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Now you can use the moon as a lighting rig

Published in Technology & Computing

Canon is one of the relatively few manufacturers that develops its own sensors. This means that they're in a great position to create new sensors with new capabilities, and that's just what they've done with their new 35mm Full Frame CMOS sensor for video capture

There's still life in compressed video...

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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

New "Picture Style" Preset for EOS video makers

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Canon has announced a "Picture Style" preset for EOS cameras designed as a result of feedback from EOS video makers

 Hidden under the surface, there are some very big changes happening with the big manufacturers

Sigma surprised a few people when they announced their new 18-35mm zoom lens with a constant f/1.8  aperture back in April. Now they've surprised a few more by announcing the price - $799

Astonishing timelapse video of the Milky Way

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If you’ve ever been lucky enough to travel to some of the truly dark places still left in the world, you’ll have seen the Milky Way stretched out across the sky like a liquid river of stars. If you haven’t, then Denis Frantsouzov’s video from the wilds of Kazakhstan is the next best thing.

Pixels Schmixels

Published in Technology & Computing

Phil Rhodes injects some reality into the current race for megapixels

It's been some time now since the digital stills fraternity stopped worrying about megapixels, at least to the extent that the Canon EOS 5D mark 3 was designed with only trivially greater resolution than its predecessor.

New flexible 20x ultra-zoom from Canon: CN20x50

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Canon's new ultra-zoom lens has PL and EF mounts and a focal length up to 1,500mm with a range extender

We're following a bit of a theme here: ProRes versus in-camera recording. Here's an extremely interesting clip with a split-screen demonstration of ProRes vs a Canon C100's internal codec which is 24Mbit/s AVCHD

Opinion: Is the DSLR dead?

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With the ever-increasing choice in video cameras, some strong opinions are emerging. Craig Marshall reports

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