Saturday, November 19, 2011

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SEO Tips - Film Riot's Ryan Connolly Weighs In On The Canon C300 Vs. RED Scarlet (11/19) | $4.95 Trials
Summation of Ryan Connolly's view of the two cameras:
Connolly chooses the Scarlet because:

It can shoot 4K with better resolution.
It's "future-proof," with the ability to upgrade the sensor later.

Re: Reasons to go for C300 over RED Scarlet X? | Tim Le | DVInfo
So if you ignore image resolution and total cost, lots of reasons to like the C300:
- Scarlet exclusively uses RED SSD. The least expensive 64 GB drive is $950 and gets you about 25 minutes of run time.
- C300 uses off the shelf CF cards (but must meet minimum speeds). You can buy a 2 pack of 32 GB CF cards for $145. If you don't make a backup, 64 GB will get you 160 min of run time.
- Conclusion: C300 media is almost an order of magnitude more economical. If you consider cost per minute of run time, it's almost 40X more economical. RED's high performance certainly comes at a price.

PLAYBACK | Jarred Land | RedUser
Playback in-camera now available on the Epic!
And the first RED Scarlet shipped too!: RED Scarlet starts shipping for $9,750, first customer takes one home today | Engadget

S-LOG (G-LOG) for the SONY FS100 (updated) | Frank Glencairn
Frank tries to recreate the performance of S-Log on the NEX-FS100.
I was musing over S-LOG for quite a while and was wondering if something similar – or at least S-LOGish – can be achived via the PP settings. So I looked at waveforms of S-LOG files out of the F3. I tried to match them – as close as possible with the FS100. Of course that isn´t real S-LOG but if handled right, it can be quiete pleasing. Well maybe I should call it G-Log with a “G” like in Glencairn

Expert Tutorials | Sony
Sony, United Kingdom has posted a number of tutorials on cameras, Sony Vegas, Controlling Light Outdoors and Tips for Recording Great Sound.
Matt Davis has posted the first in a series of videos about the NEX-FS100, which he says will be posted at this page, but they don't appear to be there yet : NEX-FS100 In Depth: Pt 1 - Introduction

More Sony NEX-FS100 clips:
  • FS100 1080p/60fps Test | Eric Whitehead | Vimeo
    Decided to test out the full 1080p/60fps feature. Even compressed for the web it's pretty cool. The uncompressed version is obviously a lot better.

    I was shooting wide open (about 4.6/f) on the lens that comes with the FS100UK package with a Fader ND at about 1 stop. Gain was set to 0, and the shutter speed was at it's factory settings (I probably could have upped the shutter speed a bit).

  • sony lens test | Tigran Seferian |Vimeo
    Test with Sony SEL-18200

  • Customer Showcase #8 | Cinevate
    This week we have a video courtesy of Clint Regehr of CERVIDEO. Clint was fortunate enough to vacation in Tuscany recently and brought along his brand new FS100 to play with. Since Clint was going to make a promo spot for the bed-and-breakfast, he really wanted a camera that would capture it’s beauty.

  • My FS100 Test | Andrew Young | Vimeo
    Had a Sony NEX-FS100 to play with a few weekends ago. Here's some test footage I shot using various Nikon and Canon lenses that I have.

Keeping Up with the Firmware: Friday Edition | Jeff Lee | AbelCine
A look at some of the firmware updates announced or released this week, including the PMW-F3 firmware update:
Due out before Thanksgiving, version 1.20 of the F3 firmware will unlock S-LOG EI (Exposure Index) mode. While this will require users to have purchased the CBK-RGB01 4:4:4 and S-Log upgrade, EI Mode essentially allows you to shift your entire dynamic range up, allowing you to retain more highlight information compared to the standard S-Log.

Legal Music For Videos | Creative Commons
Looking for music to use in your videos? Here's some sources:
Can I use any song with a CC license on it?
Almost — you need to make sure that what you want to do with the music is OK under the terms of the particular Creative Commons license it’s under. CC-licensed music isn’t free for all uses, only some — so make sure to check out the terms (you can find these by clicking on each song’s license icon).

Most importantly, you need to use music that is not licensed under a No Derivative Works license. This means that the musician doesn’t want you to change, transform, or make a derivative work using their music. Under CC licenses, synching the music to images amounts to transforming the music, so you can’t legally use a song under a CC No Derivative Works license in your video.

Digital Movies to Replace Film by 2015 | Samantha Murphy | Scientific American
The end of film at the theater:
A report from the IHS Screen Digest Cinema Intelligence Service said that 35 mm film, which has been the dominant projection format in movie theaters for more than 120 years, is nearing the end of its life, as the majority of cinema screens in the U.S. are expected to go digital in 2012

Today's Goldbox deal at Amazon is for Trasncend SD cards

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