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January 16, 2020

Oh hey! Welcome to Frame Upgrade. Today we’ll be making a DIY Quick Release Neck Strap with a Special Guest. But first… I need to fix my hair. The reason why I was wearing a hood was that I’ve been brought to the secret lair of Ramin Kuntopolku and she as
well likes to shoot videos. In video work in most cases your camera is sitting on a tripod or a gimbal. But you have to shoot handheld shooting in that the next strap is a great way to stabilize your footage. And that is why you need to have a quick-release mechanism. to get it on and off quickly. The reason we are here is because we both have brand new cameras and with it comes with the standard neck straps. And we’re going to transform these into
a DIY quick-release neck straps. And the things that you will need in this are a locking piece and the quick-release mechanism. We’ll also need some scissors or a sharp knife. and a lighter. First things first we need to strip the strap out of the camera. We’re going to cut about 13
centimetres and that’s five inches away from the strap. First let’s make the
piece that goes into the camera. You take the flat head and put it inside your camera’s ring that it’s (the flat head) on top. And then you will use this locking piece first the end that has been cut: put it under and over. Then we’ll put the flat
head also under and over. I know it’s going to be a bit tight when you do this but trust me it will fit. Now this is about one centimeter from the camera. Now we’ll take the quick release mechanism and then we’ll use the female end in the camera. For the flat end we’ll do it under and over. And again for the third time we’ll go under and now… it’s a bit tight so you will have to use all of your finger strength… and then once again over for the 3rd time. Okay as I said earlier it’s getting a bit tighter on… the third time you go through these
holes so in order to pull the strap a bit better you can use pliers. And this way you could get it through the holes a bit easier. And now we’ll have to burn the cut end with a lighter so it doesn’t escape from the locking piece. Now be very careful not to burn yourself. Now the end is secured. Now we’ll repeat that on the other side. Okay let’s now make the other piece that is in the neck strap. But first since there is this cut end… so we need to burn that as well. Try to make it as flat as possible so
it’s much more easier to navigate it through these holes So now we’ll use the male end of this locking mechanism around this piece and we can use these
locking pieces that are already in the standard neck strap and with those we
are securing this new male piece into strap. Yes. It’s done. Now we’ll test it. TADAA! Now we’ll repeat it on the other end as well. Even though these plastic pieces appear quite small they are surprisingly strong. I’ve been using this quick-release strap for almost a decade and it has never failed me. Now you can apply this quick-release mechanism do your other neck straps as
well and swap them fast according to your situation but remember to use the
male end of the site release buckle now Now that I’ve made my version of this Quick Release Neck Strap it’s your turn to make yours. Or… I can do it as well.


  • Reply Muwex Tech January 16, 2020 at 10:29 am

    That 3D animation was really important and about "poor" I would say doesn't matter since it's main point was to show exactly how to do it, not to be pixel perfect movie animation of baby Yoda ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply Frame Upgrade January 16, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Obviously you need 2 of each to make both sides ๐Ÿ˜‚ Forgot to mention that on the video.

  • Reply Frame Upgrade January 16, 2020 at 11:41 am

    For certain situations I like handheld better because I can get a huge variety of angles faster when I'm on my feet. For example at weddings you need both tripod shots and handheld moments. This Quick Release Neck Strap has made it possible for me to switch FAST between handheld and tripod.

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