Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots – New Book

Nicole Young‘s new book just launched –  Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots.

This book has one goal: to teach Canon 7D owners how to make great shots using your camera. Starting with the top ten things you need to know about the 7D — charging your battery, setting your ISO, reviewing your photos, and more — professional photographer Nicole S. Young then carefully guides you through the modes of the camera, offering practical advice on choosing your settings, expert shooting tips, and end-of-chapter “challenges” to get you up and running with your 7D. This book is for anyone who has upgraded from a point-and-shoot, or who wants to jump right into photography with the control and capabilities of a powerful DSLR. Peachpit

Canon 7D: From Snapshots to Great Shots is available for $24.99 retail; however, you can find it at Amazon for $16.49 at the time of this post.

Congrats on the new book Nicole!


HeliVideo Provides Unique Aerial Video With a Canon 7D

Eric Austin has cooked up the above contraption, which is an electric, radio-controlled helicopter with a Canon 7D mounted on it.  With his HeliVideo he’s providing his commercial clients with unique still and video shots.

DIY Photography has a nice little Q&A session with Eric if you want to read more about it.

TIPA Awards 2010 Roundup

TIPA Awards

The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), which is made up of an international consortium of photo magazine editors, recently voted on the best imaging products of 2010.  Below, you’ll find the categories and picks for the 2010 TIPA Awards. [Read more…]

Switronix Powerbase 70

Switronix Powerbase 70

Switronix, maker of a variety of video accessories for HDDSLRs, has introduced the Powerbase 70, which will be on display at NAB 2010.  The Powerbase 70 is a dedicated accessory for the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D and provides up to 6x runtime thanks to its 14.8v battery pack.

More details in the press release below.

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Canon EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro

Canon 1D Mark IV

The Canon EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro is a plug-in currently in development that is intended to allow footage from EOS DSLRs to be edited more quickly and easily in Final Cut Pro.  The plug-in will be introduced in a free Beta release in March 2010.

Key features of the plug-in includes the enabling of the “log and transfer” of footage from the 5D Mark II, 7D and 1D Mark IV.  Moreover, the plug-in converts Canon EOS DSLR footage to Apple’s ProRes 4:2:2 at twice the speed of what you get out of the box with Final Cut Pro.  Adding timecode, reel names and metadata to footage will also be a faster and smoother task.

Stay tuned for updates on the availability of the EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro.