Oben Tripods Review

As a videographer I have multiple tripods. However, sometimes I just need set of sticks with a ball head for still photography. My primary use would simply be taking family photos, and the occasional time-lapse for some of my video projects.

I recently had the opportunity to check out several Oben tripods from B&H Photo. These tripods are very affordable, yet well thought out, and well crafted. [Read more…]


Canon 5D Mark II Video Aliasing and Moire Correction Filter

Mosaic Engineering VAF-5D2

Mosaic Engineering VAF-5D2

If you’ve shot any reasonable amount of video with the 5D Mark II, then you have likely encountered aliasing and moiré pattern interference.  Mosaic Engineering has built a filter that fits inside the Canon 5D Mark II and actually fixes these problems.

While there are some other niggling issues created by the use of this filter, it appears that the benefits more than outweigh the problems.  Check out the video below for the full rundown. [Read more…]

Elgato Turbo.264 HD Review

Alright, so you’ve shot some great home movies on your DSLR or camcorder. Next comes the part nobody looks forward to. Getting your media off the camera, onto your devices and onto YouTube.What if there was a program that did all of that for you?

Well, Elgato has released a new program which does this with simplicity, elegance, and most importantly . . . speed.  The new Turbo.264 HD will not just convert your videos but it will sync them with iTunes and upload them to YouTube. [Read more…]