Dan got to play with the prototype of this Super35 sized sensor video camera:
In my mind there are still question marks about how this camera will perform and only time will tell if it is really as capable as the paper specs promise. Image quality and reliability need to be tested. While the price may be competitive there also needs to be comprehensive global service and backup before I would consider this camera a professional tool. China does not have a history in the digital cinema camera field so I think this company still has a lot to prove.
The End of Final Cut Pro 7?
ronsussman @ronsussman | Twitter
Apple has NOT tested FCP7 (studio 3) for Mountain Lion. This could be the straw that breaks the camels back, so to speak
The Basics - An Introduction to Exposure & Skin Tone | BackMagicUser
A short tutorial on skin tone in DaVinci Resolve:
"Sometimes you may wonder what is the ideal exposure for skin tones. Well here is a color grading tutorial that explains how to set the proper exposure borrowing from the Ansel Adams Zone System. If you are currently running DaVinci Resolve then this will be great exercise on color correction." - Denver Riddle.
Background Extension in After Effects | Tiny Tuts | YouTube
Jesse Rosten at Tiny Tuts says he's going to do a series of short tutorials. Here's one on creating a seamless background:
A few simple ideas on how to get a white seamless look without having a huge space.
Canon EOS-M mirrorless unveiled – Return of the EF-M system | Andrew Reid
Canon to announce a mirrorless camera on Monday?
Canon have an EF mount on the C300, and an EF-S adapter for their mirrorless camera. It now makes zero sense for the C300 or future Cinema EOS cameras aside from the 1D C to have an EF mount.CanonRumors says it has the specs: Canon EOS M Specs. Here's the ones that are video related:
Canon should do the right thing and fill the massive hole below $15,000 with a EF-M mount C100 circa $5000.
- Video Servo AF
- 1920×1080 Video 30p/25p/24p
- 1280×720 Video 60p/50p
- MPEG-4, AVC/H.264
- Adaptor at launch for EF lenses
SHOOTING CULTURE SHOCK – A NEW SHOW PREMIERING ON OPRAH WINFERY NETWORK, FILMED ON 5D MKII | David Shadrack Smith | DSLR News Shooter
The executive producer of the show talks about producing it using DSLRs:
Traveling around the world - in this case China, India, Russia and Brazil - forced some special preparation. The locations were tough on the cameras – from extreme heat and humidity to Russian winters. We made sure to bring extra bodies, traveling with a total of four cameras (3 Canon 5D mkII and one Canon 7D) and about eight lenses varying from 70-200mm with 2x extenders to a 15mm fisheye and a tilt/shift lens.
Watch This Honest “Behind the Scenes” Video of a Film Crew at Work | Evan Luzi | The Black And Blue
I find most “Making of” or “Behind the Scenes” featurettes to skip over the true filmmaking process in exchange for giving the celebrities of the set more screen time in talking head interviews.
That’s fine for the general public who, in general, could care less about a dolly grip or a camera assistant, but it irks those of us who would prefer people understand the true happenings of the film industry with a glimpse below-the-line.
Time-lapse from space:
View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.
And finally, I have always been a huge fan of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show, which I was introduced to before I read the books. Now I find out the original performers have been doing an anniversary tour in the UK this year.
I really hope they'll come to the U.S!
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show... Live! | Hitch Hikers Live
This year theatre audiences will be able to experience the ultimate sci-fi comedy epic first hand, from the Heart Of Gold to the Restaurant At the End Of The Universe, performed live on stage by Simon Jones, Susan Sheridan, Geoff McGivern, Mark Wing-Davey and other original Hitchhiker's cast members under the direction of Dirk Maggs, Douglas's personal choice to complete the saga in its original medium.