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If you still got an original Rode Videomic Pro and the flimsy shock mount is getting quite weak and also annoying with the rubber popping off each time when you get it out of your camera bag, you can replace the shockmount with a proper Rycote lyre yourself which is cheaper than buying the brand new mic which only added the lyre mount.

Check the video tutorial here

General Chat / Premiere Pro presets effect for faster editing
« on: December 29, 2016, 07:14:59 PM »
I have been making a lot of presets effects which you can download for free from my website and also they includes a video tutorial how to apply them, they will make video editing much easier and fast to get certain effects without needing to go into After effects.

Tutorials and Creative Uses / Canon DSLR C-Log vs Technicolor Cinestyle
« on: August 23, 2016, 06:40:34 PM »

To try out C-Log Picture Profile for yourself you can download it from the website below:

Hardware and Accessories / DIY LED Kino Light
« on: February 09, 2015, 11:47:08 PM »

Tutorials and Creative Uses / DIY printing on microphone windshield
« on: December 12, 2014, 05:04:36 PM »

Its just only tshirt transfer its super easy and dont have to pay crazy expensive prices for a company to do it.

Hardware and Accessories / best shoulder rig setup
« on: November 19, 2014, 01:36:46 AM »

Hardware and Accessories / DIY Dual Grip for stabilisers like glidecam
« on: September 16, 2014, 10:13:32 AM »

For more info and full parts list visit this link

Hardware and Accessories / Hague MMC diy upgrade
« on: August 23, 2014, 12:01:48 PM »
Special upgrade that is very affordable and able to do your self.
For parts list follow this link:

Hardware and Accessories / Power your DSLR 6+ hours
« on: May 22, 2014, 12:07:36 AM »

For full blogpost with more info go to:

In this video I am showing you how to power your Canon DSLR for more than 6 hours for less than $55 battery included.  6hours of battery is enough really for any event. Plus the bit extra is that the battery now is outside the camera and its a battery which is build for film cameras, so these batteries has less problems with overheating. Another thing is that the power indicator actually works and even would go into reds when the battery is low. However the low on these batteries still can film quite long with it in red before its really depleted.

Parts list

Battery Plate:

Sony NP-F970 battery:

LP-E8 coupler:

LP-E6 Coupler:

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Hardware and Accessories / Affordable DIY Top Handle
« on: February 11, 2014, 04:16:16 AM »
Affordable top handle design plus using the Kabuto Focus to enable using the same hand that hold the handle to change focus or zoom. Sorry for the scuffled look of the lens but the lens is pretty old and the weather sealing is literally falling off. And my other wide angle I am filming myself so that what the other lens I could only use to show a correct setup, the lens is actually a Sigma 14mm f3.5 and it is not a Fisheye.

For more info about the Kabutot Focus:

Part list for the top handle with links to Ebay:
$10 L bracket -
$6 Sponge handle -

$10 Quick release -
$4 Mini Ballhead -
$2 Coldshoe mount -

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Hardware and Accessories / Affordable DIY Gunstock camera rig
« on: January 15, 2014, 06:28:22 PM »

In this video I am showing you how to build your own gunstock camera rig from camera accessories. Its not a shoulder rig as this is not put on your shoulder but against your armpit, chest or anywhere you want. The great thing about this rig is that is versatile in where you place it and enable you to capture the right angle that you want with less limitations than a shoulder rig.

The price making a gunstock rig varies from the simplest of $15 to $47 USD. So I have listed the different variations you can get it in that suits your budget and the link to Ebay with the right search terms.

Simple $15:
Cold Shoe stand $1 -
11" Articulating Arm $14 -

Simple +QR $25:
Cold Shoe stand $1 -
11" Articulating Arm $14 -
323 quick release $10 -

Basic $20:
11" Articulating Arm $14 -
Sponge grip $6 -

Basic +QR $30:
11" Articulating Arm $14 -
Sponge grip $6 -
323 quick release $10 -

Plus $43:
11" Articulating Arm $14 -
2x Sponge grip $6 -
323 quick release $10 -
C Shape Bracket $7 -

Advanced $47:
11" Articulating Arm $14 -
2x Sponge grip $6 -
323 quick release $10 -
C Shape Bracket $7 -
Mini Ballhead $4 -

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Hardware and Accessories / DIY Cage from camera accessories on ebay
« on: December 10, 2013, 06:25:37 AM »
In this video I am showing you how to build a cage plus why its would be useful to own one. The base cost around $35 however you can add allot of additional parts to it like a top handle or quick release, but the main purpose it so you can add allot of extra accessories to you camera plus give it a beefed up hold to able to hold the camera bit more stable and the added bonus, if you ever drop your camera, it be protected only if it falls on the cage.

Parts list:
2x $10 Dual Camera bracket -
2x $6 Sponge Camera grip -
2x $1-2 Hot shoe adapter -

$10 Manfrotto 323 quick release -
$4 Ballhead for top handle -
$1 1/4" Bracket screw -

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Hardware and Accessories / Easy Jib from camera accessories
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:24:19 AM »

And don't forget to thumb up, subscribe, comment and share this video on Youtube before 15/12/2013 to win several of the pre-assembled parts so you could build your own! And for more DIY film gear check out my DIY HDSLR playlist here

In this video I will teach you how to build a camera jib with remote tilt made from various camera accessories and you can find in a camera shop. And only need to drill 4 holes through a plastic pulley and the rest is super easy to put together.

Parts list:
2x 10cm Rope Pulley wheels KBS100K10v -
1x Dubble-L Bracket Falcon Eyes TMB-16T - alternatives on Ebay
1x Boom arm grip adapter from Ebay -
1x Manfrotto 234rc -
1x M8 40mm Bolt
1x M8 90mm Bolt
6x M8 Nuts
4x M5 30mm Bolt
12x M5 Nuts
4x M5 bolt caps
4x Rubber bands
Few meters of washing line cable
Either a sturdy monopod or a boomarm. As if you would get a boom arm you could buy a set which included the boom arm grip plus also weights which lessen the total cost.

Feature Requests / Rack focus stops
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:29:04 PM »

I know inside magic lantern right now we got rack focus we can set it to rack focus from one point to the other and we can also view the focus distance on the lens, however the rack focus does not always work well on all lenses and not alway work the speed you want.

What I suggest is something to help people who rather manual focus it but have a tool to give you the information where to rack focus to giving you informations to see where to stop. As certain shots you would not have time to look at your follow focus to see where to focus to. Like if you have a panning shot while distance to the objects be the same you still need to look at the framing while panning but also rack focus at the right moment.

So have a kind of a ruler shown on the screen where you can set markers while you focus you can see where your focus is at that point. And quickly set multiple markers by focussing to the right spot then to go to the menu or assign a certain button to set a marker and able to set multiple ones and just have a reset button to clear out the markers.

Hopefully you guys could add this kind of information on the screen as it would greatly help people to focus and easily manual focus without having to add tons of gadgets to focus better.


Just build more modify your Manfrotto videopod by adding these extra things to make it into a simple steadicam. Also these parts are not permanent and can be removed quickly to transform your steadicam back into the normal videopod.

Hardware and Accessories / DIY Angled handstrap
« on: July 14, 2013, 07:12:21 AM »
All from standard camera accesories parts and replacement parts.

Share Your Videos / Timelapse with FPS override
« on: June 27, 2013, 09:57:24 PM »

The Kowloon Waterfront is quite a nice park in Hong Kong and very nice to have a stroll and also its not as crowded as Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, also you have a quite nice view over Hong Kong and was easy to timelapse the light show without having other people in the way.

Timelapse shot with Canon EOS 550D with Magic Lantern unified usig the FPS override.
Canon 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 Lens.


21 May 2013 a very stormy night with allot of rainfall and lightning. Also it was a great night to test out filming slomotion at night as isnt allot of light and that might be difficult.

ISO640 ISO800
Aperture f1.2/ f2 / f2.8
Shutter 1/94 at cause of the binding cause by some of street lighting, 1/120 at certain lights which doesnt cause binding
No twixtor used, just change made Premiere to interpret frame rate from 60fps to 10fps

Videography by:

Filmed with:
Canon EOS 550d DSLR with magic lantern unified
Lens Porst Color Reflex 55mm f1.2
Techincolor Cinestyle

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Hardware and Accessories / Canon 10-22mm or Tokina 11-16mm?
« on: June 11, 2013, 05:29:09 PM »
The price for both are quite simular at the moment I can pick up the Tokina for 3400hkd and Canon for 3500hkd. The Tokina is faster with f2.8 and  have auto focus if I wan to use it for event photography. Mainly filming low light be great as Canon is not that bright and fast. But the main thing is I cant find any pictures showing the difference between 10 and 11mm if that is quite a different or not. But the Canon is lighter which be nice with steadicam like hague mmc as my current kitlens with wide angle converter weight around 354gram together. Canon 11-22 weight 386gram and Tokina wieght 548gram. Which of the two do you guys reckon be best.

The f2.8 is nice especially to film at night and low light conditions but I see allot of people talking about the Canon but mostly are reviews for Photography and not filming and with taking photo you can have slow shutter while filming its quite limited.

Feature Requests / Setting tips
« on: September 15, 2012, 06:18:44 AM »
Just some info that the camera would give you advise on what ideal setting for shutter, aperture and iso would be. Can set like ISO priority, Shutter priority (TV) , Aperture Priority (AV) information by locking each one of them and maybe quick button to jump to those settings, if wanted. Cause I have to say sometimes in light changing environments, you won't be quick enough to change settings or mess about, plus you don't want to go full auto on it as you don't want it to change the setting the whole time you are filming. Just give you quick tip on settings so you dont have to search through the settings and quickly go to the best one.

Hardware and Accessories / DIY Shoulder rig from camera accessories
« on: September 03, 2012, 11:59:28 PM »
Part are sold at camera shops and nothing really needs any manufacturings.

Mini figrig cage
Top handle
All parts can be bought and dont need any machining, drilling or sawing as all parts fit together to be build into a rig.

Feature Requests / Single frame info in the video
« on: September 01, 2012, 01:39:13 PM »
I wonder is it possible for Magic lantern to possible generate a image captured in the very first frame with certain information, as now can do effect to change stuff in the videos. Like have a log menu where you can set scene, slate, shot. Have like also auto shot counter so you dont have to worry about it.  Maybe extra be external sound which you can set an extra counter which you can set to the numbers you want but auto count when you shoot, this makes it easier to find the right number files in post to edit.

Basically in editing that I can just look at the info just in the very first frame, as external log is quite annoying as you have to much files to search for the info. While if its in the video itself would make things much easier.

Also info maybe from the copyright section of the camera as you then can easily use that menu to change the name of the movie for example. Or if it is possible with Magic lantern to able to write a title or info. Especially for interview be handy to write name of the person you interview, as they be there and can ask the correct information as be stored in the video file so you can write the right title in post.

I know there are software to sync sound but I rather have sort out or quick edit the shots and after do the sound sync with those softwares. Especially when you shot allot of takes to sync all NG with the good shots would take too much time for those programs to process it.

However all the other log info be handy as allot of them be lost if you have a intermediate conversion before you edit as some people convert to proress and would lose info that be normally stored in the vid, especially like the time this video been made will have a different time then actually shot time after the conversion.

Feature Requests / Fast forward in video replay
« on: August 18, 2012, 11:07:18 AM »
Currently how Canon set the menu is kinda annoying to fast foward you need to hold the next frame button and only after few frames it start jumping bigger ammount of frames but its annoying compared to just fast forward as they do now have a slomo view button, so it is possible just to have a fast forwards view of the videos?

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