109 | TECH: Extremely sophisticated video rig

December 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Today's post is about forgotten creativity. My son - almost 7 years old is interested in video. He's got his second extremely cheap point and shoot camera in summer probably two years ago. I remember 'summer' well because my idea was to use it on holiday for some underwater shoots - what's never happened. It was 'second' one because I wasn't smart enough and bought zoomable camera first. After not completed 3 months it was unzoomable and unusable due - some detected 'lens error'. It's unbelievable what one can buy. You also know why it was cheapest too ;) 

But back to the video. Two days ago Majko wanted to record his super jumps across living room. Asked for some tripod so I borrowed him a kind of gorillapod. Mine is this SLR version and I use it to fix flashes where I need - like doors, trees, bars, etc. To make a whole story shorter after 10 minutes he ended with this. If it looks to you like video 'shoulder' rig you're right. I don't have any of them at home and he never saw a real one. He just used 'something' as he told. I tested it and since then I'm a pinch bigger fan of video (I'm still much more a photographer) - I've just changed the camera to Canon G15. I like this small camera. It has some sand scratches on a front element - yes, I've taken it on holiday and used it on a beach intensively but it allows me to use rear wheal to adjust focal length quickly. Battery lasts long enough and RAW quality isn't the worst one. And video... it focus automatically - what my 5D3 can't...

I'm going to test it... and watch my kids more intensively ;)
Best,
Marian

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