Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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Canon Cinema Primes vs. Canon L Series | Jonathan Yi | Vimeo
Jonathan did an amusing - and informative - video about the Canon C300 last year, and now he's back with a look at Canon's Cine lenses:
This is a comparison and test shoot of Canon's new Cinema Primes versus Canon's revered L series still photography lenses. Shot on a Canon C300.

Panasonic unveils new A100 wearable HD camcorder | Shane McGlaun | Slash Gear
I always thought Sony's HXR-MC1 little recorder would be cool for shooting some things (or hanging from the ceiling) but at almost $2,000, I just couldn't afford it. This thing is supposed to be around $300!
The camera can also be mounted to a helmet or to a backpack. The camera is designed to be waterproof with an IPX8 waterproof design allowing the camera to shoot in water up to 5 feet deep for 30 minutes. The camera is also dustproof to protect sensitive electronics from sand. The camera has integrated Wi-Fi connectivity making it easy to live broadcast streaming video using Ustream in full HD resolution.

RØDE launches iXY microphone for iPad and iPhone - with DSLR Shooters in mind
| Dan Chung | DSLR News Shooter
Hmmm....could be useful for my iPhone 4 once I get a new phone...but $199....
The iXY is a plug in stereo microphone module that promises high quality recordings up to 24-bit/96kHz. Importantly for video shooters the accompanying RØDE Rec app that runs on the iPhone or iPad is capable of recording at a more video friendly 48kHz too – which should make for easier syncing in dual-system sound setups. 

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Red Digital Cinema's Ted Schilowitz | Brian Heater | Engadget
This time last year, the folks from Red Digital Cinema dropped a few exciting goodies off at our trailer, so we're more than happy to welcome the company's co-founder (aka "Leader of the Rebellion") Ted Schilowitz to our stage, to check out the latest in high-end cinematic hardware.

Inside the Canon EOS-1D C | CanonRumors
CanonRumors attempts to answer the question everyone who has $12,000 is asking: is the EOS-1D C really any different from the EOS-1D X?
Is it different from the EOS-1D X?
We had a chance to peer inside the EOS-1D C (No photos allowed) to find out how much it differed from the EOS-1D X. The differences are minimal, the biggest change is the heat sink inside the camera to keep the sensor circuitry cool during 4K video operation.

New Flagship [Consumer] JVC Camera Designed to Capture Fast-Moving Action | DV Info net
Who ever came up with the idea of mixing decimals with fractions for sensor dimensions should be shot... 1/2.3”, what's that?! It looks like this is a fixed lens camera too...
The camera shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p video at 36Mbps, a bit rate that allows Full HD slow-motion playback, perfect for motion analysis or special effects. Premium performance is further assured by the fast F1.2 lens, 1/2.3” 12.8 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor and optical image stabilization. Five shooting speeds are available, ranging from 120fps to 600fps, easily selected using a dial conveniently located next to the lens.

Creating Dailies in Davinci Resolve 9 | Andy Shipsides | AbelCine
In the conclusion of my previous Gemini 4:4:4 series, I discussed how to bring footage into Resolve to start a dailies process. Now I’m moving on to the step-by-step process of creating basic dailies with synced audio and simple color corrections, using footage shot in Canon Log, Canon C500 RAW footage shot with the Gemini 4:4:4, and Blackmagic Raw footage from the Blackmagic Cinema camera.

Audio rig | Bruno Chansou | Vimeo
Interesting rig for mounting your recorder at your waist so you can see and operate it. It seems crazy at first, but almost seems like a good idea when he's done...
That's my handheld recorder rig solution. If this video was helpful, tip it or play and share my short films.

It's official: 3D is dead | Vlad Savov | The Verge
Well, I did spend much of last year trying to kill're welcome.
On the one hand, 3D has become ubiquitous enough in televisions that people are unwittingly buying it when opting for a high-end new HDTV to fill their living room void — yet on the other, every big TV maker at CES has waved a clear white flag on trying to sell 3D TV as an important feature.

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