Archive for May, 2011

Canon XH-A1 camera needed for Sunday May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Does anyone have a Canon XH-A1 camera for rent for tomorrow? Paul Romein of Techno Monkey Media needs to rent one for Sunday May 29, 2011.

Please get in touch with me ASAP.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Hello fellow BCPVA members. I have launched my new show on the web “Adventure Toyota” with a youtube channel
and an official website

Please stop by, check out the videos & photos and most importantly – SUBSCRIBE. If like it, give it clip or even a comment.
Many Thanks!

Misc. Equipment for Sale

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Hello Members,

We have updated our sales page to include some new “pre-loved,” equipment.

We also have a customer selling a Panasonic AGHPX300 camera.

For any questions, please email me at

Thank you.

My first timelapse…. ahhhh

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Michael Rendulic from AVinhouse wanted to see my timelapse footage. So, here it is Michael.

I used a 7d with a $30 intervalometer to take these shots. I did it in video mode using the Bulb (B) setting. That pretty much puts the camera on automatic. I want to do some playing around using shutter priority and aperture priority on future shots.

Does anyone else do timelapse with a still camera and do you have any tips?

UBC Student Video Simply Amazing

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

This made was made by some UBC students who wanted to one-up some other Universities who did the same thing. Mission accomplished.

AJA Ki Pro Mini and Time code

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

I’ve discovered something about AJA’s Ki Pro Mini that perhaps even AJA might not be aware of. If you have the device hooked up to the PMW EX1R or the PMW EX3 via SDI and have these cameras set to TIME OF DAY time code generation the device will……

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H.264 from Mac to Web

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

One of the best video formats available today for all kinds of applications is H.264. Even though it’s primarily a delivery codec there are cameras such as Canon’s DSLR line that uses it for acquisition. Why? Because it’s a great lightweight (small file size) codec with superior quality. H.264’s most common use is for the web. I’m getting increasing requests from clients for deliverables based on H.264 with an MP4 wrapper to put on their web sites.

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