Apr 282010

The more video I see taken with Canon DSLR’s, the more I want to get one.  Not so much to go the route of getting into videography, but just to play with the technology.  Especially when I see videos like this.  I’ve always had an interest in strapping a smaller digital camera into a remote helicopter and taking aerial photos, but doing something this would just be awesome.  Scary, but awesome.

Aerial video with a Canon 5D , 7D helivideo.com from Heli Video Productions on Vimeo.

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Sep 192009

Birds on the Wires from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

“Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn’t the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.”

May 122009

If only I had a Canon 5D Mark II, I could really get into making these type of videos.  I love the cloud formations and balloons in this first video.  The 2nd video just plain rocks and I can appreciate how long this must have taken to produce from start to finish.

A very cool use of a tilt-shift lens to make everything look all model-like.

And still one of my all time personal favorites.

Jan 092009

Underwater HD Camera Mask

Liquid Image is releasing a High Definition Scuba Series Camera / Video Mask at the 2009 CES show in Las Vegas January 8th – 11th. The Liquid Image SCUBA SERIES HD320 Camera / Video Mask allows scuba divers to capture underwater photos and High Definition digital video hands free. The HD video is 720P (1280 x 720) and records at a rate up to 30 frames per second with audio. The camera mode features a 5 MP (2560 x 1920) still image.

How cool is this and remarkably priced as well.  Too bad there’s not much use for this in Arizona, or it’d be on my next Christmas birthday wish list.  Read more here.

Apr 012008

Drobo storage robot is a very cool USB connected RAID/drive array used to store backups, photos, movies, or Drobo Storagewhatever you want to use it for. Best of all, since all the drives are in an array, nothing is lost if a hard drive goes bad. As you’ll see in the video from the linked picture, replacing drives is very simple and makes it a snap for those with little or no technical expertise. It’s so simple, a caveman can…oh wait, that’s for Geico.

Say goodbye to modifying your computer with extra drives and bringing them into a RAID configuration (or whatever your setup may be). Just purchase a new hard drive that’s on sale and slap it in.

I could store a lot of photos and my backups on this one with ease.  I want one!