How To: Set up a mini hidden camera easily

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.

How To: Make a DIY video remote for Canon DSLR cameras for under 10 bucks

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...

How To: Operate a video camera

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.

How To: Set up a hidden camera system

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.

How To: Hack a VHS Camcorder into a Night-Vision Headset

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...

How To: Use a Canon 7D & understand recording audio issues

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...

How To: Change to a 35mm lens adapter on a video camera

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...

How To: Choose the right lens for a project with a Canon 7D

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...

News: Chick Gets KO'd at 1000 FPS

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!

How To: Make a guerilla battery pack for your 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.

How To: Build your own in-car camcorder mount

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.

How To: Choose the best prime lens choice for Canon cameras

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...

How To: Make a big ball of sound

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.

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