» Archive for June, 2011

24Jun Technicolor CineStyle For Canon Cameras

FXguide put together a very handy overview of the Technicolor CineStyle and the advantages it gives you when using green screen. They also have an interview with one of the developers that worked on the project. If you’re interested in color correction and getting the most out of green screen work with your Canon DSLR […]

22Jun Noob Store is up!

I’ve added a new tab to the top of the site. Here you will be able to buy my shock mount and Juicedlink DS214 adapters, along with anything thing else I dream up. Right now the makerbot is back up and running. Shock mount adapters are back up and for sale, Juicedlink DS214 adapters should show […]

22Jun The Future of Digital photography?

Many people have said that HDR (High Dynamic Range) is the next big thing in photography. Even though HDR is fun to mess around with and gives you very interesting results. The HDR look is very stylized and i’m not 100% convinced that it will move from a niche market to a main stream feature, at […]

22Jun Horrible weather in the Midwest.

I was in the middle of getting caught up from my recent vacation, when the weather took a turn for the worse. Believe it or not there is a street under all that water. To add insult to injury, the flooding was followed up by baseball sized hail. That blue Saturn lost 2 windows, and […]

17Jun Motion Slider 36 Camera Slider.

If you’ve spent a lot of time on the site, you’ll probably know that i’m very happy with my Konova Slider, but the price has jumped up over the last few months. The Konova Slider is a great buy but I’ve gotten a number of e-mails asked if there is anything cheaper out there. The answer is yes. If […]

15Jun Very affordable 3d printer.

In case you’ve been thinking about buying your own 3d printer, Makerbot is offering a close out deal on the Makerbot cupcake CNC machine. This is the generation before the unit I use, but it’s still a great deal at $455, especially considering the newest model (Thing-0-matic) is $1300. Despite the set backs with my 3d printer, […]

14Jun Where is the next round of shock mounts?

I’ve received quit a number of e-mails asking when the next round of Zoom H1 shock mounts and DS214 adapters will be available. In the picture above I’m holding the reason for my current delays. That, ladies and gentlemen, is an end stop switch. It tells the machine where the platform should start or stop depending on […]

13Jun New CPM FILM TOOLS Rigs.

CPM FILM TOOLS has a new line of rigs out with a military slant. The new carbon fiber rigs are molded in a special olive green plastic giving them a unique gorilla filmmaker look. The flat black on CPM’s other camera systems look great but it’s always nice to have a few color options. The rig pictured […]

13Jun GINI DSLR RIGS are nice at the right price.

If you are still in need of a DSLR RIG or just want some spare parts, buying used can be a cheap way to go. This mornings ebay find is a slightly used GINI DSLR RIG. Starting price $99. If the price stays low enough this could be a good collection of random 15mm rail […]

11Jun 3 Legged adjustable camera support rig – First impressions

I finally made it home around midnight last night and the first thing to greet me (besides the dogs) was a large stack of boxes. This morning I dug through them to find the 3 legged camera rig I ordered a few weeks ago. There isn’t a lot of padding in the box and there […]