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Daniel's Nerd Blog

Some interesting and maybe not so interesting stuff. A couple of DIY projects for everyone and some BTS shots.

Finished hardcase with custom foam inserts

From the AutoCad drawing to the finished product. Everything looks and fits perfectly. This is how my finished knockoff Pelicase with the custom foam inserts for my edelkrone video equipment looks like in reality. Thomas Forster from “www.schaumstoff-inlay.de” did a great job on the cnc cutting. UPDATE: Want a sexy looking foam insert for your […]
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Custom foam Inserts for my edelkrone equipment

Today I’ve designed my own custom foam inserts in AutoCad for my cheap knockoff Pelicase. Now my edelkrone equipment is safe and it looks more impressive when carried around. The knockoff hardcase is actually a gun case I’ve bought for EUR 95,- from ebay. The external dimensions are 1140x420x150mm. Here’s the link to the gun […]
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Pizza cardboard viewfinder for BMCC / BMPC4K

Yesterday we shot outside in sunny daylight with the BMPC4K and of course I couldn’t see anything on the touchscreen. (And we had no SDI viewfinder). Therefore I’ve quickly built a super duper viewfinder from a pizza cardboard. It looks really shitty but it works great! It is collapsible and has also a Swing-Away technology […]
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Sony Cyber-shot F828 IR Magnet Hack in 2 seconds!

I needed this camera today with IR mode on full manual control but it was of course locked by firmware in Auto-Mode when switched to Nightshot. Aaarrrgh! After thinking about how the internal mechanism could work I’ve opened it and found out how to easily move the IR-Cut filter from a Sony Cyber-shot F828 and […]
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Built myself some professional DIY KinoFlo’s

In the last few days I’ve built myself a couple of 4ft 4Bank professional DIY KinoFlo’s for an upcoming shoot. I improved the original design by integrating the fixture inside an ultralight Flightcase. This makes them very portable and no bags are needed anymore. Here are a couple of snapshots I took with my phone. […]
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Motion Controlled Dolly + CODE

I’ve got a couple of requests to upload the Arduino Code for my Motion Controlled Dolly again. Since I’ve updated my homepage, some of the old Blog links and resources do not work anymore. Therefore I repost the whole thing again. Here is the final code for my Motion Controlled Dolly (based on Arduino and […]
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