This is a rolling shutter comparison between the new Sony A7S, the Arri Amira, Panasonic GH4, (Canon C300), Canon 5D mark III and Canon 1D C. In the first part in this series of tests we compared the usable dynamic range of the A7S and found that it comes surprisingly close to the dynamic range of the Arri AMIRA (find the dynamic range test here). Rolling shutter is a phenomenon where straight vertical lines look bent on moving objects, or a “jello effect” appears when the recording device itself is in motion. It is a common issue with CMOS sensor cameras that read out a frame line by line over a certain period of time. A sensor with a global shutter however reads out the entire image at once, avoiding the rolling shutter effect altogether. A severe rolling shutter can be disturbing in certain shooting scenarios.Read more
This is a dynamic range test and comparison between the Sony A7S, Arri Amira, Panasonic GH4, Canon C300, Canon 5D mark III and Canon 1D C. The dynamic range is the range in luminance any given camera can capture. More range allows for more flexibility in post production and usually provides a more natural and hence more cinematic end result. What is the cinema5D test lab? cinema5D has established their own scientific testing facility to accurately measure and evaluate the performance of cameras. As a platform for reviews about cinematic cameras we strive to provide objective comparisons and share insights to help you choose the right camera for your projects.Read more
Back in 2012, on-camera monitor specialists SmallHD released an innovative product for the Canon 5D mark ii. The HDMI port protector was a brilliant, simple design; it solved a massive headache I (like many other filmmakers) was having whilst operating my DSLR with an on-board monitor. Now, they’ve doing it again, for the more current 5D mark iii.Read more
Apparently the Canon 5D mark III has been firmware hacked, just like its predecessor the mark II was hacked by Trammell Hudson some years ago to slowly enable things like manual audio controls, higher video bitrates and several display guides. There are no features in Magic Lantern’s mark III hack yet, they only announced that they got in which seems to be the first important to step to start messing with a camera firmware. With the mark III giving us most of the features desired in a modern HDSLR the question remains which features will be added through the hack. One possibility that has been pointed out is the enabling of a clean hdmi-out signal to enable recording video in higher quality via an external harddisk recorder. On a sidenote Canon has just released 5D mark III firmware update 1.1.2 with no mentioned updates to the video side of the camera. Magic Lantern Page: LINK via Joe from nofilmschoolRead more
It’s been a while since the 1D mark iv successor, the Canon EOS 1DX was announced, 5 months to be exact. Now that the 5D mark III is out does an HDSLR filmmaker still need to spare a second thought on the 1DX? Probably not, these two cameras are extremely similar in terms of HDSLR. Here’s a list of features they share: – 30 minute maximum clip length – manual audio control during recording – captive touch wheel for silent audio control – 1080p24/25/30 and 720p50/60, non drop: 23.976,… – enhanced all i-Frames codec with embedded timecode (recrun, freerun) – DIGIC 5+ chip to eradicate the presence of moiré, false colour and other artefacts – full frame sized (36 x 24 mm) sensor And here’s what makes the 1D X different from the 5D mk3: – 1D X has a higher lens port – 1D X’s lowlight capability seems to be a bit better than the already great mark III’s. Vincent Laforet said: 5D mark III “comes second only to the Canon EOS 1Dx camera in low light performance” – 1D X has 2x CF card slots, 5D mark III has 1x CF and 1x SD – 1D X is twice the price – 1D X is missing a headphone port (thanks FRP) Is the image quality or sharpness any better on the Canon 1D X? There are no real life comparisons yet, I doubt it, but you’re welcome to disagree in the comments. The 1D X has become available for pre-order here: B&H – $6799 Adorama – $6799Read more
If you haven’t seen you should. Since yesterday there’s talk about these photos of a new camera by Canon that looks like it could be the yet unannounced 5D mark III.Read more
We wished for a 5D mark 3 and what we got is a fullframe 1D that takes video in an HDSLR to a whole new level. In other words it’s a 5Dmk3 in a 1D shape. Nice! The EOS-1D X takes all of the current features and puts them into one camera as well as improving various aspects of the movie shooting for both better usability and better incorporation into professional workflows. See much more after the jump:Read more
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