» Archive for November, 2012

30Nov Canon 6d manual posted, audio level meters confirmed!

I’ve been looking all over the place trying to find out if the Canon 6d includes audio level meters. I know a number of you have asked if this was the case. I can now confirm that it does in fact have level meters as you can see from this screen cap of page 210 […]

30Nov Aputure’s End of the World VIDEO CONTEST

Contests usually provide two positive things, free gear and the chance to practice your skills as a film maker. Right now Aputure is running a 1 min film making competition with the chance to win up to $1000 worth of free gear. The theme is “end of the word”, simply create a 1 min video with your […]

29Nov Magic Lantern 2.3 battery grip testing

I’ve been spending a bit of time with the Canon 7d running the Magic Lantern Alpha firmware update and so far it’s been working pretty well. I know that many people have reported issues running Magic Lantern firmware when using a battery grip, so over the past few weeks I’ve been testing it on both the […]

29Nov Isabelle reel

I’ve been working on this feature length film with the rest of the crew for about 5 months now. We have three quarters of the film complete and are wrapping up the last few shots this spring. Hopefully the film will be released next fall. The casting call for our next feature is scheduled for […]

28Nov Used Gear watch: Juicedlink DT454

There is no doubt that the preamps in the Juicedlink DT454 are good, and now that the Riggy RA333 has replaced it in the Juicedlink lineup, the used prices are starting to drop. Right now on ebay there is a Juicedlink DT454 with a starting price of $74. Not sure how high the price will […]

28Nov DSLR FILM NOOB Podcast episode 3

Episode 3 of the DSLR Film Noob Podcast is out. I’ve upgraded the playback and download controls for the podcast and i’m working on an itunes feed. You’ll also notice the podcast tab has been added to the top of the site. You’ll be able to find new episodes in the main feed as well […]

27Nov So I pre-ordered the Canon 6d

The Canon 6d has had me on the fence for awhile now. It’s as though Canon added just enough features to tempt me, but took away enough to make me think about waiting tell February for the next batch of cameras. On the downside the Canon 6d barely keeps up with the 5d mark II when it comes […]

26Nov Buckling spring keyboard

Something completely off topic. If you spend a lot of time typing like myself, you might enjoy the tactile feel of a good keyboard. If that’s the case you might want to give a Buckling spring keyboard a try. If you grew up in the 80’s or early 90’s you might remember these old monster […]

25Nov Used Gear Watch: Rode VideoMic

I’ve used the Rode VideoMic through 3 different cameras and it’s served me well, but I’ve been meaning to upgrade my copy of Plural Eyes and the Rode VideoMic pro combo deal is just to good to pass up, so now it’s time to let it go. As usual I’ll give you guys first pick […]

25Nov iRig Pre Hack, cheap XLR phantom power preamp for your DSLR

As promised here is the iRig Pre hack video with a few extra audio tests. If you need a low price affordable XLR adapter for your camera this is probably the best bang for your buck. I’ve covered the subject pretty well so check out these earlier posts if you want more audio samples, guides, […]