Archive for the ‘Tools/Equipment’ Category

Red Footage Posted

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

If you’re following the development of the Red Camera (I am), you’ll want to check out the footage they’ve posted on their recently overhauled site. Mike @ HDForIndies says that he thinks it’s only 1K. And it’s not terribly interesting — some sunglasses, and steel grey at that. So what can we judge from this? Not resolution (if it’s 1K) and not color or exposure range (because of the subject matter). In sum, very little. But, it’s another step in the process of the design and hype of this camera — an unusual mixture of transparency and secrecy. There are rumors that there’s more footage soon to come. Hopefully that footage will be accompanied by technical specifications, not to mention some human subjects.

The clip is a downloadable torrent, so you’ll need a peer-to-peer application like Transmission.

Of course, if you’ve somehow only recently discovered filmmaking and/or the internet, you can read this earlier post to get caught up.

ADDED: Matt @ FresHDV catches you up on some of the other recent RED developments.

Free Editing Software

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Here’s a list of free editing software for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Thanks to FresHDV for discovering this.

Super-8 Labs and Stocks

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Following up on a few of the small-format posts I made in August, OnSuper8 has recently compiled two useful PDF’s: One files lists labs around the world that process Super-8; the other file lists all of the stocks available. I was surprised at how many stocks are available these days! You can find the files HERE.

Home Movie Day (Richmond Edition)

Sunday, August 13th, 2006

The Richmond edition of Home Movie Day, which was run by the Richmond Moving Image Co-op, was great fun. There was a nice turnout and everyone attending (myself included) learned some good tips about preserving their small gauge films.

For Ashley’s complete write-up, including an explanation of what James Parrish of RMIC is explaining to her, click on the photo.



DIY Camera shoulder rest

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Here is an Instructable for a DIY camcorder shoulder mount. The author is in Europe (Germany, maybe?), which means some of the tools and lingo in his how-to need some translation.

I’m not sure the Home Depot or Lowe’s carries the type of gutter holders that this guy is using, and I’m still trying to figure out what “Replacement sponge from a Plastic smoothener” [sic] is. But resourceful readers will figure out a solution in a jiffy, I’m sure.

By the way, the approximate cost was listed as 12 Euros (about $15). Compare with this one.

[Via Make]