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When it comes to Multiple Camera Angles and Live Streaming, I'm constantly impressed with the simplicity and ease of use with SlingStudio. Instead of an ATEM hardware switcher, you're managing everything from a simple iPad - wirelessly. Instead of running cables back to your switcher, your cameras are wireless and free to roam. Even though you can use professional cameras with a CameraLink adapter, you always have the option of simplifying your setup using the SlingStudio Capture app on iOS or Android Smartphones.

For those smaller productions or on location, I decided to invest in (4) 16GB 6th Gen iPod Touches. They are inexpensive new, but you can also save a few bucks if you find refurbished models. Launch the app, and the video feed is streamed right to the SlingStudio hub.

find-price-button 6th Gen iPod Touch

To increase run time, I threw them into an iPhone 5 battery case. The iPhone 5 is pretty much out the door, so battery cases can be picked up for dirt cheap. Since an iPod touch is physically slimmer than an iPhone, you'll need to add a little bit of padding behind the iPod to take up the extra space. Outside of that, iPhone 5 cases are a perfect fit.

find-price-button iPhone 5 Battery Case

In order to mount the iPod Touch, I specifically chose the Ztylus Z-Grip Clamp. This allows for a tripod mount, and also a cold shoe mount for a microphone or LED light. The clamp is also designed to be used as a hand grip if you're shooting handheld.

find-price-button Ztylus Z-Grip Clamp

For better audio, I decided on the Rode VideoMicro Microphone. These microphones are small, come with a shock mount, and will work directly to any camera. But if you purchase the (optional) TRRS patch cable, then it will directly work with iOS devices too. I think the furry windscreen also makes the setup look pretty cool too.

find-price-button Rode VideoMicro Microphone

There's a few more things i'm going to add to my ultra portable setup here such as an XLR to iOS adapter so it will give me more options to use different microphones or audio mixers. I'm excited to start putting this mobile setup to use, and if you're interested in Multiple Camera Switching for Live Streaming, check out more info about the new SlingStudio (here):

SlingStudio Wireless Live Switch Live Stream Live Production
find-price-button SlingStudio Multi-Cam Live Switch + Stream + Record


The GH2 or other small video cameras are very lightweight and the selection for a quality stabilizer are few. Lately, there's been some interest around modifying a Steadicam Smoothee to work with such light cameras. I was able to modify one successfully, but I never got around to showing it's full capabilities. So it's great to see other examples out there, and here's one of the best videos i've seen so far about a modified Smoothee (a.k.a Baby Merlin) with a GH2 camera from Vimeo member MKVideoFilms.

If you want to find out how to modify your own, there's an article posted here: http://cheesycam.com/diy-steadicam-smoothee-mod-cheesycam-baby-merlin/

find-price-button Steadicam Smoothee for GoPro and iPhone

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Next time you see these barcodes, you can scan it with your mobile device to get instant access to information, websites, videos, and more with Microsoft Tags. Microsoft Tags are a new kind of colorful bar code that can be 'scanned' from your smartphone, giving you near instant access to web pages with detailed information about the product to help you make a purchase decision, including Ratings & Reviews from others who already own it. Once you install the free application, you simply launch the app on your smartphone, point your phone at the Tag, line it up in the crosshairs - and depending on your phone - either wait for it to scan the Tag or snap it yourself as if you were taking a picture.


All the information you'll need to get started can be found here: https://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/standard_display/microsoft_tag?WT.mc_id=EM1104CG01007&RID=1-184AEK&CON=1-2B31-780&PRO=&CID=1-14P1Y1


Vimeo's got a sweet little application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Future versions will include the iPad and Android based systems. Check out the video above for a peek at the features, or download it free.

It’s finally here: the OFFICIAL Vimeo iPhone app!

We’ve packed all the best parts of Vimeo into one app! Now you can upload, edit, manage and watch your videos right from your iPhone. Need some inspiration? Watch great videos based on your personal preferences or our curated channels.

Vimeo is the best way to get your videos online in the highest quality with great tools to share publicly or privately. There’s many reasons millions use Vimeo and Time Magazine voted us a Top 50 Website for the last two years running.

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Apple iTunes Vimeo LLC iPhone / iPod App

While you're there over on iTunes, check out the LightMeter Application for under a buck. Looks interesting.

A light meter that is always in your pocket. It is indispensable for film photography with all manual camera. Measures reflected light, and allows reciprocity calculations.

Pocket Light Meter

Apple iTunes Pocket Light Meter


You never know when you might need to whip out a Portable Audio Recorder, so in that situation Vimeo member Alex Campbell introduces some very inexpensive (or free version) iPhone software that allows for some pretty neat audio recording tricks. Of course you'd need an iPhone for this to work. A few cool features are the built in Gain Controls and Hiss Reduction filter. Alex also links over to a company that sells adapters to input other microphones to your iPhone such as the Rode VM. Very cool if you're in a bind and already have an iPhone, just make sure you don't receive a call.... [Thanks Alex]


Vimeo member Carl throws up a demo video with the Canon T2i on Hague MMC video stabilizer. Something i've shown a while so nothing new there. Jump on over to 2:18 in the video and you find out how Carl balances the GoPro and iPhone properly. I've always said if your camera is too light for the stabilizer, you need to add weight to the top. Carl achieves this by adding a small Manfrotto tripod which works well for weight and adds the function of a quick release adapter. Now that the GoPro has an LCD BacPac, we could start seeing more GoPro Flying. Watch out Tiffen Smoothee, the cheaper Hague MMC with some small mods can easily balance a Flip, GoPro, iPhone and more...[Thanks Carl]

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find-price-button Hague Mini-Motion Cam Video Stabilizer

Now Carl does an excellent job with the Hague MMC, but i've used this stabilizer before and there's other (better and cheaper) options. The Hague is higher priced than the IndieHardware which I reviewed against the Hague MMC not so long ago. You can definitely save a few clams if you considered the IndieHardware over the Hague for your lightweight cameras.

find-price-button IndieHardware Camera Stabilizer

If you're really interested in flying a GoPro, you should also check out another version of these type of stabilizers from Lensse. Probably just as good if not better than the rest with a price that sits in between. There's also a smaller version offered by Lensse dedicated to small Cell Phones (iPhones) or PDA's. Right now Lensse is trying to grab some marketshare and some items are being auctioned off starting at .99 cents. These small stabilizers already designed to work with an iPhone without any further modification, just might be good enough for the GoPro too. A deal hard to pass up..

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find-price-button Lensse i-Steady Camera Stabilizers


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An iPhone is a small device, and so far many of the stabilizers have been short handles. Earlier this week Tate Nations showed us his version of the DSLR Cage Fig Rig painted Red. Tate probably had a lot of left over strut rail to come up with this other use. This has to be the first Fig Rig i've seen for use with the iPhone. Some might think it's overkill, but remember there is an iPhone Cinema Kit out there that will run you about $900 bucks.....now that's 'overkill'. Overkill or not, it's DIY, pure fun, and i'm sure it provides excellent stabilization. Very cool DIY which would be interesting to see people's reactions when this hits those events.

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Rick Q. over at www.rcqcreativeworks.com shared with us his DIY Plug Wire Clamp Shooter earlier in the month, and now showcases his latest work for his new iPhone 4. Great idea for steady video and photos. If you really need a handle to go with your iPhone, I don't think there's anything out there as classy at this DIY budget. These Plug Clamps are sure showing lots of use in the DIY DSLR community thanks to the original designs sent in by Johan. Another popular DIY Plug Wire Clamp DSLR rig was sent in by Derek using Carbon rods. You can find that one here.

Update: Shortly after, Herb shows off his DIY iPhone cinema handle. With tilt action and beefy foam grip. Herb has also dropped hints of a more streamlined version coming soon. Enjoy the madness fun around these iPhone handles.

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Looks like Apple isn't the only one profiting from the new Apple iPhone 4 release. I wonder what the eBay fees are for that type of sale?

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