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Almost DIY Ring Flash

My friend Udi from DIY Photography announced today something he has been hinting me about for a while: a DIY Ring Flash where the only thing you have to do is assemble & glue the various parts. No need to look for the perfect components at the store. Udi did the job for you! If you have ever tried to ...

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Interview with a YouTube Millionaire

Do you remember Chad Bonanno? We talk about his a few months ago when he shot a parkour video for the Tempest team. Well, if you have been on Youtube recently, you have probably seen his latest creation: an advertisement video for the Tempest Freerun Academy. The video has gone viral now and has over 2.5 million views so I ...

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Video on how to install EOS Utility from the updater

I made a quick video to show how to convert the Canon EOS Utility updater into an installer so you can install it if you lost your original DVD. I know I already explained how to do it in this post but I am currently thinking about converting all my tutorials into videos so I wanted to hear what you ...

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Technicolor going to make an Apple Color compatible LUT?

My friend Robert Cato send an email to Technicolor about their LUT, asking: Hello, Will there be an .mga apple color compatible  S-curve shaped LUT available for download? Here is the answer from the Technicolor CineStyle team: Hello Robert, Thank you for your interest and downloading of our CineStyle Picture Style for the Canon EOS family of cameras. Based on the overwhelming ...

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Technicolor Picture Style flat profile results

It is a bit early to give a final verdict but, from I have seen so far, the Technicolor picture style looks great and I am not the only one stating the obvious, here is a quick test clip from my friend Robert. My own preliminary tests are very promising. Here is a quick example of something I shot today ...

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Add some light Leaks to your FCP clips

Our good friends at CrumplePop just released a new Final Cut Pro plugin file kit (?), Lumineux which emulates the light leaking effects of old lenses. Take a look: While the usage in the demo clips may be a little over the top, this is something that is getting quite trendy (if not, why would they have made the product ...

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Book Review: Wedding Videography Start to Finish

Since I have not posted a book review recently and spring is coming, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about one that covers a very specialized topic: Wedding Videography. Content The book covers the domain wide and large. Starting from answering the simple question ‘What does a wedding videographer do?‘ to giving advices on video editing ...

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Need a trigger for your DSLR? Here is one

It is interesting to see the amount of action currently going on in the HDSLR trigger world these days (more on this in a few days). Here is an alternative to the IR remote holder sold by Red Rock Micro. You can get it here. I havent tested it yet, but as with all IR system, based on my past ...

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Final Cut Pro X: features list

Yesterday Apple presented FCP X at the FCP Supermeet. It was about time would say a few people (including me!) but I think it is worth it. From what I am gathering, they had to rebuilt the whole application from the ground up so they could (finally) use some of the best Apple technologies such as Grand Central and 64bit ...

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Can you really get the RigWheel cheaper over the net?

I just received this email from Lance (RigWheel owner) in reply to J.R. Tabotier about places to get cheaper wheels for your rig. I think it is worth sharing this with your guys because too often people diminish the amount of work, testing & research that goes into developing rig part. I know because I have been there. This is ...

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Selling (or trading) some stuff (400L & Zacuto rig)

I need retool for my summer gigs so I decided to sell some of my stuff. First on the list is my Zacuto Striker kit. You can see pictures on RigsEnvy, note that I am only selling the Striker, not the rest! I may throw in a Z-Finder (first version) too if you are interested.  Price: 750$. This is mostly ...

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Saturn Fly by movie

This is not HDSLR related but I think it is cool enough that most of you will be interested. It has been out for a while but I just found out about it… It is a video made out of composite images taken by the Cassini spacecraft. These are all still images, no CGI involved! While it looks gorgeous, I ...

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