Reviews: Software (NLE, FX, Compositing etc)

First Look: New Mercalli 6, now with AI

If you haven’t come across Mercalli before, it is a program used to stabilise shaky footage and additionally, smooth out horizons that are curved due to lens aberration and finally remove CMOS wobble that is evident on such things as spinning aircraft propellers where in the footage they seem bent. […]

Reviews Hardware: Mounts - Tripods, Gimbals, Mounts, Cranes, Jibs etc)

Review: Zhiyun Smooth Q4 Gimbal

Also clever is a Follow and Shoot mode. If you have the smartphone and gimbal on the tripod, by raising you palm it causes the gimbal to track your face, including panning and tilting as needed. Very useful for doing one person pieces to camera when you don’t want to be static but instead move around. […]

Reviews Hardware: Mounts - Tripods, Gimbals, Mounts, Cranes, Jibs etc)

DJI RS-3 Combo Gimbal Kit – First Looks Pt 2

Once you have the gimbal assembled, the next step is to balance it with your specific camera. This is usually a four-part process and involves putting the camera on the quick release plate, removing things such as lens caps, straps and whatever, and adding anything that is to be on the camera eg a light, mic or other accessory. […]


Music Creation / Libraries. An overview of Smartsound Sonicfire 6

Unlike a simple library of songs and tunes, Sonicfire 6 allows you to actually dig into the music and play with it to create something absolutely unique. You can change the length and it automatically adjusts accordingly, play around with tempos and timing, fiddle around with the instruments used and most importantly in specific tracks, alter what is called “Mood Mapping”. […]

Action Cam Tutorials and Techniques

Quick Field Review: GoPro Hero 9 and Media Mod, Zhiyun Crane M3 and DJI Mic

The duo of the Zhiyun and GoPro was not too heavy and well balanced and although the party tricks of the Zhiyun controls could not be brought into play with the camera (full control via triggers and menus etc is not supported for GoPros) I could control the gimbal alone easily, and the pair was well balanced. […]