Thursday, June 2, 2011

Camera Manual iPhone App

In searching for some handy video apps that were reasonably priced, I stumbled upon this FREE(!!) app that not only includes full camera manuals in PDF form for the Sony PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3, HVR-Z7U, Canon 7D and 5D, Phantom, RED, and Arri Alexa, but it also includes Media Record Times for SxS, AVCHD, P2, etc, a Color Temp chart, 2/3 and PL lens Tables, and Worldwide Wall Plug and Voltage Standards. It's called LVRUSA made by the folks at Liman Video Rental Co. Inc, and it's definitely a must for digital cinematographers in the field!  Here are a few screenshots from the iTunes website as well as my phone:

The only unfortunate thing is that there are no Sony PMW-F3 manuals on there just yet, but I'm willing to bet that update is not too far away.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box: DIY Lego Follow Focus

Some people are just so doggone clever.  Ok, so it's pretty clunky and possibly impractical, but COME ON! A follow focus made out of LEGOS!! I personally love anything involving Legos, so this really warms my heart!

And an amazing 3D tutorial of how to build one:

Via Havok2