Watch all other episodes of ON THE COUCH so far by clicking here! On the go? Subscribe to the Cinema5D ON THE COUCH audio and video podcasts on iTunes! Watch part 1 of episode 20 by clicking here – in case you missed it! In part 2 of episode 20 of ON THE COUCH, I talked with pro photographers Kamil Tamiola, Tom Barnes and Lucas Gilman about photographers moving into video production. There are a lot of challenges that photographers face who want to move into filmmaking which they probably don’t think about beforehand. Lucas mentioned his challenges when he decided to shoot video for the first time, with things like audio, moving camera, technical issues and many other things that he never thought about – even different framing and selection of shots, going all the way down to thinking even more in sequences rather than individual shots, which is crucial for editing.Read more
Remember when we first heard about the Mosaic Engineering anti-aliasing / anti-moiré filter for 5D mark II in August of 2011? What a great invention that would solve our biggest problem with HDSLR. Now that the 5D mark III is out, healed from moiré problems, people have a good reason to upgrade, but then there’s the issue with the price: The 5D mark III is $3500, hefty for many HDSLR shooters. How good that the guys over at Mosaic Engineering have now officially started selling their filter for the 7D: The VAF-7D. This upgrade will set you back by $325, but put you into the aliasing and moiré free realm of the mark III. Versions for the Nikon D800, T2i/T3i and 60D are in production. LINK: Mosaic Engineering StoreRead more
Filming with the 5D mark 2 like a boss? Oh yes you are, with an amazing new invention by Dave Cubanski from Mosaic Engineering! It’s a $385 box shaped filter that you place between your sensor and lens that will apparently improve your 5D mk2 image to the max, namely removing the two major testicle itchers of our favourite no-update-in-sight-DSLR video camera: Aliasing and moiré. What are the downsides? It looks like the filter is causing a slight shift in your back focus meaning that the focus marks on your lenses could be slightly off. Also, Philip Bloom was talking about soft edge issues on wide angles in a pre production model he got for testing that have apparently been resolved. The filter is called VAF-5D2 and is currently only available in limited quantity and full production will come by Q4/2011. You might get one in their online store, but it seems to be down at the moment. If the site goes down it might be because I’ve been refreshing it too often… and I’ve got to get my Canon 5D2 back, maybe it’s not dead just yet. Director/ Cinematographer Glen Przybowski has had a lot of time with the filter over the last months and shot some test footage. See the videos below. A Canon 7D version is being worked on. via philipbloom.net, thanks AJ!Read more
Dave Dugdale from learningdslrvideo.com brings us a very nice Canon camera comparison once again. This time around he compares the 5D mark2 allstar hdslr camera to the 3 times more affordable Canon T2i (550D). So can the 5D’s video mode justify it’s price over the T2i? Dave doesn’t think so. What do you think? [polldaddy poll=5331617]Read more
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