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Monday, December 20, 2010

News from Here & There

Creative COW DSLR Video Podcast
Richard Harrington and Robbie Carman have started a podcast on DSLR Video. You can download it from iTunes.
CreativeCow: Creative COW DSLR Video Podcast



DSLRs for Digital Cinema
DP, effects cinematographer and VFX supervisor Dave Stump talks about how he thinks HDSLRs fit into the film cinemtographers toolkit. He's neither totally for or against them, seeing both the advantages and disadvantages:
It obeys a really old axiom, that when the only tool you own is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. If you know only one kind of camera, then every job you do looks like a job for that camera. But ultimately, what we learned from CAS is that every camera has its strengths and weaknesses. If you let the job tell you which camera to use, rather than just your knowledge of only one camera, then you are ultimately doing the greatest service to your producer.
Creative COW: DSLRs for Digital Cinema: Their Potential, Your Responsibility



Diana Lens for your HDSLR
Photojojo has a $60 Diana Lens for your camera:
It's a lovely plastic lens that transforms your beloved hunk of metal and glass into a digital toy camera. Yesiree you can now get that lovable Lo-fi "technology" on your digi cam from Lomography's series of Diana plastic cameras.
Photojojo: The Dreamy Diana Lens



Amazon Cloudfront
I hadn't even heard of Amazon's service for commercial distribution of online video, but this article explains why you might want to consider it.
Chruchcrunch: 6 Reasons You Should Use Amazon CloudFront for Your Videos



Canon XF100 Test/Review
Slashcam has some test results and a review of the Canon XF100 (which should be out soon)
Slashcam: XF100



The 12 Hours of Editing:
On the twelfth hour of editing, my client brought to me:

12 Different versions
11 Logo updates
10 Tapes of B-roll
...
JoyOfFilmEditing: With 12 days left until Xmas, here are the 12 hours of editing


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