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Cross process Aperture Preset

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DISCLAIMER: these parameters were not discovered by me, I found them somewhere on the net and never wrote the URL. I will update the post if I ever find the URL again and give due credits. Here is a quick tip on how to achieve a cross process look in Aperture without buying an expensive plugin (I am looking at ...

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Beginner DSLR Cinemaphotography kit

This post is the first of 3 describing and linking to gear used by cinemaphotographer to make their videos. In this first post, we are going to review the gear available to beginners aka low budget movie makers. The second article will review the gear available to enthusiast while the last one will target those with professional goals.

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Vimeo Plus for everyone!

In case you missed it, Vimeo Plus is now available for everyone, not just United Statians! Rejoice! Also, they changed the plan to be: 5GB of upload space per week (10x what you get with the free account) 5000 free HD embed plays with purchase (up from 1000) The ability to control which domains can embed in HD 25fps/PAL support ...

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Free 2gig x133 CF card from B&H (after rebate)

B&H currently has a promotion which allows you to get a free 2gig CF card. Well, after the mail in rebate (30$). I know, 2gig is not much and its probably why they are giving it away…  Anyways, I would order one if I was in the US, you can never have enough memory card! A nice use of multiple ...

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How to encode your HD content for Vimeo

Ed McNichol made a very nice tutorial on how to setup Compressor to convert your ProRes file so they could be uploaded to Vimeo in the “best” possible format. The process is very straight forward and should produce good result for 99% of the situations. Exporting, which used to be one of my biggest frustration when working with video (iMovie, ...

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New videos and product from Bruce Dorn

Bruce as released 3 video a week ago about his line of product for Canon 5DMrkII camera handle: the U-Boat Commander. Watch his video as he keep adding more pieces to the handle system. This is somewhat an alternative to the Zacuto systems that we have presented previously. I havent tried any of these two, but I think I would ...

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My new 5DMrkII favorite clip

While browsing the clips on dslrflix I found this story of a kid who wants to box. The story is compelling and there are some very well edited sequences (when it switches the view from the father to the kid when talking about is health issues). Take a 3 minutes pause and check it out. It is worth it!   5DMKII ...

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dslrflix: the hanging spot of cinephotographer

If you havent seen it yet, go take a look at www.dslrflix.com. It is a blog/content site dedicated to cinephotography (I think they made up that word). Contrary to the Canon5DMrkII Vimeo group which is spammed by people showing their “test” footage, DSLRFlix only display high quality content. So no bandwidth is wasted! Spread the news around so more people visit ...

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Zacuto product video

With the release of the CAnon 5DMrkII (and to some extend the Nikon D90), a whole new industry is taking shape: low budget film making. As with the coming of any new market, a supporting industry has to take shape. A few suppliers have already stepped in and my favorite so far has to be Zacuto. They have released a ...

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Link: Photography Bay D700 vs 5DMrkII noise face off

Photography Bay released an interesting comparison between the 5D and the D700. The goal of the test was to see how each body performed in low light at high ISO.  While I am happy the 5D came on top, it had to be expected since it is a more recent model and images were down-sampled to the lower denominator. As it is ...

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