I’m again trying a
DJI gimbal, this time because I really like the . My goal is to produce magnetic phone clamp . No more shaky hand held clips. smooth, stabilized video
As I travel solo most of the time, with the OM 4 you can take a
photo or start/stop video with a hand gesture. Very convenient.
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see highlights on YouTube.
DJI OM 4
3-axis motorized gimbal
390 g (gimbal) Battery Life: 15 hours (Under ideal conditions)
Charging Time: 2.5 hrs (Measured with a 10W charger)
cost about US $150 or CAD $200
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my first video edit using the Om 4 on YouTube.
is their much hyped new vlogging camera. Sony ZV-1
I plan to experiment with all the many, confusing features over the winter.
Base price is about CAD $1000. Adding the Vlogger Kit, extra batteries, 128 GB memory card, tax, etc … I paid something close to CAD $1500.
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watch my first ZV-1 edit on YouTube.
Compare that against a
similar video I put together using iPhone X video.
The main difference I see is that the ZV-1 focus blurs the background while iPhone tries to keep everything in focus.
Home button. Touch ID. Lightweight and future-proofed.
at US $400. inexpensive
. 🙂 the iPhone for the rest of us
My iPhone X was starting to die after 2.5 years. Of various options, I decided to
carry two phones for now:
iPhone X (no service) – photos and video
iPhone SE – phone, text, internet, audio books and podcasts, etc.
Having two should solve any end-of-day battery problems.
Rene Ritchie is my Apple guru.
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watch his review on YouTube.
For 2020 I’ll travel with
: two lightweight tripods
miggo splat (GoPro)
(camera) Joby GripTight PRO Video mount
I can use either for GoPro or camera.
If I want to cut weight and only take one on a hike, it will likely be the more durable splat.
splat with GoPro
GripTight PRO with phone
My phone clamps in the past have been plastic and untrustworthy. The GripTight PRO costs CAD$63 and looks super durable. I don’t want my phone falling.
The arm is for panning video up and down, or side to side.
Of course I also have GoPro mounts for helmet and bike.
As of May 2019.
The iPhone can be remotely controlled by my Two cameras. Apple Watch 3.
I’m trying to use
as voice control much as I can for the GoPro.
GoPro Hero 7 & Black USB to USB-C cable
3 extra Mibote batteries, charger,
USB to USB-C cable
& charging cable iPhone X
GoPro 3-Way Grip, Arm, Tripod ( VIDEO)
I have GoPro attachments on both bike helmet and bike handlebars as well. All mounts can attach either GoPro or iPhone.
lacking most is the ability to ZOOM with either camera. I MIGHT carry a small camera with zoom, as well. I like zoom for distant animal sightings. And for Gymnastics.
I uploaded ALL my new Patagonia photos to Flickr. So I’m
caught up. Most of those are Creative Commons licensed.
It costs me $50 / year, double the old price.
I’ve had about 8 million views since July 2006 when Warren Long convinced me to start with Flickr.
Check them out.
Laguna de los Tempanos and Glacier Vinciguerra, Ushuaia, Argentina.
my trip report from that hike. Made on my iPhone X.
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Most Canadians know very little about
I’ve been there and left very discouraged. The
Houthi rebels are terrible. The vastly stronger Saudi military brutal.
Amal Hussain was born into this disaster. She died a few days after this photo was taken.
She’s only one of about nearly two million children suffering from severe malnutrition in Yemen.
The only upside –
U.N. sponsored peace talks.
Saudi Arabia and Yemen need to work this out. The USA should QUIT Saudi Arabia. All Americans are complicit in the role their government has in this war.
Listen to an
interview with the photographer:
In the three years that Saudi Arabia, supported by the United States, has been at war with the Houthis in Yemen, very few journalists have been allowed into the country to document what’s happening there. The New York Times journalist Tyler Hicks is one. This is the story of how he came to take a photograph of Amal Hussain that drew international attention to the country’s plight.
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