Posts Tagged ‘rig’

Custom Built Oculus Rift & GoPro Rig Lets You Experience Life in the Third Person

Are you sick of living life in the first person? Do you sometimes wish your day-to-day activities could be viewed as an incredibly realistic RPG? Well, you’re in luck. With the help of Oculus Rift and a dual camera setup, mepi has just what you need to get started. Read more…

DIY: Impressive 3D-Printed 3-Axis Modular Time-Lapse Motion Control System

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Looking to lighten up his current load while out photographing time-lapses, photographer Doug Urquhart 3D printed and pieced (read: hacked) together a brilliant 3-axis modular time-lapse motion control rig that is 50% lighter than his previous setup. Read more…

NASA Engineers Upgrade Pseudo Bullet Time Camera Rig with 7,200 FPS Phantom

Rest easy, future astronauts. If occasional filmmaker and full-time tinkerer Mark Rober and his pals are any indication, NASA engineers can MacGyver their way into or out of any situation. Read more…

Vu Booth Rig Lets You Quickly and Easily Turn Your Gear Into a Photo Booth

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It’s not uncommon these days for photographers to want to add a photo booth option to their offerings. In the past, we’ve seen everything from an awesome VW Photo Bus, to a portable battery-powered option, to an Instagram-inspired DIY project.

The Vu Booth is a rig that offers yet another approach. Made up of 4 separate parts, it allows you to put together your SLR, a monitor, tripod and a wireless trigger into a ready-to-use photo booth. Read more…

Create 360° Photos and Video Easily With 360Heros’ Plug-and-Play GoPro Holders

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360-degree photos and videos are a niche market, but one that is growing. The ability to capture every angle, all at once, is intriguing to many photographers and videographers, but doing so is anything but simple. 360Heros, a pioneer in the field of 360° video, is trying to change that.

The company has come out with a set of patent-pending GoPro holders that promise to make it much easier to take 360° panoramic photos and video, and they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to bring the idea to fruition. Read more…

Drive-By Shooting Photos of Pedestrians Using a Passenger Seat Studio Rig

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Los Angeles-based photographer Johnny Tergo project “Passenger Side Window” is all about the art of the drive by shooting. The series was captured using a complicated camera rig Tergo built into the passenger seat of his Chevy Silverado.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Digitizing Your Film Using Your DSLR

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With the cost of my local neg scanner in London being £40/hour for a Hasselblad Flextight, I have been digitising using a DSLR for a quite a while. The results can be extremely good as long as a little time is put into the setup to begin with.
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RhinoCam Turns Your Sony NEX Into a Digital Medium Format Back

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Fotodiox has announced a new mount system called the RhinoCam that turns a Sony NEX mirrorless camera into a digital back for 645 medium format photography. The kit allows NEX owners to shoot with classic medium format camera lenses to capture 140+ megapixel photos.
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Focus Stacking Macro Photographs with a Hacked Flatbed Scanner

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Focus stacking is when you combine multiple photographs of different focus distances in order to obtain a single photo with a much greater depth of field than any of the individual shots. This can be done by turning the zoom ring on your lens, but this can be difficult to control (especially for highly magnified photos). It can also be done using special rigs designed for the purpose, but those are generally quite pricey.

Photographer and software engineer David Hunt recently came up with the brilliant idea of turning an old flatbed scanner into a macro rail for shooting focus-stacking photos.
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Freezing Time and Space Using a Bullet-Time Rig of 100 Digital Cameras

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Last week we shared a guest post by photographer Martin Legeer on how he built a Matrix-style bullet-time camera rig using 50 Canon DSLRs. Shortly afterward, Greek photographer Theodoros Tziatzios of Real Creations sent an email telling us about his own camera rig projects, which use double the number of cameras.

That’s right: a camera rig with 100 cameras for extremely smooth 360-degree views of subjects that freeze time and space.
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