May 15, 2016 at 7:24AM


which gear(s), for you, is(are) the best helper(s) for a "from-amateur-to-pro" transfer??

it's another question under the "shot-like-a-pro" topic...

just wondering.. is there any gear that has amazed you because it allows you to do something that you thought only pros can do??(cameras, lenses, accessories, smart IoT stuff, softwares... etc. )


Well, I think the GH4 has helped me in the last year to understand what the tools are that the pros are using. Because the GH4 has every tool that a big broadcast- und feature film camera has (synchroscan, masterpedestal level, cine and video pp, shutterangle instead of shutter speed, and much more) but it's price is just about $1.200 body only. So if you have few money but want a camera to learn and understand what the pros are doing and meaning it's a great tool.
And gimbal systems. It's kind of magic. And better than steadycams as I think because they don't require much time to set them up and they are very easy to handle. This gives you more time and oportunities on set and that is what lets you be more creative which makes you also more a pro than before.

May 15, 2016 at 11:24AM

Eric Halbherr
Director, DP, Editor, Creative Storyteller

An ARRI 4-lamp fresnel lamp kit. 3-point lighting for the win!

May 15, 2016 at 11:35AM


The sony a6300 made me that feeling, although I am a Pro and I am used to work with sony hdcam or panasonic p2 and even sometimes red, the a6300 has a super clean 4k with huge dynamic range that I didn't expect to have on such a cheap camera. I comes with some issue you have to work with like the rolling shutter, but it definitly gives a big waw effect when you put your footage in davinci looking on a 4k display.

May 17, 2016 at 9:10AM


The Canon C100 by far. An awesome stepping stone into more professional cameras. A good lighting kit. For budget-friendly options, I would check out Aputure LED panels. Audio is a whole other thing that largely depends on what work you do.

May 19, 2016 at 11:31PM

Kenneth Merrill

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