This little film test from Kodak is a sample of some of the earliest color motion picture film. For some reason, I couldn’t help but smile as I watched it.
“First tests on the Two-Color Kodachrome Process were begun in late 1914. Shot with a dual-lens camera, the process recorded filtered images on black/white negative stock, then made black/white separation positives. The final prints were actually produced by bleaching and tanning a double-coated duplicate negative (made from the positive separations), then dyeing the emulsion green/blue on one side and red on the other. Combined they created a rather ethereal palette of hues.”
In a forum posting discussing bugs associated with the, yet-to-be-released, RED EPIC and Scarlet cameras, RED’s Jim Jannard says that cinematographers should be embarrassed for shooting 1080p on DSLRs. [click to continue…]
Introduced at CES 2010, the Olympus Stylus Tough 3000 is the latest update to Olympus’ deathproof line of cameras.
It’s got a 3.6x zoom, 12MP sensor, shoots 720p video and offers Image Stabilization built-in. The Touch 3000 can withstand 5 foot drops, can be submerged in water up to 10 feet. It can also deal with cold weather down to -14 degrees and can be eaten by polar bears and still come out firing. While the polar bear part doesn’t come from Olympus’ press conference, I’m pretty sure that it’s capable after some hands-on time.
The Tough 3000 should be available in February 2010 and carries an initial retail price of $229.99. Check availability on Amazon.com.
This post is a little further off-topic than I usually stray; however, it’s the weekend and I thought it might be fun to share my wish list with all of you, and maybe you can do the same in the comments. Obviously, these items are subject to my personal taste and preferences, so take all of this with a grain of salt. If you’re looking for some meaningful photography content, just skip this altogether. [click to continue…]