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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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Understanding the Differences in Video Camera Battery Systems

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A curious reader recently asked for an explainer on the endlessly confusing world of professional video batteries. How is v-mount different from gold mount? What’s d-tap for? Are these things really worth the money? We don’t often get requests for video-related blog articles in the comments, so we try to accommodate as well as we […]

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Product Spotlight: Tentacle Sync E

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The quickest way to capture the hearts of techs at Lensrentals is to design your product to be easy to use. Multiple thousands of items per day pass through the tech room, and they’re each individually inspected by actual human beings. Often a tech will have to check a hundred or more things per day. […]

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Product Spotlight: Blackmagic eGPU Pro

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For the kind of stuff I do, a computer has to accomplish a type of balancing act. I need something portable if I’m traveling for work, shooting in the field, or just want to set up shop somewhere other than my office. But it also has to be powerful enough to handle occasional intense tasks […]

LaCie Boss Drive

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Product Spotlight: LaCie Rugged BOSS Drive

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Have you heard you’re not supposed to look at your phone for an hour before bed? How about that you should be drinking 125 ounces of water per day? Are you at least checking the batteries in your smoke detector every 30 days? Advice like this should be easy to follow. It’s all pretty low-effort; […]

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