Sunday, October 16, 2011

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Canon Rumors
There's all sorts of rumors about what Canon will announce on October 18th and November 3rd. The Canonrumors site thinks a 1D model will be announced on October 18th, while Jared Abrams, who's been talking a lot about the two video cameras expected on November 3rd, now thinks they will announce a 5D Mark 3 on that day.

Behind the Lens: Tips for shooting video | Mike Yoder | LJWorld
A photojournist who finds himself increasingly shooting video, Yoder offers some tips for those "exploring the new world of multimedia storytelling."
Think in sequences. If you later want to piece together your footage and create a short film, consider gathering video from different points of view to provide the viewer with varied perspective. Still photographers tend to move around a subject with the goal of capturing just one moment that best documents the subject. With video, you need all the perspectives and cutaways to create a flow of visual information rather than one stationary shot. Vary your shots with wide, medium and tight framing of your subject.

A video shot on the iPhone 4S | Benjamin Dowie | Vimeo
With nothing better to do, Benjamin decides to shoot some video with his new iPhone 4S, and now he thinks he should dump the Canon 7D! He posted this video:
It's actually amazing. The automatic stabilisation seems to work wonders, and gets rid of most the jello. Depth of field is flipping awesome. Colours are really good straight out the camera, but I did give this footage a slight grade.

With the iPhone 4S improved camera and 1080p HD video, should I go 32GB or 64GB? | Justin Horn | WhenWillApple
And for those thinking of shooting large amounts of video with their iPhone 4S, here's some calculations on how much space the video takes:
... the iPhone 4S 1080p video takes up about 2.5 times as much space as the iPhone 4. So using a more moderate estimate of keeping 60 minutes of video on your camera roll you are looking at 10.4 GB of storage vs 4.6 GB for the iPhone 4, so that can add up quick.

Hurlbut Visuals Master Cinema Series Launch Photos | Matthew Jeppsen | FreshDV
Shane Hurlbut and Letus have worked together to produce a new module rig system. The system has four basic configurations: Studio Cam, Shoulder Cam, Man Cam and Action Cam:
After seeing the thought and focus that went into the design of these systems, and using them at a variety of common set locations they had created on-site, it coalesced for me; these are complete systems…designed to take away the annoyance and complexity of DSLR shooting, and replace it with a solid, comprehensive set of rigs designed for specific tasks.
see also: HollywoodReporter: Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, Manufacturer Letus Launch DSLR Support Gear
Hurlblog : Shane Hurlbut, ASC Master Cinema Series

Streamlined Primary Color Correction with Premiere Pro | Jeff Sengstack
| ProVideoCoalition
For those starting out in color correction, or just switching to Premiere Pro, this short tutorial looks at the basics:
To do the bulk of color correction in Premiere Pro, all you need to use are one or two video effects and two or three scopes.

Share Your Story | Contest | Sony
A Sony fan? You could be in a Sony commercial:
Tell us a story about your favorite Sony product and our judges will pick a winner to get a Sony Prize Pack and a role in our next T commercial.
The prize includes a trip to LA, a 55" TV and the Sony NEX-5N. Deadline is November 4th.

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