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    A Clip That Keeps Your Camera Close

    If you have a great idea for a shot that takes place outside the safe environs of your everyday life, Peak Design’s line of camera clips can help ensure that your shooter will survive the trip.

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    Samsung’s Fabulous New Phablet

    The just-released Samsung Galaxy Mega is the first “phablet” I’ve seen that comes close to fusing the phone and the tablet in a way that really makes sense. It's tailor-made for people who need to do more than talk but don’t need (or maybe don’t want ...

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    Playing With Time; Slowing It Down

    Part of the magic of the movies comes from the fact that within them, we have free rein to play with time. Filmmakers can speed up real-time footage, slow it down, pause it, rewind it—all in the name of storytelling and cinematography.

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    DIY Livestreaming

    Ten or 20 years ago, the concept of live video brought to mind the nightly news. Now, live video has another meaning entirely—that is, livestreaming, or webcasting. And you as an actor or host can deliver your own live content.

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    A Pocket Video Camera Worth Picking

    You need a real video camera. We’ve recommended a number of them in the past, but few have been as convenient as the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

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    Film Your Project Anywhere, Any Way With GoPro Camera Mounts

    GoPro, recognizing that users of this camera won’t be satisfied with boring old camera mounts, have developed a series of them that share the Hero3’s yen for excitement and danger. And they’ll only be able to improve your own productions.

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    How To Shoot a Time-Lapse Video

    You don’t really need high-tech gadgetry or equipment to try to capture your own time-lapse video. You just need time. Here are a few basic pointers to help you create a visually stunning piece using time-lapse.

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    How to Shoot a Basic Action Shot

    Getting a good action shot is not hard, but it takes some patience and attention to detail—as all camerawork does! Here are a few pointers to help you get in on the action.

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    Nokia Lumia 1020 Boast Best Smartphone Camera for Actors

    If you’re looking for the smartphone that takes the absolute best pictures, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is it. The pictures are incredible: crisp, with little noise, and staying good through higher ISO settings.

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    Organize Your Social Media Accounts With ifttt

    The social media organizer ifttt allows actors to organize all of their social media channels.