Thursday, April 12, 2012

HandiZoom Turns the 5D Mark ll into a Camcorder!

About HandiZoom: VizTools introduces a smoother, easier way to tell your story with the ground-breaking, patent-pending HandiZoom™ combination handgrip and camera control unit - the first device that delivers ENG-style hand-held video shooting for DSLR cameras. DSLR cameras and lenses are designed for still photography, making hand-held video shooting and control problematic. The HandiZoom's inventive design and controls eliminate these complications, through an ergonomic handgrip for much needed stability with hand-held video shots; a Motorized Zoom Lens Drive for smooth zoom control; and a host of features placing primary camera control functions...at your fingertips. The HandiZoom Handgrip situates all of its camera controls for single-handed fluid adjustment of Zoom Speed and Direction; Record Start and Stop; Auto/Manual Iris and Set Iris; Fine Focus Magnification; Maximum Zoom Speed; Still Photo Shots; and more - leaving the other hand free for manual focus or additional camera stabilization. MORE:http://www.viztools.tv/default.html

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Here’s a short sizzle reel created by Vashi Nedomansky that shows various shots captured by Shane Hurlbut by using Canon 5D Mark II DSLRs as crash cams. (via Photography Bay)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Eadweard J. Muybridge Google Doodle

 Uploaded by tagSeoBlog on Apr 8, 2012 9 April 2012: Google honors the english photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge. It is an animation doodle: It shows a "Galloping horse" set to motion using single photos. 27 horses, some are colored like the google logo. Eadweard Muybridge is known for his pioneering work on animal locomotion which used multiple cameras to capture motion. The Doodle based an an original sequence by Eadweard J. Muybridge. Looks in my eyes like an amazing piece of old fashiened pop art :-) Happy birthday Eadweard James Muybridge. Thumbs up if you like the animation :-) music: "Fig Leaf Rag" by Kevin MacLeod Stanford and the galloping question Main article: Sallie Gardner at a Gallop Muybridge's The Horse in Motion In 1872, former Governor of California Leland Stanford, a businessman and race-horse owner, had taken a position on a popularly-debated question of the day: whether all four of a horse's hooves are off the ground at the same time during the trot. Up until this time, most paintings of horses at full gallop showed the front legs extended forward and the hind legs extended to the rear.[9] Stanford sided with this assertion, called "unsupported transit", and took it upon himself to prove it scientifically. Stanford sought out Muybridge and hired him to settle the question.[10] In later studies Muybridge used a series of large cameras that used glass plates placed in a line, each one being triggered by a thread as the horse passed. Later a clockwork device was used. The images were copied in the form of silhouettes onto a disc and viewed in a machine called a Zoopraxiscope. This in fact became an intermediate stage towards motion pictures or cinematography.


The Bridegrooms words to his bride found in the most delightful parable about a sorcerer by which the devil is ingeniously signified and described. Book 1 - Chapter 21 SAINT BRIDGET PATRON SAINT OF EUROPE PART I The Bridegroom of the kingdom of Heaven, Jesus, spoke to his bride in a parable presenting the example of a frog and said: Once there was a sorcerer who had the most shining gold. A simple and mild man came to him and wanted to buy this gold from him. The sorcerer said to the simple man: You will not receive this gold, unless you give me better gold and in larger quantity. The man said: I have such a great desire for your gold that I will give you what you want rather than losing it. He then gave the sorcerer better gold and in larger quantity and received the shining gold from him and put it in a casket, thinking of making himself a ring from it for his finger. After a short time, the sorcerer approached that simple man and said: The gold you bought from me and laid in your casket is not gold, as you thought, but the most ugly frog. It has been fostered in my chest and fed with my food. And in order for you to test and know that this is true, you may open the casket and you will see how the frog will jump to my chest where it was fostered. When the man wanted to open it and find out if it was true, the frog appeared in the casket. The cover of the casket was hanging on four hinges that were about to break and fall off soon. Immediately when the cover of the casket was opened, the frog saw the sorcerer and jumped into his chest. When the servants and friends of the simple man saw this, they said to him: Lord, this most fine gold is in the frog, and if you want, you can easily get the gold. The man said: How can I get it? They replied: If someone took a sharp and heated spear and thrust it into the hollow part of the frogs back, he would quickly get the gold out. But if he cannot find any hollow in the frog, he should then, with the greatest force and effort, thrust his spear into it, and this is how you will get back the gold you bought.