DIY Video and Photography Projects

P&C Swiss Rod 15mm Accessory Rail – Available
March 30, 2012






The new P&C Swiss Rod adds simple mounting solutions for DSLR accessories onto your standard 15mm DSLR Video rigs. It is not designed to replace all of your 15mm rails, but with just one Swiss Rod clamped to your rig, you have 20 different mounting options to choose from. You can attach an accessory directly […]






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Canon G1X Test Video – San Francisco Scenery
March 29, 2012






This is not a review of any sorts, but just my impression on the Canon G1X point and shoot. I wanted to see what Canon had come up with in this new G series camera, so I decided to take it around the Pier 39 area in San Francisco. I attempted to give the footage […]






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312 LED Video Light Price Drop – Dimmable Color Temp Adjustable
March 29, 2012






(Old video review above) Looks like Polaroid got a hold of the 312 LED Video lights. That’s a good thing, because they seem to have negotiated prices much much lower. There is a more expensive v2.0 out which has an updated case and better plastic diffusion panel, but that will run you at least $60 […]






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Pico Dolly Motorized Mod with Laser Alignment
March 28, 2012






Thanks to YouTube member dim3m for sending in this fine example of a modified Pico Flex Dolly. [Thanks dim3m] The rear trailer contains the servo, servo controller, batteries, etc. The laser alignment shows you the cross point reference for the center of rotation. Having motorized control gives you more consistent movement across the entire rotation. […]






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Velbon PH-368 Fluid Head – Back In Stock
March 27, 2012






This dirt cheap fluid head for light weight cameras has been sold out for months after this video review and old article (here). It’s actually still sold out on Amazon. Don’t bother looking for this on eBay as they’ve marked these up past $60 dollars. It’s a great little fluid head for your small sliders, […]






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Canon Instant Rebates and Double Instant Savings
March 27, 2012






Just a reminder before purchasing a camera body, lens, or speedlite flash. You should check to see if any of that qualifies for the promotion that ends this month for Canon Instant Rebates and Double Instant Savings over at B&H.






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DIY Video Track Dolly Pipe Wheels
March 27, 2012






CamonWheels is offering up some new V-Groove roller wheels for under $8 bucks shipped. Images show the grooved wheels fitting on 15mm rods, 1/4″ rod, and 1″ PVC. The overall OD of the wheel (outside diameter) is at 1″. If you were to build a track dolly of sorts, the V-Groove or U-groove type wheels […]






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Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro
March 27, 2012






One of the latest microphones released from Rode has touched down in the studio today. This is the Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro, and i’m trying to find the time to test this bad boy out. Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro Product Overview The Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro builds on the success of the Rode VideoMic Pro […]






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