Posts Tagged ‘canon’

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…
Aug
19
2014

A Rundown of The Latest EOS 7D Mark II Information

Our friends over at Canon Rumors are pretty good at separating the wheat from the chaff, so it seemed appropriate to share their August 15th update on what appears to be an upcoming Canon 7D Mk II.[adrotate group="6"] Except – at the moment – there’s…
Aug
15
2014

Microsoft’s “Hyperlapse” Technology: Next Gen Image Stabilization?

Sometimes very interesting things come wrapped inside uninteresting things. Which is probably a rationalization for why I chose not to cover an announcement last month that just might shake things up in the stabilization market quite a bit.[adrotate group="6"] Pun intended. Courtesy of the folks over…
Aug
7
2014

What Would be a “Big Splash” by Canon at Photokina Next Month?

Being a gearhead – a blogging gearhead at that – is fun, fascinating and sometimes frustrating. I guess a bit like everything else.[adrotate group="6"] We love Canon; we’re exasperated by Canon. We’re enthralled with Sony and Panasonic and Blackmagic…Fuji, Nikon, Pentax… but then: hey, wait…
Aug
5
2014

Magic Lantern Movie: 2.5k, Dual ISO

Sometimes Magic Lantern makes me want to pull what little hair I have remaining out of my head. Case in point: absolutely gorgeous footage shot and edited by Danne over at the Magic Lantern forum. Not only does he show us the finished product, he…
Aug
4
2014

Canon Sale: Extra Discounts on Refurbished Gear!

Sometimes – only sometimes – factory refurbished gear is a good buy. Looks like this Canon Sale on Refurbished units is of those times. (Click here!) One of my personal favorites, the baby SL1, is on sale for $449 INCLUDING their latest 18-55mm IS STM lens.…
Aug
4
2014

Ten Reasons I’m passing on the Panasonic GH4

I REALLY wanted to love the Panasonic GH4. I REALLY wanted to play with the latest. In fact, I was at EVS in Burbank, credit card out, 40 seconds away from throwing down and I remembered what I tell my filmmakers, "Rent before you buy."[adrotate group="6"]…
Jul
28
2014

What’s Wrong with this Tweet? Depends Upon What’s Actually True in It

For serious videographers committed to Canon DSLR’s, thank goodness for Magic Lantern. As many of you know, this free firmware addon provides many of the desperately needed video functions otherwise missing from the Canon consumer and prosumer DSLR line, from software-enabled headphone monitoring to zebras,…
Jul
24
2014

Canon Sensors with 14 Stops of Dynamic Range, Just Like Sony and Nikon? Well, Yes But…

Yeah, caught my attention, too. But this IS the take-away of Wojciech Toman upon testing Magic Lantern’s (yes, of course – why didn’t I think they were the answer immediately?) Dual ISO functionality.[adrotate group="6"] So: 14 stops of dyamic range from what are really 11…