Posts Tagged ‘dslr cinematography

26
Jan
09

dslr cinematography – resources

Inaugural chaos here in the northwest DC suburbs followed by a helluva cold have kept me out of the blog game for a hot minute.  But while I’ve been defragging, so to speak, I did a bit of looking around at the various communities forming out there focused on making films with the Canon 5D Mark II and other DSLR cameras shooting video.

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I first learned about cinema5d.com reading Stu Maschwitz’s latest blog post.  Check out Stu’s post for a lot of great examples of the black crush issue many 5dmarkii users have been talking about.  Stu found out about the fix for this issue thanks to Keith Paisley’s cinema5d forum post.  Essentially, download QT 7.6 and *presto* no more black crush.  Of course, if you’re mid project you might not want to change anything because you will seriously alter any color grades you’ve made so far.  And also, be careful for any other upgrade gotchas changing your QT version may introduce into your system.

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DVinfo.net has created a new subforum: Canon EOS 5D Mark II for HD.  I’ve found this to be a very cool forum where video guys are looking at a still camera.  Got a question about steadicams, xlr adapters, or anything else a DoP might know post it here.

dpreview

Oppositely, over at dpreview.com the still photography guys (and girls I’m sure, sorry ladies) are looking at the video capabilities as a whole new world opening before them.  If you’ve got a question about lenses, flashes, or anything else still-photog-centric, this is the place to ask.

If you’ve got another great DSLR cinematography resource post a comment and share!  I leave you with a little bit of 5dmarkii holy-moly compliments of renowned wild bird photographer Romy Ocon

proactively • uncrushing the blacks in color, just a smidge • peter

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07
Jan
09

vimeo – time lapse in hd

The convergence of high resolution DSLR still photography with 1080p HD video is upon us.

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And I haven’t found a better example of of this convergence bearing fruit than the Time Lapse in HD Channel on Vimeo.  Combining High Dynamic Range photography with 1920×1080 resloution HD video at 60 frames per second provides a fresh, crystallized perspective of not just what in the world we are looking at, but how we are looking at it.

We are combining 35mm depth of field with (10 minutes a day over 13 days = 1min26sec)

and 3200 iso with a diffuse display of Zodiacal light in Namibia’s night sky

or morphing time into something that was just there a second ago

or figuring what the hell, let’s do 360 degrees already

and finally a broadcast network is catching on and putting the new on their air

So what does this mean?  I suggest the future isn’t now, the future was yesterday.  Now is when the rest of us are scrambling to figure out what we will upload tonight so tomorrow everyone else can see this world from a fresh, crystallized perspective.  Again.

Hey you, strobists out there, got any input to this HD time lapse business?

proactively • funny how one yoga class can influence your blog prose • peter

05
Jan
09

5d mark ii – digital camera raw compatibility update

Happy New Year!  Think the Canon 5D Mark II isn’t top of mind over at Apple?

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Think again.  Topping the list of the new RAW compatibility update, the 5D Mark II is poised to start the new year off right… with a DSLR filmmaking revolution!  And check out this new camera shootout from Zacuto, first seen (by me at least) over at the DCFCPUG website.

And if your mind is made up and you’re ready to pony up the bills for a 5dmarkii, check out the other DSLR cinematography stuff you might want to include in that order.

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And enjoy this here ye olde video:

proactively • wondering what this new year will bring • peter




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