Saturday, August 06, 2011

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5D Mark III, 1D Mark V & 1Ds Mark IV Tidbits | CanonRumors
It definitely continues to be a hot time for rumors, with Canon getting into the game now. CanonRumors reports that 5D Mark III's are "in the wild and an announcement is imminent." It seems like only three days ago they were saying that the 5D Mark II replacement would be coming out in Quarter 1, 2012. Oh wait! It was three days ago.

They also print "A Very Detailed 1D Mark V Spec List [CR1]" which lists the video as H.264 and having HDMI out. Which seems to squash hopes for a higher compression rate (like MPEG2 @ 50 Mbps like the pro camcorders Canon produce) or some sort of RAW or HD-SDI output. It does list 1920 x 1080 at 120, 60, 30, 25, 24 fps, and those high frame rates could be interesting.

Sony HXR-NX70 Firmware Upgrade coming early 2012 | Philip Johnston
| HD Warrior
Philip reports that Sony will have a firmware update for the small, rugged HXR-NX70 early next year that will add 720p recording, and:
...the ability to to record onto card and internal memory at the same time, once again this will be enabled early next year.

Two Canon 60Ds and a Sony FS100…”A ticking time bomb” | Philip Johnston
| HD Warrior
Philip also provides a warning to those using DSLRs on hot days. Two wedding photographers had switched to DSLRs and then:
The speeches were longer than anticipated, the day was one of Glasgow’s hottest and half way through both Canon 60Ds brought up a thermometer indication, indicators flashing and both cameras switched off within a minute of each other leaving both boys shocked to the core.
Fortunately, they still had an NEX-FS100 as back up!

Handycam HDR-TD10 | Jeremy Stamas |
Camcorderinfo does a full review of the Sony 3D camcorder, the HDR-TD10. They like it better than the JVC GS-TD1 and the Panasonic HDC-SDT750, but that doesn't mean they think you should buy one:
The quality of the HDR-TD10’s 3D recordings were decent at times. We found the 3D effect was generally good, as long as you took care to set up your shot with proper depth levels. You can adjust the 3D depth manually on the camcorder, but it is a somewhat frustrating process. You’ll most likely want to stick with the camcorder’s auto 3D depth control for a simpler experience.

One Degree: A Canon 600mm w 2X Extender on the RED Epic | Vincent Laforet
Vincent gets to play with a prototype Canon EF lens adapter for the RED Epic. It'll set you back $2,000, but if you can afford an Epic that probably won't be a problem.

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