Admittedly, we've been quite hot on Kipkay lately, but can you blame us? This guy just keeps rolling out the wild inventions and bold pranks!
That digital video camera is a delicate piece of equipment, you need to treat it right. Check out this how-to video and learn how to properly operate it to ensure good footage and a long camera lifespan. This video guide covers basic camera handling and maintenance, and these general rules are useful for whatever brand video camera you're using.
Sometimes black bars can appear on videos you have uploaded to YouTube (or any other video sharing website). This can get annoying, and is usually the result of uploading a video whose aspect ratio is not synced up with YouTube. This video shows you a couple fixes to getting rid of those bars.
This video shows you how to set up and hide mini wireless spy camera. Where you put it is up to you. Who you spy on is up to you. If you're wanting to keep an extra set of eyes on someone, watch and learn. Whether it's your bathroom or kitchen, put your eyes on the prize.
Do you have old super 8, or 8mm film lying around? In this video, learn how to transfer that film to your computer without spending loads of cash.
Here's how to solve problems and get better results with the Flip Video camcorder software by upgrading the firmware. Bill myers shows you how it's free and easy to do.
What could possibly make shooting home videos even easier than they already are? A camcorder handle. This is a cheap, easy, legit way on making a camcorder handle.
Want to make sure your collection of home videos is preserved? Or convert that movie collection you spent the 80s building into something more lasting? There are several ways to get content from a VHS cassette onto a DVD, including getting a VHS/DVD recorder.
This video shows you how to set up a mini wireless spy cam. Where you put it is up to you. Who you spy on is up to you. If you're wanting to keep an extra set of eyes on someone, watch and learn. So whether you're looking to put a camera in your bathroom or garage, go for it.
Watch as Kipkay hacks a bulky VHS camcorder and turns it into a night vision headset. This video tutorial will show you that old technology can still be useful in today's world. Just think, you might not have ever been able to see in the dark corners of the night without this hacked VHS camcorder. Night vision isn't just for the military, it's for you, and me, and your dog...
Kevin Hnatiuk (the Digital Dad) shows you how to convert your old Super 8 film reels to DVD, easily at home. Knatiuk goes over how to get started, what you need, and what to expect when digitaizing your super 8mm movies.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to shoot video in pitch-black conditions using a standard digital video camera. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this how-to from the folks at CNET TV.
In this clip, you'll learn how to hack a Flip UltraHD camera to use a wide-angle lens. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating your own custom wide-angle UltraHD cams, take a look.
In this video, learn how the professionals should be converting your 8mm, Super 8, or 16mm film to DVD. With no projector, no projection... just a frame by frame direct shoot. Myths about film transfer are dispelled.
See how to make a guerilla battery pack for your camera! For this quick battery hack from ChappyShowcase, all you need is some gaffing tape and two batteries from your camcorder. Simply tape the two batteries together so that the contact terminals are facing away from each other. By combining two batteries into one, you'll have a guerilla battery brick setup. Now you're prepped for the most efficient battery swapping capabilities possible! This is a good trick for any assistant cameraman.
Check out this video tutorial to show you how to use the Sony DSR-PD170 MiniDV camcorder. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York.
If you have a Canon digital camera and plan on shooting video with it using a camera rig, then you'll want a good way to control your recordings with a start/stop button. A remote control is the way to go, but don't spend all that money— make your own! The remote in the video is hardwire into the camera and onto the rig for easy handling. You'll need your Canon 5D MK II HD DSLR (but it will work on other Canon models, too), a Canon RC-6 Remote Control (or generic brand), fiber optics cable, w...
Let us help you install your JVC Everio software and hook up your JVC Everio G video camera to your computer. Just select your operating system.
Let us help you install your JVC Everio software and hook up your JVC HD Everio video camera to your computer. Just select your operating system.
35mm lens adapters cost thousands to buy, hundreds to build, degrade the objective technical quality of your video and make your camcorder an entire magnitude more difficult to use. And they won't make your video magically look like film. Nothing will. On the other hand, by adding selective focusing options to small consumer camcorders, 35mm lens adapters have the potential to produce some absolutely gorgeous images. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to adapt a video camera to a 35mm le...
Douglas Underdahl from Long Valley Equipment www.longvalleyequip.com shows you how to change the RED camera's PL mount to Nikon
Worried about getting your camera wet or planning to shoot in the rain? Alan K. from Indy Mogul teaches you how to make a camcorder rain shield from a detergent bottle.
Minimize loss of quality when you're changing a video from one format to another. This tutorial shows you how to take a film clip in high definition mp4 format and convert it into an avi format with minimal loss of data or quality.
At its default setting, a Flip video camera will not take video in a format compatible with Windows Movie Maker, which makes it difficult if you wanted to turn your film into a clip or slideshow. This tutorial shows you how to convert content taken with a Flip camera to a Windows compatible format!
If you have a new Canon EOS 7D camera, but have yet to purchase a Zoom H4N recorder, have no fear! In this clip, you will learn how to make a comparable device using your MacBook. This clip will give you a step by step for this relatively simple process so that you can get started making movies, right away!
With the invention of 3D TVs and a 3D film showing in nearly every theatre, 3D seems to be the biggest craze lately. Did you know you don't have to spend a fortune to create one of these eye-popping movies yourself?
Eyepatchentertainmen teaches you how to use a Canon 7d and understand the recording audio issues. The 5D only shoots 30 frames per second, as opposed to the 7D, which records in a standard frame rate, which will help you sync the audio to the video. The microphone that comes with the Senheiser G2 wireless kit plugs directly into the Canon 7D and works well. There is no manual control over the audio yet. The 5D and the 7D are amongst the best audio recording DSLRs out there. To make sure you h...
Eyepatchentertainmen teaches you how to choose the best prime lens for Canon cameras, for video shooting. The faster the lens, the lower the light we need. The dark sequence was shot using a Nikon 15 mm 1.8 lens. Canon 50 mm 1.8 or the Nikon 50 mm 1.8 are good starting prime lenses. These run about 100 dollars. Sigma 30 mm 1.4 is a way up from that. After that there is the Canon L series primes, those are very good as well. Adaptation is also needed when you start using lenses. The most expen...
This video discusses the lenses available for the Cannon 7D camera. The video starts by describing the difference between still and video lenses. The presenter then goes on to recommend his three favorite lenses. First, the Tokina 11-16 is the wide angle lens recommended in the video. The Tamron SP AF17-50mm is a stabilized lens that works great for video and stills. Finally, the presenter recommends the Sigma APO 50-150mm to round out the lens collection. These lenses will cover all distance...
Looking to convert your 30p footage to 24p footage? In this video, learn a quick and cheap way to do so with the Canon 5D MK2.
If you've ever wanted to do in-car filming, you know how difficult the set up is. The Tripshot mount can help you master your next taxicab confession, or your next car chase scene. This video explains proper setup and installation for maximum flexibility and diversity of camera angles.
Production Company Action Figure shot footage of their entire team being punched in the face. Shot with an ultra high speed, hi-def camera (called the Phantom), everybody's face face fat is pretty gruesome looking at 1000 FPS. Amazing camera = amazing footage!
Turn two salad bowls into a spherical array, ball of sound. Speaker arrays are common at large venues, but are practical for your home environment to give your home theater a good sound. Make this spherical ball of sound from Make Magazine using 8 speakers, 6 quart salad bowls, a dremel and some wire. Disperse the sound across your home with even acoustics.
Check out this video tutorial to show you how to use a Canon Rebel digital SLR camera. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York.
Check out this video tutorial to show you how to use a Panasonic MiniDV camcorder. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York.
The Panasonic HVX-200 video camera is capable of high definition recording, but how do you even use it? This how-to video demonstrates the basic functions you'll need to master to operate this advanced piece of electronic equipment. Follow along and learn how to change and charge the battery, select the right media, calibrate the video camera, use the audio, and adjust shooting functions. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to use the Panasonic HVX-200 video camera.
Cosmo Crow and Mark Hannah take you on a tour of the Sony DSR cameras in these how-to videos. The first video segment deals more with setting up the camera tripod. Then, Mark and Cosmo continue their tour of the Sony Camera with an in depth explanation of the Lens and all its functions. Finish up with the final installment, which will teach you how to operate the switches on the main body of the Sony Camera. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to set up and use the Sony Camera.
Learn how to make a professional looking movie using a budget camcorder and a laptop. Watch Dan Chung and film-maker Pinny Grylls present a master class in video making. For a host of helpful tips and techniques on giving your own video work telltale professional touches, take a look. Make a professional-looking movie with a budget camera.
The HV20 comes with a manual focus roller, which is a good thing. However, it is a bit awkward to operate. Here is a minimalist friction tool that can be used to accomplish the same task (well, perhaps with enough practice). It is small, portable, cheap, and light-weight. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to build a manual focusing stick for a Canon HV20 video camera.
.Improve your video production with a Canon XH A1 video camera by learning how to use optical techniques in this free production video. Use optical techniques with the Canon XH A1 - Part 1 of 11.