Above is a cityscape timelapse video from Dominic Boudreault. He shot it with a Canon 5D Mark II from late 2010 to early 2011 with locations including Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, New York and Chicago. Fullscreen the HD version and turn up the volume.
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.
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.
There’s a new beta version of the Magic Lantern firmware that ups the 5D Mark II‘s bit rate up to a maximum of 76Mbps, although 66Mbps is the best sustainable bit rate in 24p mode. In order to keep the buffer clear at such a high bit rate, you’ll definitely need a fast CF card.
The Focus 35 Rotation 360 Skater Dolly is a compact dolly designed for use with HDSLRs and prosumer camcorders. It is based on a 1/4″ aluminum plate with axles on the front and rear and 4 ball-bearing wheels. It’s almost like a baby skateboard – hence the “Skater Dolly” name. [click to continue…]
Zunow has created a PL mount adapter for Canon DSLRs such as the 5D Mark II, 1D Mark IV and 7D. The adapter uses high quality optical glass in order to maintain the 35m light circle and maintain depth of field. The Zunow PL mount adapter is estimated to retail at $2800.