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Will Be At NAB in Las Vegas 2022

We now can go to trade shows again. So, I will be attending the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas on April 24, 25, 26, 2022. This is my first opportunity to visit manufactures at the trade booths and be able to interview them for Personal-View.com. My last in-person show was CES 2020, right before the shut down. I hope to see you there. NAB Show

Support Open Letter to Tim Cook about Final Cut Pro

I was at the intro at NAB for FCPX. I got my money back from Apple after using the first version of FCPX as it was “iMovie Pro”. One of the studios I was working with changed to Premier Pro and Windows after this. I did try FCPX later after Apple added some very important features. I fell in love with it. FCP is the best editor. It is more like a film editor than a video editor and that makes it better. I would rather do all my projects in FCP. I would like to see more editors and … Continue reading

Frugal Videos For Personal-View

Frugalfilmmakers has been doing videos for Personal-View since 2017. There are many reviews, Trade Show interviews, news, Factory visits and reports on the channel. This is where you find the most of what has been done since then. You can go to the playlists I have created on the Frugal YouTube channel or go directly to Personal-View.com YouTube channel to see them.

Hello From Beijing at the BIRTV Show

I am always looking for new products, better ways to do things and cutting costs … that’s why I am the Frugal Filmmaker. With so many products now coming out of China I thought why not go there and see what they are doing. And no place better than to start with the BIRTV (Beijing International Radio & Television) show in Beijing. I was asked by Personal-View.com to cover the show for them and their YouTube Channel. Similar to the NAB in Las Vegas, this is a huge show for Chinese manufacturers of broadcast and filmmaking equipment.  In four full … Continue reading

I Was At NAB 2017

I was the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2017 for the Online Filmmakers Forum and YouTube channel Personal-View.com. The following is a playlist of the interviews I did at the booths for them.

Insta360 Nano Unboxing

Insta360 Nano

A camera has arrived here at frugalfilmmakers.com and it is for my iPhone. The Insta360 Nano. A very small 360 degree camera. Lets see what it is. This little camera mounts in the iPhone lighting connector with the phone upside down. It is easy to set up and use as you will see. Here are my first samples of it in action: Here is the video it can produce:

GH5 DMW XLR1 Audio Adapter Setup and Tests

With my new Lumix GH5, I bought the DMW XLR1 Audio Adapter to add XLR connector audio to the camera. This optional adapter is powered by the camera with no cables. It slides intro the hot shoe of the camera and makes a direct connection. It is very lightweight and compact. The are all the controls that one needs for getting great audio. This the first still hybrid camera that is a true video (motion picture) camera because of the audio adapter. On the unit there is plenty of controls. It has 2 XLR inputs with line, mic and mic plus 48 volts for … Continue reading

Its Here! The Lumix GH5

The camera has arrived. The Lumix GH5 is here. Panasonic has pulled out all the stops on this one. They did not hold back. They did give us the farm. This is the camera that has changed the independent filmmakers dream. At $2000 it is not a cheap camera but thousands less than the competition. This the first still hybrid camera that is a true video (motion picture) camera. It can record as long as you want with a long lasting battery. There are two SD card slots so relay recording (swap cards out while recording) can be done. It has … Continue reading

SLR Magic 8mm f4 Review

This is a review of the SLR Magic 8mm f4. It is a new lens from SLR Magic, a Hong Kong based company. They gave an opportunity to review this lens. The first thing that strikes one is how small and light this lens is. It is like a 16mm lens but covers the full Micro FourThirds image sensor. I seems very well made with all metal construction. I has a click less aperture ring which is designed for video recording. The whole lens seems designed for video and drone photography as the focus ring is lockable. It is designed to … Continue reading