Dean Tucker aka Visualrev is a South African filmmaker and photographer currently based in New York, he has a Bachelor’s degree in visual communication design, he said before that he’s the goal it’s to show up more than just a ‘’pretty picture’’.

He enjoys doing documentaries with a background story, he believes that filmmaking can be more interesting if anyone actually tries to tell a story and forget about getting the best footage or videos.

Dean has been working with a lot of brands in the past months but we are here to talk about his equipment, he’s currently using the Canon 1D X Mark II as his main camera, let’s jump into it!

CANON 1DX MARK II

Visualrev Main Camera

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Visualrev Canon Camera

Canon EOS 1 DX Mark II 

Despite everybody’s opinion about this camera being aimed specifically to pro photographers, this one it’s actually a good option for anyone these days, built around a new 20.2MP full-frame CMOS sensor, the Canon 1D X Mark II is a powerful camera that actually offers a really comfortable user experience.

With Canon’s Dual Pixel autofocus system this DSLR is very capable of doing all to work by itself, a really good example of this could be the option of capturing 4K video which actually makes this camera one of the first Canon’s DSLRs that capture 4k video.

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • New 20.2MP CMOS full-frame sensor
  • 14 fps continuous shooting 
  • USB 3.0 
  • Flicker Detection 
  • CFast 2.0 card support
  • 1.62 million dot LCD touch screen 
  • 4K/60p video in DCI format 
  • 360,000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor 
  • Native ISO from 100-51,200 (expandible to 50-409,600)
  • 200+ shoot buffer with RAW + JPEG (CFast 2.0)

When we talk about the battery there are some issues that we want to talk about, we were able to get 2-3000 images in a single battery charge without any problem, but we do understand that when we talking about DSLR we are always expecting more, for example, the Nikon D5 is able to deliver almost the double of photos in a single battery charge.

PROS:

  • USB 3.0
  • 4K/60p video
  • Touchscreen with tap-to-focus
  • Impressive AF performance in the video
  • ISO dynamic range updated 
  • Configurable Q menu
  • AF points can be configured to stay illuminated in dark 
  • 20.2MP CMOS full-frame sensor with Dual-pixel autofocus 
  • Flicker detection
  • Highly customizable AF use cases 
  • 14fps continuous shooting (Live view 16fps)

CONS:

  • Optimization of AF settings takes practice and experience 
  • iTR subject tracking lacks precision and reliability compared to some peers 
  • HDMI-out limited to 1080 video
  • Custom controls are needed.
  • 4K video limited to motion JPEG
  • Touchscreen functionality is limited.
  • CF compatibility can limit performance when using two cards
  • No Log gamma, focus peaking, or zebras for video

Most fo you don’t know this but actually, this camera first version now dates back almost 20 years already, because it was then when Canon-1D was released in 2001, since that day to the present, this camera has been passing through a lot of improvements that make it perform really good at day and also at night without surprises

 

Canon EOS 70D

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Visualrev Canon 2nd Camera

Canon EOS 70D

Back in the day during the early days of digital SLRs, Canon was pretty much the undisputed leader in CMOS image sensor technology.

Almost every new EOS model came with an increase in resolution and high ISO range, and when this camera first appeared in 2009 the company had progressed from 3MP to 18MP and also a few ISO updates.

Canon EOS 70D Key Features

  • 20.2MP APS-C ‘Dual Pixel CMOS AF’ sensor 
  • ISO 100- 12800 standard, 25600 expanded 
  • DIGIC 5+ image processor 
  • 7fps continuous shooting
  • Silent shutter mode
  • 1080p30 video recording, stereo sound via external mic 
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AF Microadjustment 
  • Single-axis electronic level 
  • 98% viewfinder coverage, 0.95x magnification
  • In-camera high dynamic range and multiple exposure modes

Visualrev Drone

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VISUALREV Drone

DJI Mavic Pro 2

There is a lot to say about the DJI Mavic 2 Pro, but let’s keep it simple it’s still the most impressive drone to date and also the number one option for most people.

Its 20MP one-inch sensor is capable of shooting excellent RAW and also, amazing 4K video. It’s a little bit expensive and can’t shoot 4K video at 60fps, but those are the real only critics about this awesome drone.

FOR:

  • Easy to fly
  • Intuitive app for camera control 
  • Large one-inch 20MP sensor
  • Aperture control 
  • Foldable design
  • Easy to pack

AGAINST:

  • Battery life is limited 
  • Noise is problematic above ISO 100
  • Camera locked in landscape 
  • Orientation

Flying the DJI Mavic 2 Pro honestly couldn’t be easier, This is thanks in part to GPS which holds the drone in position and stops it from getting blown out of position by the wind, and safety features like collision avoidance.

Many camera controls need to be accessed through the app but the controller also offers 11 direct access controls that allow you to quickly access a number of commonly used functions.

These new features are really incredible, but don’t let them drive you into a false sense of security, despite being active by default it won’t necessarily stop the drone from crashing into objects.

Alright that’s it.

VISUALREV work with just what is really necessary, you do the same thing! see you in a click

Rainer

Rainer

Junior Writer at The Unboxings

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