January 2011

Zacuto Great Camera Shootout 2011 Prep Day

by Lan Bui January 31, 2011
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Great Camera Shootout 2011 – Hollywood Prep Day Vu and I are spending the next couple days documenting the Hollywood portion of the Zacuto Great Camera Shootout 2011… If you know anything about the one Zacuto did last year you will know this is a MAJOR event. Today was the prep day and Vu and […]

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Royal Sonesta wedding video – New Orleans

by Lan Bui January 24, 2011
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I’m here at the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans for the IN[FOCUS] event filmakers event to give a presentation titled “The Gateway to Online Revenue”. We will be in the main ballroom at The Royal Sonesta Hotel tomorrow at 10:45am. Wedding Video at the New Orleans Royal Sonesta The Royal Sonesta hotel is a very […]

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IN[FOCUS] live blog and photos

by Lan Bui January 22, 2011
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Same Day Edit Wedding Video – Laura and Sasha

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I was asked to shoot a wedding fusion video for Laura and Sasha this past weekend. It was a really beautiful wedding, Laura and Sasha were so fun to work with. Jesi Haack wedding planners made the day go perfectly and Mark Brooke from Mark Brooke Photographers took the awesome still photographs you’ll see in […]

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How to shoot stable iphone video – Zacuto Zgrip iPhone pro, cinema kit and JR

by Lan Bui January 14, 2011
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It is always a struggle to shoot with the iPhone and get stable video. There are some options out there but none of them seem to really get the job done right or they are always missing some features. If you have ever shot video with your iPhone, iPhone 3g, iPhone 3gs, iPod Touch or […]

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Polaroid GL30 at CES 2011 – New Polaroid Grey Label

by Erica Hampton January 14, 2011
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The biggest reveal at CES, at least if you’re measuring in crowd size, had to be the Polaroid Grey Label reveal. I waited patiently for 2 hours plus an extra 45 minutes, standing in the same spot as the crowd grew and pushed in. I was excited and still am to see the new Polaroid. […]

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Camtrol Stabilizers at CES 2011

by Erica Hampton January 14, 2011
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We caught up with Camtrol at CES 2011. Camtrol makes some amazing camera stabilizers for not only large DSLR cameras but smaller cameras and camcorders as well. There are two rigs, the Prime and the Grand. There are also accessories for each that can customize for an iPhone or other comparable pieces. The Camtrol rigs […]

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Satarii Star auto following camera mount at CES 2011

by Erica Hampton January 14, 2011
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The Satarii Star is a camera mounting device for iPhones or other such small devices that automatically tracks and follows your movements. This means you can video or photograph yourself without assistance, no more awkwardly asking for assistance from strangers or waiting for friends to help out. It’s small, portable and can mount an iPhone […]

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Fuji Finepix W3 3D consumer camera at CES 2011

by Erica Hampton January 14, 2011
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There was no shortage of new 3D gadgets at CES 2011, but one of the most exciting is the Fuji Finepix W3 3D camera. This little camera has 2 lenses and 2 sensors that can be used independently, which essentially means you can shoot 2 different exposures and focal lengths simultaneously. The LCD displays your […]

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Dropbox will change the way you deliver files

by Vu Bui January 12, 2011
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Dropbox might change your life. Dramatic enough? It’s true, though. Before Dropbox I had a terrible time trying to deliver large files to clients or back and forth with Lan or Erica without using services that required zipping or that didn’t look professional. Enter Dropbox. It’s a file sharing service that doesn’t look or work […]

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Square vs GoPayment – squareup.com vs gopayment.com

by Lan Bui January 10, 2011
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415-375-3176 UPDATE 9-21-11: We have gotten MANY phone calls on our cell phones from customers needing support for their Square service. People somehow don’t realize that we are NOT Square, and they are truly desperate to contact them, so it seems they will call any number they think MIGHT get them to Square. Square stopped […]

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The coolest way to have your Facebook profile photo

by Lan Bui January 9, 2011
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Update: There is a way to do it AUTOMATICALLY!!! (Vu just told me) Photojojo did a post here. Here is the Pic Scatter Facebook app to do it automatically. I just got friended on Facebook by Tariq Elmeri and saw his awesome Facebook profile photo layout. I had to know how he made his Facebook […]

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CES from the tradeshow floor

by Vu Bui January 7, 2011
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It’s day 2 here at CES… and we leave today. Sadly, though I have really enjoyed my time here in ways I’ll discuss below, I have to say I’ve been overwhelmingly underwhelmed. That sounded dumb, but it really accurately describes what I feel right now, sitting on the tradeshow floor.

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Blogging at NBC Universal’s The Hub at CES 2011

by Lan Bui January 7, 2011
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Vu and I got asked to come in to the NBC Universal booth at CES 2011 to blog! Anthony Quintano (@anthonyquintano) saw us at the CES 2011 show and asked us to come back to join in! We also saw that CC Chapman here yesterday too! Next to us right now here in The Hub […]

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CES 2011 Day 0 – Booking a last minute hotel

by Lan Bui January 5, 2011
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Vu and I got booked for CES 2011 at the last minute. So off to book a hotel… everyone said the cheap hotels were $350+ and that none would even be available… so… here we are. Day 0 at CES 2011 Las Vegas.

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