Monthly Archive: May 2012

Courts ruling that video recording police in public is legal

Courts ruling that video recording police in public is legal

It is hard to believe, in this YouTube age, that taking video of people in public could be a crime. But the police are serious about not wanting to be recorded — and they have been making arrests to prove it. via Adam Cohen: Is Videotaping Police a First Amendment Right? | TIME Ideas | TIME.com. A U.S. Court of...

3D with stereo audio recording setup

3D with stereo audio recording setup

I am setting up gear to record an event this weekend in 3D, and to record audio in stereo with two long shot gun directional mics. I use two Lumix GH-2s for the video recording but there is no way to monitor the recorded audio on the GH-2. Plus, I am using XLR mics. While I have a separate XLR...

User installable apps might be coming to cameras

User installable apps might be coming to cameras

I have promoted the idea that modern cameras should provide software development kits and make what some hackers have done (CHDK for Canon or VK’s PTool hack for the Lumix cameras) a supportable feature. At the 2012 CES, I spoke with each of the camera manufacturers (except Olympus) about this idea. Only one was real receptive to the idea and...

3D video from Maker Faire: Kids getting zapped in a Faraday Cage!

3D video from Maker Faire: Kids getting zapped in a Faraday Cage!

I shot this at Maker Faire, near San Francisco last Saturday. Kids in a Faraday cage being zapped by giant static bolts from huge Tesla coils, timed to music. That’s Maker Faire! More Maker Faire videos coming soon! To use the Youtube 3D viewer, you’ll need to watch on the Youtube web site here: http://www.youtube.com/embed/HcgcX2FiHEg