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12/22/10


OFF TOPIC


Those of us who shoot with a real Steadicam can appreciate how it removes camera shake from otherwise hand-held shots.


Now that capability has come to iPhone 4 and 3GS units in the form of the Steadicam Smoothee.


The Smoothee is a $180 real Steadicam, and we have been making demonstration films for Tiffen/Steadicam for the last ten months. Using prototypes. Rising above their limitations, hopefully. But now the real deal is available, and its balance, performance and results are first-rate.


You can’t get them at an Apple store until 2011, but you CAN order one today at Amazon.Com. Pay enough, and you might might get it in time for Santa Day.


Here is a link to the Steadicam Page that shows our latest multi-topic demo movie made entirely on a pair of nearly-final Smoothees.


Click on the picture for the full report.





iMovie ’11 Appears

10/21/10


Apple never sleeps. Now the suite of programs for digital lifestyle, iLife ’11 has shown up, and whadda ya know, a whole bunch of interesting features are hiding between its sheets. Especially in the fastest edit program around, iMovie ’11.


Are they all Good Li’l Features? Sadly, no.


Read about it in our Software section.





Panasonic GH2 Evolution
A Great HDSLR Grows Up

9/25/10


When Panasonic created the GH1, they built an HDSLR that did most everything right, and oh, by the way, they avoided the egregious color moiré phenomenon that virtually every other HDSLR has shown. No, we don’t know of another brand/model that does it so well.


Perhaps Panasonic just started out on the right foot. Now they’ve produced the next evolutionary camera body in this, their top-of-the-line series, and it brings a number of very useful features and improvements.


Click on the camera image for the latest in new HDSLR cameras.





Big Deal Arriving From SONY!

8/18/10


Ever wish you could look at something more direct than the external monitor on your HDSLR as you shoot movies?


There’s a cam for that.


Ever wish dust couldn’t get anywhere NEAR your image chip?


There’s a cam for that.


Well, not just yet. But soon.


Click on the camera image for the latest in new HDSLR cameras.





Firmwares: EOS 1D Mk IV /  EOS 550D (Rebel T2i)
7/8/10


Has your Canon been loose with its Movie Manual exposure? Gee, that’s tough. But now Canon has released a fix for bouncing exposure computations —plus the usual gang of bug fixes— in your HDSLR.


The only folks likely to experience an operational difference are photographers shooting with the Canon macro lenses and those who are fluent in French and Spanish who noticed the misspeltings.


1D owners go HERE.

T2i owners go HERE.

All others go HERE.


But just for fun, and only if you’re considering getting an iPhone.




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6/22/10


You can save your finger bones some stress by returning to this site with “kea.nu/ua” as the search address. If you want DigitalSecrets.Net, just type in “kea.nu/u9”. Both links present an opportunity for you to contribute to cancer research in Keanu Reeves’ name. Huh. For fun, you get a jokey photo of Keanu’s famous sandwich shot, plus an ad you may find amusing.




6/16/10


Non-Panasonic Firmware Delivers 1080p at 50 Mbps


In the absolute sense, a camera is a computer intimately connected to a vision system. A “hacker” named Tester 13 has dug into the Panasonic DMC-GH1 deep enough to have produced an alternate firmware that allows great looking 1080p HD recording at 50 Mbps—a higher bit rate than the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.


It’s not firmware sanctioned or distributed by Panasonic, but it is a significant improvement over the GH1’s own settings which max out at 1080p24 embedded in a 1080i wrapper. Panasonic GH1’s are particularly appreciated for their lack of banding and moiré artifacts too often seen in other brands of HDSLR. That said, the risk of using it is up to you.


Right now you can obtain the firmware for a donation. Or just download it here to try, then donate. Windows and Mac versions are available.


To get a good idea of what it can produce, see Andrew Reid’s excellent visual essay of the Longshan Temple on Vimeo by clicking the image, above.




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5/18/10


Outsider Review


On May 17, the entire season finale of Fox’s House was unique because it was shot on the Canon EOS 5DM2, their full-frame HDSLR.


This marks the first time an entire TV show was photographed on a prosumer camera, so how did it stack up?


Naturally, there are a bunch of behind-the-scenes revelations about the production process, none of which have anything to do with the particular story, but some questions can never be answered by those who shot it.


Click the image for a review from a technically savvy outsider.




NX10 Goes Arctichttp://www.samsungimaging.net/nx10-comes-in-limited-edition-with-a-white-body/shapeimage_16_link_0

4/30/10


Or is it the thermal desert version?


Starting May 7, you will be able to buy the Samsung NX10 in a white body variation.


You know, so it will blend in with the polar bears. Or pandas, perhaps. The lenses remain basic black.


Even though the body is lighter, the camera is not lighter. It weighs the same, and both the black and white versions still shoot in color. Okay, I guess we have milked the last remaining news value from that one.




Panasonic DMC-G10 Reviewed on 
Photography Bloghttp://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/panasonic_lumix_dmc_g10_review/shapeimage_18_link_0

4/21/10


What you wanted to know.


The $599 US successor to the G1 has HDSLR features shooting in 720p30, 480p30 (848 x 480), SD and half-SD at 30 fps. Presumably this is the updated G1, and while it has some very nice things, some of the G1’s elements are missing.

  

    What you really wanted to know:

  1.     No 1080p. No 720p60. No external mic. No flexible LCD monitor.

  2.     Motion JPEG recording only.

  3.     12.1 MP still files.

  4.     $599, £499 with 14-42mm zoom. (28mm-84mm equivalent)

  5.     Stills with audio shooting.

  6.     19 movie Scene permutations. Food. Soft skin. Party. Architecture. +++

  7.     2X, 4X digital zoom.

  8.     Internal monitor: 202K dots. External 460K dots.




Panasonic Firmware 
(V. 1.2/1.3/1.5) Updates:

4/21/10


Auto Focus just got focusier.


Got Panasonic? Get Firmware update on May 10, here. Panasonic DMC-GF1, GH1 and G1 bodies each get their own enhancements then.


Sure the GH1 is the only HDSLR in the crowd, and the announcement of the update is a full 20 days before its release, but news is news.




Good Goes Gold
Canon 7D Firmware (V. 1.2.1) Update:

4/16/10


Bug Spray. AE Tweaks. Françaisue
Re-spelt.


Firmware updates are easy to install in most cameras, and they always seem to feature things nobody was aware of. Exactly what was missspellled in the French menu? Curious minds gotta know.


The most obscure update in V 1.2.1 is the thermal warning extension which apparently gives you a few more degrees of freedom before shutting down the camera due to its global warming during Live View or Movie shots.


Click the camera for the Japan Canon Site’s firmware links.




Must SEE!
The Last 3 Minutes:

Shane Hurlbut’s 5DM2 Movie
4/14/10


Can you make a movie with your HDSLR?


This question haunts several news stories over at PetaPixel these days, and HDSLR pioneer Shane Hurlbut (the man who shamed Canon into realizing their leadership role in HDSLR evolution) has made a film about the memories flooding a man in the last three minutes of his life.


Also in the news at PetaPixel:
TV’s House season Finale was filmed entirely with a Canon 5DM2, too. True.






Must SEE!
Zacuto Webisode:
The Great Camera Shootout 2010

3/25/10 - 6/15/10


What You Wanted To Know

Zacuto, makers of fine accessories for the HDSLR photographer, have done us all a great service with their GREAT CAMERA SHOOTOUT 2010.


You MUST see this! Click the picture. View on your screen expanded. Bookmark it; there are 3 Webisodes in all. #3 is perhaps the most revealing.




EXCLUSIVE!

Slit-Scan Comes to HDSLR Photography:


3/21/10


2D and 3.5D Images!

Slit-scan photography is unique, strange, weird, even. It’s a form of still imaging that is made over time, but it’s not a time exposure in any sense of the word.


The graphic X-dimension of an image is suppressed, and is replaced by time. In the image at right, a small boy plays in breaking waves.


Although the waves, progressing in one direction through time, look rather natural, the boy’s motion causes multiple distorted impressionistic images. It is photographic, and yet it is not. Image by iNova.


Preview how digital HDSLR slit-scan photography* has become a new artistic tool for photographers Peter iNova and Uwe Steinmueller in this exclusive report.


And what is 3.5D imagery? It’s slit-scan with time2.


*Patents pending.




Firmware Update for
Canon 5D Mark II: 
Part 3. Boy gets girl. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=MultiMiscPageAct&key=EOS_5DMKII_Firmware&fcategoryid=139shapeimage_30_link_0

3/19/10

via Engadget.


Firmware Terminix.

Bugs eradicated..


Quick as a wink, Ichiro Canon entered the engineering section of the DSLR department, deftly stopped the rolling heads with soccer-player composure and whipped the team back into line.


“I want only one thing,” he said, “success by tomorrow noon! When we achieve success, there will be cookies!”


Ichiro had long adopted Napoleon’s observation that “A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.” He also knew that they would fight harder for a cookie.


Today: sucess and cookies! The problems of yesterday have faded away.


Firmware Version 2.0.4 is available, and all is well again.




Firmware Update for
Canon 5D Mark II: 
Part 2. Boy loses girl.http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/18/canon-eos-5d-mark-ii-2-0-3-firmware-yanked-due-to-audio-issues/shapeimage_32_link_0

3/18/10

via Engadget.


The insect story.

It’s all about BUGS! The big, hairy kind.


Audio bugs. Not the kind that listen to your treasonous conversations, these are the sort that screw up the audio assignments on your 5DM2.


It seems that V 2.0.3 is in dire need of a V 2.0.4 or maybe V 2.1.0.


Canon has issued the camera equivalent of a Prius Recall: Their biggest Hot Tip Product is experiencing glitches caused by the recent Firmware Update.


Sure, they’ll fix it, but heads are rolling in Japan.


It’s always something.




Firmware Update for
Canon 5D Mark II. 
Part 1: Boy Gets Girl. http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&tabact=DownloadDetailTabAct&fcategoryid=314&modelid=17662shapeimage_34_link_0

3/16/10


As promised, Canon has released their firmware update (Version 2.0.3) for the operating system of the first pro-level HDSLR, their EOS 5D Mark II.


It brings 1080p29.97 (broadcast correct) frame rate, 1080p24 (1080p23.976 for US broadcast) and 1080p25 (euro broadcast rate) to the camera along with 480p30/24/25 (broadcast correct) standard definition video.


Click on the camera for the download site.  


Plus improvements to other features.


We first thought that the long-promised update would bring all the features of the 7D and Rebel T2i to the  5DM2, but there are no 720p60/50 options in the update.


No plans were announced to add them later.


Speculation #1: It may not be technically possible to achieve p60/50 frame rates due to hardwired components.


Speculation #2: If enough people send Mr. Canon a nice note asking politely for Tv and Av settings to become fully active in their EOS 7D and Rebel T2i (EOS 550) cameras, a future firmware update might be in the offing for those highly capable devices, eventually.


Here’s an email address to work with. Canon has listened in the past. That’s how the 5DM2 got these new features. There is no reason to think they have suddenly gone deaf for the 7D and T2i.

   

    What you really wanted to know:

  1.     Audio may now be manually adjusted, avoiding the auto-gain and
        compression processing. Adjustment is in 64 discrete levels.

  2.     A histogram display is now visible DURING movie exposure
        adjustment and shooting.

  3.     Shutter Priority mode (Tv) is now fully active. (Just like in still images.)

  4.     Aperture Priority mode (Av) is now fully active. (Just like in still images.)

  5.     Audio sampling has been changed to 48 KHz. (Up from 44.1 KHz.)

  6.     Bug fixes from Firmware Version 1.2.4.




Panasonic G2 /G10 Rumors Leaked.

Verified 3/7. 3/5/10


A leak on the Panasonic site has produced a nice juicy rumor. Two HDSLR camera bodies are either a. in the works, or b. coming soon.


Turns out to be b.

Both show 720p30 video as well as the less-popular 848 x 480 WVGA (480p30) movie format. Both weigh in the 350 g range.


The source of all this is none other than 4/3 Rumors dot com.


Update: They’re real! Read more here. And here.


        What you really wanted to know:

  1.     12.1 MP stills.

  2.     G2: 720p60 in AVCHD Lite record format and 720p30 in Motion JPEG.

  3.      G10: motion JPEG only

  4.     Variable HD quality settings.

  5.     Real time histogram.

  6.     100 min/card.

  7.     G10 has fixed monitor; G2: swivels.

  8.     G2: Blue / Red / Black...




Canon T2i
Camera Test

Drew Painter in the NYC snow.


Drew Posted this 2/25/20 on Vimeo.


Gives you an idea of how the $800 Canon HDSLR can perform in shots displayed at 720p.


He has combined tasty use of slow motion, backwards video, low tripod and interesting subject matter. Click the bike.




Off Topic: Steadicam Does iPhone

World’s Lightest Steadicam Reviewed


We have been fortunate to review the final prototype of the smallest, lightest real Steadicam™ in the world, the Smoothee, so we created a little test production with it at the famed J Paul Getty Center in Los Angeles.


Weighing well under a pound, the Steadicam Smoothee is pre-balanced and accommodates interchangeable camera holders for iPhone, Flip HD Ultra and Droid.


More pre-balanced, pre-weighted camera holders are planned for future release. Eventually.


Why should you care? You can get real Steadicam experience  from this, then pass it on to your husband or teen when you go for the Merlin. I’m just thinking out loud here...


Click the image to see the Review.




Samsung Adds

HDSLR Optics

Priced Right


Samsung introduced the NX10 with a brand-new lens mount earlier in the year, and now have added some new lenses to the mix.


A new 20-50mm OIS zoom showed up at PMA, along with a new 20mm f/2.8 pancake lens. On the NX10’s APS-C chip, that one behaves like a 30mm lens in 135 format.


Flat, fast, prime and light, it is a good match for Steadicam Merlin use, and a better choice than the original 30mm f/2 prime that was introduced with the camera.


Announced also are a 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 OIS zoom along with a 60mm f/2.8 Macro.


For whatever reason, a non-optical stablilized 18-55mm zoom will also become available. Odd, since their 18-55mm OIS (Optical Image Stabilized) lens already exists.




New HDSLR Support Rig

Priced Right


The DSLR extreme DeLuxe from DVTEC is an all-day camera rig for HDSLRs that provides support and control without the mega price tag.


Seen here, the entry rig for $430 US, but the full DeLuxe version has a full-time waist-belt support and costs just $650.


DVTEC’s optional Follow Focus kit is in the shot above, too, and costs just $375.


In the US, you can get these from Alan Gordon in California. Other sources will have them soon. Check with DVTEC.




Nikon Goes 1080p30!

But it’s not what you think.


Click HERE for details.



Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Firmware Update 1/28/10

Nice of Canon to issue a progress report.


Canon says: “As a result of further enhancement, Canon is working to release a firmware update for the EOS-1D Mark IV. This firmware update further enhances the AF tracking performance and is scheduled to be available for download from the Web starting from late January.


“Firmware Version 1.0.6 enhances the AF tracking performance of the EOS-1D Mark IV for receding subjects and for subjects that are approaching at a low speed.


“Once the new firmware is ready for download, this announcement will be updated.”


Update 1/28/10: Now it is available. Click the camera to see the international link. Click here for the US site.



TOSHIBA 64 GB SDXC CARD
1/14/10


What is it with memory cards all of a sudden? I never associated January as Memory Card Month, but here it is. The real driver: CES.


Toshiba has announced the Next Big Thing in in-camera memory, a full 64 GB (minus housekeeping overhead) of SD card memory, plus some 32 and 16 GB cards in the same series.


Where SD cards are usually rated as “class”—that small integer inside a C on the face of the card that roughly equates to the card’s write speed in MB/s—Toshiba’s new offerings are rated by the new SD memory standard, UHS 104, V. 3.0, an industry standard invented just to keep us all on our toes.


Politely, they have labeled the card with expected write speed, w35 MB/s, which is overkill for many HD video file formats. The fastest HDSLR file transfer speed we’ve seen is just 74 Mbit/s or 9.25 MB/s, with most cameas in the 40-ish Mbit/s (5-6 MB/s) zone.


  1. Meaning, if you were pushing this card at top speed, you might get away with a 5 or 6 X higher image quality. Either through a bigger pixel map per frame, more frames per second or lower compression. Or a compromise of all three.


Toshiba America Electronic Components, TAEC in Irvine, CA, who made the announcement should never be confused with TEAC in Los Angeles, CA, a few miles away, who have been making audio gear for musicians since forever. Are you on your toes, yet?


SDXC cards use NAND flash memory, same as SDHC cards, but are generally faster and can inherently transcend the 32 GB maximum capacity of SDHC all the way up to a potential 2 TB.


In a few years, that will seem normal. Two terabytes in a solid state memory flake the size of a big toe nail.


In order for any device to take advantage of SDXC technology, it must have the right programming internally. Many current products can never be adapted to SDXC cards, and others might access SDXC with nothing more than a firmware update. The new standard is also called xFAT to differentiate it from FAT32 format used in 32 GB and smaller SD cards of both HC and XC variants.


These cards join Panasonic’s introduction of 64 GB and 48 GB SDXC cards which claim write speeds of about 22 MB/sec. Panasonic’s latest HD camcorders support SDXC technology.


        What you really wanted to know:

  1. 64 GB SDXC: $600 US—guess.

  2. Download speed: 60 MB/sec.

  3. Caveat: Device-sensitive.

  4. Write speed: c. 35 MB/sec.

  5. Future HDSLR cameras: larger images and faster frame rates.




LEXAR MEMORY CARDS 1/12/10


Keeping up with HDSLRs.

Lexar announced at CES a line of new, fast CompactFlash (CF)  and SDHC memory cards with faster write speed than previously seen.


  1. 32, 16, 8 and 4 GB 300X Compact Flash Cards [45 MB/sec sustained]

  2. 32 and 16 GB 600X Compact Flash Cards [90 MB/sec sustained]

  3. 32, 16 and 8 GB 233X Compact Flash Cards [35 MB/sec sustained]

  4. 8 and 4 GB 133X SDHC cards Class 10 [10 MB/sec sustained]


The 32 GB 600X card is “coming soon.” Those will vend for around $600 (guess).


A significant portion of the future is in the cards.


Note about speed ratings: SDHC cards have a C + number that stands for approximate MB/s write speed. C 10 = 10 MB/s. That’s about equal to a CF card’s speed of 66x. So presumably, a CF card with a rating of 600X should be somewhere close to an SD card’s class rating of 90 (90 MB/s).


At a speed like that, a future camera could be shooting 4000 x 2200 pixel compressed RAW 12-bit images at 30 fps, delivering Red One-like performance—maximum cine quality—in a 1.85:1 aspect frame, so daddy’s shots of Lisa’s birthday party would look good on tomorrow’s Big Screen Ultra Definition Display. Of course, by then, the card would hold terabytes and everything would be in 3D, but technology isn’t holding still


        What you really wanted to know:

  1. 16 GB 600X: $300 US

  2. 32 GB 300X: $250 US

  3. 8 GB SDHC 133X: $90 US





SAMSUNG NX10 1/10/10

New HDSLR design without legacy.


Would you buy an HDSLR from a company that never made an SLR before?

One that took exactly zero preexisting lenses? (3 new available)

A 14.6 MP SLR design without a reflex mirror? (interior electronic vfdr)

A camera body smaller and lighter than all previous designs?

A device with 720p30 HD mode only?


This is what Samsung of Korea believes you will do. Shell out $700 US for a completely unproven camera/lens/system design that creates a whole new, untested, legacy-free format.


The image chip is 15.6 x 23.4 mm, APS-C size. For comparison, a Canon APS-C sized image is 14.9 x 22.3 mm and Nikon’s DX format has image chips 15.8 x 23.6 mm.


But the NX10 is TINY! The small Pentax K-x is 122.5 x 91.5 x 67.5 mm and weighs 580 g with a battery. The NX10 is 123 x 87 x 40 mm and weighs 400 g. It’s so small, there’s barely enough room on its back for the OLED 3” screen.


Eye-level viewfinder specs are higher. A full VGA [640 x 480 pixel] screen replaces SLR reflex viewing and covers 100% of what the image chip sees. (Typical of high res 3” camera-back monitors.)


Will it sell? Survive? Prosper?


Our guess: Not professionally until it grows 1080p30 or 1080p60. But Samsung has shown extraordinary precociousness with this first effort. They have demonstrated the ability to re-think fundamental photographic principles. The question is really; how long will they keep innovating? We enthusiastically look forward to whatever they make to follow this camera.


            What you really wanted to know:

  1. THINK: LIGHT 14 MP CAMERA

  2. THINK: SMALL-HAND CAMERA

  3. THINK: 720P30 AT BEST

  4. THINK: $700 with 18-55mm IS lens



 
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Important Development 4/20/11


Well, of course with digital you don’t have to actually “Develop” your images, but Technicolor will give you a free camera setting for your Canon 5DM2 that delivers a much more movie-friendly distribution of tonalities.


It’s an optional “Cinestyle” setting that turns your HDSLR into a much more capable movie camera so you can intercut 5DM2 shots into your film and be able to grade the results without introducing much in the way of artifacts.


Check out the Vimeo interview with Technicolor’s Joshua Pines that was obtained by Dan Chung here. Or click the pic.


 
News Roundup 10/9/11


Sony has two 24-megapixel cameras. One big mirrorless HDSLR that looks like your father’s DSLR and takes Alpha lenses (The 24 MP a77, $2000 w/lens), and one with a Leica-size flat body featuring eye and monitor viewfinders (The 24 MP NEX-7, $1400 w/lens). Both out before Christmas. Both APS-C image chips. Both shoot HD 1080p60 (!), HDV format (1440 x 1080p30) and SD 480p30, but no 720p options. Stills are 6000 x 4000 pixels. Nice round numbers. All alpha lenses can work on either, but for the NEX-7, you’ll have to get an adapter because its native lens format is the narrower Sony E-mount. My money’s on the smaller, lighter, just as HD NEX-7.


Nikon is trying to intro the consumer-grade interchangeable lens camera with their new

System 1 models, the V1 with an eye-level viewfinder and the J1 with camera-back monitor only. They do shoot video in HD at 1080i60, 1080p30, 720p30, 720p15 (?), 480p30/15, 240p30/15 and slow-mo modes at odd frame sizes up to 1200 fps at 320 x 160 pixels. Image chips are very small and the standard lens is 10-30mm. Available on October 20.


Nikon is rumored to introduce a killer new D800 out in November-ish (?). This is a full-frame HDSLR with a 26 megapixel sensor, max ISO of 25,600, HD video at 1080p30 with a body price in the $2500 range.


Oh, and JUST ONE MORE THING...


Sadness and a bit of joy from Apple. Steve Jobs’ death came just one day after the introduction of the iPhone 4S. See our iPhone / iPad pages for more.


GoPro Fisheye Flattened 5/3/11


GoPro’s lens is a fisheye. Either 170° in 720p modes or 127° in 1080p30 mode. What if you wanted it to look like just a regular, straight-line super wide angle lens instead?


Now you can. Click the image and see for yourself.


GoPro Review and Revelations 5/3/11


You think you know everything about that GoPro Hero HD camera in your bag? Think again. We’ve found things about it that nobody has ever mentioned in the 206,000 reviews on the subject.


Some of it good. Some of it bad. None of it truly ugly.


Click the pic.


R.I.P Nikon Image Authentication 5/2/11


Nikon has had a system for digitally stamping images at the instant of creation to preserve the shot’s status as a camera original.


You know, for legal work and proof of not having been Photoshopped.


That was then. This is now. A Russian group, Elcomsoft, has broken the algorithm and rendered that whole idea as obsolete.


They can now chew up an image and re-stamp it with bogus “authentication” data, meaning that the software you paid Nikon $300 for is absolutely worthless in court. Last month they did the same thing to Canon’s authentication software.


Elcomsoft has no plans to market this discovery out in the open, but what’s done is done.


In data space, nobody will fail to hear you scream.



Smoothee Goes Viral 4/20/11


NAB 2011 is an echo, now, but this could be the Year Of The Smoothee. At just $180, the year looks good.


Tiffen Steadicam showed big at NAB and guess whose HD camera is next to take the Smooth Road.


GoPro.


Known for their small, waterproof, high-quality HD tinycorder, the Hero, GoPro is the best recording device you can fit to the Steadicam Smoothee.


Naked, the Hero costs about $260. With waterproof case, you will spend upwards of ten more dollars. With a larger kit of mounts and options, that’s going to rise another $30 to $300 total. Geez. Whadda these people think I’m made of; Pocket money? That’s gotta hurt. Not.


A prebalanced prototype holder was shown at NAB and will be available for about $25 when production gets underway. Which will be soon.


Everybody at the GoPro booth wanted theirs with a Smoothee right now.



Death to Flippy 4/20/11


The future of Flip pocket video camcorders is dark.


Cisco decided to pull the plug on the USB-plugged devices due to all that competition they were seeing from smartphones and iPods that have video recording on board.


Sad, that. The Flip Mino HD made a better picture than my iPhone 4, and it has a bit of anti-shake added which makes it a better hand-held camcorder.


You can still buy them. Radio Shack is a good place to look.


 
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