Those kits are usually placed under the car so they are pretty well build with some water resistance and protection against an accidental “bump”. This means that they are ideal as a portable kit. [Read more…]
It is probably safe to say that Magic Lantern’s RAW video is just so much better than the native H.264 that Canon camera usually put out. (and if you want to judge for yourself just head over to this huge collection of ML’s RAW footage).
So we got better resolution and better dynamic range, but it seems that we also get the buff of better low light performance. Dustin J Tolman over at Vimeo did a low light test and results are great news! Mitch over at planet5D has an interesting analysis. [Read more…]
Over the past month we’ve been sharing a lot of Magic Lantern hacks, and I think this is something that is not going to stops (or at least I hope it is not going to stop, we have some info coming right up on the next post).
However, we never actually shared anything that shows how to install Magic Lantern into an operating camera.
This video by Dave Dugdale does not even touch on the features of ML, but it does a great job at showing the install process. While there is actually a pretty good Install Guide available on the ML site, it is sometimes easier to follow a video. [Read more…]
If you went ahead and build yourself a Krotocam (which is one of the best DIY Steadicams I have seen to date), you may have noticed that it was not perfectly balancing on the right/left axis. This was the only thing stopping this half shaft based rig from being perfect.
But, tables have turned (or stars aligned or something). The good Chad Bredahl over at krotoflik has a great follow up video that shows how to fine-balance the Ktorocam and also how to use it with a GoPro. Tutorial and sample footage (AKA Chad eating his own dog crap) after the jump. [Read more…]
Not a long way back we shared a cool tutorial on a homemade Travel Jib (kinda like this Portable Mini Jib). But for those times that you need to carry heavier cameras and you want to trade portability for stability you may want to use a crane.
Charlie Mac created this wonderful tutorial for building a the Travel Jib big brother – a camera crane. It is not as portable, but way sturdier and can handle bigger loads.
I am not sure if the Magic lantern team are wearing shoes, but if they do then the other show just dropped.
“Hi all 60D users 🙂
I prepared special version of autoexec.bin like 550D user mk11174 and RAW video works now on 60D 🙂 This ML version has only few options enabled. I’ve got no skills to fix 60D’s boot problems with full ML package with modules and tcc enabled so I removed everything except ability to record raw videos and load modules.“#
With Magic Lantern recent 24P raw video hack I thought it may be a good idea to go over each of the big manufacturers and review are the options for anyone who is trying to use a custom Firmware on their camera
While this was super good news, the process of getting the files out of the camera and convert them to a RAW video was a bit cumbersome involving windows, mac, and after effects.
I have said it many times before. A slider is probably the first gadget you want to get if you are going into videography. It is one of the fastest ways to add production value to a movie.
It is also great for doing motion timelapse and almost all the time lapse movies we feature on the blog have some sort of sliding motion. And while getting a set of wheels on a rail may seem trivial, there has been a lot of innovation with this over the last year. It seems that even a triviality like a slider has ample space for innovation. [Read more…]