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(4K VideoJournalist) — If you’re a videographer or cinematographer, sometimes when your on the fly, you just don’t have all the tools you’d like — and more specifically, lenses you’d ideally want in any given situation. That can be a real bummer if you run across something cool…

(4K VideoJournalist) — For the entire month of March, we have the privilege at EnviroNews of testing and working with the Zacuto shoulder rig and gratical eyepiece. To sum things up, this is one of the coolest pieces of camera accessory technology that we have worked with to…

(4K VideoJournalist) — EnviroNews Senior News Producer, Holly Tuckett, faces many challenging situations while creating documentaries, promotional videos and news documentaries. Finding the right gear that’s dependable and versatile is crucial, especially in a run-and-gun scenario. Tuckett recently had an excellent opportunity to put one of Ikan’s newest…

(4K VideoJournalist) — On March 6-9, 2015, we had the privilege of performing a multi-camera, all-4K taping of the American Cup Speed Skating Championships at the Utah Olympic Oval in Salt Lake City. The problem was: we didn’t have as many cameras out there as we had originally…

4K VideoJournalist — The PXW-X180 is now equipped with the ability to live-stream directly from the camera via a new firmware update. EnviroNews Utah producer Michael Orton unwrapped a unit at the Utah State capitol last week. With today’s technology, and Sony’s newest in the run-and-gun XDCAM family,…

The incredible sunsets experienced at Antelope Island provided the perfect opportunity for us to try out the cutting-edge variable ND filter on the PWX-X180. This has been one of the most popular features on the camera and we couldn’t wait to give it a try. This was what…

(4K VideoJournalist) — “Full-Auto Mode!? What!? No way! Not me! I’m a PROFESSIONAL! Such trifles are for the lowly peasant amateur. I wouldn’t be caught dead using it!” — Those are the thoughts and sentiments shared by most professional videographers if even a whisper is made about running…

(4K VideoJournalist Blog) — The first time I really got to experience the power of the Sony G 25X zoom lens that rides on the PXW-X180 was on a cloudy and dark day out in some Idaho farmlands. We had been slogging down a mucky dirt road in…

(4K VideoJournalist) If you’re like me, as a professional videographer or cameraman you would almost take offense to the idea of running a camera in auto mode. However, if you are a run-and-gun, super ninja, even at times back-ally journalist who gets in some fast moving, unexpected, or…

Utah’s Autumn Splendor – Breathtaking Nature & Wildlife Video, shot by @EnviroNewsTV exclusively on #SonyProUSA gear! https://t.co/05yIGYTro2 — Sony Professional US (@SonyProUSA) December 4, 2014 (EnviroNews Sony Blog) — This awesome EnviroNews nature and wildlife mashup was filmed over the course of several years in Utah’s breathtaking wilderness…

(EnviroNews Sony Blog) — We noticed the power of the lens on Sony’s newest in the XDCAM lineup right away when filming a heated public meeting in Payette Idaho over explosive ‘bomb trains’ that would be hauling condensate out of Idaho’s first real oil-patch. At first we were…

(EnviroNews — Sony Blog) — Our next stop with the PXW-X180 was to pristine Antelope Island in Utah. We wanted a situation where we could really explore the awesome 25-650mm super-wide angle lens on the latest in the XDCAM family. The day was filled with rainclouds and a…