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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.

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

Great news for Canon 7D users who feel left out of the Magic Lantern raw party, it would appear that the buffers for raw data on the 7D have now been found! This brings the 7D much closer to a working raw workflow

dubai360.com promises to enable viewers to explore Dubai from anywhere in the world utilising state of the art 360 degree multimedia. The sneak preview — a ‘Little Planet’ video taken with four Canon 1Dxs from the top of the control tower at Dubai International Airport — already has our attention.

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

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!

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

Canon looks to highlight 4K

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Canon is planning to major on 4K at the upcoming IBC2014, amongst other things highlighting its recently announced CN7x17 KA S – the company’s first-ever cinema lens to feature a servo drive unit.

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

Canon is bringing out a wired remote controller for its Cinema EOS cameras, apparently as a result of user requests

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