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So Rich, I really like this blackout case.

Adding filters

So Rich, I really like this blackout case. Really cool. >> Yep. >> But as you mentioned, the big problem I find with GoPros is that you get out there, let's say you know, whenever you're surfing in Tahiti or something like that, right? >> Yep. >> And you know, you have this incredibly bright sun, reflective water, and what do we do on a traditional video camera, or even a DSLR style camera is you'll do like, hey, let me put some ND on there. You know? Put on any filter to kick down some of that light, because you want the sa-, . you know, correct exposure. And that's traditionally been a very difficult thing to do on GoPros.

Until, you know, some third party manufacturers kind of got into the sort of the whole GoPro scene and decided, we can help. And I have an example of that. This is the older GoPro, GoPro style case, the double buckle there, clear case. And I actually have an ND filter, or sort of, almost looks like a ND lens, if you will. >> Right. >> On the outside of this case. And this is made by Fotodiox. And the cool thing about this one, is that it's sort of a self-contained unit. It just attaches on and off the case itself, and this provides some neutral density.

The actual number on this one I'm forgetting off the top of my head. >> They make them variable. >> Well not variable, but in terms of their strength. >> Sure, it's not variable, but different options. Right, right exactly. Which is really nice, so you can get. So you can get a nice, wide-open exposure, but not over-expose by kicking down some of that light with a neutral density. >> And if you're using the older style case, there are other ones out there. Now this particular one, I've actually got a slight crack in, because we took it to a skate park and then hit it, impact. So this is a glass filter inside of a plastic frame. >> Yeah. >> It worked well, but you see it's already starting to pop out. We definitely beat these up.

But it snaps over the old style. So if you are modifying your case, sometimes people screw in gels here. >> Yeah, yeah, yeah. >> For underwater shooting. That would work, but there is one more out there that I like. And this is for the newer style case. >> Yep. >> It just snaps right on the front. >> So it's almost like a holder on the front there to snap on. >> Yeah, yeah. So we'll just get that in there. And it snaps over the top, really snug. And then, you could take really any standard, I like Tiffen filters, but a 55 millimeter filter, and thread that on. >> You know what? This is why I like this, is because you're not just limited to neutral density.

Which is probably what most people are going to be using these for. >> Polarizer, shoot through glass. >> Polarizer or even a, a variable ND. Now, I don't know if they make them in, variable NDs in this small size. >> Oh, they do. >> Do they? Okay, good. I mean, this is going to provide you a lot more flexibility in terms of your shooting. You can even put a grat on there, or some. You know if, I don't know if you'd do a interview with a GoPro, but you could put like, you know, the Barbara Walters effect. >> The old Pro Miss effect. >> The old Pro Miss effect on there. >> Yeah. >> Something, like, of that nature, right? So really really flexible. And I think that this is going to kind of, eventually, the more that these options come out, Rich, I think they'll sort of take the GoPro from sort of the action camera, enthusiast kind of level camera and make them a more legitimate option for doing all sorts of recording.

Because now you finally have a lot more control over the actual image by using these adapters and filters the image. >> And there's one more thing to look at, which is actually swapping out the lens on the GoPro in an unusual approach, but we'll take a look at that next.

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  1. 10m 58s
    1. Working with a wireless mic NEW
      1m 29s
    2. Benefits of using a wireless mic NEW
      2m 13s
    3. Drawbacks of using a wireless mic NEW
      7m 16s
  2. 2m 31s
    1. Welcome to Video Gear Weekly
      2m 31s
  3. 15m 10s
    1. Mounting a disk and recovering files
      1m 29s
    2. Recovering media
      6m 12s
    3. Mounting a disk image
      7m 29s
  4. 27m 24s
    1. Is the Olympus OM-D E-M1 right for me?
      1m 23s
    2. Beneficial features of the Olympus OM-D E-M1
      5m 7s
    3. Drawbacks of the Olympus OM-D E-M1
      5m 42s
    4. Menu options of the Olympus OM-D E-M1
      8m 25s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      6m 47s
  5. 12m 10s
    1. Shooting video with an iPad
      54s
    2. Mounting the iPad in an iOgrapher
      2m 38s
    3. Attaching a lens to an iPad
      1m 53s
    4. Attaching a light
      3m 23s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      3m 22s
  6. 12m 22s
    1. Mounting a GoPro
      41s
    2. Jaws: Flex Clamp
      3m 3s
    3. Cages and clamps
      4m 49s
    4. GoPro Chesty chest harness
      3m 49s
  7. 10m 24s
    1. Using audio inputs
      1m 32s
    2. Beachtek
      2m 55s
    3. Abox adapter
      3m 16s
    4. GoPro adapter
      2m 41s
  8. 24m 24s
    1. Shooting with the Canon C300
      1m 32s
    2. Beneficial features of the Canon C300
      9m 35s
    3. Drawbacks of the Canon C300
      6m 35s
    4. Evaluating the footage
      6m 42s
  9. 12m 52s
    1. Using filters for your lens
      43s
    2. Clear filters
      3m 44s
    3. Color filters
      2m 25s
    4. Polarizer
      2m 11s
    5. ND filter
      3m 49s
  10. 15m 50s
    1. Developing GoPro time-lapses
      1m 17s
    2. Importing
      3m 56s
    3. Processing
      6m 46s
    4. Evaluating footage
      3m 51s
  11. 5m 35s
    1. Creating a panning time-lapse
      48s
    2. Building a timer head
      1m 37s
    3. Using a pro head
      2m 3s
    4. Setting up the cameras
      1m 7s
  12. 19m 17s
    1. The Garmin Vibe Elite
      1m 10s
    2. Beneficial features of the Garmin Virb Elite
      6m 8s
    3. Drawbacks of the Garmin Virb Elite
      5m 3s
    4. Evaluating the footage
      6m 56s
  13. 11m 13s
    1. Small lights
      54s
    2. Battery operated lights
      3m 43s
    3. Lowel Blender
      2m 41s
    4. Lowel Portable Spotlight
      3m 55s
  14. 26m 35s
    1. Professional headphones
      1m 20s
    2. When to use and not use headphones
      4m 39s
    3. Types of headphones
      7m 19s
    4. Additional headphone features
      8m 21s
    5. Why you may want to use multiple headphone types
      4m 56s
  15. 12m 22s
    1. What is a Parabolic Slider?
      1m 22s
    2. Building the Slider
      1m 41s
    3. Setting Focus
      1m 4s
    4. Adjusting the Speed of Movement
      2m 13s
    5. Evaluating the Results
      6m 2s
  16. 11m 24s
    1. DJI Quadcopters
      2m 35s
    2. Calibrating the Quadcopter
      2m 12s
    3. Flying Strategies
      2m 48s
    4. Evaluating the Footage
      3m 49s
  17. 26m 53s
    1. Ultra fast primes
      2m 26s
    2. Benefits of using fast primes
      6m 25s
    3. Challenges of using fast primes
      10m 22s
    4. Evaluating the footage
      7m 40s
  18. 6m 57s
    1. Keeping Your Gear Safe
      46s
    2. Keeping Gear Dry
      3m 0s
    3. Using Camera Wraps
      1m 11s
    4. Using Lens Wraps
      2m 0s
  19. 38m 18s
    1. Introduction to the Panasonic GH4
      1m 31s
    2. Beneficial features of the Panasonic GH4
      7m 42s
    3. Drawbacks of the Panasonic GH4
      6m 18s
    4. Menu options of the Panasonic GH4
      13m 59s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      8m 48s
  20. 15m 6s
    1. Making everyone look their best on camera
      1m 30s
    2. What does a makeup artist or stylist do?
      3m 31s
    3. Products used to fight shine
      5m 8s
    4. Applying Anti-Shine
      4m 57s
  21. 16m 49s
    1. The adaptable GoPro
      1m 7s
    2. Stealth
      3m 57s
    3. Adding filters
      3m 1s
    4. Shooting Anamorphic footage
      2m 19s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      6m 25s
  22. 21m 17s
    1. Introduction to the Zoom H4n
      1m 52s
    2. Recording to an iPad or iPhone
      4m 21s
    3. Attaching directly to a camera
      4m 28s
    4. Using a Tascam recorder
      5m 12s
    5. Recording to a laptop
      5m 24s
  23. 11m 23s
    1. DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter
      52s
    2. Beneficial features of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter
      3m 9s
    3. Limitations of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter
      3m 15s
    4. Essential accessories for the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter (Field)
      4m 7s
  24. 7m 59s
    1. Using a loupe
      1m 0s
    2. Attaching a loupe
      2m 18s
    3. Adjusting the diopter
      4m 41s
  25. 16m 2s
    1. Charging on the go
      52s
    2. Starting out fully charged
      2m 24s
    3. Using an inverter
      4m 0s
    4. Using a solar charger
      2m 36s
    5. Using a battery pack
      2m 13s
    6. Strategies to extend battery life
      3m 57s
  26. 23m 6s
    1. Cheap lenses
      1m 40s
    2. Lomography
      5m 28s
    3. Fujian
      2m 26s
    4. LensBaby
      4m 6s
    5. SLR Magic
      2m 26s
    6. Evaluating the Footage
      7m 0s
  27. 20m 1s
    1. Sony a7
      1m 24s
    2. Beneficial features of the Sony a7
      6m 19s
    3. Drawbacks of the Sony a7
      5m 42s
    4. Menu options of the Sony a7
      6m 36s
  28. 12m 11s
    1. What is a Tripod Top Slider?
      1m 8s
    2. Attaching the slider
      2m 17s
    3. Mounting and balancing the camera
      1m 36s
    4. Shoot strategies
      5m 7s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      2m 3s
  29. 14m 8s
    1. Remotely controlling cameras
      1m 5s
    2. Setting up the CamRanger
      4m 18s
    3. Panning with the CamRanger PT Hub
      3m 32s
    4. Evaluating the results
      5m 13s
  30. 12m 38s
    1. What are camera rails?
      1m 26s
    2. Adapting a tripod to hold multiple cameras
      3m 13s
    3. Shooting strategies
      2m 2s
    4. Using a micro rail
      2m 51s
    5. Evaluating the shots
      3m 6s
  31. 10m 26s
    1. What is a micro tripod?
      1m 29s
    2. Mounting a phone to a micro tripod
      2m 15s
    3. Mounting a GoPro to a micro tripod
      2m 1s
    4. Mounting a DSLR to a micro tripod
      1m 54s
    5. Evaluating the results
      2m 47s
  32. 22m 49s
    1. Introducing the Blackmagic 4K
      1m 30s
    2. Beneficial features of the Blackmagic 4K
      5m 7s
    3. Drawbacks of the Blackmagic 4K
      4m 14s
    4. Menu options of the Blackmagic 4K
      7m 5s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      4m 53s

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