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The biggest DSLR story of the year!

Published in Technology & Computing

Think about this for a minute: what if Canon were to suddenly announce that their video-capable DSLRs could now output RAW video? That would be sensational, wouldn't it? At the very least it would be a candidate for the "biggest story of the year". Well, that's what happened yesterday. Almost

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

Vintage lenses for large-sensor cameras - Part 1

Published in Production

Here's another chance to read this meticulously detailed feature, where Uli Plank shows us how to look for lenses up to 50 years old, and use them with our modern, large-sensor cameras.

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.

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

Modern cameras have incredible dynamic range - but you can only access it if you use a "log" or "Cine-style" mode when you record. RedShark Technical Editor, Phil Rhodes, explains how this works, and wonders why there are so many non-standard ways to do it!

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

Panasonic GH3: First user report - with video

Published in Production

The new Panasonic Lumix GH3 builds on its predecessor's video-friendly credentials, offering better compression and an all-round improved package. RedShark regular contributor Mark McCarthy of Sparky Media Productions bought one, and put it through its paces

Canon prepping the 7D Mark II

Published in Production

According to rumor site CanonWatch.com, a revamp of the popular 7D is forthcoming. Here's a list of specs and a possible release date.

RØDE iXY microphone system vs DSLR internal mic

Published in Audio

Here's a video showing how you can improve your DSLR audio using RØDE's iXY iphone Microphone system

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