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canon 7d is the new hv20

Just saw this new music video posted on Vimeo, shot with the Canon 7D.  Took me back to another time when the Salvia Bros. and Mike the Mailman shot this video of The Black Keys with 2 Canon HV20’s and a Canon HF10:

And if you’ve been a looong time reader of this blog, you’ll remember the multiple levels of hell it was to post this video due to early adoption of Canon’s new (at the time) tapeless camera.  Over time the DSLR revolution overtook the popularity of the HV20 + 35mm adapter movement, for good reason.  And that’s not to say there aren’t new levels of post production hell to be traversed working with h.264 footage from the 7D, 5D, etc.  But is that really an excuse considering the price and results?

If I were starting all over today, was heading to film school full time, what have you, my ideal toolset would be a 17″ MacBook Pro with FCS3 & Adobe CS5 Production Premium, a Canon 7D with the kit lens, and a Lacie Rugged drive.  Not to mention the bank account to pay for it all, plus a smattering of lenses, shoulder mounts, monitors, plug-ins, etc.

proactively • daydreaming • peter

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None of the manufacturers listed above are paying Peter Salvia to write this article and, so far, none have sent him any samples or demonstration items.  Peter is a B&H Sales Affiliate and receives a commission from items linked to B&H and purchased through this site.  Oh yeah, and he’s an Apple Certified Trainer so you can derive his bias for yourself.


slaughter across the water

My brother Jon’s film is a 2010 Visions Awards nominee for Outstanding Documentary Production.  He’s in the running for the audience favorite and needs your vote.  Cast your vote here!  In fairness you can see all the nominee videos here.

The film was shot on a collection of Canon HV30’s, equipped with the Sennheiser MKE 400 boom mic (with the Sennheiser MZW 400 wind-muff, makes all the difference on windy days like this!) and the Panasonic VW-W4307H 0.7x wide angle converter.  Posted entirely in Final Cut Studio 3, I think SATW is an excellent example of getting great picture and sound out of an inexpensive filmmaking setup.  Not to mention, the story telling ain’t half bad (which always helps).

proactively • proud • peter


final cut studio 3 – rumors & predictions

An interesting thread popped up on the FCP-L today as a follow up to all the Adobe integration in the recent RED Scarlet & Epic announcement: what does the future hold for Apple’s Final Cut Studio 3?

Jim Feely set the table with this MacWorld San Francisco prediction:

So what’ll Apple show at Macworld SF? I’m assuming they’ll have a booth
there. Anyway, Macworld could be the Mac Pro & OS 10.6 show this year. And
what the heck, they’ll demo FCS3 to show off the amazing power of their new
hardware. And they’ll make some point about how FCS3 is perfectly positioned
for the switchover from analog to digital television…which happens to
occur in the US one month later.

The Mac Pro hardware will be ready to go. Not sure about 10.6, but FCP (and
really, the emphasis will be on FCS3) will be more of a technology demo and
will ship sometime later.

Partner announcements will be about some major productions going Apple from
post to delivery to consumers via iTunes, Apple TV 3.0 (that happens to work
really well with NetFlix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTwob…that’s the 2.0 version of
YouTube…and whatever else Google and/or AT&T own at that time.

And then Craig Seeman chimed in with a more specific tea leaf reading:

With FCS3 people will notice that DVDSP is gone, Jobs having declared DVD dead.
Compressor will be greatly expanded.

Apple will introduce MobileMePro accounts which will come free with FCS3. It’ll have
unlimited storage and you’ll be uploading 720p24 H264 files which will be wrapped in a
Flash player as Jobs emphasizes the death of DVD as well as Blu-ray.

There will be no optical drive at all in the new MacPro and, instead, they’ll be an eSATA port
as Apple claims Hard Drives as the means to long term archival along with backing all video
up to your MobileMePro account. People will grumble about having to buy an external DVD or
Blu-ray burner.

Adobe will continue to refuse to unbundle Encore but will have a 50% off FCS trade in
program (reminiscent of Apple’s “send us your Premiere Pro discs and you’ll get Final Cut
Express free deal) for its Produce Suite.

While there has not been an official announcement from Apple regarding Final Cut Studio 3, it sure is fun to hypothesize. I’m still waiting for the Motion 3 + Shake super app. When’s that coming?

proactively • reporting prophecies • peter

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