GoPro Hero Silver vs. Black – Rhino Gear

The release of the GoPro Hero 4 caused a lot of waves, it is probably the most bought action camera on the market, it dominates that market segment, and you see it every where. Now with the release of the GoPro Hero 4 everyone wants one, but which one do you get?

Rhino makes some fantastic camera rigs, sliders, stabilizers, and go pro accessories. And in this video they done a very simple and straight forward comparison between the Black & the Silver, and its not as one sided as you would expect.

Link: RhinoGear

Gazer Automated Stabilizer

The one thing about taking shots on the move is that the shots usually come out very shaky, and getting to be smooth is a difficult task. There are lots of great kits out there in the market but they all take practice and skill to get the right weights perfectly to shoot with these stabilizers, I always wondered if there was an automated stabilizer and thankfully someone else was thinking the same idea and brought it to Kickstarter.

There are different models for different uses, for those who want to shoot with a GoPro or Camera phone there is one, and those who want to use a point and shoot there is a different model and there is one for a DSLR and they look very simple to use. I already made a pledge for the SP1 & MD1 for my usual use as thats what I shoot with mostly. Check it out if this interests you as there are is only a few days left to back this project.

Link: Kickstarter

Go Pro Hero 3 – Go Pro & The Lens

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You know a company loves their product when it works so well and everyone enjoys using it. During one of my rides an excited friend was riding in front of me and started throwing stones at me from the loose gravel on the road, and coming out of those tires they felt like metal ball bearings and hurt like hell. And thanks to the “Stone Thrower” the lens on my Go Pro Hero 3 cracked and at the time I had to get a replacement for it right away, no way to fix it.

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Above is the case that GoPro sent to me for Free after I told them about what happened and that before they were selling a kit to change the lens, they told me that they would be selling the kit by April with two replacements. Its great of them to send me free case just because I asked about the repair kit, I wasn’t even asking for a free case, but you have to love a company that loves its customers.

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The Lens kit I got as you can see is simple, comes with the screw driver, screws, rubber seals, and to glass lenses for $20 which is very reasonable. I still scratched up a lens while using the GoPros for riding this season, and it only took 15 mins to change it, even when I was doing it carefully. Its great now that they sell the kit for it, and I know I haven’t reviewed the GoPro Hero 3, I just got caught up having too much fun with it. I will be getting back to that very soon. The picture above is the damaged GoPro Hero 3, and below the is the same GoPro Hero 3 with a fixed lens, check out the picture after that for the simple kit from GoPro.

Link: GoPro

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Review: The Amazing Spiderman

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.

I walked into this movie expecting to be blown away, I really liked Andrew Garfield playing as Spiderman and I avoided watching any trailers because I didn’t want to ruin the story or surprises. I just got annoyed with Tobey Maguire after the second one, the guy just felt damn annoying and he was a prick. This story started out different, not exactly 100% like the story and both Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy are cooler characters and smarter, I like how we saw the nerdier side of Peter Parker, and Emma Stone turned out to be a really good fit for Gwen Stacy. Martin Sheen & Sally Fields as Uncle Ben and Aunt May couldn’t have been a better pic, they were veteran actors with a lot to give and this time they are a larger role to play which I liked. It told a good story and I loved Andrew Garfield as Spiderman because he even had a damn good sense of humor and looked like he had fun playing Spiderman too but there was just one thing that was missing to this movie. The bad guy just wasn’t bad enough, or the build up between them just wasn’t what I was expecting, and Oscorp felt to be a side note. I liked the movie, but I wanted to love it, I just wanted more out of it.

Link: IMDB
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Types of Movies for the Summer of 2011

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There are a ton of movies coming out this year and some of them have been pretty good, and some haven’t met my expectations, but there are still an insane amount of blockbuster movies lined up for the super and these are some categories that Film School Rejects categorized them into.

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SUPERHEROES

  • Thor (May 6)
  • X-Men: First Class (June 3)
  • Green Lantern (June 17)
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22)

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ANIMATED

  • Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (May 27)
  • Cars 2 (June 24)

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BLOCKBUSTER SEQUELS

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20)
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon (July 1)
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (July 15)

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SOMEWHAT, BUT NOT TOTALLY, ORIGINAL

  • Super 8 (June 10)
  • Cowboys and Aliens (July 29)
  • Priest (May 13)

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COUNTER-PROGRAMMING or UNDERDOGS

  • Rise of the Apes (June 24)
  • Conan The Barbarian (Aug 19)

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COMEDIES HOPING TO BE THE NEXT HANGOVER

  • Bad Teacher (Jun 24)
  • Friends With Benefits (Jul 22)
  • Horrible Bosses (Jul 8 )
  • The Hangover Part II (May 26)

Link: FilmSchoolRejects

Review: The Expendables

An all-star cast of action-movie icons headline Sylvester Stallone’s explosive action thriller about a group of hard-nosed mercenaries who are double-crossed during a treacherous mission. Approached by the shadowy Church to overthrow tyrannical South American dictator General Gaza (David Zayas) and restore order to the troubled island country of Vilena, stoic soldier of fortune Barney Ross (Stallone) rounds up an unstoppable team that includes former SAS soldier and blade specialist Lee Christmas (Jason Statham); martial arts expert Yin (Jet Li); trigger-happy Hale Caesar (Terry Crews); cerebral demolitions expert Toll Road (Randy Couture); and haunted sniper Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), a combat veteran who never misses his mark.

Now this was a rag tag bunch of guys blowing up cars, buildings, and pretty much everything else. I haven’t seen a movie such as this in a long time, not much of a script except for some very fun characters with a lot of fighting and shooting. I was excited to see The Expendables and it didn’t disapoint, its not going to win an Oscar but you will enjoy what Stallone and his crew have to offer, a great enjoyable movie. I am a really big fan of the action genre and this has all of the best stars wrapped up into one package. It’s every action junkies dream.

Link: IMDB
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Captain America – Fan Made Posters

Now that The Human Torch or Chirs Evan has been chosen as the new Captain America all the other actors will be falling in line. I love that Hollywood has finally descovered the depth of all these stories that they have had for decades and they are being now. Thanks to X-Men, The Incredible Hulk and Spiderman, Ironman for knocking the ball out of the park, there have been a few bad movies like Dare Devil and Elektra but I still loved those too. Now Captain America has been put together with a solid script and the Red Skull is none other then “Agent Smith” from The Matrix. I just hope it is as good or better then the build up is turning out to be, just like Ironman the build up was good but the movie was amazing. And I love these fan mad posters, the perfect Captain America.

Link: GeekTyrant


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