Why I use the Sony FX6, Part Two: Dual Base ISO

Good light is the backbone of great video, but sometimes you’re forced to work in less than ideal lighting conditions, which can result in lost detail or excessive noise on the video as you crank up the ISO (a term for your camera sensor’s sensitivity to light – higher ISO means a lighter image but […]

Shooting video with a gimbal – pros and cons

A gimbal is a device on which cameras can be mounted to allow them to move smoothly with six degrees of motion. When used well, they create fluid movement and some models like the Raccoon-standard DJI RS3 Pro offer a number of other exciting features which we’ll briefly touch on later. Gimbals are enormously popular […]

Video production outdoors: three essential tips for videographers in nature

While it’s great to have the comforts and convenience of a studio or indoor shoot, sometimes a shoot calls for a trip to the great outdoors. Shooting in nature brings unique challenges – some obvious, some not so. Here’s a roundup of Raccoon’s top tips for producing amazing video out in the wild. Batteries It […]

Product video shoots: 3 things to consider

Product videos are one of the most common types of shoot any commercial videographer will do. After all, showing off the product is key to any business’ success. They’re generally fairly simple, and with a little flair you can create something beautiful and professional in a relative tight time-frame – but only if you prepare […]