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Zhiyun Crane 2S Gimbal Hands-on Review

On August 20, Zhiyun announced the updated Crane 2S which builds on the popular Crane 2 that launched in 2017. Here’s a hands-on review to see whether you should pay up or pass.

Vimeo Profile Pages Get a Makeover

Vimeo has redesigned their users’ profiles pages to show more information, better showcase their work, and more easily make changes.

This Is the Sony FX6... Probably

On September 2, Sony announced that the previously rumored FX6 cinema camera was indeed coming before the end of 2020. Here’s some juicy speculation on what we can expect.

Filming and Editing a Cinematic Wildlife Video

In this article I will be giving some insight behind the creation of my latest video, “Green Heron: A Cinematic Portrait,” which includes dealing with gear limitations, working with music and sound effects, and forming wildlife footage into a story.

Capturing the Best Poses for Bird Photography

Getting a flighty little bird in the frame and snapping a photo is a thrilling experience. Many times it’s not easy. But, if you want to step up your bird photography, there are some particular poses to pay attention to that will make better images.

Editing Stock Music to Make Better Videos

Unless you have the budget, time, or talent for an original soundtrack, the music you choose when creating videos is probably going to need a little finessing in order to fit in perfectly with your project. Here’s how to get it done inside Final Cut Pro X.

Sennheiser Releases MKE 200 Ultracompact Mic for $100

Today, Sennheiser released a new lightweight and ultracompact microphone for cameras and phones. The MKE 200 is aimed at creators who aren’t carrying around bags of gear, but still want higher quality audio that built-in microphones can’t match.

How to Use All of Final Cut Pro X’s New Features

This week, Apple released a substantial update to Final Cut Pro X bringing new tools to multi-platform content creators, ProRes RAW shooters, and anyone who‘s ever work with proxies.

The New Frontier of Wildlife Photography

Once it was a privileged genre occupied by wealthy hobbyists and paid professionals with science degrees. Now, wildlife photography is more accessible and inexpensive than ever.

Bird Photographers: Avoid These Rookie Mistakes

Getting started in bird photography is a path of making many, many mistakes before finding out what works and what doesn’t. Here are a few valuable tips to save you time from learning the hard way.