My DSLR rig

14 04 2010

It is said that video with bad audio can kill an otherwise good story. If you have bad audio, you’re more likely than not to stop watching the video.

In weddings, speech, words, laughters and cries are all too honest and sincere. Of course you can hear all these in everday life, but it’s different in wedding environments. And when using DSLR in weddings, audio is a major issue.

With that in mind, I have set up a rig that allows me to use my DSLR and record clean audio at the same time using my Zoom H4n. Here’s a quick picture I took last night.

This rig can easily be mounted on tripods, glidecam or my shoulder mount. But I’m thinking of modifying it to make it into a handheld rig. I will post update as / when / if I get around it.

Here’re a few more pictures showing my rig on my tripod, glidecam and shoulder mount.


Funbox at Skatedium

23 01 2010

I haven’t been skating for ages, everybody knows that, and I don’t think I need to explain why I haven’t been skating. But last Tuesday, I went to Skatedium coz Bahrum informed me that they’re building a new funbox there. So I went there on Tuesday and skated there for abit with Samsul on Wednesday. Here’s a short edit I did with Samsul.

DIY Viewfinder for D-SLR

8 11 2009

After going through alot of DIY pictures and forums, I’ve finally managed to finish one of my (many) DIY works for my 500D: DIY magnified viewfinder.

DIY Viewfinder side view

Based on the design from here, I gathered the required materials needed: magnifying glass, a small square container, a couple of 2inch pvc pipes, matte black spray paint and hot glue.

I didn’t take a step-by-step pictures but here you can see the first prototype I did. Note the eyepiece from my DVX100.

DIY Viewfinder prototype

And here’s another picture from another angle.

DIY Viewfinder back view