I am LOVING my new Sony RX0 II, but in order to get the most out of your new little camera, you would want to tweak the settings slightly. In this video I am going through how I setup the Sony RX0 II for filmmaking. Let me know, if you have any suggestions!

How to Setup the SONY RX0 II for Filmmaking

I couldn’t resist buying the Sony RX0 II to compliment my Sony Alpha setup – the a7III and a6500. I wanted a small waterproof camera that I could abuse to get shots that I couldn’t get with my larger Sony cameras. While I have been using my GoPro for these type of shooing scenarios, mixing footage was always a hassle. Check out the video for my in-depth review. Is it perfect? No! Would I buy it again? Absolutely!

Sony RX0 II Review

While I enjoy shooting with my Sony cameras, the fact that Sony never offered a flip-out screen with their higher-end mirrorless lineup is frustrating. So one either has to live with that, or invest in an on-camera monitor. There are many different external camera monitors available nowadays, in a wide range of features and sizes. Watch my review of the PortKeys LH5 HDR to learn why I love this field monitor so much!

In case you are interested, you can get one here: http://geni.us/PKLH5HDR

PortKeys LH5 HDR : Best 5-inch On-Camera Monitor For The Sony a7III?

I have been searching for an affordable portable motorized camera slider for quite some time now. Two reasons. First of all working with a slider isn’t easy. It takes a lot of practice and it can be time consuming to get a smooth shot. Secondly, a motorized slider allows me to create panning shot without having to have a second person supporting me. I can be in front of the camera while the slider does its thing.

While there are several sliders out there, most are quite expensive. The SliderMini from SMARTTA however fits the bill. Please check out my review, and if you are interested in picking up one yourself, please use this link here:  https://igg.me/at/SliderMini/x/19569642

SliderMini – Ultra Portable Motorized Camera Slider

Photography/Cinematography filters are glass elements that get typically screwed onto the front of the camera lens. While some use filters to simply protect the front elements of the lens, there are a variety of filters available that allow for artistic control over the photo or video. Using filters is common among DSLR/mirrorless shooters, however, filters can be easily used for shooting with your GoPro also. They are a lot of fun!

In this video I explain how to easily attach a filter to your GoPro. Further below you’ll find an outline of what the different filters do and how they are being typically used.

UV Filter:

Primarily used for protecting the lens. However UV filters can help with:

  • Boost contrast when shooting outdoors
  • Removes UV light and blue cast in very bright sun light

CPL Filter:

Reduces the polarization effect caused by sunlight:

  • Enhances the color of the sky
  • Eliminates the reflection visible in water/glass

ND Filter:

Blocks light, so that less light passes through the lens reaching the sensor:

  • Allows for creative control over the shutter speed
  • Allows for maintaining a 180 angle shutter speed in bright sun light for video

Graduated Filters:

Adds artistic effects to photos/video:

  • Orange: to intensify the orange and red of a sunset
  • Blue: to intensify ocean or blue sky
  • Grey: to intensify/add drama to a cloudy sky

 

Filters being used in this video:

SUREWO CPL/UV Lens Filter 52mm : http://geni.us/GPRFLTR
TELESIN GoPro ND 4/8/16 Lens Filter : http://geni.us/GPRND
K&F Concept 52mm Lens Filter Kit : http://geni.us/KFFilter

How to use Cinematic Filters with your GoPro