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Handsfree iPhone Cinematography 4-Axis Slider Setup

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Today’s modern filmmaker needs cameras and tools to help get the shot with minimal assistance. We are making videos about all sorts of topics and want our content to stand out. Many of the filmmaking tools out there can do a lot, but sometimes you have to create your own tools out of what’s available. That is what I did with the ROV Pro Everday Slider and the Movi Cinema Robot. Product Links (Amazon)Movi Cinema Robot: https://jer.fyi/moviROV Pro Everyday Slider: …

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First Shots with the Sony a6400

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The Sony a6400 is here and ready for some testing but first I have some settings I need to change to make the camera more fluid to use. Over the years I have found on just about every camera I use, there are settings I want to customize. That is why there are there, to customize. Each of us has a different workflow when taking photos and like our cameras to respond a certain way. Though each camera brings new …

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Top 7 Settings to Change on the Sony a6400

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The Sony a6400 is here and ready for some testing but first I have some settings I need to change to make the camera more fluid to use. Over the years I have found on just about every camera I use, there are settings I want to customize. That is why there are there, to customize. Each of us has a different workflow when taking photos and like our cameras to respond a certain way. Though each camera brings new …

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DJI Osmo Pocket, is it a Game Changer?

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Now that I have the Osmo Pocket accessories I decided to share my revised opinion of the pocket camera gimbal. Is it really a game changer? Let’s take a deeper look. DJI Osmo Pocket: https://jer.fyi/osmopocketMy gogo-toD Cards: https://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcardManfrotto Pixi Tripod: https://jer.fyi/pixiMovi Cinema Robot: https://jer.fyi/moviWasabi Power Clutch (Power Bank Hand Grip): https://jer.fyi/batterystickGopro Tripod Adapter: https://jer.fyi/goprotripodadapter Product links direct to Amazon.Com Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and today, I am back to talk more about the DJI …

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Sony RX100 VI Top 10 Settings to Change

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When I get a camera, the first thing I do is change some of the default settings. I want to get the best the camera has to offer when I capture photos and video. Here are my Top 10 settings I changed first on the Sony RX100 MK VI. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI: http://jer.fyi/rx100vi Sony AGR2 Attachment Grip: http://jer.fyi/rx100grip Sony PCKLM15 LCD Protector: http://jer.fyi/rx100screenprotector Lowepro Newport 30 Camera Case: http://jer.fyi/newport30 SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro SD Card: http://jer.fyi/64gbextremepro Hey, what’s up? …

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3 Months With The Sony a7R III

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The a7R III came as a welcomed upgrade. It had been a few years since the Sony a7R II was launched so I was ready for an upgrade. In this video, I talk about my experiences so far with the Sony a7R III and show you some images I captured with the camera. With the a7III having just came out and the hype behind it, is there value in the Sony a7r III? What do you think? Sony a7rIII: http://jer.fyi/a7rIII …

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The Blue Hour – Photo Challenge

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The next photography challenge in our series of monthly photo challenges is on the Blue Hour. The Blue Hour is a point of time in the morning and the evening when the sun is below the horizon level but still illuminating the sky. Check out some examples and take part in this months challenge. Find what time of the morning and evening The Blue Hour occurs near you: http://www.bluehoursite.com Learn how to Ditch Auto and take better photos with our free …

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How to Backup Photos from Your Camera to Your iPhone

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Your iPhone is the perfect device to backup your camera’s photos to. If you have a larger capacity iPhone like I do, you can backup an entire days shooting to it. In this video, we will discuss how to back up your DSLR Camera to your iPhone. iPhone X: http://jer.fyi/iphonex iPhone SD Card Reader: http://jer.fyi/lightningsdreader 64GB SD Card Pro 300MB/s: http://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcard Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jared with Ditch Auto and I wanted to teach you today how to …

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Pets Photo Challenge

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This month we are going to focus our cameras on pets. Whether you have a pet or know someone who does, photographing our animals can be challenging. Animals do not respond as well to our commands so my challenge to you is to try and capture some portraits of your favorite pet this month to share in the Facebook Group. I also include some tips to help you capture better photos of your pets. Tips for taking better Pet Photos: …

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Desaturated Colors Photo Challenge

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This months photo challenge will focus on editing. The topic is the saturated colors. In the challenge video I give a couple of examples and explain how I edited my photos. I decided not to show my editing process so I could save that for another video and so that the challenge could start out fresh. The challenge will last a month which will give us all the opportunity to get out a couple of times with our cameras and …

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DJI Osmo Pocket, is it a Game Changer?

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Now that I have the Osmo Pocket accessories I decided to share my revised opinion of the pocket camera gimbal. Is it really a game changer? Let’s take a deeper look. DJI Osmo Pocket: https://jer.fyi/osmopocketMy gogo-toD Cards: https://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcardManfrotto Pixi Tripod: https://jer.fyi/pixiMovi Cinema Robot: https://jer.fyi/moviWasabi Power Clutch (Power Bank Hand Grip): https://jer.fyi/batterystickGopro Tripod Adapter: https://jer.fyi/goprotripodadapter Product links direct to Amazon.Com Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and today, I am back to talk more about the DJI …

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Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L Review

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Peak Design has created another fantastic bag with the Everyday Sling 10L bag. This sling bag is versatile and can hold a lot of stuff. In this video, I show you how I use the Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L to carry just what’s needed. Get 10% off your Peak Design purchase by using this link: https://peakdesign.com/?acc=153 Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L on Amazon: http://jer.fyi/everydaysling10l Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto. Today, we’re going to take …

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Peak Design Everyday 20L Backpack Review

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Ready for a look at one of the most functional camera backpacks available? The Peak Design Everyday 20L Camera Backpack just about does it all. With plenty of room to store a full frame body and a couple of lenses. On top of that, you have room for a 15″ laptop, a tablet, and plenty of accessories. Get 10% off your Peak Design purchase by using this link: https://peakdesign.com/?acc=153 Or get the Everyday Backpack on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2C6TqP7 Video Transcript: Hey, …

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Photographer Reviews Microsoft’s New Surface Pro (2017)

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How well does the New Surface Pro (2017) perform when used to process and edit photos in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop? It definitely is not going to replace my Dell XPS 15, but it’s a pretty cool mobile tool for editing. Check out my overall thoughts. Check out the New Surface Pro here: http://amzn.to/2tqBgY7 Check out the Signature Type Cover here: http://amzn.to/2s6FKjh Check out the Surface Pen here: http://amzn.to/2upek8K Surface Pro Review on State of Tech: Video Transcript: Hey …

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Review: Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak V2 for DJI Phantom

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You bought a DJI Phantom 4 to explore. You take it places and explore new heights with it. Though it came with a functional case to carry it in, it’s not a very useful case when you want to travel or go out and explore. Think Tank Photo has updated their Airport Helipak for DJI Phantom 4 and Phantom 4 Pro and I have one in the studio to check out. I have flown all over the United States with …

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Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base Lightroom Performace

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The Microsoft Surface Book appears to be a creatives dream machine. Adobe has made some major upgrades over the years in the area of touch to its products, mainly Adobe Lightroom. Adobe Lightroom is a fantastic tool for photo editing and post-processing, but can the Microsoft Surface Book sufficiently run Lightroom? Will it’s dual core i7 processor produce enough power to keep up with your workflow? These are all questions I attempted to answer in my video showcasing Lightroom Performance …

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Review: Manfrotto MPIXI-B PIXI Mini Tripod

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The Manfrotto Pixi is one of those pieces of camera gear you don’t take serious until you actually try it. I have some real legit tripods from Manfrotto, but I also know that they make some consumer level stuff that I wouldn’t have a use for. The Pixi Mini is a tripod that also acts as a handle for your camera. In a world where selfies and vlogging are a part of daily life, you need a lightweight tripod that …

Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens Review

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This is perhaps the most excited I have been waiting for a lens to arrive. The Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens was released earlier this year and just now started shipping. My lens arrived and I got right to testing. One of the issues I have had with Sony is that the majority of the lenses available in FE format are f/4.0 aperture lenses. When I shot with Canon, I was used to my prime lenses offering as …

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Sony DSC-QX30 Attachable SmartPhone Camera Review

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The Sony DSC-QX30 is a compact camera with the built-in zoom that connects to your smartphone. It works with both iOS and Android devices. You can use it attached to your smartphone or unattached. Your phone becomes a viewfinder and menu for adjusting camera settings. When you take a photo, it’s automatically transferred to your phone so you can quickly share it on social media. In this video, I review the device and teach you how to use it.

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