GoPro’s The Remote reviewed

Until recently, there was no way to remotely control the HERO8 and HERO9 Black as these cameras weren’t compatible with the existing Smart Remote. The Remote is the next generation remote control. In trying it out, I found it to be a mixed bag of experiences. It works well but really there should be a good user guide and The Remote does lack a couple of features I expected it to have.… Read More GoPro’s The Remote reviewed

Amaran 100x review

Aputure’s Amaran 100x is a video and photography COB LED lamp that delivers 2470 lux at 2700K and 3400 lux at 6500K and a 1m distance without the Hyper Reflector and has a colour temperature range of 2700-6500K. It’s the colour temperature customisable sibling of the Amaran 100d with the same form factor and the same affordable price. I tested the lamp under several circumstances.… Read More Amaran 100x review

Why filmmakers should consider OWC’s new Mercury Pro 6G SSD

OWC’s flagship SATA-based SSD, the Mercury Pro 6G range, has been updated to new technology inside and a new stylish black enclosure. Although SATA has a hard-wired theoretical speed limit that hovers around 700MB/sec, OWC has succeeded to make the Mercury Pro 6G even more appealing than it used to be by optimising the throughput itself.… Read More Why filmmakers should consider OWC’s new Mercury Pro 6G SSD

Fast is the word: ProGrade Digital’s newest CFexpress, SDXC, microSDXC cards, Thunderbolt 3 reader

ProGrade Digital updated its range of fast memory cards. The microSD cards were upgraded to faster speeds of up to 250MB/sec, support ProGrade Digital’s Refresh Pro software and are available in 256GB capacity. The new CFexpress Type-B Cobalt class memory cards leverage PCIe, Gen 3 interconnects with NVMe host controller interfaces for use in future mirrorless, dSLR and high-definition video cameras. It offers read speeds of up to 1600MB/sec.… Read More Fast is the word: ProGrade Digital’s newest CFexpress, SDXC, microSDXC cards, Thunderbolt 3 reader

Fixing audio drift when capturing video and sound from different equipment

Whenever you’re recording audio from a different device than your camera and without the help of a timecode generator, it’s distinctly possible that you experience audio drift. That is, your camera’s audio output and your recording device’s output start in sync but drift apart along the way. It’s very frustrating and — except when one of your devices is broken, of course — very easy to solve. It all comes down to checking your settings.… Read More Fixing audio drift when capturing video and sound from different equipment