If you're anything like me, you'd happily spend a small fortune on video gear. And it's easily done - software alone can set you back a few grand. We probably talk about the latest fad more than we'll actually used it. But how do you justify spending (or as my wife would say, "wasting") money on new gear, particularly when you're just replacing a perfectly good camera.
My last "upgrade" was a DSLR. I managed to persuade myself that a DSLR was a logical step, especially
Cameras are everywhere and broadcasting to the world via YouTube. Mobile phones provide high quality videos in a tiny package, and phones like the nokia n8 even provide instant editing and upload. It's never been so easy to film, edit and share your video. You could say we're in a golden age of instant access and portability. A position only dreamt of 5 years ago. Anyone can become a video star, and by the look of YouTube, everyone has.
So why do I insist on lugging a small broadcast
So many times we see these posts - usually along the lines of "I have no money left over but I really want a video"
The wedding is (or should be) the biggest (or certainly one of the biggest) days of our lives - so why leave it to chance?
Would you have a wedding without a cake for instance? Or flowers? Or a posh frock? No - so why skimp on the one thing that'll preserve the day forever - long after the cake is eaten, the flowers have wilted and the frock has gone off
Originally Posted by Andy Lockwood
So - the Glidetrack is all very lovely - but what if you can't afford the three hundred quid plus they want for the HD version (1mtr long)
I looked into what the product is and was surprised at its simplicity. Essentialy it's a track with linear bearings on. Admittedly they've refined it with fancy feet and a tripod mount etc - but I just wanted a basic slider that'd take my Z1E with no hassle.
So - onto eBay and for less than a hundred quid I got 2 x 20mm induction hardened
Forum regulars know my love of laptop editing. It's a great way of ensuring your hobby doesn't keep you locked away in an editing suite. But that freedom comes at a cost: finding a laptop that even approaches the power of a laptop is a daunting process.
Desktop replacements aren't a new thing, and powerful laptop's have never been cheap or portable. But high end laptops are thin on the ground. With most laptops coming in at under £800, the choice of high end laptops on the high street