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4K first Review Blackmagic Pocket Cinema

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4K first Review Blackmagic Pocket Cinema
4K first Review Blackmagic Pocket Cinema

hey, guys, it’s maxed in this video we’re gonna be talking about the brand new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k a very long name for a camera that has a

the very small price tag at least for the specs that it has and I’ve been waiting for this camera for a long time ever since it was announced I preordered

it right away and it finally arrived on Friday right before I was leaving for a long weekend getaway to go camping spent some time with my family my parents

and that was a perfect situation to test it outshoot some landscapes shoot some low-light take some shots of my family go through the menus run some different tests

and that’s exactly what I did and I’m back here now with some information to share with you guys a lot of positives but also a good amount of negatives

as well which I’ll talk about in just a bit now I do want to say this is not a full review I’m not gonna go over the specs and

inputs and outputs and a lot of the stuff that you guys probably already know this is just my hands-on experience it but I will be doing a full detailed

review once I have some more time with this camera around some more tests and compare it to some other new cameras like the Fujifilm XT 3 compared to the

Sony a7 3 I also have the Nikon z7 and the Canon EOS are shipped right now on the way over so this camera has a lot of competition

right now this is a great time for filmmakers so much great option so if you guys want to see comparisons with those cameras in regards to dynamic

range low-light 4k and 1080p detail make sure you guys hit that subscribe button enables notifications because you guys do not want to miss out on those videos alright guys

so let’s get right into it I’m gonna start with the exterior and the first thing I thought when I got my hands on this is wow this thing

is big there’s no way you’re gonna put this into your pocket ergonomically I like this thing the grip feels nice although my fingers and my hands are large

and they kind of touch this mic so I wonder if that’s gonna introduce any noise but I like the button layout the customizable little buttons all the kind of

functions it just kind of feels right in the hand although it is quite a bit larger than the competition another kind of mirrorless cameras and I also want to

add that it does feel a little bit cheap I’m not going to knock it against this camera because of the price tag of $1,300 it may be less if

you wanted to buy resolve anyways so it feels kind of plasticky to me especially this kind of slot where it kind of barely clicks in you press down it

almost like it’s not sealing properly but I mean it’s a budget camera and for the specs and the capabilities I can’t fault it too much this

screen oh my goodness let’s get to it I like it a lot, for the most part, I was really worried that yes I’m gonna put it in a 5-inch

1080p display into it but it’s gonna be so dim when you’re gonna get outside you won’t be able to see it and while I would like it to be

brighter there were a few situations like High Noon where I wish there was a viewfinder typically where it switches over to one of these but in general, it does

get fairly bright and it is usable and being 1080p you get a nice sharp image which makes it nice to manually focus the kind of downside is if

you look at this back of the camera it almost looks like this thing is framed like it could pop open but it doesn’t I wish that they

would have allowed this thing to at least tilt up and down as you get like on this Fuji on this Sony it is just so nice especially with this

the thing not having Ibis and you have to rely on a lens stabilization which is not working out so great I’ll talk about that in just a bit but a

a lot of times I would just hold it like this get my arms to tuck em in and get like a nice steady shot but unfortunately, it’s kind of low when

you’re doing this and you don’t see much of the display unless you kind of want to do something like this it’d have been so convenient at least to be

able to tilt it up now the next thing I want to touch on is the autofocus this thing does have it but is single touch autofocus it doesn’t

have any continuous tracking or anything like that but with that said if you’re in a bright situation it’s a well lit and your subject isn’t moving it actually

does a fairly quick good job and it’s accurate it kind of pulls us back and forth a few times and then it locks on and it did a great

the job there now where the problems start coming in is if you move into a low-light situation even if it’s properly kind of exposed it just keeps hunting back and

forth and it’s kind of worthless now I also can’t fault the camera for this I wasn’t expecting to get out of focus performance another thing

a bit to get your focus point to shift off course if you’re using lenses that have a manual focusing ring you’re gonna have a much easier time and that

would be my preference a lot of you guys know that this camera doesn’t have in-body image stabilization which is okay the GH 5s has a similar sensor style

and it’s about twice the price so you are relying on the stabilization built into lenses but unfortunately, I wasn’t getting great results and I want you guys to

chime in if you have one of these cameras what is your experience been like I tried tucking in my shoulders and making sure I was like really kind of

locked down to get some smoother shot and simulate a couple of different movements and unfortunately, I’m getting a lot of wobbles and shake it just really doesn’t look like the

results that I was getting with the gh4 or the GH 5s I don’t know if it’s just the lens not talking to the camera as well as it would

with a native body or something like that, I will be testing this out more for my full detail to review so let’s move on to the positives I feel

like I’ve said a lot of downsides or negatives I’m sorry that’s just kind of what popped out keep in mind 1,300 bucks includes a full version of resolve shoots

4k 16 raw internally what else does that and another really big positive is the image and the color science it is beautiful it’s very pleasing these shots so you

guys are seeing right now there’s no Lutz added it’s just some simple grading and me like it I think it looks cinematic it looks great the new

the sensor is awesome and I’ll talk about the performance of the new sensor in a bit but we have 13 stops of dynamic range and I did compare the raw to the

prores and there’s not much difference as far as detail the raw has a little bit more detail probably has a little bit more noise as well because of

the lack of processing but you’re not getting a deer big difference there I tested any mic range between the two modes in a variety of kind of difficult scenes

and in general, they’re fairly similar yes you do get a more dynamic range with raw it’s the most apparent if you’re gonna be clipping your highlights if you want to

expose for the shadows and that’s the main thing you want to get you’re gonna be able to pull back some highlights from the raw wear from the prores

if you clip it seems to be gone that’s it so if you’re shooting pro res and you want to maintain your highlights definitely under those retain those

highlights and boost up the mids if you’re shooting growl you have some more room to play with but another interesting thing is that when I kept the settings the

same on the cameras you switched over to right seam to expose the whole image darker which helps it capture more of the highlights there like in this shot

right here you see the same settings thus the sky is just kind of blown out there so it’s a combination of both the codec in the exposure difference but

in general with this new sensor, I would suggest to expose a little bit darker and protect your highlights and then push up the mids and the shadows the sensors

low-light performance is really impressive especially for a Blackmagic camera so you don’t have to worry about introducing a lot of noise in the image you can push it up

get a really good dynamic range get a nice image to protect those highlights and then your image is gonna look nice and clean you’re not gonna get a bunch

of noise in it so that’s very nice I also saw no fixed pattern noise issues which plagued some previous camera so as a nice image you can get

a nice usable dynamic range out of it now since I touched on noise let’s go into some low-light shooting I didn’t get a chance to shoot a lot

because of the area that we were in there’s a big hillside so we’re fairly well lit and then the Sun goes behind and it’s almost pitch dark but

here you guys are seeing some like ISO 3200 shots and they’re not that noisy yes there’s noise yes you see it but it looks fairly kind of grain like

it looks pretty natural it should be pretty easy to denoise no fixed pattern noise issues that I saw in compared to the other Blackmagic camera is this is the

first kind of camera from them that you can shoot some low-light footage with and get some good results so no complaints there I’m really happy I will be

doing more tests and comparing it to some other competition on the market like there

iMac Pro for Video Editing in Premiere Pro

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iMac Pro for Video Editing in Premiere Pro
iMac Pro for Video Editing in Premiere Pro

hey guys max today we are gonna be comparing a custom pre-built Bizon V 3000 workstation computer against an iMac pro now a lot of people comment and ask me

what PC would I recommend that they could buy all set up that’s ready to go for video editing and I honestly have a really hard time recommending

anything that’s because a lot of pre-built systems out there are designed for it just to be cheap or to be a gaming machine so you have cases

that is cheesy looking and the worst part of all is that a lot of them have lackluster warranties if you’re going to spend the money on a

pre-configured computer build it better have a good warranty to back up the system I think that is very important and that’s where Bizon tech comes in so I want

to give a huge thanks to them for sponsoring this video they have with every computer that they sell a limited three-year warranty with support in one year for

parts and then you can also extend that just like you can with an iMac to up to five years limited warranty so that is impressive I just want

to stop and comment this case is super nice oh my goodness this is all aluminum over here on the front on the back this is not plastic and the

sides are tempered glass it looks like we have some packing material in here to make sure all your components are properly set up check that out guys that that

is impressive looking so along with a warranty each one of these V 3000 computers they have liquid cooling no matter what you’re doing so there’s a couple of benefits first

off you’re not gonna have any throttling issues with extended workloads like you do with iMac Pro if you guys checked out my review on that system and it’s also

gonna run quieter and more consistent with the fan speeds and also you can customize all the components to your liking so all of these systems come with Windows 10

Pro which is nice and along with that you can easily upgrade the system later which is something that you’re gonna have a very difficult time and also voiding your

warranty with an iMac pro since everything that’s kind of glued together so you can upgrade your RAM upgrade the graphics card the CPU and an extra drives all of

that good stuff so that packing is really solid and if you guys see from there this as r-tx 2080 on it so I’m very excited to benchmark this system

now I did choose all the components for this builder right here I went through and chose the CPU the graphics card I wanted the SSD and that is so

nice to be able to do get exactly what you need while still having something that’s all pre-setup and ready to use now another cool thing is in

the box you have this little pamphlet included so my system was stress tested and benchmarked by Ruben and inside of here you have all your components and your full

benchmarking results you know including noise levels power consumption and different performance and along with that if you want to maximize your performance you can select the options and

the configurator to have them overclock it for you and they’re also stressed testing it to make sure that your long-term reliability doesn’t suffer and also with that you don’t

have loud fan noise or very high temperatures now I’m going to go ahead and stop fanboying over this amazing case I’m gonna go and spend a good chunk of

the day benchmarking it and comparing it in terms of video editing to the iMac pro I do have a link to Bizon tech in the video description so go

ahead and check him out alright guys so that was a long day night and morning of some testing and retesting and dealing with some issues but before that I

do want to go ahead and talk about the specs of these pcs and the price points because that matters along with some higher configurations so both of these

have eight-core processors we both have one terabyte of ultra-fast m2 SSD storage the PC does of an extra 2 terabytes of a standard drive the Mac has a

Vega 56 with a gig of RAM and our by son paid extra in my configuration I sprung for the r-tx 2080 graphics card which is brand new and

you’ll see the performance is good so that part of his awesome with the Bizon tech you get a wide range of graphics cards that you can

choose from with the iMac pro you can go with the vegs for an additional $600 the r-tx 2080 it still outperforms it by a good amount so we have

that thousand three hundred and fifty dollar difference which would be greater if I got a graphics card those more on par which I didn’t want to do but of

course the elephant in the room is the display we have that 5k display on the iMac Pro which is p3 color accuracy and I like the resolution of

it with the PC you’re probably not gonna get a 5k display but you do have a good chunk of room in the budget to get a monitor so you

can go with something as low as $350 I was shocked that this LG here, of course, you can go with like an ultra-wide you can go with two monitors

that looks the same and match up instead of putting something else on the side of an iMac

wish I had them do it but I didn’t so you’re looking at non overclocked numbers but this thing has a lot of headroom for overclocking with the low

temperatures so let’s go ahead and start with Cinebench r15 the CPU test and here the Bizon tech scores a hundred and sixteen points higher on the CPU without

it being overclocked moving on to Geekbench 4 we have a higher single-core score on the bison tech and a lower multi-core score which is interesting now moving into

graphics the only test that could both do the same is open CL or Vega 56 scores 165,000 which is higher than with High Sierra and the 2080 and

the Bizon Tech scores 285,000 now the iMac Pro can use apple metal API which is now working better than the open CL and all the tests that I ran

and that scores 167,000 and of course with our Nvidia graphics card we can use CUDA and this thing scores four hundred and eight thousand in CUDA that is a

ridiculously high CUDA score and if you’re using a program or fax that work well with CUDA this is gonna help you out next let’s jump into

Unigine heaven which I threw in just for fun just in case some of you guys after a long day at work you want to go out and do some

gaming, of course, a Windows PC is much more capable and it supports pretty much all the games compared to a Mac but in terms of actual graphics rendering performance

here we have a score of 1841 on the iMac and 4,000 147 on the custom PC and finally, let’s jump into Premiere Pro and take a look at the video

editing performance now both of these systems have no issues cutting through standard 4k h.264 or even a 4k h.265 8-bit footage at full resolution in the timeline with let’s

and with effects and color Corrections and even film grain applied they have no issues at all now what I did notice is a difference in the CPU and the

graphics usage since that computer the custom PC has a much more powerful GPU it’s had a lot more headroom available and then if you go ahead and export this

five-minute 4k timeline with two lots in film green applied we get about a 15% faster speed with the Bizon and then the five-minute h.265 title mine with the same

effects we get an 8% improvement in speeds now I’ll take a look at something much more difficult if you checked out my Fuji film XT 3 review I talked

about how difficult those new h.265 10-bit files especially 4k 60 were to edit they were just killing my system so this is a perfect time to test it out

with these species and playing through a one-minute timeline with color Corrections we had a hundred and thirty-four dropped frames in that 1 minute on the iMac Pro and 18

dropped frames on the Bizon PC so none of them do a perfectly smooth but the Bizon does much better and it’s almost not noticeable that you’re dropping frames whereas

with my iMac or with my MacBook pro you just get killed and you almost aren’t able to edit I had to transcode everything to be able

to edit that video taking a look at the performance statistics we had less CPU usage on the Bizon and much fewer graphics usage actually 50% GPU where we had

96% GPU usage on the iMac Pro so that was a graphics bottleneck that we were experiencing now rendering a five-minute timeline of this footage that’s color-corrected we see

a 12% faster speed with the Bizon tech if we’re rendering the h.265 and a mass of 27% faster speeds when rendering to h.264 now this is mainly because of

thermal throttling where the Bizon tach through this export we’re seeing 64 degrees Celsius on the CPU and the iMac is thermal throttling at 94 degrees Celsius going all the

way down to like a 3.3 3.4 gigahertz on the processor and this is where I wish Apple would implement liquid cooling they’re notorious for thermal throttling and

not having enough thermal capacity for the fans to be able to take all the heat and get it out and they’d rather just thermal throttle it so that

is definitely a big win and of course if you overclock the system you have all that thermal Headroom to be able to dissipate that heat or also if you

go with like a 14 or an 18 core processor next I stabilized

OS R vs A7III vs X-T3 vs Z7 Autofocus Comparison

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OS R vs A7III vs X-T3 vs Z7 Autofocus Comparison
OS R vs A7III vs X-T3 vs Z7 Autofocus Comparison

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hey you guys max in this video I’m going to be comparing the continuous video autofocusing performance between four new popular cameras that’s the canon eos are the Sony a7

3 the fuji film ax III and the Nikon z7 all four of these cameras have face detection and you could also adjust the focusing speed and the sensitivity on

them so you can kind of fine-tune it for your preference or for your shooting scenario which is what I like to do now there are some differences in ease

of use and the different focusing points and modes and stuff like that which I’ll talk about in just a little bit but one thing I do want to point

out is the fuji film is the only camera that has eye detection you can select which eye or put in an automatic where the rest of them have

face detection I’ve never had an issue with face detection and being limitation we’re usually not trying to get such critical focus just to be on one eye that’s more

for photography but I did want to point that out now in this video we’re gonna look at some face detection mess with some of the settings see how they

do when the face kind of disappears we’re also gonna test out slow-motion so make sure you guys stick around but Before we jump into it I want to point

out one more thing and that that is we’re using different lenses now I do have all the lenses linked in the video description if you guys want to go

check that out but they’re all negative lenses that focus nice and smoothly I’m gonna talk about lenses towards the end of the video as well the only camera that

is not using a native lens is the Sony a7 t3 on that camera I have my Tama on 28 275 F 2.8 lens so it’s not a native lens

but I did compare it to the Sony’s and the autofocusing performance is very close maybe a little bit slower for their really fast action stuff which we’re not

testing but overall I did want to mention that most of my Sony lenses are prime lenses and this is my only kind of wide-angle to standard zoom and

I wanted to keep it between the zoom lenses on all these cameras just to make it a little bit fairer now one other difference is we do have

a sensor difference between these cameras so both the a7 3 and the z7 are full-frame sensors when you’re shooting 4k but the z7 is going to crop in in

slow motion the fuji film is an aps-c sensor and standard 4k and the canon eos are crops in 1.78 times meaning it’s almost identical to a four third

sensor and closer to like a micro four-thirds from the GH five what this means is I’m gonna have the same setting on all these cameras same ISO same aperture

which is f/4 now this doesn’t mean that the Canon does have an advantage because when you have more in focus you could be slightly off but the subject is

still going to be sharp compared to a full-frame like the Nikon z7 or the aps-c so kind of keep that in mind but either way, I know the Canon

the system works quite well so let’s get into it starting with the default settings all these cameras track well at some point each camera slightly goes out of

focus and then catches back up but if you’re watching normally you can’t tell with our subject moving out of the frame the Fuji locks on first followed by Canon

both very quickly while the Sony and Nikon transition slower but smoother coming back into frame the Fuji locks on first followed by Nikon and the Sounion Canon are tied

blocking the face detection the Fuji locks on first followed by Canon Nikon as a tie-in and Sony third but then the Canon decides that the film is a

face in the background in focuses on it and then reeling the subject we have Fuji followed by Nikon and then the Canon almost locks on but then goes back

to the film Ariel, one more dip and we have the same result as last time the Canon and Fuji lock on the quick subject coming back in we

have similar results all these cameras do such a great job and are usable walking back slowly they’re all tracking well until now where the Fuji focus on the

background earlier where the rest actually tracked perfectly back and a quick run forward all of these do such a great job and they’re very very close

in a performance like I mentioned at the start all of these cameras allow you to adjust the focusing speeds and sensitivities which is great because you can adjust them based

on your lens some are faster some are slower or you can adjust based on your scenario which is what I typically do the only kind of limitation that I

see is with the Canon you can’t adjust the speeds in any mode you want you to have to be in more the single kind of point mode so if you’re

doing the face detection it’s limited to what it’s set a default which is what you guys just say so in this next test

no longer recognizes their face is it gonna just suddenly focus on the background or is it gonna be smart enough to stay focus on the subject until it recognizes

and sees their face again let’s check that out and let’s also take a look at slow motion right after this quick message Skillshare is an online learning community for

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sure to take advantage of this great offer so I reset all the settings to default speeds we’re using face tracking they’re all doing a great job and as soon

as the subjects face is lost the Fujifilm shifts straight to the background while the others hold on to the subjects head he steps out all the cameras focused to

the background stepping back in the Canon Nikon stay on the background longer and then the Nikon is gonna slowly shift in and the Canon doesn’t end up doing

so Vadim kind of moved around to get its attention but didn’t shift and know the film reel was not being recognized as a face so flipping background all them

go ahead and lock on to the face as usual and flipping backward this time the Fuji doesn’t shift to the background the Canon does unfortunately though so one thing

that I want to point out is this is a really quick and easy fix if you’re actually behind the camera operating it because of canons intuitive interface you

could just tap on the subject it’s gonna recognize the object and then it’s gonna track it from side to side and then as soon as your subject turns back

around or it sees the face again it’s gonna switch over and in my real-world shooting with a lot of different Canon cameras I’ve never had it like

see some object and think it’s a face like what that film Hynde me so that was very very interesting in general it’s reliable so now let’s take

a look at slow motion now all of these cameras to shoot at 120 frames per second which is sweet but unfortunately the Canon only records at 720p instead of

1080p like the other cameras now another downside is you do not have autofocus when you’re shooting 120 frames per second 720p with the Canon so in this next test

we’re gonna take the Canon now and look at the remaining three now the Nikon z7 can shoot 120 at 1080 with autofocus but it crops in instead of

being full-frame where you’re looking at an aps-c the fuji film it also crops in on top of the ready aps-c sensor so you have more in focus while

the sony does stay in the full-frame sensor so you have a lot less in focus so with this the speeds are set to the defaults now and it

looks like the Fuji and Nikon do a little bit better job tracking where the Sony’s slightly out of focus when Vadim stops dropping down the Fuji shifts quick

followed by Nikon smoothly and Sony in the last place but also smoothly and coming back up we have the Fuji film the Nikon and last place the Sony’s shifting smoothly

but slowly lock in the face as Nikon and Fuji are really quick the sony has slow dropping back down similar results fuji leading the Nikon and sony i

like how the fuji shifts on to something closer but not really when it shifts back it just really abrupt not very smooth and kind of cinematic looking and

shifting back up it’s much smoother even though it is quick and unfortunately the Nikon 120 just looks really over sharpened and noisy and tracking going back they do a

great job until the Fuji kind of shifts to the background first just like we saw in the previous test before Vadim is done walking and running forward they all

the track well until it even gets close to where the sony is just slightly back focused and then kind of catches up to the face so to wrap all

of this up I want to say that all four of these cameras are very capable in regards to continuous autofocus – some have their pluses somehow their minuses but

you can use all of these out in the field and do paid work while using autofocus and sometimes it’s so convenient I’ve got a lot of shots that I

wouldn’t have been able to get before using autofocus it’s all about knowing your system knowing what settings to tweak to get the best results and being able to just

go out there and shoot and practice with it now it would have been nice for the Canon if they would have had autofocus in a hundred twenty frames

per second but overall I don’t think it’s a huge deal because I don’t know if how many people are gonna shoot in the 720p mode now the Nikon

hasn’t been super consistent out in the field here that did quite well but some of the times were we Sivan when we turned up the settings it

the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8! 6 Month Review

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the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8! 6 Month Review
the Tamron 28-75mm F2.8! 6 Month Review

this is brought to you by Squarespace hey guys max welcome to yet another video and this one we’re gonna be talking about the Tamron 28 275 F 2.8 lens it

has been just over six months since I purchased this lens it did my initial videos on it I did a hands-on type of review where we found some issues

and that’s right when the auto focusing issues were coming out then I did some comparisons to a couple different so many lenses those links are gonna be down in

the video description below so six months later what is my follow-up what are the good things about it which there are a lot and what are the bad things

and some things I do not like and yes there are a couple so make sure you guys stick around for that first off I do want to say I

apologize for my voice I have been quite sick I know I haven’t posted a video in a little bit but I’m starting to get a little bit better hopefully

my voice is still kind of messed up right now but bear with that I also want to say that I’m shooting on a new camera I only made one

so far with this camera I have a whole nother set up some new accessories and stuff like that so if you want to guess based on the image what

I’m shooting with let me know down in the comment section below and of course all of the links are in the video description so the Sony a7 three is

the best selling full-frame camera in 2018 and actually brought Sony up to the number one spot in full-frame cameras it’s very impressive and that’s for a couple of reasons

first it’s $2,000 10 frames per second 24 megapixels with a new sensor really fast auto focusing dual card slots 4k great battery life there’s a lot of great features

packed into this camera for the price point and along with that you probably think about why am i switching to another video topic the Tamron 28 275 I think

is probably the best selling lens for Sony in 2018 I don’t have any numbers on that but this thing is constantly out of stock even right now if you

look at it I have three links to Adorama pnh and Amazon now that’s because this thing comes in at $799 and you look at Sony’s alternative which is a

standard 24 to 70 it’s a G master it’s a great lens and I did do a full comparison between these two that thing is a massive $2,200 I think

now that we have a budget camera which is fantastic feature-packed people needed a budget lens and Tamron came out at the perfect time to give you a great pairing

here for $2,800 a setup like this and not only just like the a7 3 is it a great price the features are great as well so you have 28

to 75 which is a great range and I’ll talk about that a little bit later you also have something that is really quick overall an auto focusing I’ll also

talk about that a little bit but it’s also super super sharp in my comparison actually was sharper than the G master the images and the video coming out of

it are fantastic so as far as images six months later I have no complaints it is so so versatile now one thing that I absolutely love and the D

map salutely loves about this lens is the minimum focusing distance I mean this is amazing we have a macro lens the 50mm f/2 point eight and we are barely

using it now we see said a lot more often but since this lens came into our inventory we are using it for a bunch of macro type shots now

the other thing that I absolutely love about it is the size and the weight the fact that it’s small and light and yes that’s why it’s not a 24

mil it’s a 28 because they needed and wanted to get it to be this size and weight and it’s perfect for this camera it’s so balanced you actually have

some room for your fingers compared to the G master which my large hands are kind of like crammed in here and getting pushed down by the lens a barrel

but the size and the way is just really really really nice it’s really pleasant to go out and shoot with compared to the G master where it’s so front

heavy it’s so large it’s very cumbersome compared to this lens right here now before I get into follow ups on some of the previous issues I talked about and

which ones actually matter in which ones didn’t I want to give a big shout-out to our sponsor for this video and that’s Squarespace I’ve built five websites using Squarespace

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I wish were different I’ll leave the worst one for last so the first one I mentioned is auto focusing in low-light now in good lighting condition man this thing

works excellent just as good as the sony lenses but when it gets low light conditions especially if you’re under exposing that’s what I’m starting to see some issues with

it now I want to mention that all cameras and all lenses perform worse in low-light conditions but I feel like this one slows down more so than the sony

lenses now if you’re exposing properly it’s a little light but your ISOs are up there it does great it still does a good job but when you’re really under

exposing and it’s low light that’s when it’s having an issue you can switch over to manual focus and it still will focus it’s not like it starts hunting like

crazy or anything like that but it does slow down more so than the Sony lenses so keep that in mind if you’re looking to buy this lens or try

to decide between the Sony lens and this Tamron if shooting a lot of low-light underexposed scenarios I would consider that to be a part of your you know buying

decision now the second thing that bugs me the most about this lens that I really wish was different is the barrel distortion when I compare this to the 24

70 G master you saw how much distortion this lens has where the G master has pretty much no distortion even though it is a wider lens now there’s two

things to that one it’s much larger much heavier they have more elements in there to correct that and they also have software fixing so that’s one advantage that Sony

has with you know having a Sony lens on a Sony body that they’re applying software correction to fix some of that now the G master is actually a very

good lens with very little distortion so there’s not that much software chr├ętien going on but the 24 to 105 f/4 that I compared this lens to which is more

in a closer price range that actually has quite a bit of distortion but the camera bodies fix it automatically now since this is a third-party lens I don’t think

they have the ability to do that or at least not yet be amazing if they were you get quite a bit of distortion and for photos it’s not a

big deal you know it’s a one-click autocorrect and Lightroom and it fixes all your issues but for a video it is much more of a pain it does take

longer to fix so that does add extra time in post and it does suck and if there was one thing that I could change on this lens that would

be my choice is to have less barrel distortion now onto the last thing I want to comment about this lens one question that maybe a lot of you guys

actually have is how limiting is having the wide n be 28 millimeter instead of 24 now for me personally I really like a 28 millimeter focal length well now

there were two situations in the last six months or so where I really wish I could go a little bit wider and I had a 24 to 71 was

shooting a time-lapse in the building downtown if she needed a little bit more room and I couldn’t get back far enough and the other was shooting out of the

back of a pickup truck going down different roads doing a commercial for a trucking company I just needed a little bit wider that would have been nice and it

was limiting but two situations in half a year and so much shoots with this lens I will say that I would not make the trade of even if we

kept the price the same having this be much larger and heavier which it would if it was a 24 to 70 f28 or having it be a 28 75

and being lighter and smaller I would take that trade-off I think the convenience and the balance with the body like this is really really nice so let me know

your thoughts on the six month update down in the comment section below to answer the question you know I absolutely don’t regret I also said yes no I don’t

regret buying this lens I love this lens and yes I would absolutely suggest it as long as those few issues that I brought up aren’t a big deal to

you and I think for most people they’re not I would definitely suggest picking one of these up once again there’s links in the video description check them all out

to see where it’s popping up in stock let me know if you guys have any other questions and the comment section below I’ll do my best to answer them

the spin max thank you guys for joining me and supporting me over these years

11 Pro from a Filmmakers Perspective:The iPhone

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11 Pro from a Filmmakers Perspective:The iPhone
11 Pro from a Filmmakers Perspective:The iPhone

alright guys time to fess up who has shot iPhone footage for use in a professional project raise your hands or at least comment down below I know that

I have in actually turned out just fine in fact in some cases the iPhone 11 pros footage could look better than your cameras before you guys destroying them

in the comments take a second and hear me out on my perspective my opinions of the iPhone 11 Pro coming from a filmmaking background I think you guys are

gonna be impressed Apple has been pushing the boundaries of smartphone cameras ever since they started with impressive upgrades year over a year other companies like Google and Samsung have been

catching up and even beating them some areas with photos but nobody has gotten as close to the iPhone in terms of video and with the 11pro this maybe

the biggest upgrade yet now I hate the term game-changer but I think in this scenario it actually kind of fits in terms of shooting video on the phone

I think that this is the biggest upgrade yet and if you’re somebody that shoots video with your iPhone you should upgrade at the launch event it seemed like

the biggest focus was on the cameras and not just for photos where they usually spend the majority of the time but the video section was much longer than it

ever has been before I was seriously shocked that they just kept going and going and it makes sense because some of the features were truly impressive Apple definitely

wasn’t shy about this and called it the highest quality video in a smartphone typically they just say you know the highest quality in the iPhone or the most

powerful iPhone but this time around they were confident let’s start with the triple-lens camera this in and of itself isn’t shocking as many smartphones now have that

but what’s impressive is how they focused on matching up the image you get from each sensor and lens combination in the past when you switch lenses when

filming it was kind of jarring you would see this kind of weird motion kind of glitchiness you would get exposure and color shift but now you can zoom

between all three lenses smoothly and it looks like you have a quality zoom lens the focal length double each smart time but the phone also takes data

from that lens that you’re recording with and primes the other lenses both for a focus exposure and also like things like white balance and that gives you that very

smooth transition the zoom lens is now an F 2.0 aperture and that paired with the new sensor will improve the telephoto low-light performance were in the past it

used to be quite bad so much so that I would avoid using that lens all together in low-light scenarios but now at the 11pro you’ll be able to use

it Apple showed off a very cool low-light noir style film with really awesome looking grading and I was impressed but I’ve been impressed by Apple’s example footage before

and I always took it with a grain of salt because usually, they have a huge crew of people they have tens of thousands of dollars of support gear

and then very heavy post-production to get it to look this good but that was only until Phil Schiller said this that was not always shot but also edited entirely

an iPhone 11 Pro, okay that is pretty impressive not only shot on the iPhone but also edited and the software controls that they showed off on stage look really

nice at this time with iOS 12 I have almost nothing built-in for a video which is very frustrating so being able to have that fine control with that good interface

will be great for quick edits now before I tell you about two more hardware and software features that blew my mind let me tell you about a shockingly

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iPhones have always had impressive stabilization but the iPhone 11 takes it to a whole nother level just like with the new our film when I watch this car scene

shout the standard iPhone 11 three things stood out to be the first was how dang sharp the details look without looking over-sharpened either it is great

post-production or maybe the lenses and the new iPhone have gotten a good improvement the second was the stabilization I first certain thought that these shots were using a nice

proper gimbal but at the end, Cayenne said this all the shots including the ones overhead or handheld once again wow that is impressive that’s a plus in the note

10 both have a feature called super steady which works great but the quality goes down dramatically and it only shoots at 1080p Apple is calling there is cinematic video

stabilization and you could still use it in 4k and as you can see in the car video the quality looks really good right next to that they showed off

an extended dynamic range which isn’t the first time that we’re seeing this last year with iPhone 10s the out of this feature which allows the phone to shoot double

the frame rate at two different exposures and then blend both of them to greatly improve the dynamic range in the video this was only possible at up to 4k

30 frames per second so on 4k 60 the dynamic range was reduced but with the iPhone 11 pro this is now possible up to 4k 60

and now not only does the main lens have this but every other one including the front-facing camera which can also shoot at 4k 60 with extended dynamic range and

also at 1080p 120 frames per second as you guys can tell Apple is very serious about video and I’m not sure how they are pulling this off but

the dynamic range in the car shot looked fantastic and that is the third thing that stood out to me maybe they are shooting at 4k 120 and

then blending back together to 4k 60 but that just sounds crazy they also had one feature that wasn’t talked about what was just shown on screen and that

is the zoom mic feature now Samsung also added this to the note 10 this year so maybe that’s why they didn’t bring it up but this should help isolate

the sound to one single microphone especially when you zoom in instead of blending multiple microphones with a stereo sound and if you guys saw the rear my grill is

much larger than we had before iPhones have always had surprisingly good microphones with goods denoising and win removal quite a bit better than many built-in cameras but this time

it will be even better the last thing I want to mention is the new film Pro app that is going to be coming out they brought out Sean Baker

and he showed off a shoe where they were using this new app and doing Multicam recordings you could see all four camera angles on the screen and then select

two of them to record at the same time this is possible because of that new powerful CPU and I have to say this is very impressive I have

to be honest and say that I don’t know how often that will need to use this or if even if I will ever use it but I

do have a bunch of cameras more than a need but for those people who need to document such as vloggers or maybe reporters or other people like that who

can use the feature of recording both you know the rear camera and the front-facing camera at the same time this will be handy we also have some things

like a brighter flash and this nice little quick take feature that’s mostly for just regular people

The BEST Slider Edelkrone SliderPLUS with HeadONE

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The BEST Slider Edelkrone SliderPLUS with HeadONE
The BEST Slider Edelkrone SliderPLUS with HeadONE

I’d use many sliders throughout my career as a filmmaker ranging from cheapo ones that were quite terrible but got me started up to systems that cost over $2,000 but

had fewer features than my new system weren’t as smooth and honestly were quite mediocre but today I’m going to show you why the edelkrone slider plus paired with our

newest slide module in the head one system is the best slider I’ve ever used I currently own three sliders and I have owned an edelkrone in the past and

I’ve also used multiple of the previous versions before extensively on various shoots and I’ve always been very intrigued with them not only with the capabilities but also because of

how innovative of a company edelkrone is they continued to keep thinking of new awesome ideas and products for as filmmakers things that we’ve never even asked for or thought

about but they come in very useful when you try them there’s a ton to talk about but today I’m gonna focus on their updated slider I like

the capabilities of their previous motorized systems but there are a few things that I didn’t love so when edelkrone reached out to me and wanted to partner with me

and send out their latest system for me to test out and make a video on I was intrigued now they didn’t tell me what kind of video to make

the length what to say what to title it anything like that so everything said is my own opinions and as you can probably tell it exceeded my expectations

the base of the system is the slider Plus which you’re most likely familiar with the latest version has some upgrades that I really like I have the long version

but in all reality, it’s not that long and it’s shorter than my previous compact version of a slider and that’s even with the motorized module attached and thanks

to its extended slide design, I have more range now than I did before when it’s on a tripod and also dolly shots since a slider doesn’t get in

the way when it’s not on the tripod your range is limited to the length of the slider and I use the built-in foldable feet that I personally like you

do need to tighten them from time to time but that’s a trade-off I’d gladly take to be able to fold them and adjust them quickly without having to use

thumbscrews that have little teeth or notches or Allen wrenches my favorite upgraded part of the slider itself is the magnetic slip and belt this is a point of

frustration with my other sliders having to pull the belt tighter than needed and then clamp it down realizing you overdid it and it’s too tight or it’s just too

loose with our new belts you can swap from regular to the motorized belt in just seconds which is great for fast swapping out in the field the slider by

itself works great but it gets even better when you add that slide module takes you from smooth manual slides to be able to do ultra-smooth repeatable slides time

lapses Lucifer things like interviews or cloning and more everything is controlled through a smartphone app which is one of the reasons why I think this is the best slider

ever my previous system had a dedicated controller that needed to be wired and connected that way had a built-in battery that you couldn’t replace and the whole thing busted

on me and had to buy a new one having a controller app that could be updated with new features for longevity as a much better solution but I’ll talk

about that more in just a bit where things get interesting is when you start to expand the system which is another reason why I think this is the best

slider system an old crone has a host of accessories they can use and even stack together that works seamlessly adding a single head one module will give you pan

control like I have with my other system but adding two of them gives me something I didn’t have which is tilt functionality and this can take your shots

to another level, each of these systems uses a single cannon style battery instead of having to charge the system which is more convenient especially for long shoots where you

don’t want to or can’t plugin they’re simple to operate pop in one battery and you’ll hear

a little chime telling you that it’s on now one downside is that you need to remember to remove the battery after you shoot or also will stay on and

slowly drain one thing I noticed right away is how quiet they are even at full speed they’re quieter than my previous system running at a low speed so

shooting interviews in a quiet environment won’t be an issue now what impressed me the most is how simple it is for all of these wireless kits to sync up

you just open their newly updated app you hit smart pairing and just within a few seconds all of these separate components wirelessly paired together no cables no manual

syncing just the great design you can even plug your cable for camera control into either module allowing you to keep your cable around short and out of the way

which is another reason why I like the system it’s these kinds of little things that end up adding up together to make a powerful and pleasant to

use system they can enjoy using instead of having to battle it now let’s move on to the app at the top we have our battery levels and also depending

on what parts you have connected that changes what will show up in the app which is another plus of having an app and not a fixed system the whole

the app is very intuitive at the top left we have our pan and tilt controls and the right side we have our slide if you have a module for focus

and that will be in the center you can control both the pan until at the same time or you could tap on one of the icons to turn that

one-off to make sure you don’t accidentally change it in the center you can program many positions and what’s cool is that you can take a photo

of each one which helps you remember what you’re tapping on next is just a tap on the one you want and the system will automatically go and

adjust to the exact settings that you preset if you want to adjust the speeds or the ease that could be done with the sliders at the bottom want to

set up a loop no problem just press on both of them at the same time and you are set and it’ll even tell you how long will it take

to go from one to the other if you want to go between many positions you could use the sequencer, of course, we also have the time-lapse mode which can

control your camera and even a stop motion option if you have the laser module you’ll also see an option for that now there are some downsides to having an

the app which is things like maybe having bugs which I didn’t experience with this version of the software and you also need to reconnect to the components if you

walk away or if you closed the app but don’t worry if you set up a time-lapse or loop anything like that that will keep running of course you

have to have your phone with you and make sure that your phone is charged but overall most of this is painless and also quick so as I said to me

would much rather have it this way than have something limited and tethering with a cable require me to be right next to a slider to control it in

my line of work a slider is really indispensable and even though so many people are focusing on other stabilization tools I feel like a slider can add a lot

to your production especially if you have a few motorized modules you can creatively manipulate but even if you just have a baseliner that nice and steady smooth parallax

movement looks really good and very clean the last few reasons I want to talk about why this is the best slider system I’ve ever used is durability and

expandability you can start with just one slider and slowly build up your system and expand its capabilities which is great and for durability, this thing is really solid

and not just a slider but every piece that I am using from the different tools that they give you to the mounting kit to the belt quality it’s top-notch

my system ended up taking a small fall and I was worried but everything worked perfectly afterward now I don’t recommend dropping it or anything like that but I have

had a few parts on other sliders bend or break with similar Falls so so far this system has been solid that’s probably thanks to most of it being made

from metal and because of the squash design without exposed moving parts so because of that it should be very durable long-term all right guys so that is it this

is my newest slider thanks to El Crone their old design was good but this new one is so much better and it tops every other slider system that I

have used and owned some of which cost even more money so I’ll be letting go of my other sliders and from now on I’m going to have this more

capable less frustrating smoother experience at Wilco system for my slider shots if you guys want to check out the slider and the other components

Rode Wireless Go vs Saramonic Blink 500 Review

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Rode Wireless Go vs Saramonic Blink 500 Review
Rode Wireless Go vs Saramonic Blink 500 Review

hey, guys, it’s maxing today we’re gonna be taking a look at the brand-new ceremony it blinks 500 wireless system and comparing it to the super popular road Wireless go

this is sponsored by Squarespace an all-in-one platform that makes it easy to make an amazing website let’s start with the biggest difference and a selling point that’s going

to get a lot of people to move over or to buy the Sara Manik instead of the road system and that is the fact that you get two

transmitters in the Box the kit that I have at least we’ll talk about prices in just a bit and one receiver now when I made the videos on the

roads which I still absolutely love that was probably the biggest question that I got can you pair up two transmitters with one receiver and no you cannot do that

so that is what sarimanok decided to focus on adding that feature now in the box they also give you a lot of other value ads so not only do

we have two charging cables USB type-c we also get two cables to connect the receiver to your camera or the other one is to connect it to your smart

phone or any other device like that so right out of the box you can do that you can plug it in now they also have another kit that gives

you the ability to plug into the smartphones directly with the road we just have one cable you can buy additional cables of course for an extra fee now another

the thing that you have to buy with the road are lavalier microphones which you do not need to do with the Sarah Manik bling 500 kits so two of these

are included in the box and that can save you some serious money and if you factor in the extra cost of buying level your microphones for the wireless go

here I have the smart lav with this adapter to get it to work the prices turned out to be about the same or even less expensive with the bling

500 even though you get two transmitters now rode did come out with a specific mic for the wireless go that cost $80 for one of them and with the

Sarah Manik we don’t have to deal with that but of course, we’re gonna test out the quality of these mics in just a little bit now another difference is

the size and the weight so if we take a look at both these transmitters you will notice a pretty substantial difference in the size now the bling 500 is

still super small compared to your average system it’s lightweight that actually might be slightly lighter than the let’s go but it is a little bit thicker it is a

a bit longer and wider as well and then the clip is also quite a bit larger now we still plug it in the same way as we do with the

wireless go so let me grab this Sony and bam it’s on top like that but since this kit is smaller when you put it up to your eye it

just barely touches whereas if we grab the Santa Monica one as you guys can see it sticks out more so so it does touch my eye more and then

another thing that I noticed is it pushes a little bit on this little eye Cup so if you don’t push it in any kind of

lift it a little bit it can trip that sensor so that will depend of course on your camera and I was able to kind of push this up

and get it to work just fine now another huge difference between these two systems we do not have any LCD to see I love the fact that the wireless

go has this capability where I can easily add a glance take a look at it I can see my battery life I can see if I’m paired properly the

Sarah Monica you don’t have that we do have a little LED light there are multiple LEDs in there to let you know about battery life if you’re connected the gain

that you have on these transmitters but you don’t have that convenience which I like to have now one thing that I like about the ceremony kids

is the fact that the gain it’s more adjustable instead of having three levels from what I could see we have five levels the little indicators don’t change every time

you click on it but you have more adjustability and that little gain which is on the side here it is on the transmitters meaning you need to make sure

it is set properly beforehand on the wireless go we have a little gain knob right over here this DB and that means

if I’m recording and I see that a little bit too hot I can press on it and I can lower it or raise it if it’s not loud enough

where these guys you cannot adjust the afterward and you also need to make sure they’re perfectly set because when you have two transmitters going into one receiver the audio

is blended now that’s a good thing if you want to shoot run-and-gun you don’t have the time to post-process and adjust levels and blend them but

it is the downside if you want to have the option now before we go ahead and test out the most important part which is the audio quality both of

the built-in microphones and lavalier mics plugged in I got to give a big shout-out to our sponsor Squarespace over the years I have made a ton of websites I

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card required and if you sign up you’ll get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain both these systems have batteries built in that you cannot replace

which is a downside but I think for a system this small it’s kind of expected but you can’t charge both of these while you are using them so

they have USB type-c so you can plug in a power bank and kind of not have to worry about it but I think in this price bracket the people

are gonna be using them five six seven hours is enough for most people the technology and these systems are quite similar both them used Wi-Fi 2.4 gigahertz that means

you can use them pretty much anywhere you don’t have to worry about laws of different frequencies and stuff like that now we also have a difference in how many

kits you can connect as I mentioned we have 8 sets here or 18 sets now I don’t know when you’ll have 18 sets but I guess if you have

a bunch of cameras or a bunch of cell phones because these can plug into a cell phone to record into that maybe that would be handy so now let’s

go ahead and plug this here plug this in and attach this to me like you guys can see this is much larger let’s set this one up over here

and I’m gonna grab this camera and we’re gonna do a little built-in mic test first this is a microphone quality test with a Sarah monic blink 500 internal microphone

this is a microphone quality test with the rode wireless goes built-in microphone this is a microphone quality test with a Sarah monic blink 500 internal microphone this is a

microphone quality tests with the rode wireless go built-in mic phone okay so let me know which one of these sounded better down in the comments section I will say

that I did have to turn the gain up higher on the Sierra Manik even though it was maxed out right around the six or seven-point and then I

of course, will kick that up a bit in the post because we don’t want to clip out whereas with their rode wireless go I had to set that to negative

six decibels in the actual unit itself and set the camera down to one or two just to make sure that we have enough Headroom and don’t clip now let’s

compare the lavalier microphone with a row do you have to buy separately and with the Sara Manik it is included in the box this is a lav mic quality

test with the road wireless go this is a lavalier quality comparison with the lab that is included free with the blink 500 this is a lav mic quality test

with the road, Wireless go this is a lavalier quality comparison with the lab that is included free with the blink 500 now what I notice with the blink 500

the system is once you plug in a microphone and that is the lab that’s included in the box the signal seems to be loud

I’m guessing it’s just the microphone is more sensitive it’s picking up my voice better and when this is the maxed-out I also have to set the actual

in-camera settings down to one the lowest I can go so that means you should get a cleaner hotter signal if you’re using a lav mic compared to

the built-in mic whereas with a real kit the built-in mic is the same quality as of the kit you know that’s a good quality mic externally so that is

something to keep in mind and of course we have a lot of room for adjustments with this transmitter now it is time to head outside and see how these

guys do as far as range and if they will cut out alright guys we are outside now doing our range test I am about 30 feet away from 2

separate cameras I have both the Sarah Manik on my left and then the rode on my right here where the belt packs are now I’m gonna start walking

backward and we’re gonna see at what point does it cut out, of course, I’m not gonna know until later so I’m gonna keep walking and we’ll see how far

each one of these can do and I’ll kind of give you guys my distances and then after the fact I’m gonna walk backward and keep walking closer then we’ll

see how art start picking and that’s a good test of something or your subject turning around that kind of stuff so at this point I am at

least 50 feet away here I’m probably roughly about a hundred feet right now so you guys can hear if either one of these is working or not now I’m

gonna flip around really quick and we’re gonna see if one of them and now I don’t know what am I got like maybe close to 200 feet already at

least at least 180 or so I’ll try it Oh we’ll see if one of these can still handle this kind of a distance it is surely far alright guys

so there you guys have it you guys saw that for yourself so you guys heard it for yourselves and me actually when I synced up all of the clips

so first off the built-in mics, the road sounds better not by a super large amount but it’s noticeable now the other thing that surprised me is

how good the included lavalier microphones with the blink system are for labs that are practically free at this price point you’re paying for it but it’s such a good

the value they sound really good now inside here at this location there’s a little more bass than I heard from these labs whereas the smart laughs plus star sounded a

little bit cleaner a little bit crisper maybe four voices but when we stepped outside even though I wasn’t trying to do a sound comparison there I was just

shocked by how close they sounded now as far as the range you guys saw that the road smoked the blink system the blink is reliable and good up

to about 50 feet now personally for me that is good enough for most work and that I don’t even use the road further than that anyways usually it’s a

wrap out maybe 30 to 40 after that I use a higher-end system but with that said the results speak for themselves the road can get reliably up

to about a hundred and eighty or maybe I’d say about 150 if you want to make sure there’s no chance of it cutting out but that is if you

are not blocking it if you’re kind of direct line-of-sight I mean I had to jack it over but that’s about it whereas the blink is about 50 so the

the road system is 200 bucks which aren’t already an amazing value that is without a lavalier microphone of course 80 bucks for a lab that they released for this I’ll

have a linked in the videos whereas Sara Manik system 250 with two transmitters and two lavalier microphones when you put that price into perspective with two transmitters for somebody

getting started doing controlled work I mean that is just an incredible value it’s not a better system than the road but as far as value especially if you need

two transmitters man that is amazing now, of course, you can just buy it for about 180 for just one system like the road and that does include a lavalier

microphone so you’re comparing 180 bucks with this guy compared to 280 if you buy the laughs for it so thank you guys for watching let me know your

thoughts down in the comment section below once again a big shout out to Squarespace for continuing to sponsor this channel that makes a huge difference

Sennheiser XSW-D vs Rode Wireless GO

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Sennheiser XSW-D vs Rode Wireless GO
Sennheiser XSW-D vs Rode Wireless GO

this is brought to you by Squarespace just recently I made a video on Sennheiser’s new wireless kit and in that video super pumped and excited because this new kit

I thought it’s gonna be selling very well I love the fact that it’s so small and compact and it’s easy to use even for people who are just getting

into filmmaking but today, I got a package in the mail from rode with their new wireless go kit and I think that this is gonna kill Sennheiser’s kids let’s

go ahead and open this sucker up and take a closer look before I compare the features and specs and before I give you guys my opinion let’s take a

look at what’s included in the boxes with the Sennheiser’s kit we have a USB to USB type-c cable for charging and then we have the two units themselves a

little holder for the transmitter and then another one that goes on to your cold shoe to hold the receiver to your camera and then of course with that kit

we do have an included lavalier microphone that’s worth about a hundred and thirty bucks if you’re paying retail now with the rode wireless go, kids, we get a lot

more accessories first off we get a little pouch that’s gonna hold everything inside that’s nice we don’t get just one cable to charge we get two of them so

you can charge both at the same time we get the cable that you’re gonna connect to your camera and along with that we get these two little wind muffs

their little windscreens why are we getting these and you’re not seeing any microphone is sitting around here that’s because the road has a built-in microphone on this

unit right here it doesn’t come with a laugh mic but it does have a microphone built into it and these little wind muffs just attach like that before

I continue comparing them I have to mention the prices the Sennheiser comes in at 350 bucks at which that’s not a bad price but the rode wireless go

comes in on a hundred and ninety-nine dollars and that’s surprising I think they honestly could have got away with 250 even 300 dollars but they didn’t they priced

it well by the way both of these are available right now including the rode wireless go I’ll leave a link in the video description if you guys want

to go and check it out now even though this microphone and here is built-in we don’t have an external one you can still plug one in and I think

because of that, the price a little bit lower but you still get an extra feature that you can never get with a Sennheiser kit if you’re out on the

shoot your lav mic dies where you have to switch quickly you don’t want a wire, Lenny, my phones through you can just clip it to a Sheraton this

is probably not the best shirt to do it we’ll try it out like that and yes it’s kind of noticeable but I can already shoot just like this and

if somebody has a button-up shirt that’s even better because you can just clip it on like this and then you can get great audio with a really

a quick set of time that’s great for running and gunning now if you don’t want to use it that way you can use any microphone and ride is kind

of suggesting they’re smart laughs plus which comes in at roughly 70 bucks and you have this little adapter if you wanted to go into stereo so you’re looking at

about an $85 price so about two hundred eighty-five dollars total compared to 350 so that’s still an excellent value and we will be doing a microphone comparison towards

the end of this video let’s compare the size when I saw the XS W Wireless I loved how small it was but taking a look at this thing

it almost feels like a toy I don’t you can see how thin that is this is unbelievable that it could be this small if you look at these two

side-by-side over here just the profile is small but then if you look at the thickness you basically won’t even notice this inside of your pocket or on a belt

it’s so small it’s so lightweight this is great this is amazing if you shoot weddings and you’re gonna you know clip this into a groom’s or an officiant jacket

pocket they literally won’t notice this here we have this little mount to connect to your camera so you can pop it into a cold shoe and that’s not bad

this is a nice compact solution but what road did is very clever the little clip here on the back is a cold shoe mount so you just

pop it open and it slides right into the cold shoe it’s has a good amount of friction it’s not gonna go anywhere and look how small and compact

this is we have our controls over here we have our little display over there so yes it does have a display and it is so small and it’s also

very lightweight so if you have a gimbal this thing is not gonna change the balance whatsoever

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2.4 gigahertz Wi-Fi frequency along with that they have Wi-Fi a frequency hopping so if it senses any interference will switch over and prevent that which is awesome this

guy goes for about 230 feet and the Sennheiser goes for about 250 and that’s the maximum kind of line of sight but they’re both designed for kind of close

range and to avoid interference with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth stuff like that you can have a bunch of these at the same time the Sennheiser you could do five

kits whereas their Wireless go kit you can do eight of these in one location which is nice and one thing that I like about the Sennheiser is

is that they have these little locking connections so once you plug in your mic you screw it on nobody’s gonna be able to unplug this accidentally that keeps you

kind of safe on the other hand the roads are so tiny that I don’t think they had room or they didn’t want to add the extra weight so you

have a little bit more risk they’re both the Sennheiser is I love having the display and even on the actual transmitter so smog can kind of lose it we

have two LED lights were showing that you have good power and then the other one showing that it’s connected whereas here everything is with one little LED which does

get quite annoying so now finally let’s compare the audio I have my Sun highs excess wireless kit connected to my trusted a 6400 I just set the preamp down

to one because of how hot the signal is coming out of here let’s test it out this is an audio quality test with a Sennheiser x SW wireless mic

check mic check this is an audio quality test whoa that is a hot signal the XS Wireless has a hot signal but this set to zero decibels I’m

at one and I’m like hitting the limits just talking normally now that would suck if we didn’t have a little decibel adjustment so let me go to right here

so we’re at negative six perfect now we look like we’re matching up to this guy and then we can also go even lower negative twelve that’s awesome so if

you have a camera like the Blackmagic where you need to crank up the gain this will provide a higher signal than this guy so lets the go-ahead

and test out this guy right here and then I’ll also plug in the road smart laughs and I’ll connect all three side-by-side so you guys can tell me the

differences this is an audio quality test with a Sennheiser x SW wireless this is a microphone quality test of the road Wireless go this is a microphone quality test

of the road, Wireless go with the smart lab so go ahead and let me know down in the comments section below which one you think sounds the best keep in

mind that you can use any lav mic with this transmitter right here so this setup is about $80 if you’re trying to stay on a budget I’ll link

in the video description a twenty-five dollar lav mic that sounds good for the money I keep some on hand kind of as backups but if you

where to go and grab this lab mic which is about 130 bucks plug it in it should sound about the same alright so what are my thoughts and

opinions now before this product was the analysis I was quite happy with the Sennheiser’s other than not being able to adjust the output gain but now that the rode wireless

goat is out I think they stole Sennheiser’s thunder and me kind of regret buying this kit right here not only do we have a smaller size better battery

life a display on the receiver so you can see what’s going on you can also adjust the output and if you have it at zero decibels the output is

louder which is great for some cameras it doesn’t come with a wired lav mic but I’m glad about that be because they were able to price it lower

at $200 that means you can choose whatever mic you have or use the one that you already have and because of that it also has a built-in mic and

that just gives you so much convenience to be able to clip it on if you’re running gun shooting you don’t have enough time to wire a microphone if you’re

putting in a certain situation where it works better this way for example and at a wedding sometimes we have live music and they have little stands for their notes and

in that case, I would have a little transmitter I’d have my lav mic and have to try to find a place to clip it with this I would just

put on my little windscreen to help against the wind pop it on here and then just use the built-in clip to clip it on there and that gives you

a nice secure connection and you don’t have to deal with any wires anywhere that are awesome it’s super small super lightweight and overall I just think that rode made

a killer product I think these will sell very well and even though they did send me out this kit

Black Magic Pocket 6K Review

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Black Magic Pocket 6K Review
Black Magic Pocket 6K Review

this is sponsored by story blocks hey guys it’s maxed in this video I will let you know why I like the black magic pocket 6k quite a bit better than
the 4k version that I previously reviewed along with that I’ll give you some updates on my workflow along with black magic raw 6k video editing performance and also some
downsides that you need to know on the 4k after this video the pocket 6k is definitely not a pocket camera but it is absolutely a cinema camera and
one that is worth at least double its asking price of 2500 dollars and probably more if you compare it to other 6k offerings to me if you’re serious about
filmmaking I would skip the 4k version as your main camera at least and get this one instead as I mentioned before the pocket cinema cameras are not for everybody
and hybrid cameras do offer a lot of advantages like ease of use battery life stabilization great color profiles that are ready to go and so forth but they do
have a wide variety of downsides and just like before if you have the time to grade your image I love the results you can get with these cameras
the colors look natural and very pleasing and the black magic rock codec is phenomenal offering small file sizes with very little compression issues and at the same time a
really good playback performance I didn’t do any lab tests but just judging off of the shots that if you just set up manually what do bit more natural but
it’s probably all of those things combined and overall I’m having a better experience color grading if you’ve seen in low-light comparisons online the performance is similar to the 4k
version but there is a catch 6k to 4k down sampling helps to get that noise and compress it down and I max to learn more and the next
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get some 6k footage and I ended up loving as I mentioned having that super 35 looks without a speed booster these two things alone make the added extra
cost of the 6k well worth it in my opinion compared to the Micro Four and some of those can’t even record in actual 6k yes I’m talking about you
sony FX 9 an even larger gap is the performance of the codecs I know some people hate on Blackmagic rob but after testing so many rock codecs I am
a firm believer in this half raw like a lot of haters out there call it but honestly what does it matter to you if you have the same amazing
controls in a post to fix certain shots you know adjusting ISO and white balance without the huge drawbacks of these massive file sizes and along with that the playback performance
is so much better than other codecs out there these screen recordings are a little bit glitchy but that’s because I’m editing and grading 6k 60 frames per second Raw
on a 6 core laptop with an underpowered graphics card while at the same time using a 5k display and screen recording in 5k at the same time which is
crazy now this is 24 frames per second timeline and without screen recording, it cuts like butter but if I’m editing 6k at 60 frames per second and that’s
above a timeline, my Mac can only playback between 45 to 50 frames per second that is with some grading but that is mostly because of the small weak graphic
the card in this laptop and a lot of other Windows laptops with better GPUs will do just fine at 60fps even still that is something that I cannot complain about
with my MacBook because c200 4k footage can only run at 30 frames per second and this is 6k running much faster on top of that everything you see here
was shot at 12 to 1 compression ratio and it looks great even with such high compression for ah I’m seeing very little to no artifacts were a lot of
my sony footage with motion is full of it it is nice to think that I could shoot 6k 60fps footage on a relatively cheap SD card and have such
a small and light setup or of course you can rig it up like I did with my 4k and use a USB type-c SSD which a lot of the
big brands or pretty much all of them don’t offer with their cinema cameras now there are some downsides to the 6k version if you’re somebody that wants to record
in pro res you cannot shoot higher than DCI 4k this is a huge bummer since pro res can technically handle it my workflow now is to base grade and
resolve and then batch export to pro RS in full 6k and then finish off editing in Final Cut which is the programs that I prefer a similar thing goes
for Blackmagic raw but here you can’t shoot in 4k before if you were shooting in cinema DNG they would allow for this but of course, you’d have a sensor

MacBook Pro – Video Editing 2019 16″ vs 15″

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MacBook Pro - Video Editing 2019 16
MacBook Pro - Video Editing 2019 16" vs 15"

this is sponsored by story blocks hey guys it’s max today we’re gonna be taking a look at the new 16 inch MacBook Pro this has the best CPU and

the best graphics comparing it to the previous top spec 15.4 inch macbook pro in regards to video editing with Premiere Pro DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro and looking

at a wide variety of codecs now this new MacBook Pro has new AMD 7 nanometre graphics that are not only more energy efficient and put out less heat but

they’re more powerful as well now the CPUs should run faster because Apple upgraded the cooling and when we look at the performance starting off with Geekbench 5 yes we

do have some improvements but it’s not massive and then if we take a look at pushing all the course to the max with Cinebench r20 once again we do

see some improvement but it’s not very big you won’t really notice that difference other than maybe just a few different tests now I’m most excited for the new graphics

card not only is it more powerful as you guys can see in this metal test in Geekbench 5 but it also has double the video memory if you get

the best graphics card and for some cases like blender if you’re gonna be rendering with the graphics card then we saw a massive difference because the 4 gigs of

memory was really limiting the Vega 20 not only that but this graphics card is a lot less expensive than the Vega 20 the Vega 20 was a 450 dollar

upgrade from the base graphics where this one is a $200 upgrade and you can now get it with the 6 core processor instead of being forced to get the

a core processor let’s start out taking a look at to Bruce X here we see a substantial improvement of graphics power now this test just uses the graphics to

render a bunch of animations and effects and we’re seeing some huge improvements and I think a lot of this is because of that extra video memory and in fact

this test actually beat out the iMac pro now I do have a video coming out on that so make sure you guys were subscribed this gave me a lot

of hope when I first started out doing the tests then I jumped in to check out the black magic of raw playback test and this new graphics card actually

performed exactly the same being able to playback eight K Rolla at 55 frames per second just like the Vega 20 and then the actual CPUs I expected about the

same performance based on other benchmarks but for some reason the CPU does playback Blackmagic Raw better or at least decode it better now let’s get into stabilizing a 20

second 4k clip I love super smooth shots so I use this quite a bit and in all the tests the results are basically the same between the two machines

of course premiere takes much longer because warp stabiliser still is not using the graphics before I move on let me tell you about a super helpful video editing tool

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video editing and before I go into the numbers I want to say that all three of these programs were just updated final cut now uses a new metal based

engine so the graphics card is doing a lot more of the work DaVinci Resolve has gotten faster and same thing with Premiere Pro we have the new 2020 version

I wish as you guys will see it’s very close now in some of these tests now looking at the actual results here we’re not getting really much faster speeds

with the new MacBook Pro at all that was very interesting to me

and once I started looking at the actual GPU usage and the video usage and what is happening when you’re rendering and playing back Final Cut DaVinci Resolve playback perfectly

Premiere Pro has gotten a lot better now in the timeline if we’re playing back at full resolution the old MacBook Pro can’t actually play at 30fps it plays at

about 2425 once we get into it whereas the new one does playback at 30 but is just right there so pretty much I’ll max out on the graphics so

yes the new MacBook Pro is faster but that’s if you’re playing back a full resolution which you only really need to do if you’re hooked up to an external

monitor with your different your viewer setup that way on a laptop you might as well set it to half and in that case they play back exactly the same

so here even though we have better graphics we’re in the land of diminishing returns really the CPUs are more than fast enough and here they’re not even being utilized

to half because graphics is utilized much more now one thing that I noticed is the new MacBook Pro is actually louder in terms of fan noise it is about

one decibel louder the actual sound is a lower tone but it still is more annoying to me personally that’s if you’re only pushing the machine to its limits like

when you’re rendering or working with some really crazy stuff if you’re working with some regular files in Final Cut it actually a little bit quieter because it doesn’t put

out as much heat doing the same tasks but if you do a lot of rendering or transcoding be aware that you might get a louder experience with the new

MacBook Pro now one thing that I talked about after the 16 inch Mac Pro was announced is that the new graphics cards have an updated encoding engine which allows

you to encode HDR h EVC footage at up to 4k 90 frames per second in 10 bit if you guys have followed along this has been the main huge

pain point for video editors that want to upload HDR footage a five-minute timeline takes forever as you guys can see by these charts we realistically should be able to

render this five-minute project in about maybe 2 minutes or so so once these programs start utilizing the new graphics and that encoder instead of using just the CPU we’re

gonna have a huge improvement because the fate of 20 will not be able to do that and in that case you HD our editors are gonna be so happy

working with this new graphics card now let’s take a look at raw footage from the canon c 200 and soon the C 500 mark 2 and this is the

first time where I see a pretty dramatic improvement in final cut keep in mind this is a 5-minute project if you’re working in longer projects we’ll see a better

improvement now as far as the actual playback Final Cut has had a pretty big improvement since the last update so now it actually plays back at about 50 frames

between 50 and 60 DaVinci Resolve you can play back this footage at full resolution at 30 frames per second and in Premiere Pro like always they’re using more of

the CPU and it only plays back at 11 frames per second and then if you go down to half you could play back at 34 with old backup Pro

and 40 with the new macro Crowell with the better graphics and taking a look at Roth footage from the red here we actually don’t see much difference either yes

and Premiere Pro into Richards all of a slightly faster in Final Cut it’s actually slightly slower I really don’t know why but as far as comparing these two machines

we’re not seeing that much of a difference it could be because of drivers but I don’t think they’re gonna be able to make that much room to see a

dramatic result here so overall I was slightly disappointed I was hoping we see a bigger difference I kind of thought that with regular 4k footage and HR 265 it’s

gonna be similar because you know they really don’t have issues with it at all but even in the heavier stuff it seemed like we didn’t get that much of

a performance difference with the new graphics and the upper day updated cooling here now on the flip side if you have a MacBook Pro with thousand expensive Vega 20

graphics meaning you might have a six core with a 5 5 5 X or 560 X we are gonna see a massive improvement with a MacBook Pro that has

a 6 core and even if you get the base graphics they are almost as good as these 5500 M graphics so for those of you guys that had a

cheaper Mac and now you want to upgrade you’re gonna save money on the new one and the performance is gonna be drastically better so if you held off and

you didn’t buy one now is a really great time to buy and I also ordered in a 2015 MacBook Pro I know some of you guys stuck with that

because you know you guys like the port’s that are in there it did the job you didn’t like the new ones and then they had keyboard issues and stuff

like that so a lot of you guys are thinking about now finally updating so I’m gonna be doing a video where I’m gonna compare the difference between not just

you know six months little difference in time where we’re not seeing that much gain