16 June, 2013

NewYork time-lapse using CamBuff

We were in NewYork on Memorial Day and made some interesting time lapse videos using CamBuff. The first one was made on the City Line cruise. The cruise goes in a semicircle around the lower Manhattan and during the last 10 minutes of the ride we can see the Freedom tower receding. Second time-laspe is made from Top of the Rock observatory, facing the Empire State building. We tried to capture the lighting changes as the sun goes down and city lights come up. The shots cover a duration from 7.30 pm to 9 pm.

The videos were compiled on iMovie along with some other  panorama pictures of the city. The time-lapse was assembled in an app called Sequence. It's a sweet simple app which takes all the pictures, assembles them, even deflickers the video and adjusts the white balance.

05 May, 2013

CamBuff - DSLR wireless control with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Indiegogo Campaign link for pre-order

CamBuff is a tiny gadget that lets you use an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch as a remote for your DSLR. We tried to make CamBuff as easy to use as possible. Just plug the device into the DSLR, open the companion iOS app (Will soon be available for free on the iTunes store) and you are good to go.

With CamBuff, you can control settings like Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, White Balance, Auto focus mode, Preview mode, etc. You can also view the disk space, picture quality and battery level of your camera.

CamBuff also allows you to perform programmed tasks. You can run a Timed bulb shot, take Time Lapse images and Exposure Bracketing.

To continue further development on CamBuff and get the device into your hands, we have an Indiegogo campaign.

Further details about CamBuff can be found at our Indiegogo campaign. Please feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected] for any queries.

The Backstory

About an year ago (The last blog post i.e.), we started experimenting with Bluetooth Low Energy Technology for creating iOS accessories. We created a DSLR remote demo with the Bluetooth chipset we were working with back then. After a video and a blog post on the remote, we received several emails expressing interest in the device. So we set out to create an advanced device that lets you do a lot more with your DSLR wirelessly.