commodity for video productions. I’ve had previous experience utilizing Sennheiser & Sony lavalier microphones to capture excellent audio when used on a shoot. As an independent film maker, I have wanted to purchase one of these brands of microphones for some time, but the price has been a big deterring factor for me. When I discovered the Rode smartLav+ Microphone I was blown away at the capabilities of the device and the low cost point. Read more

Manfrotto Befree Tripod

I had stumbled upon the Manfrotto Befree tripod while reading about new gear that was making its way onto the scene. What attracted me to this tripod was its size and weight. I knew I wanted a small tripod that I could take as a carry on when I needed to fly out of town. Read more

Case Logic SLRC 206 SLR Camera Backpack

A good camera bag is just as important as the camera or lenses that you shoot with. For me, I need a bag that can hold a wide variety of items. In particular I need to store my Panasonic GH4, a variety of lenses & filters, microphones, batteries and my laptop. I also need a bag that I can take as a carry on when I travelled out of town.  Read more