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Keeping the pixel-count real

Published in Technology

There are several 4K cameras out there. Remarkable though they are, what the manufacturers mean by “4K” needs some interpretation and explanation.

There's still life in compressed video...

Published in Production

While it's tempting to think that with the Magic Lantern EOS raw hack out in the open that normal, compressed video will never be good enough again, that's taking far too strict a line on it. The fact is that the conventional video output from cameras like the EOS 5D MK III is very good indeed with the exception of certain well-known issues like moire and rolling shutter

How to understand "Log" or Cine-style recordings

Published in Technology

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!

Major upgrade for Canon EOS C100

Published in Technology

 

Canon is prepping the release of an optional feature upgrade for its EOS C100 camera which will add Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology

Where next for Canon's Cinema Cameras?

Published in Technology

 In the midst of rumours about Canon's Cinema Camera range, Phil Rhodes looks at the problems posed by updating your camera range too soon.

4K is really great with anamorphic lenses

Published in Production

The resolution of 4K sensors means that there's easily enough detail to work well with anamorphic lenses for those cinematic ultra-wide aspect ratios

This has been a long time coming, and we never actually thought we'd see it: a clean HDMI output from the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. What does this mean and why is it important?

Canon updates their Cinema EOS Cameras

Published in Production

Canon have announced firmware upgrades for their EOS Cinema Cameras which bring new levels of sensitivity and different colour gamut options. They are also adding a new cinema lens to their range

In advance of IBC2014, Canon has announced a  free firmware update to its Cinema EOS system and 4K reference display for more efficient 4K production that complies with current standards.

Gear we like: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM Macro

Published in Technology

Occasionally, one comes across a piece of equipment that one likes. This process is often unscientific, although anyone in a technical trade will usually grow to appreciate equipment that works well, particularly if it's competitively priced as well

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