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GET MORE OUT OF YOUR POWERBASE 70

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Last week I wrote about the Switronix Powerbase 70 and how useful it was on my trip to Hong Kong. One of the really handy aspects to this way of powering your camera is that it effectively gives you a unified solution to powering your accessories. If you’re a run and gun, audio into the camera, no lights, no monitor kind of shooter then you won’t care. If you’re like me and have all...Read More

Quick Take: Chrosziel Dv Balancer Hand Held Rig.

Quick Takes

Here is a Quick Take video of the DV Balancer Rig from Chrosziel. At first we thought the belly bar on this hand held rig was somewhat goofy but after hooking it up to our new Panasonic AF100, we are willing to give it a second try. We finally got this camera and AKS hooked up and are going out tonight to shoot a few tests with it. In all honesty we are still...Read More

Dreaming In Austin. JAG35 Are Heading To SXSW.

Cameras

DREAMING IN AUSTIN “A short documentary about just doing it.” By: Robin Schmidt Every year hundreds of film festivals take place all over the world bringing together filmmakers, fans, distributors and dealmakers. Festival acceptance is a crucial step in a filmmaker’s progress, a mark of quality that says ‘you’re good enough’. The better the festival the better the perception of you as a filmmaker. That’s how it’s always been. For as long as the...Read More

SWITRONIX POWERBASE 70: GET ONE, I DON’T CARE HOW.

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Okay, you know you need more batteries for your Canon DSLR video work. How much is an LP-e6 battery? Quite a lot as it turns out. How many do you need? Quite a lot as it turns out. Now what about charging them, how long does that take? Quite a long time as it happens, and probably one by one too. Now, I know what you’re thinking,” that Switronix Powerbase 70 looks cool but...Read More

Wide Open Camera & JAG35 Whistle Bait Trailer

Cameras

There is nothing like grabbing a bunch of cameras and heading out on the town to shoot an original story. This past weekend I had the chance to shoot a very cool nightclub event called, The Whistle Bait. This is a monthly event put on JAG35′s Misa Garcia. “It’s where the 50′s meets the 60s.” Patrons show up to the Bordello club in downtown LA for a night of Rockabilly, dancing, and live burlesque....Read More

FUJIFILM W3 3D camera

Cameras

The FUJIFILM Finepix REAL 3D W3 camera is a pretty amazing little device. It has two lenses, two sensors and a giant screen that allows for 3D viewing without the need for glasses. In video mode it captures 1080P in 3D, and in photo mode it has two 10MP sensors that can actually capture two photos at the same time with two different settings. You can set one to wide angle and the other...Read More

Satarii Auto-Following Camera Mount at CES 2011

Cameras

While shooting at the Polaroid booth we were approached by Brian Lamb and Vlad Tetelbaum to do their first interview at CES about their Satarii project. The Satarii Star is an ingenius camera mounting device for cell phone or other small cameras that automatically follows you as you move side to side by means of a tracker. They have a working model which looks pretty DIY and a “looks like” model which is what...Read More

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