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: Photos with my 360 degree Camera Posted by FrugalFilmmakers.com on Saturday, April 15, 2017 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