Archive for the ‘Canon Cinema EOS’ Category

Oct
21
2014

Hot news! Canon EOS C100 Mark II – revolutionary or evolutionary?

Canon Announces Canon EOS C100 Mark II, And It’s Worth Checking Out New tilting viewfinder (with real eye cup!); properly hinged OLED LCD; Dual Pixel CMOS AF standard; built-in LUT; wireless connectivity (including remote control via your iPhone or iPad); 60p; and an upgraded DIGIC…
Oct
21
2014

Review of the smallHD AC7 OLED Monitor: Big Where It Counts

A large, bright, tools-galore monitor is the first piece of gear you should look at when you decide to accessorize your Canon C100 – or any digital filmmaking camera, for that matter.  The smallHD AC7 OLED should be on your short list.[adrotate group="6"] Back in…
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
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…
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
16
2014

AJA CION: What Might a 4K, PL Mount Camera Look Like if Apple Did It?

Gorgeous industrial design meets straightforward, cherry-picked feature set in the new AJA CION camera. We haven’t yet seen it in the flesh – it isn’t even shipping– so what we don’t know about the CION is staggering compared to what we do know.   Even so,…
Sep
12
2014

Sony PXW-FS7 Confirms Multi-front War on Canon

Time for TUMS, Canon: The new Sony PXW-FS7 -- an on-board 4K, Super 35 sensor, 10 bit 4:2:2 and up to 120fps cam -- is a direct challenge to the Cinema EOS line at an aggressive price point, adding to what should be Canon’s gastrointestinal distress…
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
25
2014

Surveys Says: Canon C300 Most Popular Camera Among Working Pros in UK

Canon C300 takes top honors, but Sony's F5/55 garners attention. Thanks to our friends over at Cinescopophilia for alerting us to the 2014 Televisual Production Technology Survey. Televisual questioned 100 executives at “leading TV, film, commercials and corporate production companies in the UK” to determine…
Aug
21
2014

Shutter Count is Now Available for Windows

What is Shutter Count and why should you care? Well...have you seen what’s been going on at eBay lately? In the past month, 20 or so U.S. location, working Canon 5D Mk II bodies – the camera that really set off the DSLR video revolution…