Archive for November, 2012
We’ve had high hopes for the Canon EOS 6D as a full-frame HDSLR camera. Could it bring the 5D mark III’s HDSLR video strengths at a much lower price?
Looking at the beta EOS 6D we’ve had here in our office it looks just like we don’t get the same from it as we got from the 5D mark III.
Read on to find out more. ...
Nino Leitner (DOP) and his team had a chance to play with the Canon EOS C500, Canon’s flagship 4K cinema camera. This short film, titled “ALEX” is the result of a very tightly shot no budget camera test.
Is “Alex” a reference to the Arri Alexa? I haven’t asked, but even though the character in the short comes out as a winner, Nino’s review mentions the C500 as a serious contender to the rest of the RAW family.
Nino has a lot to say about his experience with the camera. On his blog he reviews it in great detail with a very positive conclusion:
I think the C500 will take its place in the production world quickly [...] using the same 4K sensor but it delivers what many were hoping for the C300 would deliver – 4K raw uncompressed footage, 120 frames per second in 4K “half raw” and 2K, and a whole lot of other varieties, with the image quality and look we have come to love from the C300.
But Nino Leitner also mentions some problems he ran into when shooting in 4K on the C500, ...
Remember Sebastien Devaud’s Canon C100 introduction film (LINK) in September? Well he’s back and he shows us a product that might be a pretty useful and affordable alternative to one of those fancy electronic viewfinders.
The Deitygear 4″ high quality loupe makes us nostalgic and lets us relive the times when we put Read more
This video makes me feel hesitant about shooting on a Panasonic GH2, but the lens looks exciting.
SLR magic is a lens manufactured based in Hong Kong and their affordable Noktor primes that all have an aperture of F/0.95 are very successful among HDSLR shooters.
As Read more
When the Sony FS700 came out they also announced a firmware update to unlock its 4K mode, making the camera “future proof” in a way. With the F5 and F55 Sony also announced the 4K solution for the FS700, but this looks a lot more costly than expected.
Recently the prices for Sony’s AXS-R5 recorder leaked on Sony’s Japenese coming in at about $5800 excluding tax (after Yen conversion). Apparently it is also necessary to get a special module called HXR-IFR5 (as seen on the left) to get 4K RAW via 3G HD-SDI out of the FS700 (at 59.94p max). ...
This is something worth sharing that I missed out on posting.
If you were keen on actually seeing the F5 and F55 cameras operated here’s a nice video in which Richard Lewis, Cinematography & Product Specialist from Sony shows you around their new babies.
Recently the Yen prices for the new cameras have popped up (LINK) ahead of official...
Sony’s new NEX6 mirrorless camera, introduced in mid September was one of those hot candidates that gave us hopes it would make our filmer hearts beat faster. But it seems like one by one new camera is proving to be not much more than hot air to us. Unfortunately the Sony NEX6 is no exception.
Seeing footage from this camera first hand here in Johnnie Behiri’s office I can confirm that in terms of video this is one more disappointing HDSLR (or large sensor video camera for that matter).
To be honest, after 4 years I still consider the first, the 5D mark II one of the best affordable large sensor cameras. Isn’t that weird?
Sony’s previous mirrorless HDSLR pointicams, the Sony NEX-5n for example were not unpopular, but the NEX-6 looks less attractive to filmmakers.
Johnnie Behiri took the camera for a spin in a small documentary style video he called “how does this make you feel?”. Well Johnnie, it brings back the feeling when shooting with the Sony FS700 a couple of months back: Every shot screamed “video” into my face and I was struggling in post trying to get rid of that ugly look and extreme lack of color information. Footage from the small sensor EX-1 videocamera that was used for the making-of was literally indistinguishable from the FS700 footage (yes yes, it’s great and unmatched for slow motion and this can look very nice in some lighting situations).
Here’s what Johnnie writes about the $1000 Sony NEX-6 (link to get) ...
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