The first opening of the box, and firing up for the first video recording from the new Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. As you would expect, not perfect without reading the manual, but intuitive and quite acceptable all the same. A testament to Olympus designing an excellent consumer camera that on the surface appears to […]

There’s no question we all wish to make the highest quality films possible using the various cameras available to us.  A big part of that ultimate quality is determined right at the time of capture, by the capture codec we choose to use.  What is a codec?  Good question! I and every other aspiring digital filmmaker and hybrid storyteller needs to […]

In our haste to run immediately to a DSLR or Mirrorless solution for video, let us not forget there is another direction to come at this from.  The venerable  Camcorder has been around for quite some time.  Just like its DSLR and Mirrorless cousins, it too has undergone serious transformations, metamorphosing into the hand-held powerhouses […]