DIY Video and Photography Projects

Gini Rigs Linear Bearing Video Slider
August 28, 2012






Karl writes in and shares a new video camera slider from Gini Rigs. It’s a double rail system that looks like it runs on linear motion bearings, and comes with a stop clamp so you don’t overrun your slide. [Thanks Karl] Of all the current slider systems on the market, i’m not really impressed with […]






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Edelkrone Focus One Pro Follow Focus
July 2, 2012






We had a brief look at the Focus One Pro at NAB 2012, but there were some slight changes since then. For those who have been following the product, here’s an inside look from YouTube member lkwan78 as he shares his thoughts on the latest Follow Focus from Edelkrone [Thanks Luke]. For reference, the other […]






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More RED Scarlet Rigs – Gini Apple
May 13, 2012






Gini is still adding more RED Scarlet cages and misc parts to the lineup. This time what he calls Apple, possibly for its greenish color? Let’s hope once the BlackMagic Cinema camera comes out, we’ll see something for that too, because that camera really needs it. Gini Apple RED Scarlet Cage Related Articles You May […]






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Gini Rigs moves into RED Territory – Scarlet Cage
May 7, 2012






At NAB2012 this year, I saw a few manufacturers making designs for the RED Scarlet. I guess this camera ended up being fairly popular for it’s price point. In an interesting new twist, Gini Rigs has decided to make a custom video cage bracket for the RED Scarlet. I’m not a RED user myself, but […]






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Spot the Difference – Gini Follow Focus
April 2, 2012






Above is a Gini iFocus Follow Focus I use, and have a video review about it (here). One of the shortcomings of this design is that the gear is not reversible, so it could be tricky trying to align it with short lenses, or sometimes you can’t get it far enough on short 15mm rods. […]






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Gini DSLR Cages for GH1 and GH2 Cameras
March 25, 2012






Anyone check out the Gini DSLR Cages for Panasonic GH1 and GH2 cameras? Snug fit, looks nice, but crazy expensive. [Thanks Habez] Gini’s DSLR Video cages were recently criticized about the lack of 1/4×20 threaded ports which is most common for adding accessories, and ends up using a different thread pitch. People have had to […]






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New Gear – P&C 15mm DSLR Rig Swiss Rods
March 19, 2012






The great thing about building your own rig is being able to design it specifically for your own needs. Of course most of how we assemble things together are based on what products are available to us. When we’re introduced to new products, it opens up so much more possibilities. Industry standard 15mm rails are […]






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Gini DSLR Cages – Non Standard Threads
February 28, 2012






Click image for other Gini DSLR Cage designs The very early DSLR Cages from Gini supported standard 15mm rods, and basic 1/4 x 20 threads. In the last few weeks, there’s been dozens of comments regarding some major changes in his designs that no longer support Industry Standard mounts. WTF Gini? There’s no real rhyme […]






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