DIY Video and Photography Projects

27Feb Better focusing DLSR video


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The above video was shot at night while we were hanging out in Emeryville, Ca waiting to pick someone up from the train station. Two things I want to point out in this video. First off i’m using the BodyPod that I created not too long ago. The camera used in the video is the [...]

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26Feb Sandisk Extreme 16GB 60MB/s


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Wow, this is a great deal and just had to share with the visitors. We all run out of Video space with these high end DLSR’s so getting a decent sized card at a decent price is hard to come by. Here’s a great deal on a SanDisk Extreme that writes at 60MB/s. Not only [...]

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21Feb DIY CheesyCam BodyPod $15


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The Above video shows some information about how I modified a cheap Targus Monopod into a very lightweight portable DIY Camera Stabilizer for my 5D Mark II and 7D to shoot video. I used this Targus Monopod which is cheap but works well.This obviously will work for any DSLR and if you want to modify [...]

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20Feb Circular Polarizers for Better Contrast


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I was in Hawaii with the Canon 5D Mark II + 24-70mm F/2.8 and Circular Polarizer last year when I shot this. I was about to trash this video, but then remembers a few friends who had questions “Is a Polarizer worth it?, What do they do?” So here it is peeps and others who [...]

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12Feb Don’t buy the Canon 7D??


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So Canon has announced the Rebel T2i and it’s causing quite a stir. Especially for those that invested in the Canon 7D recently strictly as a Video camera. Rumors are the T2i is supposed to resemble the Canon 7D video features including framerates, resolution, and ISO settings. Some are labeling it the ‘Mini 7D’.
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12Feb $24.00 Shoulder Support for DSLR Cameras


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There are two things i’m playing with in this video. The first is the LCDVF from jag35.com which is a View Finder adapter that magnifies your lcd so that you can clearly see what’s in focus or not. (Similar to Z-Finder by Zacuto, but cheaper). It came with two mounts which work great for my [...]

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04Feb DIY Camera Slider


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Probably the best rail for a DIY slider, I believe this would be the same as a Glidetrack, is the Linear Guide rail from Igus. Normally used for Robotics, these precision machined aluminum rails use Dry bearings to slide. No greasy bearings. A.K.A. ZaZa slider, you can find more information here http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=145701
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