Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Sony F5 and F55 (From the horses mouth – not speculation…) | Den Lennie
| F-Stop Academy
The truth is we have never had it so good as film makers.  There are a truly incredible range of tools now from all the major manufacturers.  We win on all fronts.  I don;t see the F55 as a camera I’d ever own but rent for sure.  The F5 may be one to invest in but until we know pricing who knows.Lets not forget that just because these new camera exists does not make the F3 with SLog and less of a beast and the FS700 and FS100 are still incredibly powerful visual tools.  It always comes down to what you do with them…

| Matt Allard | DSLR News Shooter
Firstly, I’ll give you my personal opinion of these models based on the specifications: on paper these certainly look very attractive indeed, with Sony really listening to the end user and offering cinematographers two very good cameras.  From workflow to viewfinders, recording formats, specifications and the modular design, Sony seems to have ticked a lot of boxes. But the proof will be in the pudding and until we see some vision or I get to actually use one, I’m not going to make any wild statements about how fantastic they are.

Sony Details F65 Roadmap Heading into 2013 | Bryant Frazer | Studio Daily
First up, and due before the end of the year, is a v2.2 update to remote-control capabilities that will improve the camera's functionality in live situations, such as sports coverage.Next spring, we should see version 3.0 demonstrated at NAB. The F65 currently generates a 4K x 2K RGB signal from its sensor, but this upgrade will enable 8K x 4K, 6K x 3K, and 8K x 2K.

Sony FS700 Gets 4K RAW Recorder Adapter for 2K, the HXR-IFR5
| Cinescopophilia
Sony are in the final stages of developing the HXR-IFR5 interface unit, which will allow the Full HD Super Slow Motion NEX-FS700 camcorder to capture stunning 4K RAW cinematic content in combination with the Sony AXS-R5 RAW recorder. In addition to realizing the full potential of the FS700’s imager, the ability to record RAW affords tremendous workflow flexibility in post production.

Traveling with the RED Epic | Vincent Laforet | Blog
Lately, I have been using the Petrol DigiSuite DSLR Camera Case (pictured left) to house my EPIC and accessories.  This is a carry-on size roller case (much like the ThinkTank rollers I have used for over a decade for still cameras) but this bag’s notable difference is the heavier-duty customizable velcro padded inserts so you can customize the internal layout and the fact that it was designed specifically for DSLRs/Cine cameras and accessories such as matte boxes.

Video Editor ‘Lightworks’ Linux Release Limited to Select Few
| Joey-Elijah Sneddon | OMG! Ubuntu!
But one key cavea affecting that release doesn’t seem to have been communicated very well: the alpha is only available to a handful of people.People who, as one poster on the Editshare boards put it, “happened to see the right forum post at the right time”.The window of opportunity to become a tester opened in 2011, and closed in 2011.

GoPro Hero 3 Black - How To Update | Maxwell Decker | YouTube
This video we will be going over how to manually update your GoPro Hero 3. Most people use CineForm, and I would as well, but for some reason it won't let me update through Cineform. If you have any questions comment below and be sure to like and subscribe!

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition vs HERO2 (Underwater Comparison) | bikeskills
| YouTube
Some side-by-side video comparing the new Hero3 Black edition with the Hero2. Keep in mind that in this video the Hero3 uses the standard housing as does the Hero2. While the Hero2's underwater performance is better with the separate u/w housing, it's not up to what the Hero3 Black is capable of, both above and below water, with the standard housing. We will post video comparing the Hero3 Black with the Hero2 using the u/w housing.

How to Make a Cheap DIY Rain Guard for Keeping Your DSLR Dry
| Richard Gottardo | PetaPixel
I’ve always been asked how I keep my equipment dry while shooting storms, and I figure with Hurricane Sandy on the way, now would be a good time to share! This is a very simple, inexpensive, easy-to-use, and effective solution to shooting in the rain! It costs less than 5 dollars, but I have never felt the need to purchase anything to replace it.

George Lucas' $4 bil graceful exit | Brian Lowry | Variety
Star Wars 7? God help us... suspects there will be far fewer naysayers about the studio buying Lucasfilm in a $4 billion agreement. The Tuesday announcement slipped in the not-incidental tidbit that there will be a seventh "Star Wars" feature."Win-win" is an overused term in media circles, but this marriage represents one of those rare situations where, to quote Darth Vader, it's "all too easy" to see the motivations on both sides.

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