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I recently upgraded to an SLR with video which I think is the greatest thing ever! However the traditional techniques embedded in me to hold my camera don't work with video. It's way to shaky but there are solutions out there but they aren't cheap. I chose to do more of a gun style just for the ease of creating and I am very happy with the end result. Also the cheap versions you would buy don't have focus and shutter buttons in the handle.

Step 1: Materials

I started out with 3/4" PVC from Home Depot. It is super cheap and easy to work with. I bought two small sections for 1.15 or so each then 3 elbows and 1 T. I purchased 2 buttons from radioshack for a few bucks and I had the phone headset laying around. *I had an adapter from 3.5" to 2.5" from a gaming head set you don't need to do this step if you already have the smaller 2.5" and you want to just run that cable out*. You'll need some random wire from the old junk drawer and some solder/tape.
 
vigorotaku2 years ago
Cool!

I set up a Rig for my Nikon D4 and Atomos Ninja-2.

From my blog:
Once set up all I have to do is start Live View (in video mode) and start the Ninja-2 recording. When I cycle the Live View button on the D4, the Ninja-2 starts recording when Live View is on and stops when I shut it off. Each time the Ninja-2 creates a new file for the next take. I turn on the Focus Peaking to ensure perfect focus and it stays on the whole time (does not reset when Live View is cycled). Perfection!

Check out my rig
here

Dan at Vigorotaku
zazenergy4 years ago
This is really cool!
jeoncs (author) 4 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=nGFRW8YtYqk