Video Review of the Canon Vixia Mini

A few weeks ago Canon released a different kind of video camera.  It kind of looks like a smartphone.  It kind of shoots footage like a GoPro Hero.  And it’s kind of hard to describe with words, which I why I did a video review of it. The camera is called the Canon Vixia Mini and it...

Video Review of the Blue Nessie USB Microphone

There are plenty of USB condenser microphones on the market.  And all of them are good.  Very good.  In fact, you really can’t go wrong with any of them. But there is a new player on the block called the Blue Nessie that is turning heads. Why?  Well, for several reasons.  First,...

Video Review of the Multimedia Pro From Genius Ingenius

Earlier this week I was introduced to one of the most unique video lights I’ve ever seen. It’s small. It’s portable. It puts off plenty of light. And for most people, it could be the only light they’ll ever need. What is it? It’s called the Multimedia Pro from...

How To Record Audio (to use in video) With Your iPhone and t...

A few weeks ago I reviewed a video camera (the outstanding Sony RX100)  that did not have an external microphone jack. I said it was no big deal, you can just use your iPhone to record the audio. And many people wanted to know how that was possible. Actually there are multiple ways to do...

Video Review of The Canon Rebel SL1, The World’s Small...

Last week Canon released what they are calling the world’s smallest DSLR camera…the Canon Rebel SL1.  And they weren’t kidding, the Canon SL1 is very small and very, very light. But how does it do when it comes to video and still photos? In a word, outstanding.  In many...

Video Review of My Favorite Video Camera The Sony RX100

No one can tell you what the best video camera is. It’s too subjective. Ask 100 people and you’ll probably get 100 different answers. However, I can tell you what my favorite video camera is. It fits in my pocket and is with me nearly all the time (and has the scratches and...

Amazon Elastic Transcoder – What It Is and How To Use ...

This week Amazon shook up the web video world with the release of a new service called Amazon Elastic Transcoder. What does it do?  It basically gives anyone a fast, easy and cheap way to make their videos playable on the web and  mobile devices. While similar services from competitors have...

What Is The Best Microphone To Use

I often get asked about microphones, specifically what’s the best one to use.  The problem with “best” is that it’s always subjective.  Plus, with microphones, people can get a bit crazy arguing technical stuff. So to make it simple I recorded a video using 3...

How To Use CineGif To Create Dazzling Animated Images From Y...

Animated images (animated GIF files) have been around since the dawn of the Internet.  And they’ve been cheesy just as long. But then along came video and the ability to create animated images from video.  Add in an extra helping of creativity and originality…and you’ve got...

How To Start Selling Your Videos In Under 2 Minutes With Cle...

If you want to sell your videos online there are multiple hoops to jump through…from merchant accounts, to video hosting, to securing your videos and more. But what if there was a way that anyone (even you) could start selling access to your videos in under 2 minutes?  And what if you...

Video Review of the Ice Light By Westcott

Last week Wescott released a brand new style of light.   It’s very unique.  It’s very useful.  And it’s going to make life a lot easier for many photographers and videographers. It’s called the Ice Light and it looks like a small, Star Wars light saber.  Powered by...

How To Record Your iPhone Screen or Record Your iPad Screen

One of the most common questions I receive is “how do I record the screen on my iPhone or iPad?”.  Unfortunately, at least with the current version of the iOS operating system, there is not an app that allows you to do this. However, there are still a few ways you can record all...

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