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


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


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


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

Uno Nights: Using What You Got


By: Chris Collins Here at Wide Open Camera we stress the importance of the community that HDSLRs have helped create. These cameras have opened the doors for small, inexpensive (if not free), and sometimes spontaneous shoots. I got a call one Friday afternoon not too long ago from my friend, Luke Hanlein, who needed an extra hand on a short film he was shooting that night. Long story short, by the end of the...Read More

Double Full HD 3D Camcorder – Sony TD10 at CES 2011


We got to check out Sony’s new Double Full HD 3D Camcorder, the Sony TD10 at CES 2011. It looks like a great camcorder that won’t replace your DSLR for video but it will allow you to shoot things in full HD 3D. The main thing that makes this camcorder different than the rest is how it uses two independent lenses, sensors and processors to handle the video. Other camcorders use the same sensor...Read More

Polaroid GL30 – Grey Label by Haus of GAGA – CES 2011


Polaroid had a GIANT crowd of people spilling out on all sides of their tiny stage at their medium sized booth waiting to catch a glimpse of Lady GAGA who was rumored to be showing up for a new product announcement. After a bit of a delay the announcement started and revealed 3 new Polaroid products… this Polaroid GL30 camera being the most interesting of the trio. The GL30 is a next-generation Polaroid camera....Read More

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