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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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Start/Stop your 5D or 7D recording from a remote

Finally, someone realized that pressing the start/stop button is a pain when using a shoulder rig. While Red Rock Micro already has a solution to this problem, it is not elegant or practical since you have to place the remote in front of the camera. The solution proposed by Switronix is better (since you can position the remote at the ...

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Mega HDSLR rig review on C5D

The guys at Cinema5D have had some fun recently. They received a bunch of rigs from various suppliers and tested them from a HDSLR user perspective. We have done this in the past, but their work is at a total different level of scale! 62 pages of review! It is actually because of them that some of the reviews I ...

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Announcement: The Canon5dTips Market is open !

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our new sister site: the Canon5dTips Market! What is it? It is a place for you, the users, to publish ads for gear you want to sell and for prospective buyer to find gear at great price. It is mostly targeted at Canon cinephotographer but you can post gear from any brand. ...

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The Story behing the Still: Contest is open!

The contest is now open. You can read the rules here. The prizes are quite good: the choice between a 5DMrkII and a 7D, a lens (selected from a long list), a few days to shoot with Vincent and a year subscription at Vimeo. I dont know who made the prize list but I would like to know why someone ...

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It is a HDSLR not a HD DSLR!

This one has been one of my biggest pet peeve for a while and I think it is time to use my very limited influence to correct this: We should say HDSLR, not HD DSLR! You probably know what a SLR camera is: SLR standing for Single Lens Reflex. A few years ago, the D was added for “Digital”. Actually, ...

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New wireless file transmitter. Should we care?

Canon announced the release of a new file transmitter earlier today. We talked about the earlier version of the product a while ago when reviewing the iPhone application DSLR Remote. At the time, everyone agreed that the WFT was nearly useless for 5DMrkII owners because of its slow transfer speed. That is why I was quite intrigued to see Canon ...

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Canon finally updates the 70-200L2.8IS!

Canon announced a new Canon 70-200L2.8IS lens today. Rumors of this update must have been a hot topic for the last 3-4 years, out lived only by the rumors of the 24-70L2.8IS. While it is not the most useful lens for videographers, it is the central item of most photographers gear list. This new incarnation benefits from a new IS ...

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Getting 4:4:4 video from the HDMI output of a 7D

I while ago I came across Syndicate 7D tool but for some obscure reason, it did not catch my attention. Now in this article (twittered by Dan), we have more details about how the software works. Maybe I am getting a bit ahead of myself here. Lets start from the beginning. What is 4:4:4? 4:4:4 is a video encoding format ...

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