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House season finale shot on Canon 5D!

I never watched House, but I know a lot of people do. I am more the Flashforward type of guy. Anyways, I just found out that show director, Greg Yaitanes, revealed on twitter that they shot the season final with the 5D! This is big. While Saturday Night Live used the 5D before as did some other shows and commercials, ...

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From the readers: Should I sell my Canon 24-105L4IS?

From the readers is a new category of articles I am working on. As a blogger, I get daily emails about what gear one should buy or how to do X thing. Since the answer to these questions is generally of public interest, I have decided to turn them into articles. If you have any questions you would like answered, ...

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April fools warning: 5DMrkII will not shoot RAW

M. Bloom is a funny guy and what I find even funnier is to see that some people fell for it. I have to admit, for the first few lines of the article I was thinking ‘wow, cool!’, then my reality check said ‘wait a minute’ and as I went down the post, it was clearly a joke. My favorite ...

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From Still to Motion: book review

Things are moving fast here: I talked about the book two weeks ago, received my copy last week and just finished my first reading. Verdict: I am loving it! To put it simply: it covers almost everything! From shoot preparation, gear selection, editing, etc.. It gives a solid foundation to any photographers who wants to move to video. It is ...

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New Z-Finder models from Zacuto

While there are a lot of shoulder mounts and follow focus available on the market, the options regarding viewfinders are quite limited. Everyone I know love their Z-finder and those who dont have one wished they did and complain about the price. Well, the Z-man listened and thanks to pressure from competitors (LCDVF anyone?), they just came out with new ...

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From still to motion book: free chapter

PeachPit has a new book targeted at photographers who want to move into the video business. It is called, From Still to Motion. You can get the free chapter “Playing with the Light” here. Judging by the content of the sample chapter, it seems to be targeted more toward the pro / serious videographer but the lighting concepts hold true ...

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New product from Apple at NAB?

Ok, I know my track record with rumors is not that great, but… Last week, I attended a talk about Color at the Montreal Final Cut usergroup and, at the end, a rep from a third party reseller told us that he had been ask by Apple to schedule meetings after the NAB with his clients who have attended the ...

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Going wide: Wide angle for the 5DMrkII

After reading Dan post (a while ago) about wide angle lenses with wide aperture, it got me thinking. While I have been happy with my 17-40L4, as it is wide enough for pretty much everything I do, going wider would open the door for more creative shots. Ex: having an even better separation of foreground and background objects. Also, Dan ...

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He you from Iceland!

Dont be shy, I know this site has some Icelandic visitors! Here is the proof from Google Analytic: I need your help. I am planing to visit Iceland (exclusively to shoot video/photo) at the end of April. I have a few questions regarding travel in your gorgeous homeland, the first being how I am supposed to pronounce ‘Reykjavik’! For your ...

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24p for everyone!

It is now official. The soon to be released firmware update will give us 24p/25p, live histogram, some better audio and that is about it. Sure it is great, but I guess I am not the only one who was hoping for more (as in [email protected]). Still, I am an happy camper. On top of having a more film like ...

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Aperture 3 Review

So, I have been playing with Aperture 3 for over two weeks now. I haven’t explored fully its 200 ‘new’ features yet, but I have played enough to make up my mind about it. I am not going to go over every new features since a lot of people have already done it. Instead, I am going to talk about ...

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Canon 5D firmware update almost confirmed

Canon rumors has a picture from a presentation where we can see the list of features which will be added with the next firmware in March. The features are: Manual sound recording level & meters Histogram display when shooting in manual mode AV and TV mode for shooting video Increased audio sampling rate to 48k. 24/25 fps at 1080p. So ...

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