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Shooting Video at Vivid with Samsung S10 5G



Normally I wouldn’t even try shooting video of Sydney’s annual light festival – Vivid – with a smartphone but given the upgraded camera on the Samsung S10 5G I thought I’d give it a lash.

Usually they look fine on a small screen but get it on a laptop or a 65 inch TV and the video is rubbish.

The final outcome here is pretty good considering how noisy smartphones are in low light – including the S10 5G.

In this case I had to do a bit of work in FCPX to reduce the noise and smooth the motion but I think it’s pretty cool.

The video speed has been increased 550%.

Let me know what you think?

I’ll be shooting more tonight with other phones and I’ll put them up against my low light champion Sony a9.

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Samsung’s second generation QD OLED TV is brilliant. It improves on the impressive S95B with increased brightness and more realistic colours.

In this review I show how it performs when displaying challenging films and TV programs.
Sport and Gaming are two huge reasons why the S95C should be at the top of your list when shopping for your next TV.

In the video you’ll see the 77 inch model with Q-Series Soundbar.


At the time of publication the S95C was reduced massively in price. This must be taken into account as the competition is extremely fierce between the TV makers.

Let me know what you think of the S95C 77 in the comments below.

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Image Matrix Tech on Sky News: CES 2021



In Friday’s segment on Sky News Australia (Weekend Edition with Danica De Giorgio) we looked at some of the early announcements from CES 2021.

The world’s biggest tech show is going online for the first time due the pandemic.

TV makers Samsung and Hisense are among the first to announce their 2021 lineups.

We check out the TV highlights and looks at some of the smaller, start up tech products.

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Sony a7S III: Making Steel 4K Slow Mo



If you love slow motion and the glow of making steel – this clip is for you. Sound up! To see the sparks fly head to 5:00.

At Sydney Steel Mill they recycle scrap metal into new steel products.

This video was shot with the Sony a7s III and Sony FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS full-frame power zoom lens – autofocus was used.

The camera was briefly supplied by Sony Australia for review.

The aim was to record 4K 100p with audio to capture the atmosphere of the ‘melt shop’ in all its glory.

It was edited in Premiere Pro and slowed to 25%. There was no grading.

Audio was recorded with Sony shotgun mic supplied with XLRK3M hot shoe adapter.

I’ve been using Picture Profile 1 with some minor adjustments. I generally shoot ‘as is’ for fast turnaround. It also give some flexibility when saving blown highlights.

When used with the FE PZ 28-135mm power zoom lens – this is a beast. I’ll be buying one for sure.

More videos soon.

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