XLR Cable stuck in DR60D/DR70D permanent fix

XLR Cable stuck in DR60D/DR70D permanent fix

Today I got a message from a fellow film maker who reminded me of a particular nuisance of the Tascam DR60D or DR70D. If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you are currently dealing with a common problem with this recorder — you’ve got an XLR connector stuck in it! Sadly this is a problem …

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DIY: Shoe mount USB battery with cold shoe attachment

DIY: Shoe mount USB battery with cold shoe attachment

A number of Sony cameras (And cameras from other manufacturers) can now be both powered and charged via an external USB source. With the short battery life of my Sony A7s II that I use for shooting events, I wanted to find a convenient way to extend the time between battery changes. I have several …

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Half your Final Export Review Time with Preflight Check

Half your Final Export Review Time with Preflight Check

After hours of editing, your project is finally complete and ready to deliver to the client. Time for the final review process of checking all of that exported footage for defects. If you’re like me, the last thing you want to do is ship final exports to a client with an obvious defect such as …

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Solving the Unknown Error Compiling Movie in Premiere Pro CS6/CC

Solving the Unknown Error Compiling Movie in Premiere Pro CS6/CC

Here’s a quick tip for those who encounter Adobe’s extremely frustrating “unknown error” when compiling a project. You know, this ugly thing: The best way I’ve found to locate the offending clip when you’re dealing with a particularly complex project is to attempt to export it as an AVI file. Once you’ve done that, it …

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Evolving Review of the Sony RX 10 II for Videography and Cinematography

Evolving Review of the Sony RX 10 II for Videography and Cinematography

I received a Sony RX 10 II today that I purchased with the intent of using for slow motion and playing with Sony’s new internal 4K recording. This review is just a quick one with some answers that I didn’t find when I was looking at this camera pre-launch. These are just my initial first …

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