The pocketSkater is not practical at all. I can think of very few if any situations where you will find a smooth surface to use it on while on set.
Anyone have any advice for distributing/selling an instructional video over the web and letting people download the digital file. Squarespace? Taxes?
Sweet and thanks for the idea. Now I can make my own in seconds instead of spending minimum $99...
Just a waste of everybody's time.
The piece of equipment primarily used to focus when camera is in motion is a follow focus. While on a crane or even steadicam, pulling focus can be hard or even impossible. A wireless follow focus will help with wirelessly pulling focus with a separate knob. This takes an extra person and some expensive equipment but will set you apart when the camera is moving while focusing on certain elements in the frame. If this doesn't seem to be an option for your production, you can always set the focus in the general area of action before you start the camera movement. Also, bump up the aperture to achieve a more deeper depth of field so the subjects stay in focus more easily.
Insight on Raid and back up would be greatly appreciated also.