Long Time lapse controllers review: BixiCon VS DigiSnap Pro
After many years in the photography business, I came across an new possible open time lapse control system with Bixion.
The closest system being Digisnap Pro from Harbortronics. I removed all the offers forcing you to rent their servers and offering a complete and rigid offer. For example, systems as Photosentinel or TBox are clearly at a higher price range with plenty of limitations on the way to design your enclosure and camera to use. You need to buy all from them, from the solar panel to battery. If you are looking for a complete offer; they may fits you. But for something more flexible; designing your own enclosure is more suitable. Here is my time lapse controller review : BixiCon vs Digisnap Pro.
I let my DJI Inspire 2 remote control for 6 months without using it. That was the biggest mistake ever! When I turned back on; only the last white led was rapidly blinking with the alert beep asking for a full charge. The status LED was on. It was a bit a surprise cause all the other batteries for my DJI Inspire 2 were only half depleted.
It got worst when I plugged the DJI charger. I discover a new embarrassing problem; my DJI Inspire 2 remote control wont charge anymore. When powered off, the first white LED is blinking at fast pace for a while and turn off. The DJI Inspire 2 remote control charger is not even warm.
One day prior to my assignment, that’s a big problem. And I guess another warning that you need to to not trust so much these DJI toys.
Sony PXW-FS7, mark1 vs mark 2, Which one to choose?
This is a very classic question when you like to enter the Sony S35 camera world, maybe upgrading from a FS5 or switching, as me, from Canon EOS C300.
There are few obvious differences between the FS7 mark I and the FS7 mark II. Where most of them can be seen as an improvement, I have to agree that the new lens locking system is still not perfect. I own both camera, bough a FS7 mark 2 first to get my my work covered. I bought a second FS7 mark 1 when a second angle was necessary for interview.
Sony FS7 mark1 vs mark 2, which one is the best for you? Please check the differences below from an owner point of view.
And if you don’t know that the Sony FS7 is still the smartest choice for one man band ENG setup, please check the competition here.
Zacuto, Wooden Camera & Smallrig for the 2019 ultimate ENG kit for your Sony FS7
As an happy owner of two Sony’s PXW-FS7 (FS7M2 & FS7M1), I wanted to share my findings on the best way to gear it up for my camera operator on ENG assignment.
You can already see a similar post there done about 15 months ago during Victoria Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. This is the new version that I used as freelance cameraman in Hong Kong last week. To gear up y camera I used few different brand as Zacuto, Wooden Camera and Smallrig.
What is a white balance and why it do not matters when shooting RAW or Cine EI.
For once, a long explanation for basic understanding of what is a white balance. Why it do not maters so much when you are shooting RAW or Cine EI. It’s a bit about lighting source but more about what white balance means for RAW footage to help you understand how your camera is working to get the better of it.
What means: “white balance”?
To be simple; let’s says it’s a way to balance the amount of each colors to makes them look natural. The image colors can be shifted from blue to yellow and from green to magenta to get as natural as possible. “Natural as possible” may looks like a crazy concept, but let says that on a sunny day; the snow should be white, trees looking green, sky should be blue…
My Smallrig cage for DJI Ronin M/MX and DJI Ronin review’s.
On a past work as camera operator in Hefei, I was asked to get my FS7 on a DJI Ronin for most of the shooting time. Is the SmallRig Handheld Ring would have been a great option? How the Smallrig cage stands in real life situation? What improvement can you make and get safety and usability fixed? You own already a DJI Ronin and looking for an upgrade?
Here are few tips to check if it’s the cage for you. This is my final setup with few tweak and hacks.
After a post about boosting your SEO , this is the second post on a wider aspect of video and photography business and how I see the changes coming. Being a good photographer or cameraman is not enough anymore to survive the video and photography business. Where a good portfolio and few meeting should have you covered in the past; you need now to work on your SEO and follow a more larger competition. But the future will shows a lot of changes in the way clients will reach you for a an assignment as well. It’s called disruption because a new business model emerge on the photography and video market. Splitting your website in many sub-entities is part of the game.
SEO, ranking, what are they in real life and how to improve these will be the game of the day. Below are few tips to solve the impossible equation on how do I increase my visibility on Google.
For the novice, SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. It basically means: how to make sure your webpage will be on some result, as Google or Bing, but if you are reading this, you know this already. Ranking is your position on the search engine response to anyone request. Better ranking is obviously what you are looking for to make sure you are on top of the search results.If your business depend on clients that contact you remotely, clearly, you should invest a lot of time to makes things better.