DIY Video and Photography Projects

BlackMagic Design URSA Mini 4K RAW Video Camera
November 16, 2015






What a surprise! While this camera is pretty tough to find right now, DVEStore.com was kind enough to lend me one of their BlackMagic Design URSA Mini Cameras. I really did enjoy the quality coming from the big URSA, but it was a beast of a camera to manage out in the field. It required […]






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Varavon’s latest Armor II Implements 15mm Clamps into Cage Design
April 1, 2015






Varavon’s latest Armor II Camera Cage takes a bold unique approach to mounting your video accessories. Around the cage system and top handle are a total of four (4) 15mm Clamps allowing you more options to attach a variety of accessories. Often mounting to a 15mm Rod is better than a variable friction arm that […]






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DSLR CAGE AND BASEPLATE WITH MANFROTTO STYLE QUICK RELEASE
May 16, 2014






If you are considering building a rig and you work mostly with Manfrotto (or Benro) Fluid heads, you may want to start with a base that incorporates compatibility with these quick release plates. In this product overview HDSLRNOW offers a look at a Manfrotto Dovetail compatible dual 15mm baseplate, optional dovetail, and cage system. For […]






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Tilta BMPCC BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera Cage
December 9, 2013






When it comes to the #BMPCC, there’s a few accessories you may want to add-on, and so a solid cage is a good starting point to carry these extras. Adding on a pair of 15mm rails will get you even further when it comes to mounting video accessories. I’ve shared a few BMPCC cages on […]






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BlackMagic Design Cinema Camera in Kamerar Tank Video Cage
February 25, 2013






I often get questions about whether the Kamerar Tank Cage will work on the new BlackMagic Design Cinema camera. It was originally designed to fit Canon DSLR cameras, but by accident, it can also fit the BMCC. By changing the stock rods on the Kamerar Tank Cage with standard 15mm rails, i’m able to fit […]






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15mm Swing Away Rod Clamp
February 5, 2013






If you’ve wished that your current Dslr Video Mattebox had that swing away feature like most high end MatteBoxes, here’s an interesting new piece of kit that could come in handy. The LanParte 15mm Swing Away Rod Clamp features a hinged design that can swing a Matte Box or other 15mm accessory away from the […]






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Speed Crank on Gini iFocus Follow Focus
February 24, 2012






The cheap Speed Crank came in the other day. It’s a perfect fit on the Gini iFocus Follow Focus which is pretty standard 12×12, so it would work well on other FFs too. It does have a retro ‘1980’s PacMan Arcade Joystick Red’ color, but can easily be coated. The Red knob actually screws off […]






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Cheap Speed Crank for Follow Focus
February 10, 2012






New cheap speed crank for follow focus systems just popped up today. These little levers attach to the side of a Follow Focus knob and makes it easier to move from point to point. The 12mm x 12mm on this crank is an industry standard and should fit Most FF systems (not old RJ ones). […]






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