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EOS Movie Plugin-E1 details

Canon is now hosting a full page in its digital learning center about the FCP E1 Plugin that we previously talked about. Canon also used the opportunity to send a quick jab to Nikon when talking about H.264: This is an ideal file type for video capture in an SLR camera, delivering relatively compact file sizes with image quality noticably ...

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News, rumors and updates

News from BeachTek First, got this email from BeachTek: To everyone waiting for the new DXA-5Da XLR adapter for DSLR cameras, they have now shipped ahead of schedule to both B&H and Adorama. The first shipment is in very limited quantities but we are expecting the next, much larger batch to arrive before the end of March.  The new DXA-SLR ...

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Artbeats free clips

Art Beat is giving away a free clip every day. Visit the link and register to get your clips because you never have enough cloud/wave/nature/etc clips. The quality is incredible and with some color correction, you can give these clips a totally different style. Best of all: they are all free! Actually, just browsing the library is a nice source ...

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If you want a BeachTek DXA-5D…

Just received this email from our BeachTek rep friend: I found a Dealer that has stock of 6 DXA-5D adapters with phantom power. You can contact Nick at Roberts Distributing at 800-726-5544. They are selling them for $333.33 each. The newer cheaper model  (DXA-5Da) does not have phantom power so this might be a good opportunity for you to grab ...

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Aperture 3: DONT USE IT!

First, I would like to correct myself. Contrary to what I said in my initial post, it is possible to buy a digital version of the app. You just need to download the demo and on the opening screen, just click on the buy button and it will lead you to a store page where you can either buy a ...

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Canon Rebel T2i: 7D killer?

If there is one thing no one was expecting this week, it has to be the release of a new HDSLR camera. Yet, that is exactly what Canon did. The new Rebel T2i is, on paper, an incredible package priced ridiculously low. For the photographer 18mp on a 1.6x crop factor, I will have to see some real life sample ...

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Aperture 3

Finally out! It was about time. I will not list all the new features (over 200), if that is the kind of stuff you like reading about, head over the official Apple page. Instead, I will list the features that mean the most for us. First, facial recognition. I already talked about it in my Aperture 3 prediction about 8 ...

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EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 official announvement

We talked about it earlier and now it is official. You can read the press release here. The interesting part is Canon talking about a 2x gain in speed for Prores 422 HQ transcoding compared to Compressor. Then again, if you are using MPEG Streamclip, the speed gain should be about the same. This last sentence sound a bit weird ...

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EOS E1 plugin for FCP: why?

A lot of people talked about the announcement of the EOS E1 plugin for FCP yesterday so I feel like I have to talk about it too. As far as we know, it is all vaporware so far since the software is not released yet. Old time blog readers might remember this post from Vincent Laforest testing a similar tool ...

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New BeachTek products

A while ago, we announced that the BeachTek DXA-5D was discontinued and confirmed that a new version of the product would be out ‘soon’. Soon in this case sounds like the end of February /March. Just got an email from BeachTek announcing these: DXA-5Da Feature Comparison List DXA-SLR $329 US List Price $399 February 25 Available March 30 Passive Circuitry ...

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5DMrkII + iPad = ?

The conference was not over this afternoon and I had already received a few emails and SMS from friends telling me how great of an external screen the iPad could be. And now even Philip Bloom  talks about it. I am currently downloading the iPhone SDK3.2 to investigate the possibility but if it is doable,  I am not the one ...

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