Archive for the ‘gear’ Category

Dan Chung calls this the ‘C300 Killer’. Is he right?

Dan Chung calls this the ‘C300 Killer’. Is he right?

  Our shooters have all been salivating over the Sony FS7. We’ve all seen videos of the new FS7, but what is it actually like in the field? Helpfully, Dan Chung of News Shooter has reviewed it in real-world conditions, going into a LOT of detail in the process, answering all of our questions and […]

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Canon C300 Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Upgrade

Canon C300 Dual-Pixel CMOS AF Upgrade

Good news for Canon C300 shooters. The Dual-Pixel CMOS AF upgrade that made shooters so envious of the C100 is now available for the Canon C300. You can find more information over at Canon’s website and over at News Shooter. Dan Chung over at News Shooter made a video testing out the upgrade for the C100, […]

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AsiaWorks reviews Canon’s new 17-120mm ENG style servo lens

AsiaWorks reviews Canon’s new 17-120mm ENG style servo lens

Canon have announced a new 17-120mm ENG style servo lens for large sensor cameras and it’s sparked off a lot of discussion among the DPs in all of our offices. Is it worth the US$33,000 price, though? Let’s find out. The Facts Designed for ENG, documentary, and narratives An impressive range of 17-120mm, at a […]

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BeetleCam gets stabilised

BeetleCam gets stabilised

Nature shooters everywhere perked up their ears a few years ago when the BeetleCam came out – finally there was a remote control rig that would allow inexpensive fuss-free filming of animals without the risk of (potentially) getting hurt, or worse. One problem, though, was stabilization – nature documentaries and other videos of the like […]

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ARRI AMIRA – AsiaWorks gets excited

ARRI AMIRA – AsiaWorks gets excited

At AsiaWorks, our cameramen and DPs work on multiple formats and multiple cameras, from the RED to the C300, from Bulky HDCams and nifty EX-3s to clunky DSLRs… They pride themselves on being geeky about gear. And that’s just great, because these days the internet is full of camera porn! In fact, there’s seemingly no […]

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The art of the Top Shot

The art of the Top Shot

Top Shot (adjective) Denoting an extreme high-angle shot, where the camera looks straight down At AsiaWorks, we’re astounded by the number of videos we see that utilise drones to get that awesome Top Shot. But we’re also astounded by how often people get it wrong. A simple search on YouTube brings up a few corkers! These days […]

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Is the DSLR the best for online video?

Is the DSLR the best for online video?

Here at AsiaWorks, we use a range of different cameras – rarely DSLRs, but they’re still a tool used by many, usually for online video. Here, our mate Dan Chung from newsshooter.com and Matt Ford discuss: Is the DSLR really the best for this?

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