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#1 Ray James

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:12 AM

Hi,

Thought you guys might be interested in my extremely ghetto video tap.
Basically an iPhone held up to the viewfinder and clamped into place using a modified iPhone windscreen/windshield holder and a couple of screws.

Quality is terrible (I'm filling the screen using the iPhones digital zoom) but it works well enough for framing and cost nothing!

Anyways - wish me luck on my shoot next week!

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#2 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

This is ghetto cool indeed, but are you streaming the video signal from the iPhone to another monitor? Because apart from this being some cool MacGyver cinematography, I am somewhat struggling to see the point of the construction, as looking directly through the viewfinder will give you better visual quality and more accurate cadrage for framing a shot.

Or am I missing something :) ?
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:38 AM

This is ghetto cool indeed, but are you streaming the video signal from the iPhone to another monitor? Because apart from this being some cool MacGyver cinematography, I am somewhat struggling to see the point of the construction, as looking directly through the viewfinder will give you better visual quality and more accurate cadrage for framing a shot.

Or am I missing something :) ?


Whoops. I should have mentioned - I'm flying it on a cheap "steadicam" type stabilizer.

Edited by Ray James, 16 July 2012 - 10:39 AM.

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#4 Tom Jensen

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:39 AM

Ghetto? Where all the black people live?
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#5 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:03 PM

Ghetto? Where all the black people live?


Super 8 is THE format for the new generation of blacksploitation filmmakers. ;)
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