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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
Here are three simple steps for taking apart your Aiptek camera.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 a Canon Rebel digital SLR camera. This video was made by the equipment room at CUNY Journalism School in New York.
Check out this do it yourself tutorial demonstrating how you can build a static 35mm adapter. Build a static 35mm adapter for your digital camcorder.
With KipKay, you can learn how to build an underwater camcorder housing and you need 5200 Marine adhesive sealant. You can use industrial primer to color the box grey which would be a nice finishing touch. He says it'll only cost $10, but find out for yourself.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Looking for a new camera for your video production project? Learn the parts of a Canon XH A1 in this free video clip about the basics of a Canon XH A1 video camera. Use a Canon XH A1 Video Camera - Part 1 of 32.
An in-car camcorder can be extremely useful at times. Should some situation arise that you would need to know the description of another car, a camcorder could provide the information. Or maybe you just want to record a car trip. Check out this tutorial and learn how to build your own in-car camcorder mount.
Douglas Underdahl from Long Valley Equipment www.longvalleyequip.com shows you how to change the RED camera's PL mount to Nikon
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.
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!
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.