It proved a joy to operate, too. A rocker switch built into the EA50H’s handgrip drives the 18-200mm at three fixed zoom speeds: slow, slower, and snail’s pace. Perfect for subtle pushes during interviews. A selector switch for the three speeds resides conveniently on the side of the lens. No menu diving required. (Uniquely, there’s also a low-profile, spring-loaded slider switch on the barrel of the lens to operate the zoom on e-Mount cameras lacking handgrips with rocker switches.)
Panasonic GH3 real-world test (pre-production firmware) | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
Now for better news – the GH3 maintains the insane resolution of the GH2 in video mode. This aspect of the image in 1080p is well up there with the best 1080p cinema cameras costing many times more. It resolves more than the Sony FS100 and has a better internal codec especially in 1080/60p (with nearly double the bitrate). It resolves as much detail as the $15,000 Canon C300 and at a higher bitrate in 24p.
25,000 Reasons to Become an Explorer in Filmmaking: IMAX, Newsweek & The Daily Beast Present The IMAX® Award | IMAX
IMAX, Newsweek & The Daily Beast have partnered to present aspiring filmmakers with The IMAX® Award - to recognize those with a desire to compel audiences through exploration. By submitting a one-to-two minute video clip, contestants can enter for a chance to win The IMAX® Award. Along with this prestigious award, the recipient will receive a $25,000 scholarship or film production award and have their video presented at the Newsweek & The Daily Beast Explorer event in January 2013.There’s no time to waste! The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2012.
Duclos Lenses Now Offer a Zeiss ZF.2 Speed Prime Kit For 4.5K | Cinescopophilia
Duclos Lenses now offer a Zeiss ZF.2 Speed Prime Set. Are Carl Zeiss CP.2 Super Speeds a bit out of your price range or simply too bulky for your run-n-gun style of shooting? Get the same results in a lighter, smaller, and more affordable package with the Duclos Lenses Zeiss ZF.2 Speed Prime Set.
DSLR tutorial: What are prime lenses? | lynda.com, DSLR Video Tips series
This digital video tutorial explains prime lenses—a simple lens use less glass in the lens and are often sharper, faster, and good to get standard length shots.
Wally Pfister: Filmmakers Need to 'Fight' for Celluloid | Carolyn Giardina
| Hollywood Reporter
For Pfister, shooting film in the current Hollywood climate is both bitter and sweet. “It's sweet; we love film,” Pfister said. “A lot of cinematographers really like digital cameras, but Chris and I still prefer film. There are plenty of other filmmakers out there—Paul Thomas Anderson, Spielberg, J.J. Abrams—that still prefer film. The bitter part is that it is being forced out of the market. There are plenty of us who aren’t willing to give it up yet. The sad part is these so-called market forces are pushing our film away.
Imagineer Systems Launches New v3.1 Product Versions of mocha AE and mocha Pro | Imagineer Systems
Imagineer Systems today announced it has launched mocha v3.1, with an improved lens distortion workflow that allow users to easily analyze, calibrate and remove camera lens distortion for advanced effects compositing tasks. mocha v3.1 also includes new support for RED (R3D) files, ASSIMILATE SCRATCH 7 and HitFilm 2 Ultimate.
Autodesk Flame turns 20 | Randall Newton | Graphic Speak
In 1992 a small company named Discreet Logic introduced a new software tool for creating visual special effects for film and TV. Created by Gary Tregaskis, it was originally named Flash, later changed to Flame. It didn’t take long for the industry to warm up to the new software; “Super Mario Bros.” was the first movie to use Flame a few months later.