PINLIGHT's equipment is geared towards providing digital content. We specialize using Apple's Final Cut Pro X. We believe it is the fastest and most modern editing solution available. It is used in the post production of all our programs.








We've been shooting HD since 2006, and have never gone back to NTSC in producing our own programs. All shooting is now done on DSLR, using Canon's 70D with multiple lenses and...

A newcomer is the Sony RX10-MK III This new Sony can shoot in 4K and takes stunning pictures-- has a lens with an incredible reach from 24mm to 600mm. With its mirrorless design and OLED optical viewfinder, the Sony fills a much needed gap in our production hardware. The Canon really can't keep up with it, but has its uses as well.

Audio is handled via Sennheiser wireless EK-100 systems, and a BeachTek audio interface. Mics are TRAM TR-50s which simply are unbeatable.

Driving and flying sequences are also shot with the GoPro Hero 3+ camera.

Another newcomer is the new DJI Mavic Pro foldable quadcopter. With it's amazing gimbal, 28mm lens and touch-screen focus, the Mavic is a small yet powerful 4K machine. We also use the Yuneec Typhoon Q500+ a 4K quadcopter. The Q500+ can operate in Follow Me and Watch Me modes automatically, while the Mavic Pro has collision avoidance sensors which make shooting less stressful since we're not as worried about accidentally crashing into another object.








There was a huge controversy about Apple's Final Cut Pro when they went to version "X." For awhile, we weren't sure if it would ever provide the features we lost in previous versions. When the new update was released, Apple made some HUGE improvements and now we're glad we stuck with it.

FCPX is now the fastest system we've used to date with many of the effects visible in real time. With Apple's tie-in to iOS, FCP-X has become part of the post production flow. Apple is a mainstay at PINLIGHT.

To do the amazing 3D titles and other effects, we use Adobe's After Effects with a powerful plug-in from Video CoPilot known as "Element 3D." The rendering times are almost instantaneous, and the results are spectacular. PINLIGHT uses a set of very specific plug-ins in After Effects to acheive the results that people have come to expect. All of this work is now accomplished on a Mac Pro, which everyone has tagged, the "trash can" Mac. It's super fast and has 6 thunderbolt ports. It's capabilities in rendering 4K files and displaying hi res video on mulitple montors at the same time is a must.


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