Monday, October 17, 2011

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Apple iPhone 4S vs 4 Low Light Comparison | Anticipate Media | Vimeo
Paul Antico shot a short video with both phones (I nearly wrote cameras) in a kitchen illuminated only with small fluorescent bulbs. There's some noticeable differences in color and image stability. Event though he doesn't think it will replace his NEX-FS100 (!) he does think the iPhone 4S is usable as a B or C camera:
The hallmark of the new 4S camera, for video, at first is both its detail at 1080P and real time image stabilization. It is also significantly lower in noise (stills and video). And the white balancing is better, so the colors are more true.
NOTE: I got to try out Siri for the first time this weekend. I'll be writing about that separately, but I was quite impressed!

iPhone 4S / Canon 5d MKII Side by Side Comparison | Robino Films | Vimeo
From the sublime to the ridiculous; or is it? A comparison of the iPhone 4S and the Canon 5D Mark II, with side-by-side and full frames of video. The most noticeable problem in the iPhone 4S footage is the banding in the electronic street signs:
This test shows that the tiny F2.4 lens and sensor on the iPhone are pretty nice. It even got a little depth of field!

I did not overlay the exact ISO and Stops 5D settings per shot. It was too much to keep track for this simple test. To be fair I matched 5D exposure to the iPhone so no "Cinestyle" / 24p here.

A lesson learned from my FCPX to Resolve roundtrips | Scott Simmons | The Editblog
Scott did some experimenting with roundtripping between Final Cut Pro X and Resolve 8.1 and discovered some gotchas:
I learned a hard lesson today about Final Cut Pro X after doing some roundtrip testing between FCPX and the newly released Resolve 8. That lesson was to be very careful when using clips that FCPX is referencing in other video applications. If some piece of metadata is modified in the file, even if the video stays exactly the same, FCPX may not be able to see it. Also, if you’re doing extensive audio mixing in FCPX be aware that the mixed clips won’t roundtrip.

Adobe MAX 2011 “Sneak Peek” Videos Live | MAX Blog | Adobe
Didn't get enough of the new tech that could soon be coming from Adobe? They've posted a collection of clips from the sneak peaks at the recent Adobe MAX event:
The always-popular sneaks give MAX-goers a look at potential future technologies, which may, or may not, make it into future versions of Adobe products. And this year, we’re making them available for everyone to watch. See Adobe engineers do their best Dwight Shrute as they demo the sneak peeks.

Sony and Toshiba battle to bring 4K TV tech home | Marc Chacksfield | Tech Radar
Hmmm...maybe with 3D not driving as many sales of new TVs as expected, the consumer giants are setting their sites on 4K?
Toshiba revealed its 4K glasses-free television for the Japanese market, the Regza 55X3, while Sony showed off its 4K home projector, the VPL-VW1000ES.

Masters in Motion | Tyler Ginter | Blog
I haven't heard much about Masters in Motion, but it's being held from November 14-16 in Austin, Texas and will include the likes of Vincent Laforet, Philip Bloom, and Tom Guilmette.

Introducing The EOSHD Panasonic GH2 Shooter’s Guide! | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
Andrew has put together an electronic book on the Panasonic GH2:
I really have put everything I know in this book and it is very personal to me. As long time followers of EOSHD will know I’m a big fan of the GH2 (and the GH1 before it) and I don’t think anybody has really got under the skin of the camera yet or written any good guides for it!

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