Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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E-mount, A-mount, FE oh my! An in-depth guide to Sony lens mounts | Imaging Resources
Sony's decision to drop the "NEX" moniker from its associated line within the Alpha scheme created a sea of confusion for many an NEX shooter, and for potential NEX buyers as well.

Sony A7R review – does it replace a DSLR or Micro Four Thirds camera? | EOSHD
The first big flaw is unfortunately video related. The image is just not good enough. The A7R has very similar video quality to the Nikon D800 as it shares such a similar sensor. What have Sony done with the A7R to improve video? Very little!

Tutorial: How to Make Fake Guns Look Realistic for Less Than $10 | No Film School
One of the biggest differences between a real gun and a fake gun, other than the fact that one could critically injure you (or kill you), is the materials used in fashioning them.

Where's the best place for camera operators to make money and find jobs? | The Black and Blue
The mean annual wage for camera operators in 2012, according to the BLS, was $49,260.
But let’s take that with a grain of salt. Why? Because that number gets inflated by the people at the high end of the spectrum; meaning if Roger Deakins gets included in the pool, he single-handedly inflates the mean annual wage which is calculated by averaging all wages together.

Why Editing Nominations Predict the Best Picture Oscar | Variety
That’s an important tipoff to the Acad’s thinking. There can be as many as 10 best picture nominees, but there are still only five nominees for editing. A best picture nominee without an editing nomination is very unlikely to win.

You Only Have One Life. How Will You Spend It? | Dare Dreamer
But don’t be paralyzed by perfection. Don’t get overwhelmed with options. Start with just one area in your life and work from there. Consider finding one word that will define what your year will look like.

Apple put together a nice little ad, all shot on the iPhone 5s, and they have this site that explains how it works (click the 'X' to view). As a friend said "It really is proof that it's the movement of the camera and the subject matter and the light that counts the most."
Apple - Thirty Years of Mac - "1.24.13" Film | Apple
From sunrise in Melbourne to nightfall in Los Angeles, they documented people doing amazing things with Apple products. They shot over 70 hours of footage — all with the iPhone 5s. Then it was edited and scored with an original soundtrack. Thanks to the power of the Mac and the innovations it has inspired, an effort that normally takes months was accomplished in a matter of days.

Cinevate Duzi Slider – Video Review | Cinema5D
Cinevate sent over their brand new Duzi slider for me to try out. The Duzi is an interesting one, it opens up a new line for Cinevate as their entry-level slider, however carries many traits that better its next in the line – The Cinevate Atlas FLT.

JVC Introduces New Shoulder-Mount Camcorders With Built-In Streaming | Creative Planet
“We believe the future is with the live video streaming and FTP service fully integrated into the camera, as demonstrated with the new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850,” said Edgar Shane, 

Sony PMW-F55 - 2K Center Scan Mode
The Center Scan mode offers two major advantages: First, it allows the use of Super 16mm lenses and B4 2/3” lenses on the F5/F55 camera whenever you’re shooting with an HD or 2K video format. The second advantage is that it gives you the equivalent of a 2x optical extender with no loss of light, no loss of sharpness, and best of all – it’s FREE!

This is an amazing short piece in one take.

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