Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Other News

Jan Ozer has an article Using Motion Templates in Apple Final Cut Pro up at

Blu-ray player households went up 76 percent to 17 million last year, with $1.5 billion in revenue (it seems that's software only) while digital download was only worth $360 million. Flat-panel TVs registered a decline in dollars of 13%.

This may seem obvious; or then again, not. But Ben Cain at negativespaces went down to B & H and tried a variety of Canon lenses (with and without Image Stabilization) on a Canon 7D and came to the conclusion that yes, IS is useful for shooting video! He found the 24-10mm f4L IS much better than the 24-70 f/2.8L (no IS.)

There's sample video with his post: Just watch out for the whip-pans!

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