Now I know many of you riders out there love to film and edit your own videos just as much as you love to ride your bike so I thought you all would like this video on how to make your own steady cam rig. Now as far as cinematography goes one movie that stands out in my mind above others is the original MACAFRAMA. It has some of the most artistic shots of any fixed gear video/movie to date. One of the best ways to improve the quality of your videos is to make your own steadycam rig. One of the biggest advantages to having a steadycam is the versatility it gives you to get steady clean shots no matter if you choose to run, skate, or bike behind your filming subjects. A video that stands out in my mind is the iMiNUSD rides sf 2012. I took a screen shot of Jeff Dempler running behind Matt Montoya at the 25 second mark of the video with a steadycam rig. If you look at the quality of the shots throughout this video you will notice the smooth fluid motion of the shots as they follow behind filming. There are programs such as Adobe Primiere 5.5 that have a “Hyper Image Stabilizer Mode” however it takes forever to render a clip unless you have a powerful computer with 8+ GB of ram or more. Also another good program is Twixtor in which is a excellent program to use to create a smooth motion in those shots with to much shakiness: please remember that Twixtor is a plug in for Adobe Primiere or Final Cut Pro. Before adding all these programs be sure to watch this helpful tutorial on how to build your own steadycam for about $15 wihich is pennies compared to buying and name brand rig with performance that is just as good if not better.
I saw this posted via RECFAIL showingoff this new lens design. From what I learned from this video the new lens is capable of capturing up to two times the amount view as a normal wide angle lens. This is truly sick ! I am really curious to see what the price tag is going to be on one of these bad boys. You can see these news lenses in person at the Las Vegas NAHBS Show or like the video on You Tube for a chance to win one of these sick new Anamorphic lenses.