*** IMPORTANT*** If you use a Brunton battery to charge an electronic device directly thru DC power from its output. You need to use a cord that you can control the voltage. Just Google : "Regulated Dc-Dc Universal Car Adaptor" and you should find what I'm talking about. An Example picture is below.
A lot of electronics will operate at voltages around 7V. The battery will only output 12V, which is TOO HIGH and may DESTROY your electronics.
Also, on any trip you should have a few extra fuses for the male cigarette lighter. The last thing you want is not to be able to charge anything because of a .50 cent fuse.
Shop around. Brunton isn't the only one making this stuff. Check out GoalZero and Powerenz!
Brunton Solaris 26 (1600mA) - will take 5-6hrs to charge battery in direct sun
Brunton Solaris 12 (800mA) - will take 12hrs to charge battery in direct sun
Brunton Solo 7.5 (5600mAh)
5D mark II w/Zeiss 28mm f2
GH2 w/Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm f2.8 - 3.5
5D vs. GH2:
No color correction, both cameras were set to 6000K color temperature. I'm actually pretty surprised, I thought the 5D and GH2 wouldn't look anything alike but they seem to mesh just fine. My take so far: The 5D aliases more but the GH2 has more rolling shutter. Both give great results in the right hands.
RODE VideoMic plugged into the GH2
Check out the documentary this was all used on, "The Edge of the Earth": vimeo.com/19731783
Zacuto Double Barrel rig
Z-finder 3x magnification anti-fog
Z American V3 articulated arm
Miller 1643 Solo DV tripod
2 x 1 TB Lacie Rugged Drives (1 mirrored drive)
Final Cut Pro
An in-depth tutorial on color correction using Curves inside of After Effects and Photoshop. This method explains how to color correct most any footage "by the numbers". It's a bit of a science that requires only a minimum amount of understanding of RGB values.
Please bestow a ♥ like or leave a ✉ comment if you have questions!
You can skip the introduction if you so choose: 0:45 - Before and After (Full Color Correction Example Here: vimeo.com/14400218) 1:09 - Color Correction After Effects Tutorial Start 12:37 - Edit your color corrected footage in Premiere! (Dynamically Link the CC'ed Footage)
Using Photoshop for color correction is really a lot easier than you may think. In this tutorial, the method is very simple and fast - NO rendering multiple frames, NO importing video files into Photoshop, and easy access to making color changes.
This tutorial is a tad long at 15 minutes - please bear with me as I fully explain the techniques here! (It was recorded it in the middle of the night. :) Hopefully you will find the techniques in this After Effects Color Correction Tutorial helpful. UPDATE 3/31/11 - I have re-uploaded this tutorial as I have redone the intro.
✏ Choose areas that are large enough to sample and don't contain color casts or Chromatic Aberration
✏ Remember to use common sense. If the colors are just not looking right, either sample a different area or adjust to your liking.
✏ Your footage may have different areas of brightness or color shifts throughout the video. Animate your Levels for differing brightness, and animate your Curves for differing color where needed.
✏ Sometimes having crushed blacks or blown highlights are okay - especially in video. Keep this in mind when working with the Levels effect and don't worry if you have either of those in your final result.
✏ If you have the opportunity, use a gray card somewhere in the image - so that later in post, you can reference that neutral gray midtone for color correction.
✏ IMPORTANT: If you are using CS5, make sure you are using the Eyedropper Tool, NOT the Color Sampler Tool. Thanks to Ryan Yakich for the heads up.
RGB Color Correction Values Reference (also at 9:54):
Highlights ✏ 245
Midtones ✏ 135
Shadows ✏ > 12
Made for RGTV. Here is a look at the kind of things I did using Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Looks whilst grading my short film "Return to Dungeness"
I hope it is informative, it runs at 27 minutes. It barely scratches the surface of Magic Bullet Looks. But I will be going into much more detail in later videos. This will hopefully give you a better understanding of the software.