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Canon 1Dc: Where does it fit now?

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The Canon 1DC is a curious camera. Based on a top-end DSLR design, with essentially only some additional firmware it becomes a 4K camcorder as well. But where does it fit into the increasingly complex matrix of options around high res, high dynamic range (i.e. RAW) devices that are available today at approximately affordable prices?

Making sense of sensors: Part 1 of 2

Published in Technology & Computing

Film always used to be the main thing that determined how a photograph looked. Now, it's the sensor. So camera manufacturers have taken on a huge extra responsibility!

It’s been a summer of superb innovation from the stunningly talented group that call themselves Magic Lantern. Not content with turning Canon EOS cameras in to RAW video monsters, their  latest innovation is breathtaking: an extra 3 stops of dynamic range. Phil Rhodes explains how they’ve done it

Is it hard to set up 4K recording?

Published in Technology & Computing

Most of us, if we're honest, struggle slightly when it comes to configuring even HD equipment and settings. There are enough combinations of frame rates, codecs and resolutions that just about everyone has to stop and think when they're setting up their gear

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!

Canon EOS-1D C 4K DSLR's staggering $4000 price drop!

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Canon surprises by discounting its only 4K camera in a DSLR body by a full third of its original MSRP.

F55: Where does it fit?

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Phil Rhodes holds an F55 for the first time and tells us where he thinks it fits in the digital cinematography marketplace

Major upgrade for Canon EOS C100

Published in Technology & Computing

 

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

Canon C100 and Ninja 2: An excellent video overview

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A new video showing the C100 in detail and how it might be used with an external recorder for even better images

Here’s a great new video by a fellow called James Miller which is creating a bit of a stir around the internet as “the most beautiful video” from the Canon raw video hack so far

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