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Demo Video

Here is the first Henge Docks Demo video. We wanted to create something unique that wouldn't break the bank. First person point of view was chosen to make the viewer feel as if they were interacting with the Dock themselves, lending to a greater feeling of realism than a series of still shots. The video was shot with a Canon 7D mated to a 10mm wide angle lens.  The whole rig was then hooked up to a counter weighted head mount built specifically for shooting this video. Because the 7D was mounted right in front of the "actor's" face, it took about 30 takes over three days to get the continual shot without tripping over cable or missing a mark. Lighting was a challenge as well, for the last set of takes we discovered that we had to get the shots in between 4pm to 5pm, to get the outside lighting to balance with the studio lights.


6 Comments

Bruce
Bruce

March 17, 2014

I don’t get it.

Isn’t it a really bad idea to run a MacBook with the lid closed?

ie. doesn’t the lid need to be open to keep heat escape going?

FF
FF

March 17, 2014

In addition to being a fan of the Henge Dock concept, I like the home theater cabinet that is used in the demo video. I have been looking for a nice cabinet for a while and I think this one would fit the bill. Could you please provide the reference of this piece of furniture?

Matthew Vroom
Matthew Vroom

March 17, 2014

Excellent point, as with any external HDD its a good idea to eject the device before unplugging/undocking it.

mbd
mbd

March 17, 2014

When you just pull the macbook out of the dock, with your firewire/usb hard drives and/or ipod connected, as per your video at the desk, won’t that be bad, given that the peripherals weren’t properly ejected first?

Matthew Vroom
Matthew Vroom

March 17, 2014

All of the current MacBooks are designed to run closed. We’ve even noticed some positive side-effects to running the computer closed, vertically. The computer will run cooler and faster since it only has to drive one external display, as opposed running it open with an internal and external display. We spent over a year testing the docking system in every conceivable circumstance and observed no performance decrease even under hour long CPU load tests. We’ve heard some claims that the CPU runs cooler in the vertical position, but we have yet to document any appreciable difference. The case, however does tend to stay noticeably cooler since more surface area is exposed to the air.

Pallu
Pallu

March 17, 2014

Hey there, I’m not sure where that came from but we can try to find out for you!

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