George Shaw

George Shaw

Using photos from Flickr to compare lenses

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Before you go out and pay $300-500 or more on a new lens, wouldn't it help to know what kind of pictures that lens will actually give you? That's where Lens vs. Lens, a website that uses photos from Flickr to show you how lenses perform, comes in handy.

Thanks to the popularity of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (MILC) such as the Panasonic GH4 and Sony α7, the electronic shutter has gained market share in shooting higher quality digital images. But will it ever supplant the mechanical shutter of the DSLR?

The four things you need to shoot tethered

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Shooting tethered gives you the ability to see more detail on a larger monitor, not to mention the ability to control the camera from the computer itself. If you want to give it a go, here are some things think about.

The Air Selfie: Just a toy or a serious drone?

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The Air Selfie can fly out to a preset distance, take a picture and return. Indoors or outdoors. And the best part is, it fits inside your iPhone case. But is the Air Selfie a serious drone for capture or just another aerial toy?

Canon may bring C-Log to the 5D Mk IV by NAB

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With NAB right around the corner, Canon may be looking to make a splash with one of the juiciest rumours of the Spring. For nearly a month now, the talk around the interwebs, at least for the photo-obsessed, is that the 5D Mk IV may be getting C-Log. And it shows no sign of fading away.

Besides the whole space exploration thing, one cool thing that we all can enjoy about NASA is the technology transfer. Look around your home and you'll find just about everything has some sort of connection to the big blue ball. And its new release is no different.

Shooting live broadcast sporting events could really benefit from being able to shoot in high frame rate, especially when trying to get that minute detail that could change the game or sports event dramatically. 

Cooke is going to release its S4/i prime lenses uncoated to give shooters the option of a more old school classic cinematic look with lower contrast, light streaks and lens flare, as well as a more opalescent style.

iClone 7 now supports ARRI, RED and Canon camera Looks

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Creating cinematic computer graphics animations received a modern shot in the arm with Reallusion's iClone 7, which enables animators to work on their projects within proper cinematic aspect ratios. Now the CGI software supports ARRI, RED and Canon cameras.

Global shutter is coming to Canon DSLRs ...eventually

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How can a camera company obsessed with protecting the 4K capability of their professional camera platforms coax their consumer base into buying new cameras with 1080p? Well, by giving them something else, like HDR and global shutter. That seems to be Canon's plan down the road.

Ways to make your GoPro footage more cinematic

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GoPro footage is now being used in just about every film and TV show we watch. Not just for ESPN, but for reality TV like The Amazing Race to big budget films like Fast-n-Furious. But how do they make the footage go from the fisheye-like style to a more widescreen cinematic look? Well, there are a few ways to do it.

Need to sharpen fuzzy videos? Call a Samurai!

Published in Post & VFX

How many times have you captured that perfect Kodak moment, with the exception of the image slightly being out of focus? I'm not talking about so fuzzy you think there's a person in a shot, only that the image is a bit soft. Turns out there's a solution....

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