Monday, May 03, 2010

News from Here & There

Cretique has put together a collection of 12 Beautiful Videos Shot with the Canon 550d/Rebel T2i. Includes videos by Philip Bloom, Dick Chua and Jeremy DePoyster.

And if you're interested in the Canon 7D, Cinema5D has “The Chrysalis” by Jeremy Ian Thomas, which was shot using the 7D. There's also an interview with the director.

Zeiss on Bokeh
Bokeh is a term used to describe the quality of the blur produced by lenses in the out-of-focus area of an image. The quality of the lens, as well as the shape of the aperture greatly affect this effect, and can produce pleasing blurs or distracting shapes. (Generally, the large number of aperture blades, generally the more pleasing the results produced.) Zeiss has some articles on Bokeh, including a PDF: Depth of Field and Bokeh

Zeiss: Nine rounded iris blades guarantee images with a harmonic bokeh

Canon G1 in space
This is from last year, but I hadn't seen it before and thought it was fun! Astronaut and STS-119 Commander Lee Archambault uses a Canon G1 HD video camera at a window on the aft flight deck of Space Shuttle Discovery during flight day two activities. March 16, 2009
Nasa: Camera Time

TechCrunch: H.264 makes up 66 percent of web video
Flash is way down from 69 percent a year ago to 26 percent of all videos. Maybe we shouldn't be surprised given that all YouTube videos are available in H.264 now
TechCrunch: H.264 Already Won - Makes Up 66 Percent of Web Videos

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