DIY Video and Photography Projects

RedRock Micro One Man Crew + Kessler Parallax Slider + $10 DIY Version
November 25, 2013






Dynamic camera movements can really increase the value of your production, but also requires more man power (and budget). The ideas within this article are based on setting up a second camera on a Video Slider without having a second Camera Operator (completely unattended). This ‘B’ camera angle offers dynamic movements so that you can […]






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Tilta BMPCC Cage Rig for BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras
November 22, 2013






Tilta BMPCC Cage Shown with optional Tilta accessories Now more options to rig up your BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. The new Tilta BMPCC Cage which was announced earlier this year is available. If you’re lucky you can find the cage only for around $250 US, or the complete kit which includes the Top Handle + […]






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Aputure V-Converter Extra Scope Pro Overlays to any HDMI Monitor
November 20, 2013






Here’s an overview of the Aputure V-Converter Extra Scope product that takes an HDMI input and outputs a variety of overlays to any HDMI monitor, display, or television. When the Aputure V-Converter product was first announced, the specs listed it would take a 1080p input, but only output a 720p signal. A recent firmware upgrade […]






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Several Great New Sponsored Product Giveaways
September 3, 2013






If you didn’t catch some of the recent announcements, here’s a quick run-down on a few great Sponsored Product Giveaways currently going on. These are officially sponsored by brand names such as Dynamic Perception, the DVEStore, Varavon, Benro, P&C, and many more. One of the most exciting and generous contributions this week is from Dynamic […]






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Portable Aluminum Mini Telescoping Video Crane Jib
June 8, 2013






Looks like ProCinemaTools.com already has a short video review of that Portable Telescoping Aluminum Mini Jib / Crane posted on this blog a few days ago. Results in the video look pretty good, and besides not including enough weights to support a Canon 5D Mark III at full extension, it’s seems like a decent jib […]






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Carry Speed New VF-4 LCD View Finder – Now Available
May 29, 2013






The new Carry Speed VF-4 LCD View Finder was first announced during NAB 2013. The new VF-4 model has improved design and functionality over the popular VF-3 model. Today Carry Speed has announced the VF-4 is officially available for purchase, along with an introductory $50 OFF retail price Coupon (found here). A few enhancements include […]






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Give Away – Carry Speed VF-4 LCD Video View Finder
May 27, 2013






Here’s an unboxing video of the brand new Carry Speed VF-4 LCD View Finder. This new LCD View Finder was announced a short time back, but has not been officially on sale (just yet). The redesign improves on many little details of the previous Carry Speed VF-3 View Finder (found here). While the Carry Speed […]






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Manfrotto 577 501PL Plate on New Manfrotto MVH500AH
April 29, 2013






Now that Manfrotto has released a new and slightly different MVH500AH Video Fluid Head, there’s been a few questions about compatibility – especially for those who want to pick up or upgrade to this new video head and have invested in a bunch of QR plates. For a bit more information on the actual video […]






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