Best products of 2009

Now that 2009 is almost over, it is a good time to look back at all the products we have tried during the year and see which one stood above the rest.

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Animoto Review

I have been playing with Animoto for over a week and think it is something you guys might be interested in.

What is it?

Animoto used to be a slide show creation web application but it has recently added video capabilities.…

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SmallHD field monitor review

Last weekend, I had to opportunity to participate in the production of a small movie entirely shot with a 5D. We had a lot of gear to play around, including a SmallHD DP1 field monitor. It was my first time shooting with an external monitor and it quickly became a key item on the set.…

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F-Stop Academy Learn 5DMrkII DVD Review

As promised, here is the review of the 5D training DVD from F-Stop Academy. A lot of people are interested in getting HDSLR training DVD for Christmas but dont know which one to get. By the end of this review, you should have a better idea of which one is better for your needs.…

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ShapeWLB Sumo II review

I guess that most of you guys never heard of ShapeWLB. They are a small Canadian company that builds rigs mostly for pro video camera and are now entering the HDSLR market. They rigs are stable, functional and very affordable.…

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DIY Igus Slider

This has to be the piece of gear that I talked the most about without ever showing it up. Until now!

What is a slider?

Of all the gear you can add to your video tool box, a slider is probably the one that will add the most production value to your clips.…

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D3s video mode mini review

Last night, I had the opportunity to do a few quick test with the D3s. Having played a few times with my friends’ D3, I was already comfortable with its weight/balance/ everything is the opposite of Canon features so no shock there.…

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