UPDATED – Here’s the recording of the free webinar! Details below … The tools to shoot fast-paced action sequences have become more accessible than ever before, with tiny action cams and high-frame-rate-shooting cameras more commonplace than ever, and advancing constantly. But the tools alone are not enough – new tools require new approaches to use the new capabilities to full effect. Sony is organizing a free webinar called “Capturing the Action”, transmitted live from Pinewood Studios in London, on this coming Wednesday (November 19) at 2pm GMT. You can sign up for free here! In the webinar, I will be hosting the UK sports and action shooting specialists geebeebee media. Check out some of their stuff on their website – they definitely are the go-to guys for fast-paced sports action. I am very much looking forward to talking to them about how they approach their shoots, how they choose their gear and settings of their cameras. You will learn a lot about capturing fast-paced action from this one-hour webinar! This behind-the-scenes video of their shoot will give you a good option of what to expect from the webinar: It will be interesting to compare experiences with the geebeebee media team, and talk about what kind of cameras make it easier than ever before to capture sports action in previously unseen angles. This webinar will cover: Power versus portability Shots and angles to make your video stand out Creative uses for slow-mo Enhancing your on-screen look with 4K Choosing fixed or interchangeable lenses Webinar starts at: 2pm GMT on November 19th – sign up here!Read more
Well, it is a never ending story, but this camera truly deserves our attention: The newly announced Nikon D4 features the following specs: Multiple frame rates. (24,25,30) in full HD 50-60 in 720p Headphone jack (!) Full audio manual control Uncompressed 8 bit 4:2:2 clean feed video out of the HDMI (1080p or 1080i yet to be confirmed) Simultaneous live view + monitor output Wireless/wire remote video start Greatly reduced moire and aliasing Recording video in full HD but in cropped mode (similar to ETC mode in Panasonic GH2) 36x24mm sensor (same as 5D markII) 1:1 pixel crop modeDiscuss the Nikon D4 in our dedicated cinema5D forums: It’s available for preorder on B&H! $6k The image below is a screenshot of a video shot on the Nikon D4. It’s a nice little docu short that portaits three extreme sports soloists. Click the image to check out the HD version in full screen: Check out the Nikon Press Release.Read more
This time I’ve got a sports pick for you. You like this is a mountain biking film by Taylor Loughran that was shot on 7D, 5D, T2i, Red One and a cineflex camera (see below). The thing that stands out in this sports movie is it’s cinematic approach with lots of very beautiful helicopter shots and the fact that mountainbiking is taken very literally: In fact, during the course of this movie we follow several people who really start out at the very top of different large mountains and then work their way down at full speed. The action and camera angles might be a bit repetitive after a while, but the watching the fast mountainbiking and landscape heli shots was really intriguing for me. I hope you like it too, it’s definitely one of these pieces that stand out and can give us new inspiration and ideas for our own next projects. Here’s the full 24 minute video that Taylor made available on vimeo for free. Enjoy Taylor Loughran: From October to late April we battled every kind of weather you can imagine from rain to snow to hail and the Canon 7D took every bit of abuse I could throw at it from using it in cable cams, jib arms to having it exposed to the elements it never let me down during 8 months we where shooting ‘You Like This’ Rate these videos on the videolog. Teaser Full 24 minute filmRead more
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