DIY Video and Photography Projects

31Aug NEW – Pico Flex Table Dolly


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Since the inception of the SpiderTrax dolly, there have been quite a few iterations from a number of different companies. Those units on the market were either still pretty large, or built with poor quality. This time around, I wanted to focus on flexibility and portability. I tried to achieve the highest quality possible, in [...]

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31Aug Quick Look Single Filter MatteBox


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Just a quick over view of what to expect on this dslr matte box. This particular one is fairly well made with just a few quirks, but it’s definitely a hundred times better than the cheap plastic one floating around. If you’re really into the aesthetics of your rig, I suggest going for this. The [...]

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29Aug Transcend Class 10 SDHC Media Recall?


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Some people may have received this notification via email regarding certain Transcend Class 10 SDHC media cards. I guess somewhere down the line, Transcend made a few changes. All of the cards I’ve purchased don’t fall into this category. I cannot verify this on my own personal media, but it could be something you want [...]

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28Aug Joby GorillaPod DIY Slider


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No this isn’t a post about the Joby on wheels that could run you several hundred dollars. This video from Peter Wiren is a very simple method creating less friction to the Joby GorillaPod ends and sliding it on some basic rails. The rails are made from brackets normally used for hanging closet shelves, held [...]

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26Aug 360VM Video Camera Slider w/ Crank Pulley


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Anything over a 3ft. slider becomes cumbersome for a small crew, and longer sliders start requiring additional stands to set up. I prefer working with sliders around 3′ max. Take a look at this 28″ 360VM slider with belt and crank pulley. Yup, similar to that of the V1 Kessler Pocket Dolly which used to [...]

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26Aug Sony Alpha NEX-7, NEX-5N, a65, NEX-VG20


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I guess it’s just fitting to do a follow up post regarding the other Sony Cameras soon to be released. The NEX-7 and NEX-5n will especially be of interest to existing mirrorless interchangeable lens camera shooters. And unlike the first introduction of NEX cameras, these should both provide you with FULL MANUAL VIDEO controls. Lots [...]

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26Aug Alzo DSLR Accessory Cage


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We finally get to see a video review of the ALZO Transformer DSLR Rig Accessory Cage. If you’ve collected quite a bit of external accessories, a cage is a simple way to keep things together while moving your about. Vimeo member Brian Russell shows how it’s in use with a JuicedLink DT454 and an external [...]

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26Aug Panasonic G1 G2 GH1 G10 Battery Grips


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Some people like to add battery grips for extra power, some like to add it for extra hand placement, some just want the aesthetics of a larger cam. Panasonic cameras haven’t been big on external battery grips as much as Canon cameras, but tor those that opted in on the GH1 cameras, there’s a battery [...]

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25Aug Yongnuo YN-565EX with Radio Popper PX


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If you’re a bit late on this article, the new Yongnuo 565EX flash can be triggered by a Canon remote. So questions came up whether the Yongnuo YN-565EX Flash will work with the Radio Popper PX wireless triggers. Indeed it does and i’ve run some tests. There’s no reason it shouldn’t because the Radio Popper [...]

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24Aug Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Flash – Quick Review


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The Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Flash for Canon and Nikon is so far very nice. Yongnuo has really stepped up their game with this new YN565EX, providing a solid build that feels very similar to the Canon 580EX II which is the top notch in Canon gear. Many other features only available in Canon’s top flashes [...]

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24Aug Geeks Only – Lens Replica Cups / Mugs


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Most of you will just skip this post, but for Geeks like me that enjoy all things DSLR, here’s a look at some of the current Canon Lens Replica Mugs / Cups. Needless to say, i’ve collected a few, and i’ve also given out a few as gifts. The one gift idea you know won’t [...]

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20Aug Friction Arms – Back in Stock


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I think these friction arms were wiped out the first day I posted them, and someone mentioned they were out of stock. Appears they are available again for the time being.

11 Inch FMA-1 Magic Arm and Hot-Shoe Mount

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20Aug New Inexpensive Single Filter MatteBox w/ Full Flags


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Even the cheapest ProAim mattebox runs you well over $280 (including shipping), so this new single filter MatteBox complete with side flags for half price + free shipping is a much better option than the recent cheap plastic version (found here) that holds NO filters.
The shallow hood looks like it can accommodate wide lens [...]

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19Aug DIY Portable Sound Booth


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This won’t eliminate all ambient noise like a true sealed sound proof room, but when you can control or eliminate sound deflections that can reach your microphone, it takes your audio to another level. An excellent tool when doing voice over or narrative work to your videos. Here’s another cool looking portable DIY sound booth [...]

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17Aug Sony HX9V on Palo Alto


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I know I must have looked like a complete idiot spinning around with a Painters Pole, but the real reason the HX9V is placed on top is for Pole Aerial Photography. Here’s a few samples of today’s P.A.P. as I follow along to annoy Olivia during her recent shoot. You can see my shadow on [...]

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17Aug JuicedLink Bearing Slider Sample Footage


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One of the biggest questions about JuicedLink’s DIY roller bearing slider (bring your own rails), was what the footage could possibly look like. Finally here’s a couple of samples and some clever use of a bike wheel along with an extended version of rails which shows that the trolley can stay put. More on the [...]

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