George Tsai


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First time forking or even uploading to github.


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I have officially upgraded to Red's somewhat recent new release, the V-Raptor. Off the bat, the performance and image quality of this camera is insane. Super clean low light and high frame rate (slow motion) is always loads of fun. Enjoy some of random, quick and dirty camera test playlist below.

Live Studio Shoots of Music Wandering


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First crack at developing an Android app for release in Google Play store. Google's documentation is a lot of hit and misses. Particularly if you are developing with the new Androidx apis, searching in general for it is annoyingly difficult. AndroidX was a horrible name to give their new version, even their own search engine constantly returns "Did you mean Android?". Layout and themes is horribly documented, made even worse since Google removed the Theme Editor. I've never had the chance to use the editor, and from what I can gather is that it wasn't very reliable. However I would imagin at the very least it could give you an idea of what values you are looking for to modify. Instead I'll spend all day trying to figure out what the element I want to customize from the theme is named. Searching would be great if there was a efficient way to filter the api version you are working with, instead it is all over the place. If anything, the one thing they've documented well with examples, unsurprisingly is the AdMob and monitization libraries. As for rest of Android development, it more often than not feels like none of the Google departments talk to each other.

I needed a drag knife to cut out a lot of paper and plastic sheets for the new slate design and after a quick search I only found drag knife tools typically in the $100+ range. Some of which is well over the price of a hobby Cricut cutting machine. However instead of buying a Cricut cutting machine with extremely limited cloud based software, it looked like the cutter used in these cheap machines could somehow be adapted to fit into one of the collets for my CNC. So I ended up purchasing set, these knife is free spinning on a bearing inside the houseing and helf in there with a magnet. Becareful when purchasing other housing as it looks like some of them are not free spinning and have a gear at the top so the machine can rotate the knife instead. I then cut a 3/4" aluminum tube and use JB Weld to epoxy the cutter housing inside the tube. Fit's perfectly inside the 3/4" collet. Using HSMWorks and Solidworks I could draw out the shapes I needed cut, keep not that you must have a small radius on the corners so the knife can rotate in line with the change of direction. The results turned out amazing, and I can achieve a much higher accuracy and proper scale with no guess work than the janky software most of the craft cutting machines can do.


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Sigma 8-16 EF to PL and gear manual Conversion

Simple 3D-Printed 3 Light Fixture

DIY air filter/"Fume Extractor"


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I have recently upgraded the camera to an Epic-W, which has RED's new DSMC 2 system. So lots of used accessories for the DSMC 1 are up for sale! Shipping paid by buyer, local pickup near San Gabriel except noted.

I'm serveral months late with this post, either way this is the third annual All-Star tournament Jantastic at the Doll House and a major congratulations to My Little Ponies for their third championship win.


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For the better part of a year I had been working on Virtual Reality 360 video production and technologies for what is now HypeVR.

This is the second annual All-Star tournament Jantastic at the Doll House and a major congratulations to My Little Ponies for their second championship win.


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I've converted a 135mm F2.5 FD lens to PL mount and added permanent gears to it. For the 50mm F1.4 I just added permanent gears since the optical placements made it impossible to remount to PL. Both lenses have been de-clicked and apreture arm that's normally at the camera end of the lens have been removed. The 135mm lens works ok, not as smooth as one would like but it is in working order and the lens itself looks great. The 50mm works great very smooth for the most part, but has a color cast to it. 

Originally I just set out to make a dumb EF mount so I can use my one canon lens with my Epic. The project ended up with FD mount, a PL mount, and on top of that directors viewfinder.

My friend had a broken Canon zoom lens and I decided to have a little experiment. It took maybe about 3 hours to make the measurments and draw up the design in Solidworks. The printing took maybe 16 hours total for all the individual parts, couple parts had to be reprinted since my measurments were not as accurate as they should've been hehe. 

Jamtasic Tournament and San Diego Derby Dolls Promo Video

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Getting the new smartslate ready for another crowdfunding campaign attempt:-)

The 7th annual Battle on the Banks. Had some time in between rentals so I went down to film some of the action.... With the Dragon:-)

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On the set of Marza

This is the final post before the slate is ready to go live!

Shooting new cuts for the season with Toni&Guy for their instructional DVD.

A little about me

profile.largeGeorge Tsai attended California State University, Long Beach and graduated in 2010 with BS in Electrical Engineering, Audio Engineering, and an Entrepreneurship Minor. He is also a United States Marine with combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. He concluded his service with an honorable discharge as a Sergeant. Today, he freelances in the film industry with his Red Epic-X camera package and production audio equipment. He is also the founder of FUZE Ti.  Read more...

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