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LCDVF, one product, two prices?

I have been aware of fake viewfinders (LCDVF and z-finder) on the market for a while but the sellers were mostly advertising on eBay or Craigslist and the products they were selling were cheap copies. Until recently. Look at the two view finder above. One is the real LCDVF sold on BH website (right) and the other is a fake/replica ...

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Next version of FCP supposed to be great (?)

As it is in fashion these days, when you have an issue with an Apple product, you just have to send an email to Steve and wait for a one liner reply. That is what Dustyn Gobler did. You can read its content here. Basically, he is asking Apple to give us more visibility on the pro apps road map. ...

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Review: DSLRBot (camera to iOS trigger interface)

Disclaimer: Alberto contacted me two weeks ago to place some ads on the site. According to my advertisement policy, before accepting to put the ads on the site, I have to test the product so he sent me the IR cable for free (but I had to buy the app on the iTunes Store). Anyone who ever tried to do ...

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Monopod – The lost stabilizer.

article by Jeremy, one of this site contributor… Doing a search for video stabilization on the web will bring you tons of great gadgets and gizmos.  Each is great and the tricks DIY folks provide to the masses are a great reference for those Hollywood style shots that make filming great. I am actually going to write about one that ...

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iMovie 11 review

iMovie is one of these apps may proish shooter dont want to touch, yet could benefit a lot from. I know because I used to be in this category. iMovie felt too amateurish compared to FCP for me to even dare to use it. At each iLife release, I would give it a shot but never managed to complete a ...

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FoV test video Full frame (5DMrkii) vs 1.6x crop (7D)

My friend Chad sent me this link (thanks!). While most 5DMrkII owners realize the difference between a cropped sensor and the real thing, those who don’t own one usually miss why we love our 5D that much! This is especially true when shooting with a super wide lens. Actually, there are two cases where I prefer cropped sensors: macro shots ...

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My favorite Horror Movie list (Out of topic)

Ok, I know this is not HDSLR related, but I am sure a few of you will appreciate this list if you are looking for something to watch tonight! I am a big fan of horror movies. Actually, no matter how great my wife is, if she did not like horror movies, I dont know if we would be together! ...

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Good deals on CF-Cards at BH

Just received this in my email box. BH has some good deals on CF-Cards (see bellow). Think you have enough cards? How big are they? While I have about 80 gigs worth of card, they are almost all 8gig cards which means I can only record about 20-28 minutes worth of video per card. This means that if I am ...

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Shape WLB Composite Review (HDSLR Rig)

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure to shoot a movie for a friend (more on this in another post). Since we were shooting for the Kino Kabaret (kind of a film festival), we had access to a lot of sponsored gear which is how I managed to put my hands on the  Shape WLB Composite. I already talked about the ...

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DIY slider: Igus is looking at the market more seriously

About a year go, I made my initial post about the DIY Igus slider. Back then, sliders were a bit of a novelty for HDSLR users and the DIY way was the only affordable solution. Since then, manufacturers have reacted and are offering commercial alternatives at various price points. Still, I think the DIY slider made out of Igus part ...

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My take on grandpa lens…

Have you seen this video made with a 100+ years old lens on a 5DMrkII. Actually, judging by the number of emails I received from people telling me to watch it, I am sure most of you did. The reason I did not comment on it when it came out is simple: it is a gimmick. Just like Holga lens ...

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