Car rig.Posted: April 5, 2011
The always brilliant Trap assembled a small-yet-awesome car rig on Saturday. Using a couple of magnets, it lets you mount a DSLR camera to the hood of a vehicle. It’s especially useful for photographing the driver from outside the windshield. Here’s a little bit of test footage we shot…
And here are a couple of Trap’s cellphone photos of the rig in action…
(That’s my Canon 7D atop the rig.)
I’m hoping to employ this rig soon for a music video shoot. After that, we’ll be using it for Trap’s feature (which we’re currently calling High Falls).
Wade Kwon posted a link to this “My $200 Laptop Can Beat Your $500 Tablet” blog entry by Tom Dunlap at PCWorld.com. As a recent iPad convert, I was going to write a rebuttal. Then I re-read Dunlap’s original and realized his arguments are mostly useless. Right in the headline, he’s comparing the price of a used laptop ($200) to the price of a new iPad 2 ($500)–that’s misleading (at best). Then he complains about the lack of good physical keyboards for the iPad, stating “Flimsy, add-on keyboards don’t cut it.” Since you can use any Bluetooth keyboard with an iPad, I’m pretty sure you can find one that is not “flimsy.”
This goes on for a while, and Dunlap never even mentions the iPad’s lack of Flash support (one of the tablet’s actual shortcomings). If he was trying to write an informative article about mobile computing, he failed miserably. If he was just spewing nonsense in an attempt to generate page views… well, I guess he did a good job.
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Water is wet. Fire is hot. And cinema moves at 24 frames per second. (Thanks to Stu Maschwitz for writing this so I didn’t have to.)