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CD / Shutter Speed

CD / Shutter Speed

Captain Disillusion’s latest educational video about video explains how the speed and way a shutter opens and closes affects still and moving images. You’ll learn how shutters work in film cameras, CCD camcorder sensors, and modern CMOS-based digital cameras. Plus, why rolling shutters cause image distortion and the tech that can minimize it.

Yashica Color Night Vision Scope

Yashica Color Night Vision Scope

Typical night vision scopes display monochrome images in shades of green. Yashica has developed a scope that can display and record full-color video in the darkness of night. It also has a 3-level infrared illuminator to produce high-contrast black-and-white footage with a viewing distance of up to 1970 feet and a sensitivity of 0.0037 lux.

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A Compilation of Cool Camera Techniques

A Compilation of Cool Camera Techniques

Photographer Luke Edwin shows off a bunch of neat tricks for capturing amazing video shots on a shoestring budget. From using a cheap camera gimbal as a motion-control rig to pulling an action camera through scenes using an ultra-long selfie stick and string, each creative technique produces dramatic and professional-looking results.

Building a Giant Video Wall

Building a Giant Video Wall

The Mandalorian revolutionized the way visual effects are made with the use of a gigantic video wall and CG backgrounds created by Unreal Engine. Since then, the tech has found its way into smaller productions. This video from Live Production Mastery shows how such a wall comes together from 560 LED panels to create a virtual production space.

Immersive Display Room

Immersive Display Room

Advancements in display tech enable some pretty immersive experiences, like that storm simulation spa we checked out a while back. In this video from custom LED display maker JYVisions, they show off a party room wrapped in screens on all sides to surround viewers in moving images. That splashing water effect is awesome – it also might make us vomit.

WeMax Go Advanced Laser Projector

WeMax Go Advanced Laser Projector
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This 1″ thick laser projector outputs sharp and bright 1080p HD video up to 120″ diagonal. It has intelligent screen alignment, autofocus, and keystone correction for easy setup and has a built-in 15º kickstand. It can run on AC power indefinitely or up to 1.5 hours on its internal rechargeable battery.

Trexo Wheels Tabletop Dolly

Trexo Wheels Tabletop Dolly

This silent, motorized camera rig helps you capture smooth dolly shots on any flat surface. It drives along circular or linear paths or a pre-set route you draw with the Trexo mobile app. An optional turntable kit lets it turn 360º either on a tripod or as a base for objects. It can also be programmed without a smartphone.

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Why Dark Video Sucks

Why Dark Video Sucks

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the most expensive display you can buy, gradients of color in dark scenes often look like a blocky mess. Tom Scott offers a great explanation of the technological limitations that cause these issues, and the visual mechanisms that make them less noticeable in brighter scenes.

What Frame Rate Should You Shoot Video With?

What Frame Rate Should You Shoot Video With?

With the launch of cameras like the GoPro HERO10 Black, it’s now easier than ever to shoot footage at high frame rates. While there’s a time and a place for the tech – like slow-mo or sports – filmmaker Mark Bone explains why our eyes gravitate to the more cinematic look of lower frame rates like 23.98 or 29.97 fps.

Floppy Drive Video Demo

Floppy Drive Video Demo

Back in the 1980s, the demoscene was all about creating cool motion visuals and music using the computers of the day. Engineer Matthias Kramm figured out a way to create an old-school demo without a computer by hacking the output of an old Commodore 1541 floppy drive into a video signal. More details on his blog.

Making Analog Fractals

Making Analog Fractals

Fractal images are generally made with math algorithms on a computer. But it turns out that there was a way to create fractal images in the 1930s using multiple cameras and projectors. CodeParade explains how these analog patterns would have worked, and how to simulate them with a webcam and a monitor.

Ping Pong LED Video Wall 3.0

Ping Pong LED Video Wall 3.0

Bitluni’s Lab continues to upgrade his DIY video wall project by supersizing it to 1920 ping pong ball pixels, each illuminated by an RGBW LED. With its latest circuit, it can stream live video at up to 74fps. Unlike the prior versions, he didn’t have to drill tons of holes, and it’s made up of multiple small panels instead of one big one.

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Giant Wave in a Box

Giant Wave in a Box

South Korea-based creative studio d’strict created this cool public art display that uses a series of wrap-around screens to make it look like ocean waves contained in a giant box. Of course it helped that they had a massive set of ultra high-def LED displays built by Samsung at Seoul’s equivalent of Times Square.

Underground Circuit

Underground Circuit

This fascinating clip by video artist Yuge Zhou and sound designer Stephen Farrell was created from hundreds of video clips shot in NYC’s subway stations, then assembled together into concentric squares. It was designed for a top-down projection mapping installation, but it’s just as intriguing flattened.

Cat Conjurer

Cat Conjurer

Taiwanese rap artist and honorary magician Loya manages to pull a cat out of thin air to help promote animal adoption. It’s a good cause, and the Internet needs more cats.

VHS to DVD Converter

VHS to DVD Converter
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Preserve your home videos and old movies to DVD with this handy converter. It also has a DV input for transferring footage from a camcorder directly to a DVD. It also works as a VHS and DVD player.

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