Tiffen has made a SteadiCam for the iPhone called The Smoothee.
You can see it in action here. While it's not exactly "based on the same technology as the big $60,000 rigs used in Hollywood" it does seem like a fun toy. I think it'll be expensive. I think I'm going to end up with a lot more iPhone footage to "inject" into some client's "creative".
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
An earlier post about an editing place's dying hard drives never mentioned the type of HD that was dying. Turns out it was a Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300GB PATA133. Model 6L300R0.
Actually, it turns out it was THREE of these drives. The first one, the one I recorded the sounds from (lets call it Drive A) died first.
Drive A was rarely accessed, but it was nearly full with only about 200MBs of room left.
Drive B died about 3 days later and was used for hourly secondary backups for a long time and had maybe 50GBs left on it.
Drive C died 4 days after that, yesterday. It's not exactly dead, but it's making horrible noises and access time is quite long. It was used constantly as a Render/Test Export drive.
So, three DiamondMax 10 PATA 300GB drives all dying within about 8 days. All on separate busses and two being on separate Macs.
All three were in external cases and all power supplies were attached to UPS's.
Posted by Walker Ferox at 1:47 AM