Author » Ally Aycock

My name is Ally and I am a Senior Video Technician at Lens Rentals. I'm a freelance veteran in almost every production department and a total gear nerd. When I'm not producing or directing commercials and music videos, I like to take advantage of my free time by oversharing pictures of my dog on Instagram.

Equipment

A Look at Panasonic Cinema Cameras with Product Manager Mitch Gross

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“You’d be surprised how many people run camera tests with their pets for fun.” Those were the words that broke the ice between me and Panasonic’s Cinema Camera Product Manager for the US, Mitch Gross. I had sheepishly confessed to falling in love with the Panasonic Varicam LT after taking it home to capture slow-motion […]

Movi Pro Rentals

Equipment

Battle of the Best Gimbals – DJI Ronin 2 vs. Freefly Movi Pro

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When it comes to innovative gimbal designs, Freefly Systems and DJI are at the top of their class. The Movi M10 revolutionized filmmaking for a vast population of shooters (myself included) when it was released in 2013. Across the globe, DJI didn’t waste much time developing the original Ronin – DJI’s less expensive alternative to […]

Understanding Camera Log for Video

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Understanding Camera Log & How It Can Improve Video Workflows

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Video imaging techniques historically, have been a battle of compromise between quality and price point but the prosumer digital video market is finally showing signs of bargaining power. In terms of image quality, raw offers unparalleled advantages because you are capturing sensor data rather than the video stream it produces, however, turnaround time or budget […]

Geek Articles

A Photographer’s Guide to Video File Structures

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Digital Single-Lens Reflective cameras have revolutionized modern photographer with their digital imitation of film. As the medium has transitioned forward, video has come into the equation, giving creatives new territory to explore their visions with digital cameras. Unfortunately, this comes with some caveats, particularly in a slew of compression standards, encoding techniques, and overall file […]

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