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UNBOXING: LUMIE Muse 8

The Manfrotto LUMIE Muse series of smartphone and DSLR lights are terrific. Here is a first look at the 8 led version. I found it a little too bright for standups even on the first of four power setting and had to use two of its three filters to reduce the light level. Outside it was […]

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UNBOXED: Exo Lens Pro for iPhone 7

Here is afirst look at the samller EXO LENS Pro for iPhone 7. Unlike its bigger brother this version of the Zeiss lensed iPhone lens attachement is probably more useable, because it’s small enough to carry in your pocket. It retains the cold shoe from the bigger version. Here is the video UBOXED: Exo Lens Pro

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iOS Edit app feature comparo (work in progress)

I was asked for the main features of the three iOS edit apps I use. Here is a work in progress. I am sure I have missed some features, but I hope this beginning helps. Maybe email me on ivo@smartmojo.com with features I need to add or correct. What’s surprising is how powefully rich new tech […]

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DR10C recorder

Tascam’s PCM mini recorder with wireless system is a gem. It records onto SD and SDHC cards (up to 32GB) while acting as a pass through failsafe device recording back up sound to your wireless system. It’s small size makes it easy to hide next to a wirelss body pack when it’s used as a […]

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Side by Side: Video Micro and VideoMic Me a first look

Two new microphones from Rode increase the choice when recording smartphone audio. Apart from the mics discussed in the Microphone Comparo on this site and the introduction to Sennheisers AVX system, here are two more offerings for the avid hand held mojo. I like these two mics because they are small yet very efficient. The […]

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SmartMojo Kit Options Oct 2015

What you have in your mojo kit depends on what you want to use it for. Your kit might include a DSLR if you need to do long lens work. Your kit might also include a gimbal and some walkie talkies. Knowing what your job requires is an essential part of being a strong mojo. […]

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Sennheiser AVX combo first look

Sennheiser say that the AVX-Combo is the perfect digital wireless microphone set for film projects. It may also be just that and more for mojo work. The system (which uses AES 256-bit encryption at an audio resolution of 24-bit, 48kHz) includes a receiver, handheld microphone, body-pack transmitter with omni-directional lavaliere microphone (we upgraded to the […]

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