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Which Camera Support Should You Buy? Jib, Dolly, Floating Stabilizer or Slider?


We all try to make the most out of the gear we have, but every video producer hits points in their career where they become limited by their equipment. Anybody who does video seriously knows it can be an expensive venture, and that it takes time to acquire all the gear we want. The world of camera support equipment is vast and can range from relatively affordable to shockingly expensive. A good tripod is worth it's weight in gold and everyone should have a shoulder mount to get basic handheld shots, but eventually, you're going to want to get some more dynamic shots.

5 Reasons you Need More than Just a Camera


To be a true video producer, you need to carry more than just your camera. Although they are wonderful devices that can do amazing things, you can't make great video with just a camera - you should still have a few tools at your disposal when you need them, so we've compiled this list of five reasons you need more than just your camera.  On every shoot you should always have:

1. A Plan: Because your camera can't create great production without a plan

Consumer Gear Highlight: Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee


Consumer Gear Highlight: Tiffen Steadicam Smoothee
Shooting video with cell phones is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. Technology has made integration of many devices into the mobile phone possible, the most prominent being the camera. Todays smart phones have high resolution cameras which allow users to make high quality videos. However, these smart phones are not specialized video making equipment and video is bound to be affected with camera shakes. The Steadicam Smoothee is the solution to this problem. Designed by Tiffen, the Smoothee is a handheld camera stabilizer that allows a user to make shake free videos while maintaining the mobility of shooting with a mobile phone. Camera holder is designed for Apple iphone 4 and 4S. A separate holder is also available for iphone 3GS. The phone is inserted into the camera holder which is then fixed on to the Smoothee for shooting.

Shooting Tip: Be Bold With Your Camera Shots


Shooting Tip: Be Bold With Your Camera Shots
When I'm on a shoot, I constantly think about what tool can take a camera shot from ordinary to extraordinary. There are some really great camera accessories out there that can help you achieve that exact goal. Who doesn't want to glide along the dolly track for that smooth shot, or throw on that stabilizer and get a great follow shot? Many times, just keeping your shot steady on a tripod can separate a beginner from a pro. However, relying too heavily on the tools in your arsenal can actually restrict your options.