Not So Ancient Chinese Secrets https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com Our journal of film, food, fitness, family and faith Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:02:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Screen-Shot-2016-01-24-at-10.27.34-PM-148x148.png Not So Ancient Chinese Secrets https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com 32 32 105872443 SMOVE MOBILE / FEIYUTECH VIMBLE 2 SMARTPHONE GIMBAL REVIEW https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/smove-mobile-feiyutech-vimble-2-smartphone-gimbal-review/ https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/smove-mobile-feiyutech-vimble-2-smartphone-gimbal-review/#respond Fri, 22 Jun 2018 19:02:34 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3285 I’ve been seeing the Smove Mobile smartphone gimbal advertised everywhere it seems. The telescopic arm seems like a great feature, but I’m always leery about purchasing electronics from a brand I’d never head of. But when I dug a little deeper into finding out if the Smove was a good fit for my smartphone gimbal […]

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NAB 2018 Show Highlights for Youtubers & Creatives https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/nab-2018-show-highlights-for-youtubers-creatives-like-me/ Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:24:48 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3266 LIGHTS Aputure Light Storm COB 120t CRI97+ TLCI97+ 3000K 135W Bowens Mount High Power LED Continuous Video Light – 18dB Low Noise with 2.4G Remote Control and V-Mount Plate – Carrying Case Included List Price: $645.00 Price: $645.00 You Save: N/A BHPhoto Link to Aputure COB120d Aputure AL-F7, Aputure H198 Upgrade Ver 256 LED Bi-Color […]

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Recommended headphones, unboxing a $1000 pair of headphones & $1600 Custom IEM’s?!? https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/recommended-headphones-unboxing-a-1000-pair-of-headphones/ Thu, 05 Apr 2018 06:02:08 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3254 180501 Update: Added a livestreamed comparison of the Shure SE846 vs Custom In-Ear Monitors from Plunge Audio. Sony, Audio Technica, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Shure, Bose (don’t laugh!) just some of the headphones I’ve owned over the many years of being a music lover, musician, and audio engineer. With a growing passion and business of multi-media, I’ve […]

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Apple AirPod Review for Youtubers, Livestreamers and Humans https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/apple-airpod-review-youtubers-livestreamers/ Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:26:50 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3231 As a media professional it was easy to rationalize the purchase of a set of Apple’s Airpods. Sold-out for much of the holiday season, I was happy to score a set and put them through their paces over the last few months. There are lots of reviews on the AirPods out there, but I’ll be […]

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My Livestream Gear https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/my-livestream-gear/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:29:26 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3223 Note to Readers: Image and text links below will take you to your local Amazon website. But if you can’t find what you’re looking for, scroll to the bottom of this page or click here for the amazon.com links. Can’t see the links? Make sure to turn off any Ad Blocker apps and they should appear. […]

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Tested: Panasonic GH5 Kit for Concert Recording https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/tested-panasonic-gh5-kit-concert-recording/ Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:09:19 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3215 Video Kit Note to Readers: Image and text links below will take you to your local Amazon website. But if you can’t find what you’re looking for, scroll to the bottom of this page or click here for the amazon.com links. Can’t see the links? Make sure to turn off any Ad Blocker apps and they […]

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the GH5S – Thoughts on Panasonic’s New Low-Light King https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/gh5s-thoughts-panasonics-new-low-light-king/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:45:22 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3199 Hot off the heels of Panasonic’s GH5 runaway success, it’s shocking to hear they announced not one, but TWO, new top-end cameras for 2018. Preorder the GH5S from B&H here. First was the G9 stills-focused camera, and today they announce their GH5S low-light king. HIGHLIGHTS: + New low-light sensor: 10.2 pixels (about half of the […]

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Recommended iPhone X Cases: Minimalist & Wallet https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/recommended-iphone-x-cases-accessories/ Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:06:36 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3192 Being a techno-geek some may be surprised I’ve been using a 5-year old iPhone 5 for seemingly forever. Save the battery, the thing just won’t die. But I finally decided to upgrade to the shiny new iPhone X and that means revisiting my iPhone case needs. In this previous article on recommended iPhone 5 cases, […]

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Nikon D750 Run & Gun Video Kit Test https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/nikon-d750-run-gun-video-kit-test/ Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:30:30 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3181 It’s kind of a badge of honour for me to be able to eek every last bit of quality out of every gear purchase we make. Our main camera’s are no exception. Going on 3 years old, I’m amazed at the quality of imagery, and now video, our beloved Nikon D750’s can produce. It ain’t […]

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The Best Ceiling Mounted Pull Up Bar https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/best-ceiling-mounted-pull-bar/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:02:56 +0000 https://www.notsoancientchinesecrets.com/?p=3172 Though I’m no fitness guru, chin ups and pull ups have been a staple of our home gym since the very beginning. With our studio space being rented out for use more and more I decided to replace our trusty door-frame pull up bar with a ceiling mounted pull up bar. Not such an easy […]

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