MIOPS, an innovative camera tech company, launched its Kickstarter campaign for SPARK. It’s a brilliant iPhone camera accessory that wants do be your faithful companion and raise your shots to a higher level. No matter if you shoot photos or videos, Spark aims to extend your phone cameras capabilities and almot turn your iPhone camera into a professional piece of gear.
If you plan to take photos with the sun or moon in a specific position, you know how much planning it requires before you even start shooting. MIOPS wants to make it as easy as possible with their new and improved version of the Sun Moon Expert app.
The team has expanded the app’s capabilities to give you as precise and accurate Sun and Moon-related data as possible. So, let’s dive in and see what new features you can expect.
It’s December again, which means lots of us are sitting there wondering what to buy for ourselves or the photographer in our lives this holiday season. We’ve been saving up all year to get that something special, but we don’t want to deal with in-store queues – or maybe we’ve just slacked on our Christmas shopping this year. We want to stay at home where it’s nice and warm and see what we can find online that gets delivered straight to our door!
So, this means it’s time for the 2022 DIYP Holiday Gift Guides. It’s Day 4 today, so we’re going to be going through the list of our favourite new tripods, sliders and gimbals that have been released during 2022. Keep visiting back this week as we release our other guides, including cameras, lenses, lighting, accessories and gadgets.
MIOPS has today announced the new Capsule Pro motorised pan and tilt head for shooting timelapse and motion control video. Released four years after the MIOPS Capsule360, I’m not entirely sure what makes this different/better than its predecessor, except for the increased load capacity and it looks like some highlight features from the Capsule360 (such as subject tracking) aren’t even mentioned with the new Capsule Pro.
Like most of the other MIOPS gear releases, the MIOPS Capsule Pro is being launched through Kickstarter with pledges currently starting at $299. It also talks to and combines with other MIOPS gear, like the MIOPS Slider, giving you multi-axis motion control that you wouldn’t be able to get with just the Capsule Pro alone.
Folks at MIOPS have created a camera symphony in the literal sense of the word. Teaming up with a sound artist, MIOPS recently published a song that was composed and played using the shutter clicks of various cameras.
MIOPS, the company that brought you the Mobile trigger, Capsule360 Motion Box and the Splash trigger, is back with a new project, the MIOPS FLEX, launching through Kickstarter. It’s essentially the next evolution of the company’s Smart trigger, but it’s also so much more, having expanded its functionality greatly since the previous triggers.
The MIOPS FLEX is a device that bridges the gap between your camera and your smartphone. Naturally, it lets you shoot timelapse, but it also lets you do those Holy Grail day-to-night (and night-to-day) sequences. It will allow you to trigger by audible or visual pointers, to capture super-fast events like lightning and impacts as well as a host of other features.
A few years ago, I became interested in what stuff looks like when falling through space. Specifically, I wanted to see the accidental shapes which occur when something is unrestrained in the air.
First, I asked a young woman model to jump from a wall about two feet high. This way I could see the configuration of her body when she was in mid-air and not posing. Interestingly, when she was concentrating on something else — the landing — and her pose was sort of beyond her control.
Then I took some photos of the model lying on a sheet. I separated her image from the background sheet, and placed her “floating” body on a public domain photo of the crab nebula. There she was, floating in actual Space.
In the world of photography, water droplets are something of a rite of passage. It’s the perfect rainy day photography project and one that many of us try at some point or another – to varying degrees of success.
You can increase the chances of that success with a bit of DIY tinkering. Some kind of computer-controlled Arduino based system, perhaps, which times everything perfectly. Or, you can save yourself a lot of build time and hassle and get the MIOPS Splash.
MIOPS has seen some measure of success with its rather popular MIOPS Mobile camera trigger. Well, now they’re getting into motion control with the launch of the new Capsule360. It’s a modular motion control system that offers up to 3 axes of movement. Paired with your Android or iOS device, it also offers real-time facial and object tracking.
As with some of the previous MIOPS projects, the Capsule360 is being funded through Kickstarter. Units start at only $179 for the early bird single pack unit up to $879 for the full “premium pack” (also early bird price) which includes 3 Capsule360 units, L bracket, slider, dolly, turntable kit and a mobile dongle.
Most of us own one or several camera triggers or intervalometers. Some of us might have even built our own Arduino based triggers that utilise various sensors. Well, now, you can think about casting them all aside and replacing them with the new MIOPS Mobile. Following on from the success of the original MIOPS Smart Trigger, the new MIOPS Mobile makes life even simpler.
By hooking up wirelessly with your smartphone via Bluetooth, your phone now becomes your complete camera controller. The unit itself is about the size of your average camera battery and slots right into the hotshoe. With support for over 350 models of camera, it boasts a number cool features for which you might previously need multiple devices.