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Steadycams (or camera stabilizers) are attachments used to capture smooth looking video even when the camera and camera operator are in motion. The camera operator may walk (or even jog), move through tight hallways and doorways, and even climb up and down stairs without shaking the camera. Unfortunately, professional steadycams cost around $1500. Even the cheap 3rd party ones cost $600+. Not exactly a bargain considering many of us use cameras in that price range. So, I decided to make my own version. It turns out, it only costs $14. Not too bad. And I’ll show you how to build your own right here (or you can buy a ready-to-use steadycam from me through this website []). Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker, a videographer, the family documentarian, or just want more utility out of your video camera, you’ll appreciate a steadycam. [read]

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Advertisements David Allen’s his team share about processing, including keys for getting to inbox zero, why things get stuck, the process for deciding and more.

This is a podcast and is also available as an MP3 download.



GERMANY YACHT ABRAMOVICHIt is the biggest private yacht in existence and comes with a missile-detection system, two helipads, a luxury spa, swimming pool and a miniature submarine. His latest baby is the Eclipse, a 557-footer reported to have cost a staggering £300million. Amazing ship. [read]




Dr. Drew Pinsky has just released a new book: “The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America.” Pinsky’s thesis is that stars become addicted to celebrity because they’re career narcissists. He says, “The behavior of today’s celebrities is much more dysfunctional than it was a decade ago.

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The Ultra Surge Protector stops vampire devices in their tracks with selective switches for each plug. Vampire appliances—devices that suck power from your walls as long as they’re plugged in, even if they are turned off. This handy little surge protector features per-plug switches, allowing you to kill the vampires without killing all the power…

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Apple Announces Its Last Year at Macworld!!!! No Steve Jobs at the keynote!!! –

First they (Apple) cut Firewire and now this. Popularity will be the death of Apple. In five years it will be just another over-priced PC. It was fun while it lasted.

I think that it may be time to start the switch from Final Cut Pro to Avid. The next commercial you will see on will be Mac transformed into PC.

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