DIY Video and Photography Projects

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


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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


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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 + 15mm [...]

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


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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 now [...]

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Several Great New Sponsored Product Giveaways
September 3, 2013


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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 Perception [...]

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Portable Aluminum Mini Telescoping Video Crane Jib
June 8, 2013


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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 for [...]

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


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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


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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


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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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Benro S2 S4 Video Head and New Video Monopods
March 11, 2013


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The video above shows off the features of the Manfrotto 561BHDV (available here via Amazon). The tripod-like foot is a huge advantage when it comes to stability during video capture. Now Benro is opening up new options with a few video monopods that are designed specifically for video shooters (as seen below). The stable foot [...]

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GearBox GB-R 15mm Rail Upgrade Kit Available
August 14, 2012


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I’m late for an event, sorry to keep this short. Just wanted to share that the first inventory of GB-R 15mm Rail Upgrade kits for the P&C GearBox is now available now. Introductory price at just $40 dollars + Free Shipping in USA (lower 48). If you’re looking to expand your GearBox to support [...]

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P&C GearBox GB-1 Now Available
August 9, 2012


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The P&C GB-1 GearBox sold out on it’s first day, and a small second inventory has become available again today. If you’re not sure what this is, you can check out the previous article (here).

If you already have the GearBox itself, you will be able to upgrade to the 15mm Rod system with the [...]

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P&C GearBox – GB-1 GB-2 Inventory Update
August 6, 2012


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The new P&C GearBox was designed to hold your camera body and allow several mounting points for video accessories. I’ve used a couple GearBoxes over the weekend and just enjoy handling the camera with it mounted inside. I think once you try it out, you’ll understand. Some of you have already received the new GearBox, [...]

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New Gear – P&C GearBox DSLR Cage Video Accessory Bracket
August 1, 2012


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Disclaimer: I help to design products for PhotographyandCinema.com. The article below is information about the new P&C GearBox. There are many other great DSLR style cages available within articles of this blog that you may also want to consider.

P&C GearBox – DSLR Cage Video Accessory Bracket
It’s been several weeks, but the new P&C GearBox [...]

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Dual Rail Video Camera Track Dolly Slider
August 1, 2012


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Another Dual Rail Video Camera Dolly / Slider on the market. The wheeled track dolly rides on 42″ – 63″ metal rails, has adjustable legs, and can support both Bowl Mount fluid heads or standard 3/8″ mounted Fluid Heads. The end clamps support tripod mounting, and the dolly can be used both on and off [...]

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Pivothead HD Recording Eye Wear
July 25, 2012


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Shared by @RikCordero via Twitter, peep out the new Pivothead HD Recording Eyewear that allows you to capture POV video without having a mass hanging from the side of your head. Quality looks pretty good for wearable glasses, and settings can be changed via iOS (iPhone). According to an Amazon listing (seen here), the price [...]

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Light Craft Workshop – Trapezist Portable Mini Jib
June 27, 2012


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Light Craft Workshop, well known for their Variable ND Fader Filters has released a new Portable Mini Jib called the Trapezist. They list a special price for early bird adopters, but even when it goes to full retail price, it’s reasonable for such a product (compared to other mini-jibs). You can find more information following [...]

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