The Canon 7D has been a tough nut to crack for the Magic Lantern firmware crew. After 3 years in the process, they finally had a breakthrough and figured out how to run Magic Lantern as add-on software on the 7D.
Check out the video below for a demo of Magic Lantern running on the 7D.
The Magic Lantern team is currently working on the debug process to get the firmware in a state for release. You can read more and donate to the cause here at Magic Lantern’s website.
I just talked about ‘Like Crazy’ a couple of days ago, which was shot on the Canon 7D and is out in theaters now. And now, Relativity Media, which picked up ‘Act of Valor‘ for a cool $13M earlier this year, just released the second trailer for the film. As you may already know, Act of Valor was shot primarily with the Canon 5D Mark II and a combination of Zeiss and Panavision lenses – with Shane Hurlbut, ASC serving as DP on the film.
I have embedded the trailer below. (Sorry, but autoplay is forced on for the trailer embed.) [Read more...]
Zacuto’s 3-part documentary, The Great Camera Shootout 2011, is now out with all 3 parts online.
The camera lineup includes the 35mm Kodak 5213 & 5219 Film, Arri Alexa, RED ONE M-X, Weisscam HS-2, Phantom Flex, Sony F-35, Sony F3, Panasonic AG-AF100, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 7D and Nikon D7000.
Part I ‘The Tipping Point’ tests dynamic range, under-exposure and over-exposure: [Read more...]
We’ve seen such a democratization of filmmaking over the past 3 years. ‘Bad is Bad’ is more proof of that. Kent Lamm and Chris Fornataro used a Canon 7D and a shoestring budget to shoot their first feature-length film last summer.
Bad is Bad is our first feature length movie. It was written when we were 19 and shot when we were 20. Our total budget was about $6,000. We filmed it in 18.5 days in Richmond, Virginia in the summer of 2010 using the Canon 7d (which made up a quarter of our budget alone).
Check out the trailer below. [Read more...]
Below you will find this week’s firmware updates. Hit the manufacturer website links for more details and download instructions for the firmware. [Read more...]
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.