When I was shooting video as a one-person crew, to get some of the motion shots of cars or other moving vehicles, I needed a camera that I didn’t have to worry about operating but which also had high enough quality to match my main camera as closely as possible. I settled on different action camera setups since they have a few qualities that are indispensable to a filmmaker or videographer who needs to add motion shots or angles that aren’t possible with their main camera. Below are five reasons every filmmaker needs an
Waterproof, durable, and versatile are three of the best descriptors for the point-and-shoot cameras that are commonly known as “tough” cameras. In a camera market that has seen smartphones become our de facto compact cameras, tough cameras have filled an important niche, satisfying the needs of a range of photographers who want a stand-alone camera that can take high-quality images and be safely used underwater, while hiking or skiing or poolside. They are a great vacation camera or an everyday “don’t worry about it” camera and very useful if
Jake tests out the GoPro HERO9 Black, which offers more power, clarity, and stability than its predecessor, the HERO8 Black. While it maintains the HERO8’s features, such as a waterproof housing, 1080p livestreaming, night-lapse, digital lenses, multi-language voice control, and SuperPhoto + HDR, the HERO9 boasts 5K video, HyperSmooth 3.0, in-camera horizon leveling, cloud recording, portrait or landscape orientation modes, and capture scheduling
Military Grade. Maximum Strength. Ford Tough. These are words and phrases we’ve all seen a million times. They’re used to characterize our gear, our gadgets, the pills we take, and the cars we drive. In many cases, they don’t really mean anything. They’re metaphorical marketing, hyperbolic hype words. They’re meant to convey the quality of a thing without being held to any particular standard. And lately, another one of these questionable qualifiers has popped up: Pro. Look around. Pro is everywhere. It’s in the names of our consumer
Well, that just about does it. The second annual Adventure Week is ending, and I’m happy to say it was jam-packed with exciting and helpful content. Everything was here! From our excursion to Colorado with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C, Tamron 17-28mm, and DJI Osmo Action; content provided by even more adventurous affiliates, such as Stan Moniz, the Mandagies, and Jess Santos; and our usual fare of educational pieces ready to guide you through your next trip. Here are some the highlights of the week.
Adventure Week 2019: Will the Crew and Gear
Action cameras allow users to capture their adventures in new and exciting ways. Part of that excitement lies in the where and how you mount your camera. Do you want to give your audience an immersive first-person POV? Perhaps a lower viewing angle would work better. Maybe the action is better framed from handlebars or the hood of a vehicle. To give you some ideas about how to shoot your next adventure, we’ve put together this list of 10
We took the DJI Osmo Action Camera to Colorado for #AdventureWeek to find out how steady RockSteady Mode really is. We tested it while hiking up the Manitou Incline's 2,768 steps, sand boarding, and even rafting on some Class IV rapids.
So, did the DJI Osmo Action's RockSteady Mode pass our tests? Let us know in the Comments section, below!
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If you've been wanting to recreate the smooth, stylish shots you've seen in other videos, but you have a variety of cameras that other stabilizers don't support, the new Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-M2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer adds the same stability to your own vlog, movie, or social videos with your light, mirrorless, or action camera, as well as for your smartphone. Since the single-handle CRANE-M2 is lightweight, ultra-portable, and
For this year’s Adventure Week, we decided to bring along one of the most talked-about action cameras of the year: the DJI Osmo Action. Lauded for its innovative design and excellent RockSteady video stabilization, the Action has received an overwhelming amount of praise. But can it really live up to all the hype? We brought it to Colorado to find out.
Awesome Design Times Two
Believe it or not, it has been a whole year since the inaugural kickoff of Adventure Week on B&H Explora. An Adventure Week: Winter Edition even managed to happen in the meantime! This year, we figured we had to do something a bit bigger than our New York-centric trips. How’s Colorado sound? We put together a sweet plan and headed to Colorado for the 2019 iteration of Adventure Week,
You look like you are ready for an adventure. Be it hiking, mountain biking, skiing, surfing, climbing, or just lounging at the beach, the rugged DJI Osmo Action is ready to be your companion and will capture every second of the fun. Already a well-known name in getting cameras into tough spots with its stellar drones, DJI's step
Billed as an IR night vision action camera, the Aurora IR Night Vision Camera, by SiOnyx, has a lot of expectations to live up to. When it arrived at my desk, I was cautiously optimistic. After playing with it for a little while, I was impressed, though I question whether I’d call it an action camera.
SiOnyx Aurora IR
When UAVs first hit the market, their application was somewhat hobbled by the available technology. Your options were basically to scud around a parking lot for a little while or shoot some grainy, cataractous footage of your old high-school football field (shout out, Lansing Lions). But as the technology developed and consumer drones quickly moved into the mainstream market, their use cases not only diversified and expanded, but became pinpoint specific.
Jump to today, when drones are everywhere, doing everything. From cinematography and
In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, takes a look at the Black and Silver Editions of the GoPro HERO4, as well as the new HERO, to help you determine which camera is right for you. The video highlights unique features of each model, including 4K video recording at 30 and 24 fps, the built