CanonRumors has a couple of very sketchy reports on an EF mount, APS-C sensor video camera that might be coming from Canon in October. I've also heard a couple of similar rumors in the last few weeks, so maybe it's true?
It seems plausible too, given that:
- Canon's been expected to come out with a large sensor camera since before the XF300 series (and the XF100 after it) were announced. Surely they'll eventually get around to it?
- Canon has a habit of releasing new video camera technologies a year or so after Sony and others release theirs.
- They really need to do something about all those EF mount lens owners switching to Sony and Panasonic.
- It solves the 5D Mark III problem; all those video shooters expecting the Mark III to be a killer video machine must be giving the stills division fits trying to figure out how to package HD-SDI and other features into a stills camera, and keep the price and size reasonable.
Apple Puts Legacy Final Cut Studio Back on Sale | MacRumors
In another sign of the impending apocalypse, Apple has put Final Cut Studio 3 back on sale; though it's available through their 800 number only, there doesn't seem to be an upgrade pricing option, and it's still being sold at full price (i.e. $999). It's also suggested that sales will only continue while they have stock...
Will the complaining about Final Cut Pro X stop now?
The same day edit (sde) tutorial | Canon Digital Learning Center | Vimeo
A really good tutorial for the beginning editor / producer about how to edit a video quickly. The idea of approaching the task as a collection of mini-stories is a good one...
Moire and Aliasing no more?! A solution for the 5DmkII | Philip Bloom
Philip has updated his blog post about the anti-aliasing/ moire filter designed and made by Dave Cubanski of Mosaic Engineering with a couple of color and resolution charts shot with and without the filter. Looks pretty impressive.
First Look: Panasonic AG-3DP1 | Barry Braverman | Studio Daily
A look at Panasonic's newest high-end 3D video camera, which was just announced:
Compared to its more modest AG-3DA1 predecessor the new AG-3DP1 will be considerably more rugged. The front nose retaining cap is now easily removable for adding supplemental Proxar lenses or screw-in type filters; the magnesium chassis of the camera extending forward to provide substantial support (possibly) for a lightweight clip-on matte box.Don't confuse this with the HDC-Z10000 camera: Panasonic HDC-Z10000 3D camcorder announced
Panasonic Touts 3D Olympics Film Deal and HD 3D Camcorder | Peter Sayer
A report on Panasonic's 3D cameras and the Olympics:
[The HDC-Z10000] not the camera the company will use for the 2012 Olympics, though: That honor will go to Panasonic's AG-3DP1. The company has agreed to supply Olympic Broadcast Services with cameras, screens and production teams to help a pool of TV companies broadcast the 2012 games live. OBS is building up a pool of broadcasters -- 14 have signed up so far -- who will share images of a dozen or more sports captured at 14 different Olympic venues. "We plan to broadcast over 10 hours a day of 3D product worldwide," said Manolo Romero, managing director of OBS.
RED Releases New (But Still Free) REDCINE-X PRO Software and Ships EPIC-X Cameras | NoFilmSchool
The first cameras are reportedly shipping today.
Litepanels is trying to block the import and sale of LED photo and video lighting in the US [UPDATE 5] | Tony Reale | Free Film School
Litepanels says they have a patent on LED lighting for film, video and photo. Now if they said they have one for LED lights - period - that would be one thing, but for a specific application?
Tony is leading the fight against it, and has added a video about this issue to his blog post:
Litepanels has filed a 337 complaint to block the import of LED lights in the United States used for film, video or photo. This would give them a monopoly and eliminate all other affordable options for filmmakers.