Gale Tattersall on CreativeLIVE Talking HDSLR Workflow

Heads up to everyone who wants to get more into HDSLR video capture – Gale Tattersall is on CreativeLIVE this weekend with a full 3-days of HDSLR instruction. If you aren’t familiar with the name, Tattersall is the Director of Photography for House.  He shot the House season finale last year with the 5D Mark II.

It’s free while running live and will be available for download afterwards for a fee.  Details about the program are here on CreativeLIVE.  The free live stream is here on CreativeLIVE.

Switronix Announces New Power Cable For Canon DSLRs

Switronix has unveiled a new power cable for Canon DSLRs using the LP-E6 battery type (currently, the 5D Mark II, 7D and 60D).

The XP-DV-CH features a regulated 7.9v battery paddle (LP-E6 type) and an inline female p-tap connector for 12vdc, housed in an enclosure. It also includes both red and green LED indication to display battery power status. The cable can be used in association with a Switronix accessory or used solo with a PRO-X series lithium-ion battery product.

More details on Switronix’s website.

Philip Bloom Tests the Sony FS100, F3 and Panasonic AF100

Philip Bloom has put together a handy little real-world comparison of the latest “big-chip” camcorders.  If you’ve been wondering how this evolution from the HDSLR boom has been going, this is a pretty informative video that mixes in footage from the Sony FS100, Sony F3, Panasonic AF100 and the Canon 5D Mark II.

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Rode Videomic Pro Compared to Original Videomic

Carl from Digital SLR Shooter put together the above comparison video between the new Rode Videomic Pro and the original Rode Videomic.  I’m pretty impressed with the difference the +20db gain setting makes on noise for the new mic.  Thanks for sharing your test Carl. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to try one out for myself soon.

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A Couple More Sony NEX-VG10 Topics

First up, I’ve got a more in-depth overview of the Sony NEX-VG10 over at Tech Tilt.

And second, I just wanted to point out that the location product shots of the NEX-VG10 appear to have been captured with a Sony A850 and Zeiss lenses.  I realize that’s not quite as juicy as a 5D Mark II on Sony’s set (and I’m sure this will generate the obligatory “who cares” comment), but I figured I’d give Sony a bit of credit where credit is due.