» Archive for July, 2012

31Jul OCZ Agility 4 512GB SSD Drive price drop

It’s always nice to see SSD prices keep dropping. Last month the Crucial 512GB SSD was on sale for $369, now it seems the new OCZ Agility 4 is following in their footsteps. The Agility 4 SSD drive appears to be using the same Indilinx controller as the latest OCZ Vertex but saves money by using asynchronous NAND […]

30Jul Recovering from OSfest 2012

Just recovering from this weekends booth at OSfest. Fill a convention center with every kind of nerd theme you can think of, add beer, and strange crazy fun is what you get. Thanks to everyone that stopped by and picked up a copy of our films, it’s always nice to sell out of stock! If […]

27Jul Noob store inventory update

Advanced Shock mounts are now in stock as well as everything else in the Noob store. So if you’ve been wanting for a shock mount, advanced shock mount, or Juicedlink DS214 adapter, they are now available.

27Jul Youtube HD rendering issues.

Sometimes youtube does some strange things when it encodes video. There is no rhyme or reason to the problem, but every once in awhile a video either takes incredibly long to render to HD or never fully renders at all. The review I posted of the Canon 40mm f2.8 lens a few weeks ago was a victim of […]

26Jul Used Gear Watch: CPM film tools Cage

I use a number of CPM camera rigs and they’ve done a pretty good job, but the price can be a little out of range for many budgets. A CPM cube cage for example will run you around $260, not a bad price, but still more then some of the lenses people film with.  However, if […]

26Jul Canon 40mm f2.8 lens tested with the Okii usb follow focus controller

The Canon 40mm f2.8 lens uses an STM (stepper) motor that is supposed to provide much smoother focus when controlled by a camera like the t4i which utilizes full time auto focus in video mode. But how well does that motor perform with a USB follow focus controller? For these test I’m using the Okii USB follow focus, […]

25Jul Sigma DP-2 Merrill 46 Megapixel Digital Camera

Sometimes you see a camera announcement and you’re left scratching your head wondering what exactly the manufacture was thinking and what you would use it for. The Sigma DP-2 Merrill 46 Megapixel camera is one such camera. With it’s fixed focal length 45mm equivalent f2.8 lens and 46 effective megapixels I’m pretty sure the Sigma DP-2 Merrill is coming […]

25Jul Nexus 7 with the DSLR controller app

A number of you asked if the Nexus 7 tablet would work with the dslr controller app and the answer is yes. The adapter cable showed up and I had just enough time for a quick test this morning. I can confirm that the image displayed is 30fps, video looks good, and controls work pretty well. The […]

24Jul Accepting credit cards when you’re selling your stuff.

One of the major ways we raise funding for some of our independent film projects is to travel around to film festivals and conventions selling our feature length films. Each event gets our movies out in front of people who might never have heard of them and sales help fund future projects. We’ve done this enough […]

23Jul SIRUI N1004 Tripod – First impressions

I have a number of heavy duty tripods designed to support 20 to 40 pounds, but those aren’t always the best choice when you’re trying to travel light. So I’ve been looking for a lightweight compact tripod that I could carry with me. I still wanted a decent maximum load capacity and if possible the ability to be […]