DIY Video and Photography Projects

Varavon Slidecam ‘Slim’
April 30, 2011


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Olivia talks to Eric from International Supplies about a few of Varavon’s products. One product is the Slidecam Slim slider that is said to hold up to 41lbs (that’s pretty hefty), comes with a Video Head, legs, and travel bag. This new all aluminum Slim Slider will weigh about 2.5kg and be available in 1m [...]

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DIY 3D Rig – Or HDR Video?
April 29, 2011


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Vimeo member Jesse Blanchard seems to have an obsession with 3D, and is doing a good job capturing it. If you’re interested in getting into Stereoscopic imagery, he seems to have a good set of knowledge behind the tech. What i’m more interested in is looking at his 3D beam splitter rig that captures pretty [...]

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Edelkrone Offs NAB Demos
April 28, 2011


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Edelkrone joins eBay to sell of a few of the demo rigs that were being shown at NAB2011 before these items are available online. There seems to be a few of the double shoulder mount rigs available, and also that little traveling ‘Pocket Rig’. The Pocket Rig folds to about the size of a DSLR [...]

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Nikon D5100 Pre-Orders Open
April 28, 2011


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The latest Nikon DSLR should be hitting the market in the next few weeks (or sooner). I’m not sure how many of you are Nikon fanatics, but here’s a video from YouTube member gconphotolab showing that the new D5100 will still not have Full Manual Exposure Settings. [Thanks Garnet]
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5 CFL Bulb Video Light Head vs. 800w RedHead Lighting
April 28, 2011


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Just a day ago, I posted about the 800w RedHead kits that were back in stock. The search results also showed a few CFL (Fluorescent) lighting kits too. New questions came about these 5 bulb CFL light heads compared to the 800w halogen RedHeads, but I really couldn’t speak on it. I’ve never had [...]

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EVF – Electronic Viewfinders
April 27, 2011


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Left to Right – Cineroid EVF, Zacuto EVF, Redrock Micro EVF
Cineroid, Redrock, and Zacuto have all announced EVF (electronic view finder) solutions in the last year to change the very poor unbalanced ergonomics of DSLR video cameras. (Well RedRock doesn’t really exist -yet..). The pitch is that you spend a good amount of money on [...]

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DIY Lolo Inspired Slider w/ Chrome Upgrade
April 27, 2011


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If you don’t already know ‘Lolo’ is a filipino word for ‘GrandFather’. Here’s another DIY slider stemmed from the inspirations of Vimeo member LoloTwo’s DIY Conduit slider shown on this blog earlier. This version from YouTube member browncowvideo uses chrome hang bars for some smoother sliding action instead of polishing up conduit piping. Might be [...]

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3pc Lighting Kit with Softboxes – Back In
April 27, 2011


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Cheap 3pc Lighting Kit on set with Linda Le
These kits can be found in a bunch of different places, but the ones that come with the soft boxes and carrying case disappeared pretty quickly. They’re finally back online and available on both eBay or Amazon. If you’re not too familiar with these kits, these [...]

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