Monday, January 23, 2012

Recap: Best Entry-Level Camera?



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Spring Double Eagle M41A G36 Rifle Airsoft Gun
http://www.hobbytron.com/SpringDoubleEagleM41AG36RifleAirsoftGun.html

Best entry-level filmmaker camera for $80 (Sanyo XACTI VPC-CG20)
http://filmflap.blogspot.com/2012/01/best-entry-level-filmmaker-camera-for.html

800 watt portable generator
http://www.harborfreight.com/800-rated-watts-900-max-watts-portable-generator...

Noob shockmount adapter
http://www.dslrfilmnoob.com/noob-store/

Cowboy Studio professional tripod dolly
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UA2H9A/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=t...

Getting better as a director: The power of collaboration
http://nofilmschool.com/2012/01/director-power-collaboration/

Rode introduces two microphones with built-in recorders
http://cheesycam.com/rode-introduces-two-new-microphones-built-in-digital-rec...

Camera Flo Pod
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G7_18Eiu2M&feature=g-u&context=G27555...

PVC to camera shoe adapter
http://filmflap.blogspot.com/2012/01/pvc-to-camera-shoe-adapter.html?spref=fb

Justin Loga's PVC stabilizer "battering ram-cam"
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1774908108150&set=o.334368756043&a...

Halogen work light for under $10
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bayco-500-Watt-Halogen-Project-Work-Light/14003469

Sima Quickonnect for $8.57
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006JQ6C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=t...

Vivitar Steady Pod (mini-tripod/hand grip) for $5.40
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046SKZ1G/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=t...

$25 DIY double shoulder mount
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOVswSEXsYk&list=UU6P24bhhCmMPOcujA9PKPTA

David Stembridge's DIY shoulder mount
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2894456794890&set=oa.1015048516848...

7 tips for HD and DSLR color correction
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/HurlbutVisuals/~3/Cj20Qf_PADw/

Cowboy Studio shoulder mount for $16.44
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036NMQ7S/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=t...

DIY ring light - $20 filmmaker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIeLyeWplJU

Humphrey Bande's PVC track dolly
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150492981493364&set=oa.101504862...

Really cheap microphone bracket
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF8bG5xn_fQ&feature=share

Andres Alonso Larrea Burneo's DIY crutch cam!
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150543971058917&set=oa.101504870...

YouTube's "Your Film Festival"
http://nofilmschool.com/2012/01/enter-short-youtubes-your-film-festival/

Chris Butterfield's Pocket Cam Crane
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=351216361556190&set=o.334368756043...

Collin Baker's Cowboy Studio shoulder mount
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150717438404554&set=oa.101504855...

Andrew Seitz' PVC stabilizer rig light
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=256131591127202&set=o.334368756043...

1 comment:

Jesse Howard said...

The camera I use (and love) is the Kodak ZI8 which is similar to the Flip... just better. It doesn't have much for manual settings, but it does shoot in 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps, and 720p@60fps! It runs off of an SD card, can be powered by an external AC adapter, has a tripod mounting hole, an HDMI output for your TV, can be controlled by an IR remote (sold separately), and most importantly, has an external mic jack. My only issues with it is that the viewing frame is a little narrow (which you can fix with a separate wide-angle lens), and that there is no way to use the HDMI port for an external monitor. I'm having a herd time finding a link at a decent price, but when I bought mine from Target last year, it was $80-90. Happy shooting!