» Archive for August, 2011

30Aug DIY Wireless Android camera controller for your Canon DSLR.

More and more interesting android related camera controllers keep showing up. Manis404 has just posted a how to guide on his wireless camera controller. It basically uses an Arduino Pro mini controller, a USB host controller board, and a Bluetooth host module to create a wireless bluetooth controller for your Canon DSLR. All of the parts add up to […]

26Aug Meet up in Kansas City.

I’ll be spending the next 3 days in Kansas City at Crypticon running a booth and promoting one of our feature length films. So if you’re looking for something to do in the Kansas City area this weekend feel free to drop by the convention and heckle our cast and crew. This should be our last convention […]

26Aug Is the Sony NEX-5N the next Killer DSLR?

The Sony NEX-5N is now available for pre-order and looks to be a very tempting follow up to the less then perfect NEX-5. The two key features that make me salivate are 1080p at 60fps and the mirror less form factor . This thing is thin, it makes a slice of toast look fat, and all that thinness means you can […]

24Aug SDHC memory card speed tests.

These are just a few of the random memory cards I have laying around the house. I thought since my collection stretches back to the Canon HF100 I might as well run a few of them through a speed test. I used H2testw 1.4 to run the tests. This is the same program I use to check […]

23Aug FEELWORLD 7 inch Sunhood/Sunshade for your field monitor.

I was a little disappointed with the sun hood that was included with the SmallHD DP4 monitor. After all that talk about build quality you end up with a hood that doesn’t really fold up that well and is kind of a pain to attach. I was searching for a nicer sunhood option when I came acrros the […]

23Aug Zoom H1 shock mount in the wild on a boom.

Ryan posted this video comparing the Zoom H1 against the Rode VideoMic. It’s always interesting to see how the H1’s built in mics compare to dedicated microphones. But what really puts a smile on my face is that he’s using the NOOB Shock mount throughout the test. It always makes me happy to see my […]

22Aug The SanDisk memory cards came in.

Those SanDisk prices were so good that I went ahead and ordered 2 32GB cards and 2 16GB cards. I’ve been testing out Qscale setting that are available with the magic lantern firmware updates to the Canon t2i. My Transcend Class 10 cards don’t seem to keep up with higher Qscale settings, at about -11 I start […]

22Aug 2 SanDisk 16GB Extreme cards for $62.98

I posted last week about the SanDisk Extreme 32GB cards being on sale over at B&H.  Brandon pointed out that there is also a sale on the 16GB 30MB/s cards.  Two of the Extreme cards for $62.98 means $31.49 a peace. That’s only about $6 more then some of the other brands on the market. It used to […]

21Aug Android devices as your next field monitor and camera controller?

A few months back I wrote a post about the possible use of android devices as a Camera monitor slash controller for your Canon DSLR. It only took about 3 months for the guys over at dslrcontroller to almost make it a reality. I say almost because the video record mode isn’t working quit yet in the […]

18Aug Light Craft Fader ND v.s. Polaroid Fader ND first look.

I started filming comparison footage of the Polaroid and Light Craft Fader ND filters this afternoon. Early tests seem to point towards the Light Craft fader ND as a clear step up from Polaroids offering. Both do a good job of reducing the light into the camera, but the polaroid Fader ND really seems to add […]