Archive for March, 2013
Compact music & audio recorders have been the HDSLR filmmakers solution to recording sync sound with their DSLR, but none of them have been dedicated specifically for DSLR. This is how an audio recording device looks like that had a DSLR in mind during its creation.
When you’re using DSLR’s for your film-making then this newly announced audio recorder, the only of its kind so far, deserves a look. ...
Convergent Design, maker of the famous nanoFlash & Gemini 4:4:4 just announced a new recorder that looks very nice and promising. This field recorder + oled monitor is targeted at HDSLR indie filmmakers as well as professionals with a codec license lease system.
Many filmmakers, especially in documentary are often struggling with too much gear hanging from their camera rig and cameras taking too long to setup. Harddisk recorders and monitors could be built into cameras, but so far the camera manufacturers have not come up with a device that fulfills those needs. Once again a gear manufacturer wants to make our lives easier: ...
Finally Canon updates the entry level DSLR family and this might be good news for people interested in filming with HDSLR cameras. The T5i is the successor of the very popular T4i and the new “SL1″ is Canon’s smallest and lightest DSLR ever. ...
WARNING: This video shows instances of extreme violence and is NSFW. Don’t watch it if you have a weak stomach.
The interwebs are currently buzzing with a new music video for the Russian band “Biting Elbows”, which looks like a first-person video game shooter shot on video with a GoPro. The effects are absolutely incredible and surprisingly, even the “story” draws you right in. I didn’t even realize it’s a music video until...
Deep into the 4th year of the HDSLR revolution Leica released the M 240, their full frame camera costing $6950.
Spending a day with the camera left me wondering, was Leica ever talking to any professional cameraman before implementing HD recording for this unit or just decided to “join a trend” without really meaning this camera to be a capable working video tool?.
In my opinion the video quality coming out of the camera is very disappointing and its operation in video mode is not easy/logical. I hope features/video quality can be enhance with a firmware update. ...
The successful online video-sharing platform Vimeo has opened the gates of its new “video-on-demand” service, paving the way for independent filmmakers to market their work easily.
The video above is vimeo’s teaser for their new “vimeo on demand” service which has been opened to users who subscribe to vimeo’s PRO service.
The pro membership costs $199 (159€). Aside from that there are no additional costs. People who would like to watch your films can preview the work in the form of a trailer and pay an amount you set. The revenue is split 90% in your favour. To watch a film people are asked to register with vimeo in the process. ...
cinema5D had a chance to test the new Sony F55, Sony’s new flagship 4K cinema camera. As a reference we used Canon’s most advanced HDSLR.
The F55 is an interesting camera, because it is one that ticks more boxes than any other camera over the past few years – the range of resolutions, frame rates, codecs as well as the ergonomics are unprecedented. Now it’s down to actually using it to make a judgement call.
We wanted to know how the camera performs in a normal sooting environment and took the Canon EOS 1DC 4K HDSLR with us for comparison. Some interesting conclusions can be drawn here, things you might consider if you plan on shooting with either of these cameras or would just like to see what to expect.
You can download (1GB) and watch the source video in 4K on vimeo: LINK...
Nikon has announced the Coolpix A, its first compact camera featuring an APS-C sized CMOS sensor (Nikon DX format).
It can capture 1080p videos and has a 18.5mm lens (which equals 28mm on a full frame camera) with f/2.8 speed. That’s quite intriguing and very fast for a camera in such a small body. ISO ranges from 100 to a whopping 25600 (which is almost never usable due to excessive grain)....
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