Tutorials and Gear Reviews

Here are some videos that I created to share what I have learned about some of the gear I use professionally.

Time Lapsing with the Yi 4k action Camera

The Yi 4k Action Camera has many different settings. In this video, I talk about some of the do’s and don’ts of creating time lapse videos in general, and the advantages and disadvantages of using time lapse video mode as opposed to the time lapse photo mode. You should be aware that if you auto white balance when trying to film daytime – evening time lapses you may run into issues with the color temperature suddenly jumping around. If you you shoot time lapse photos you can shoot 12 mega-pixel pictures that you can re-frame later are use to add fake slides to your shots. This is a little harder to do time lapse video made, but certainly not impossible. Watch the video for some additional nuggets of information.

Yi 4k Action Cam – Best Image Quality Settings

The Yi 4k action camera is a great value action camera packed with features, but it wasn’t too lng ago that I ran into some issues. I was shooting some footage from a wedding and when I sat down to edit, I noticed that all the footage was very poor quality. I wound up not using any of it. In this video, I discuss ways to get the best image quality out of the Yi 4k Action camera. I talk about shooting modes like 1080p, 2k, and 4k. I also discuss other features of the camera the contribute to maximizing image quality such as image stabilization, cleaning the lens, metering, and sharpness. If you are having issues with image quality or want to maximize your camera’s performance, give it a watch!

If you are trying to figure out what adapter to use to connect canon EF/EF-S lenses to the JVC GY-LS300, please watch this video. I discuss 3 adapters, the Commlite, Metabones, and Kipon.

Here’s a follow up to the previous video that addresses some focusing issues with Kipon AF adapter.

JVC – GY-HM170U

The Provista 18 vs VT-350 Tripod

Neweer Tripod Leveler

Davis & Sanford FM 18 Head Removal

Rode Video Mic Fix

Magnus VT 350 Tripod Post Review

Sigma 28-70mm f2.8 vs Sigma 17-70mm f2.8- 4