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HowTo : Turn a Security Camera into a Lamp

The end of Daylight Saving Time means two things: a little less light and, as a result, a little less security. This CCTV lamp will give you more of both. And in the nick of time! We fall back to Standard Time at 2 AM on Sunday, November 7th. Better get building! Complete ins ...more

How To : Turn the RED ONE camera on

This is the most basic thing, but you gotta learn it. How do I turn the Red One camera on? There is only 1 on/off button and its on the back of the camera. Thanks to Indie Rentals - http://indierentals.com/

How To : Turn an wireless X10 camera into a helmet cam

See how to make an X10 wireless security camera into a nice helmet cam on the cheap in this three-part video. All it takes is an X10 camera, ten bucks in parts, and two hours of your time. Part 1 of 3 - How to Turn an wireless X10 camera into a helmet cam. Part 2 of 3 - How t ...more

How To : Turn a flatbed scanner into a camera

Want to take an ordinary flatbed scanner and turn it into a camera (that takes some pretty wild photos)? You can and, with the help of this video tutorial from MAKE, you will. For detailed, but simple, step-by-step instructions on assembling your own flatbed scanner camera, ta ...more

How To : Turn a standard web cam into a security camera

Wish there were a way to turn your webcam into a bonafide security camera? Well, there is! And it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at TekZilla can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, ...more

How To : Turn a webcam into a security camera

You have a webcam, right? Nowadays, who doesn't? But just because you all have webcams doesn't mean you're using them the same way. And a great way to take full advantage of your peripheral or built-in webcam is by turning it into a security camera. This video will show you ho ...more

How To : Turn an Old Android Device into a Security Camera

One of the best uses for an old Android device is to turn it into a security webcam that can be accessed over the internet. But most of the time, this is a rather difficult process, because existing apps usually require you to mess around with network settings and configure a ...more

How To : Turn Any Android Device into a Hidden Spy Camera

If Detective Alonzo Harris from Training Day taught me anything, it's that "It's not what you know, it's what you can prove." So when items mysteriously go missing from my room or my section of the fridge, it's up to me to figure out and prove which roommate took them. I don' ...more

News : Turn a juice box into a camera

Look left. Can your garbage take photos like that? With a few tweaks it will! The pinhole camera is photography in its most basic form. Using a light-proof container, the 35mm will capture the image when the pinhole is opened. The resulting photographs have a distinctly démod ...more

How To : Avoid the "5 Deadly Sins of Amateur Video"

Tom Skowronski teaches us how to shoot a good video. Look before shooting so you have a more controlled movement. Hold camera steady at all times. Move the subject in front of the camera and turn the camera mans back to the sun to illuminate the subject. . Give nose room for a ...more

How To : Get a clear aerial video with a Sony DSC-P72

In this tutorial, we learn how to get a clean aerial video with Sony DSC-P72. First, you will want to get a large electric plane and mount the camera securely to the top of it. After this, remember to turn the camera on before you send the camera off. Now, control the plane an ...more

How To : Use off camera wireless flash

Chris Rutter teaches us how to use off camera wireless flash in this tutorial. First, attach the flash to the camera and aim it towards your subject. For a more flattering result, place the flash gun on a tripod that is placed on the right hand side of the subject. Now, go to ...more

How To : Do light graffiti with an ISO-100 camera setting

In this tutorial, we learn how to do light graffiti with an ISO-100 camera setting. First, you will need lights in an array of different colors. After you have all of these lights, you will need to take a picture. Then, grab the lights and write in the air with them. After thi ...more

How To : Use a Vivitar flash for a kicker light outdoors

This video instructs the watcher on how to use the flash of a Vivitar to add light to photos taken outside if a little extra light is needed. Turn the camera on AV mode, choose an ISO setting like 100 or 200, then take a reading, either off the sky or an object. Then use the V ...more

How To : Pose people for photos with Erin Manning

When it comes to working with people, the photographer can face quite a challenge. Everyone has a mind of their own, and with these few tips you will know how to advise your subject so they look fantastic in a picture. Join Erin Manning, professional photographer, as she shows ...more

News : 10 Uses for the Front-Facing iPhone Camera

If you're a lucky owner of the iPhone 4, you know that the upgrade to its camera app includes a front-facing camera feature which acts like a video cam on your computer. Apple, of course, intends the front-facing feature to be mainly used for the FaceTime application which ena ...more

News : SCORE With Tron-a-Sutra (NSFW)

Whoa. Look what we found in the mainframe. Let's say you're a 15-year-old boy nerd looking to SCORE. Real life experience has been... limited. (Ok, you're a virgin.) Lara Croft was inspired (nine years ago when you were six-years-old!). So, where are the sex-ed tutorials that ...more

How To : Take Better Photos Without a Better Camera

Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin! 1. Take the time to learn your camera ...more

How To : Turn a Webcam and Phone into a Security Spy System

Watch this video tutorial, and learn how to turn an ordinary inexpensive webcam into a hidden home security system, viewable anywhere in the world from your cell phone! With a cute and cuddly teddy bear and a cheap webcam, you can make the perfect homemade security camera, or ...more

How To : Start using BoinxTV with this overview

See how to start using BoinxTV with this overview video. Learn the basics of BoinxTV and see how to turn any modern Macintosh computer into a television studio! BoinxTV, from Boinx Software, turns your Mac into a TV studio for creating Live to Disk, Live to Internet, and Live ...more

How To : Prank friends with an electrified door handle

You'll need to know how to build a taser (or tazer) from a disposable camera first, but this tutorial will teach you how to turn your ordinary door into a entertaining prank shocking door that tazers anyone that uses the door handle. Use this as inspiration for one of your Apr ...more

How To : Do the "impossible" card trick

In this Magic & Parlor Tricks video you will see the ‘impossible’ card trick. This card trick is performed by Andy field. First he removes all the 4 aces from the pack and puts them face up on the table. Then he chooses a card from the rest of the pack shows it to the camera w ...more

How To : Use a light meter to properly light a digital film

A light meter can prove to be an invaluable tool on any film set, allowing you to quickly and efficiently set lights and know the correct exposure values of those lights. Light meters were initially designed for still photographers and cinematographers can easily calibrate the ...more

How To : Use an iPhone as spy camera

If you're looking for ways to get all James Bond on someone, you may want to check out this video. In it you'll see how to turn your iPhone into a spy camera, letting you take photos or videos at set intervals, or, whenever the mic detects any sound. It's pretty cool and not h ...more

How To : Make an iPhone secret spy camera

This how to demonstrates how to use your Apple iphone as a spy camera to spy on others. If you're suspicious, paranoid or just downright creepy, this video can show you how to convert your Apple smart phone into a device for surveillance on others. Temporarily turn your iPhon ...more

How To : Make a cheap DIY camera slider for your film

Film and television cinematographers love sliding camera shots, especially since ER made them a standard device for television dramas. A professional sliding camera setup is expensive though. Why not make one yourself? This video will show you how to turn $20 into a high-quali ...more

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