Sunday, January 23, 2011

News From Here & There

Thoughts on Documentary Editing
Part one of a lecture Steve Audette gives on editing for documentaries. Steve has edited for Frontline and Nova since 1993.
ArtoftheGuillotine: Part One
ArtoftheGuillotine: Part Two

USB Follow Focus for Canon Cameras
The 5D Mark II blog has quite a bit of information about a wired follow-focus that connects to the USB port of Canon cameras and controls the lens focusing. They say they have been using it for a couple of months and are quite excited about it, though there's note:
It’s important to note that a USB Follow Focus doesn’t work exactly as a mechanical Follow Focus, especially due Canon’s USB implementation and since the controller is electronic and not mechanic. Both have their own limitations and advantages.

The user should read the detailed information provided by the manufacturer to understand the way this works, its possibilities, what it can and can’t do. That will be available on the official release.
But they don't then describe those differences.
5DMarkIIBlog: USB Follow Focus Controller

Tips, Tools and News
The Tao Colorist has collected together in Sunday Morning Reading, January 23 a collection of various resources including tools and upcoming events.
TaoOfColor: Sunday Morning

Sony NEX-VG10 in low light
Yannock Berthe has posted an impressive short test video shot using the Sony NEX-VG10 [$1,998.00 @B&H] and a Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro. Gain was set to +6dB.

Sony NEX-VG10 First test with 90mm 2.8 Macro, Switzerland 2011 from Yannick Barthe on Vimeo.

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