Saturday, March 12, 2011

News From Here & There

Atmos Ninja Delays reports that the Atmos Ninja - a digital recorder that captures HDMI output to notebook HDD or SSD drives - had been delayed due to a software bug, but that it should be shipping "about now." Atomos Ninja bug slips ship date

iMovie for iPad can work on original iPad?
The German blog fscklog reports on a way to install iMovie for iPad on the original iPad, and that it seems to work okay; except that iTunes wants to uninstall it all the time.
9to5mac explains things in English.
9to5mac: iMovie works on original iPad, here’s how to install it

Benjamin Eckstein Interview
In this audio podcast, Thomas Roberts interviews DP Benjamin Eckstein about the All In Film charity poker tournament, which will benefit American Red Cross and will be held on April 11th during NAB.

They also talk at some length about the Panasonic AG-AF100. Ben just got an AG-AF100:
It's a great merger of the DSLR look; a big sensor, chips that people have been using for the last year or so in the DSLRs, you mix that with a camera that has all the functionality that you would expect in a video camera, cameras like the EX1 [...] All those features that you would expect in a real video camera are sorely lacking in the DSLR's [...] it's just nice to have it all in one.
Soundcloud-TRStudios: Interview with Benjamin Eckstein
Benjamin Eckstein
All In Film 2.0

Video Comparison: RED, Alexa and PMW-F3
Schumacher Camera has posted some video tests (resolution charts, color chart, skin tone, latitude and rolling shutter) shot with the Arri Alexa, Red MX & Sony PMW-F3.
VimeoAlexa, Red MX & Sony F3 Camera Test Comparison

Problems with inexpensive Canon EF to Micro 4/3 adaptor
Philip Johnston at HD Warrior reports that the Kipon adaptor he's been using on his Panasonic AG-AF101 intermittently for the past three months has developed a wobble.
What happens is that the lens you are using has a rocking movement in other words you can physically move the lens up and down which should not happen.
He does note that he was using the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens on it; a rather sizeable piece of glass.
HDWarrior: Kipon adapter now failing after 3 months !

Canon Coffee Mugs
While we're on the subject of the Canon EF 70-200 lens, Canon made a special coffee mug in the shape of the 70-200 f/4 lens for the winter Olympics. While they have appeared on sale intermittently, B & H now sells them too.
B & H: Canon Mugs Canon 70-200 mm Lens Mug

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