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11Jun Variable Speed Rotating Product Table Demo


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Here’s a Motorized Rotating Product Table that was shared to me a short while ago. I decided to try this one out mainly because of the option to vary the speed. It’s much more expensive, but this is another great option that will appeal to some people. Here’s a video with the product in [...]

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15May XCAM Mini vs Skyler MiniCam Handheld Stabilizers


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I purchased a Skyler MiniCam about a year ago. At the time I was looking for a very small stabilizer that was easy to travel with, offered a quick release system, fine tuning knobs, and can fly at least the Canon 5D Mark III camera. I personally felt the price was very good for [...]

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08May Kamerar FREE MAX-1 Matte Box Give Away


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Kamerar.com will be giving away a FREE Video MAX-1 Matte Box this Friday (5/11/13). One person will be selected randomly, contacted via email, and the chosen person will be announced at the Kamerar.com Blog.
To enter you basically like the Cheesycam & Kamerar Facebook pages by first following the directions in the form below. For [...]

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24Apr Random DIY Project Ideas using Motorroid Motorized Kit


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Until you have it in your hands, it’s hard to really grasp the concept of the Motorroid Universal Motorized Kit. Typically it is designed to motorize just about any Video Camera Slider on the market. Now, the more I use it, the more random ideas I have of how to incorporate it into simple dynamic [...]

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18Mar The Aviator Travel Jib Mini DSLR Crane w/ Video Samples


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Here’s some footage shot with the Aviator Travel Jib. As far as mini video jibs / cranes go, this is THE MOST Compact Crane i’ve ever personally had the chance to use. The aluminum version (available in carbon fiber also) is very lightweight and sets up very quickly. No nonsense, and no fiddling around when [...]

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28Aug New Gear – MagFilter from Carry Speed RX100 Filter


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[Disclaimer: CarrySpeed.com is now a distribution partner with PhotographyandCinema.com. We are now working together to bring unique, innovative, high quality, and affordable products to the Photography and Video industry. The MagFilter review below is one of our products.]

Sorry for the long wait, but here is the official announcement about the new MagFilter System by CarrySpeed.com. [...]

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06May Palo Alto Adapter – More in Stock


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Quick post in reference to the Palo Alto adapters. The latest batch has been added to inventory and is available again. If you’re a bit clueless as to what this is, you can find out more information about the Palo Alto adapters through the following articles:
http://cheesycam.com/pc-palo-alto-adapter-available/
http://cheesycam.com/more-fun-with-palo-alto-adapter/

Palo Alto Paint Pole Adapter from PhotographyandCinema.com

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05May More Fun with Palo Alto Adapter


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This time I took my Canon S100 out on a few different Painter Poles with the Palo Alto adapter. One pole is around 16′ fully extended, and then I wanted to test out my 30′ (30 feet) Unger Pole. These are video examples, but ideally it would be best suited for still photography.

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15Feb GH2 on Baby Merlin (modified Steadicam Smoothee)


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The GH2 or other small video cameras are very lightweight and the selection for a quality stabilizer are few. Lately, there’s been some interest around modifying a Steadicam Smoothee to work with such light cameras. I was able to modify one successfully, but I never got around to showing it’s full capabilities. So it’s great [...]

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14Oct DIY Cable Cam – First Test (oops)


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One of the things that we’ve been working on for the past few weeks is a motorized, wirelessly controlled Cable Cam a.k.a. Skycam. These rigs fly a camera seamlessly across any distance using a rope line. Under the Cable Cam is a pan-tilt head to maneuver the camera position. We should have started the test [...]

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06Sep Pico Flex Dolly Update


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A quick update about the Pico Flex Dolly. The first batch of pre-orders have already been completely purchased and should begin shipping (estimated) September 12th. The website is still taking orders for the next batch that should ship about 5-7 days after the first batch.
Here’s some important information. The wheels might be a bottleneck [...]

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10Aug Express35 DSLR Rig – Event


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Here’s a closer look at the inline version of the ‘EVENT’ DSLR rig from Express35. There is so many good things about this rig, but overall you’ll find the price is the best part. Express35 stabilizers are made in the USA, and it’s quality rivals many of the top local DSLR Stabilizer brands, and yet [...]

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21Apr NAB2011 BTS Highlights


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Our NAB2011 videos aren’t all on the website just yet, but just wanted to thank Prodigy Studios for coming out and covering all the highlights and BTS footage of our trip. We covered lots of ground and got to meet all the good people behind some of the popular DSLR products including Cinevate, Konova, Jag35, [...]

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18Jan Konova Roller Bearing DSLR Slider – Review


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Ok, I have to keep adding ‘Roller bearing’ to the description of this DSLR slider. Everyone keeps throwing in names like Igus and GlideTrack, but it’s not the same. Those guys don’t use actual ‘Roller bearings’. I know all about the Igus based sliders, and you can find my version on this blog. My current [...]

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13Oct Cheesycam + FaceBook


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Ok, i’m behind the times and finally all the emails about joining Facebook has convinced me to setup a profile. I’m sure 99% of you are on there already, so you can connect with me here: Cheesycam Facebook Profile

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07Sep Tuesday Mail Bag


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Yesterday was the holiday so mail wasn’t running. This morning the first few items come in and they are both photography accessories to aid in Macro Photography. Actually i’m interested in testing one of these out as a video option. I’ll keep you guessing for now, and open them up when I have time later [...]

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