Archive for the ‘5D’ Category

Oct
21
2014

Atomos Ninja Star: $295 Can Do Great Things with the Right Camera

Here’s the key to Atomos’ smallest and least expensive 1080p ProRes external recorder, the Atomos Ninja Star: you’ll love it if you love color grading or you love shooting golden hour skies – and you have a camera that can output clean HDMI in 10-bit 4:2:2.…
Oct
15
2014

Check out how to Easy Magic Lantern Raw Files can be in post

We have posted on Magic Lantern in the past ranging from new releases, features being added and results of shooting in RAW vs the standard h.264 video files. Many posts and discussions are about how to format cards and get Magic Lantern to work on your…
Oct
14
2014

Voigtlander Nokton Lens Review: Depth of Field Debate is Over

High image quality, shallow depth of field and smooth focus pulls are now possible from native Micro Four Thirds lenses, courtesy of the Voigtlander Nokton f/0.95 lenses. And with SLR Magic and Zhongyi Optics with its Mitakon line rapidly following suit (and both SLR Magic and Voigtlander…
Oct
13
2014

iPhone 6 Plus vs. Canon 5D Mark III? Not a Dumb Question.

What happens when you ask “How does the Canon 5D Mk III compare to an iPhone 6 Plus?” You get smarter. I’ve never met nor read any previous work by Lee Hutchinson of Ars Technica, but I already like him. How can you not like…
Oct
10
2014

Top 5 Features of 645 Pro Mk III Camera App Update for iOS 8

I rely so much on stills camera app developer Mike Hardaker's 645 Pro that it takes pride of place next to Filmic Pro on the dock of both my production iPhones. 645 Pro is my go-to for stills when I want to take a little…
Sep
29
2014

Atomos Ninja 2: Well Thought-Out, Well Designed – Does It Fit Your Needs?

Sometimes, it’s the spaces between the specs that are the most informative.  In the case of the Atomos Ninja 2, a great piece of gear demands a thoughtful assessment of intent -- and the gear to which it will be connected.   The idea is…
Sep
3
2014

Understand How They Integrated Timelapse and Magic Lantern Video into this Incredible Music Video

We love to feature projects that didn't have a huge budget and the creators used their creativity and sweat to create something cool. This is one of those videos.[adrotate group="6"] Message from Maxx Peter: I'm a young photographer and based in Cheshire, UK, and I've…
Aug
29
2014

Shane Hurlburt Advises “Go Backwards to Leap Forwards” with Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Ace cinematographer Shane Hurlburt’s recent article titled “Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers” really struck a chord. I cannot recommend it too highly. In effect he is advising that we emulate the means and methods of Super 16mm analog filmmaking in order…
Aug
27
2014

Magic Lantern + Subject, Location and Cinematic Voice = Real Magic

Magic. Freakin’ magic. That’s what filmmakers do; it’s what we all have available to us in a way that kings and queens of even a generation ago couldn’t. I mean it. The advent of the net and digital sensors – making the[adrotate group="6"] means of…
Aug
25
2014

Smartphone OnePlus One Shoots 4k that smokes the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

4K footage from new smartphone entry OnePlus One beats a Canon EOS 5D Mark III (under admittedly ideal lighting conditions). Who should be more worried – Canon, or Apple? Or is this really just an Alfred E. Neumann “What, me worry?” kind of data point? We…