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First 5D mk III RAW videos appear

Published in Technology & Computing

We're taking this at face value. If this is what it says it is, it's the first proper video from a Magic Lantern-modified 5D mk III showing actual raw video

Sony wins the DSLR war!

Published in Business

Or does it? A victory for Sony can only really be confirmed if you accept that there was a war in the first place. Canon might beg to differ.

Is a new camera a good investment?

Published in Business

'Whether to buy or rent a camera' is a familiar quandary for many film students and beginning professionals. Our Technical Editor Phil Rhodes weighs-in.

Buyer Beware!

Published in Business

I recently encountered a thread on one of my favourite forums in which someone was asking for opinions on a Canon EOS-60D package he'd seen on ebay. This package included the 60D body and extras including three lenses including a battery, charger, flash cards, various filters and diopters, cleaning kit, tripod, and more. All of this was neatly photographed and posted for sale on Ebay by a vendor we'll call, in order to protect the guilty, Pretty Cheap Digital, based in New York

Is the move towards large-sensor cameras completely one-way? Simon Wyndham doesn't think so

Cinematography: What will Canon do next?

Published in Production

We're just guessing here, but we just wondered what Canon might do next for video makers with its cinematography cameras

Broadcast Quality Audio Field Recording with Prosumer Cameras and DSLRs ("Unlocking the Mysteries of ‘Phantom Power"). RedShark contributor Craig Marshall reports

 

OK - it's not just *any* smartphone but the Nokia Lumia 1020 - which has 41 Megapixels - but, really, is there even any point in doing a comparison? Apparently, there is

How to take still pictures from a 4K video shoot

Published in Production

With video cameras now sporting 4K video - that's the equivalent of 8 Megapixels, each frame is capable of looking like a pretty decent still photograph. This means that not only can you grab high quality frames from video to use in still image media, it might actually be the best way in the future to do still photography, because you will have a wonderful, 24 or even 60 frames per second to choose your stills from

Symon Wyndham has been testing with a new compact HDMI recorder from Atomos, the Ninja Star, for the past week, and gives us his opinion.

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