Author » Ryan Hill

My name is Ryan and I am a video tech here at Lensrentals.com. In my free time, I mostly shoot documentary stuff, about food a lot of the time, as an excuse to go eat free food. If you need my qualifications, I have a B.A. in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University in beautiful downtown Carbondale, Illinois.

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Ten Products That Caught Our Attention at NAB 2018

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This year’s National Association for Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas proved to be a good one for product announcements. With over 100,000 people in attendance, NAB has become a bit of a holiday for the gear savvy videographers, who are excited to see what new products are to be announced. As usual, we were there […]

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How Videographers Can Avoid Data Catastrophes

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Two or three times a week here at Lensrentals.com, we get one of two common support calls. Scenario number one is that someone thought they transferred all of their footage over, but later found that they missed a couple of clips and need us to send them their rental cards back. If we haven’t inspected […]

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Building an Effective Workflow with RED Camera Systems

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With RED’s lower-cost RED Raven and RED Scarlet-W arriving, more budget-conscious and beginner filmmakers are finally going to be able to work within the RED ecosystem. That’s great news if you’re getting your first chance to shoot 4K, 5K, or 6K RAW, but excitement can quickly turn to abject terror when it comes time to […]

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First Impressions of the New Canon C700

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I’ll preface this piece by saying we’re still waiting for a lot of the equipment for the Canon C700 to be available, so it’s only fair to call this more of a First Impressions than an actual review. However, Canon’s C700 is a highly-anticipated product, so I thought I’d take a barebones kit out for […]

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RED Weapon Helium 8K S35 Hands-on or: DSMC2 and You

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To be perfectly honest, this article started purely as an excuse for me to play with a carbon fiber 8K RED Weapon. I figured I’d take it out for a weekend, shoot some footage, melt my computer trying to edit it, write a hands-on review, and be done with it. Gradually, though, I realized that […]

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