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Canon’s IBC plans: Bigger, better & more 4K

Published in Business

Canon gears up to rock Amsterdam with its largest IBC presence ever, promising 4K studio presentations and plenty of touch-and-see time with its products. But why the fuss?

Most people assume that quad/hexacopters are built that way because they're easy to position in space. But wait till you see this

Canon EOS 5D mk III + new firmware + Atomos Ninja 2

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When the first external recorders for DSLRs came out in 2011, there was a drawback: they didn't work with DSLRs! Now, slowly, that is changing, but the 5D mk III is the big one and now, with its newly released firmware, a clean HDMI output is available to record externally

Plurality - Feature film plausibility on a shoestring

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The blockbuster science-fiction movie look is now available to anyone with a good story, creative vision and persistance.

Canon updates their Cinema EOS Cameras

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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

Now you can use the moon as a lighting rig

Published in Technology

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

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.

Pixels Schmixels

Published in Technology

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.

Shooting in 4K underwater with a Canon 1DC

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Despite costing significantly more than its HD-only sibling, the Canon 1DC is selling well, apparently. And when you see this footage, you'll understand why

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