If you are using your smartphone for video or stills this is a product worth looking at.  It can be used as a stand alone device or work along with the smartphone using it as a monitor.

It truly can slip into a shirt pocket, pants pocket, any pocket pretty much and the image quality is incredible.  It can be as auto as you want or as manual as you might need.

This little device is with me all the time.  It truly represents a photography/video instrument that can be with you no matter where you go or what you are doing.




Movie Shot On iPhone By Oscar-Winning Director Premieres At Cannes

The latest movie from Claude Lelouch has just opened at Cannes, and he described the iPhone as allowing the director to go further than ever before. And that Orson Welles would have loved it.
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Smartphones have advanced at an incredibly rapid pace as have the accessories that turn them into professional video cameras.

In this article about Claude Lelouch you can read about his love of using an iPhone with a variety of inexpensive accessories to make full length films.

I hope you enjoy the article that was published in Forbes.

Nizo: iPhone app dreams of Super 8 and aims to simplify the art of filmmaking by Jose Antunes – ProVideo Coalition

I have been messing around with different video apps for the iPhone and for that matter all Smart Phones. A few of them are Filmic Pro, Moment, and Nizo.

Filmic Pro is probably the most popular and the most featured and the most complex within it’s manual operating structure. It also has auto mode.

Moment is a newcomer to the filming area and what they started out as was the manufacturer of some of the highest quality lenses in the Smart Phone business.

Nizo is a whole different breed. Their concept is that making a video should be just as simple as picking up that old super eight camera and filming away. A big difference with this filming app is that you can select a load of film emulation film presets from days of old and you can edit them right within the app. The concept is that the videographer should be left free to create art. Keep it simple, create, edit simply and if necessary move it on to another editing program.

It truly succeeds, at making things simple and creative.

I was going to write a full overview of the Nizo program, but I was fortunate to come across this article about the app. I have to admit that the app is a work in progress, but where it is, is quite good, especially for a person starting out with video like me.

Nizo: iPhone app dreams of Super 8 and aims to simplify the art of filmmaking by Jose Antunes – ProVideo Coalition
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You Have To Give A Damn – Damn it

A very close and dear friend had posted what is below on Facebook and I decided to copy this part of the conversation because it is so important for all decent Americans too stand up and be counted in a protest to the Washington establishment that what Donald Trump and his supporters are turning our country into.

It has become the pits of hell for so many Americans and for those who are seeking refuge from places of hate. The sad part is that they have run from hate into more hate perpertrated by our President and his followers and the whole republican political establishment. If you care about your future and the future of your country then you must act NOW.


Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how . . . it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough.’’

These remarks came not from some barstool conversation but the President of the United States. These comments are racist, white nationalist, xenophobic, and un-American. They are dangerous and immature. Our fore fathers allowed for foreign born citizens to be elected and govern, because they were foreign born, as was most of our country. Immigration, leaving poverty and oppression for a better life is deep in our soul as a country. (BTW 3 of these Congresswomen were born here, and 1 is a naturalized citizen)

What could be worse than this? Silence. Silence from the Republican Party that is deafening. I don’t care what your political persuasion is, this, THIS is immoral. And you can not rationalize or justify this away because you like some of what he is doing or you want to WIN. You may win, but we – all of us, will lose that which is most dear – our soul, our country and our democracy.

For the love of God, open your mouths, don’t defend, don’t rationalize, don’t normalize this behavior. IT IS RACIST! And if you allow it to happen, then I have the right to question whether you are too.

Everyone, please not only vote, but write and stand up in anyway you can. Write to Republicans that are in your state or district. Write to your democratic reps and senators as well, both at the state and federal level. They need to know and hear from others than his base. They need to know what they stand to lose or my real fear is he can win in 2020. I was someone who was not surprised he won in the last election and I am very concerned he can win again. Please, please, don’t be complacent!! This is too IMPORTANT.