DIY Video and Photography Projects

Save with Calumet (Manfrotto Compatible) Quick Release System – In Stock
February 17, 2014






Earlier this week I received an email asking for advice on an inexpensive quick release system to move a video rig from a slider to a stabilizer. Simply because I would have to first suggest going with a Manfrotto 577 Quick Release system, especially if you’re already working with a compatible Manfrotto tripod head. Unfortunately […]






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Manfrotto Replacement Pan Handle Locking Knob Video Head
January 13, 2014






Apparently this does happen, and it could happen to you. Right now, i’ve lost two of the locking knobs which fit the pan handle on the Manfrotto Video Heads 701HDV, and the one found on the 561BHDV-1 Video Monopod. Luckily they do carry Manfrotto replacement knobs at B&H in case you happen to run into […]






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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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Manfrotto Fluid Head Discounted
September 21, 2011






The 701HDV and 501HDV are very popular fluid heads for Manfrotto and currently Manfrotto is accepting Mail in rebates dropping the price down a bit. You can find the list of all Mail-In Rebates for the 701HDV & 501HDV fluid heads bundled with Tripods (click here). Manfrotto 701HDV and Tripod Bundles with Rebates If you’re […]






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Video Camera Super Trick
March 24, 2010






Fluid movement in video is a big deal today. Dollies, sliders, jibs, cranes, steadicam shots, skater dollies, there are tons of different ways to get that cinematic camera movement. The video above has got to be one of my favorite simple camera tricks I ran into a while back, but since we’ve got a growing […]






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