Los Angeles based filmmaker, John Irwin, customized a DSLR intervalometer and hacked his Canon's firmware to allow him the advantage of shooting long exposures in video mode during the day. The device uses a remote trigger to allow a controlled burst of exposure that is carefully calibrated beforehand depending on the available light. The key to his method was his ability to ramp the camera's shutter to blazing fast speeds (upwards of 1/93000) each time the remote trigger is clicked. This firmware hack allows him to extend the exposure without blowing out the image right away. The results are impressive, especially as shown in the test footage with such fast moving subject matter. There's been no mention of when or if the device will be put out on the market but it's rumored Irwin will be making an appearance at this year's NAB conference for a demonstration of his device.
If Irwin can perfect the device and get it out into the market, there are untold amazing things that could be done with it. Would you pick one up? Let us know what you would do with one in the comments below.
UPDATE: For those of you who thought this was a hoax, you were correct. Hope you enjoyed your April Fool's day!