For gamers who are still playing Half-Life 2, you might have been shocked when you fired up the game earlier to discover the NPCs delivering their lines in Korean instead of your chosen language, and while it might have immediately been thought of as a bug to some, others read a little bit too much in between the lines than they should have. To that end some have speculated that this could signify that Valve is ready to announce Half-Life 3, especially when the recent tweet by Steam had a line in Korean which reads, “Prepare for unforeseen consequences”. The bug which caused the NPCs to deliver their lines in Korean has since been fixed, and a Valve employee has left a comment in the latest patch notes, not only apologizing for the mistake, but to clarify that, “No ARG sorry, just me mucking up.” Basically what this means is that the latest bug is not an elaborate conspiracy to throw us off any Half-Life 3 clues and that Valve has yet to formally announce anything, at least that’s what we think.
Using our hands to hold our cameras to record video is sometimes not the best solution, especially when it ends up being rather jerky. This is where tripods and motion control systems come in, but unfortunately for the amateur videographer, motion control systems can sometimes be out of their budget, which is why the Revolve Automated Motion system could be the answer they’ve been looking for that will not break the bank.
According to its Kickstarter description, this setup will transform any normal camera slider into a motorized slider with fully automatic movement, and with its universal mounting system, it is expected to play nicely with any slider available in the market today. It will feature interchangeable motors, a fully variable speed control that will allow for time lapse and live video shooting. There are a couple of different kits available to choose from, starting from $299 which will give you the Revolve Automated Motion slider add-on kit, up to $549 for the ultimate combo kit which will come with both the RAM and the Revolve Camera Dolly System. The project has managed to raise about $10,000 at this time of posting and is about $15,000 shy from its goal of $25,000. Head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.