Tag Archives: canon
Posted on 03. Dec, 2013 by steven schwartz.
When I first saw this article by our friends at Red Shark News: Canon EOS 1DC: Is this the “perfect” camera? it raised my usual reaction, “Really, is there such a thing? A “perfect” camera?” What I learned was surprising. The Canon EOS 1D C records 4K video – the only DSLR that does as […]
Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by steven schwartz.
At Inter BEE 2013, Japan’s domestic broadcast convention, Dan Chung of News Shooter sat down with the man responsible for Canon’s popular Cinema EOS line of video cameras – Global Product Manager Yoshinari Onda. There are some significant takeaways from this interview… read on! The first thing Mr. Onda reveals is the wild success of […]
Posted on 06. Nov, 2013 by planetmitch.
This is quite the shocker if you ask me… Canon is now offering an upgrade on the Canon EOS C100 – adding their Dual Pixel Autofocus (AF) to their cinema camera allowing for some continuous autofocusing while shooting video. I don’t think I can recall any sensor upgrade options from Canon in the past! The […]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2013 by steven schwartz.
Smooth moving shots are becoming commonplace in videos these days. Steadicams with vests and articulating arms are not only expensive and require endurance and hours of training and practice, as a result they most often appear on high budget shoots with multiple member crews. If you want to “fly” a camera on a low budget, […]
Posted on 31. Oct, 2013 by planetmitch.
There’s a new Canon EOS 5D Mark III kit available these days – the “old” kit included the Canon 24-105 L and now the “new” kit includes the Canon 24-70 L Also, see below for info on the new 1.2.3 firmware that was just released Canon EOS 5D Mark III kit with 24-70 I was […]
Posted on 29. Oct, 2013 by planetmitch.
Canon has just announced updates to the Canon EOS 1D C and the Canon EOS-1D X via firmware changes – bringing updates to existing features as well as adding new ones. This is all good! Canon says the Canon EOS-1D X updates bring: more efficient automation that takes the task of changing settings away from […]
Posted on 21. Oct, 2013 by Keith Alvendia.
One of the oldest questions around the DSLR market has always been “how many shutter actuations does my camera have?” In fact, one of the most popular posts in the past was this planet5D article “Canon EOS 5D Mark II shutter count actuation utility” Well now, there’s a new player in the game! Just released […]
Posted on 21. Oct, 2013 by planetmitch.
We’ve published quite a few interesting pieces by Jonathan Yi over the past couple of years and yesterday I saw this amazing little video that Jonathan published that I just absolutely had to ask him about! Jon was able to film an ‘impromptu’ concert by Paul McCartney in Times Square in New York City with […]
Posted on 18. Oct, 2013 by steven schwartz.
This group of filmmakers have achieved what few ever do. Conceive, write, shoot (on Canon DSLR’s by the way), post-produce, and win multiple film festival awards, including “Best Film.” And all they had to do was sell their house in the U.K. to finance their passion project. Based on a rumor that the British government […]
Posted on 03. Oct, 2013 by erik naso.
So you got yourself a 4:2:2 ProRes and DNxHD ready Atomos Ninja 2. Let’s get this baby setup so you can get out the door fast! The C100′s AVCHD codec is actually pretty darn good, but if you need more, or are delivering to broadcast, then 4:2:2 is what you need in either ProRes or […]
Posted on 01. Oct, 2013 by erik naso.
We all want to work faster right? I hate digging in the menu to find and then change a setting while I’m at a shoot. Did you know the Canon Cinema EOS cameras have fifteen assignable buttons for camera functions that can be mapped to any of the numbered buttons on the camera? It’s super easy to […]
Posted on 20. Sep, 2013 by planetmitch.
This is a guest post from Edward Tyson of expertshielduk.com. I’ve been a long time advocate of protecting LCDs myself, but I don’t care for the big plastic ones included with some cameras (like Nikon). Tho the advantage is that they’re included sometimes and a “bird in the hand…” as they say. The problem for […]