Technicolor CineLights and CineLooks Color Correction Tools

Technicolor CineLights at CES

Deep inside the Technicolor booth at CES 2012 was a small table showing off some new color correction software from the same company that brought CineStyles to our Canon HDSLRs last year.

Technicolor CineLights is a program based on Technicolor’s award-winning DP Lights system and is intended for quick color correction such as dailies.  It’s not really intended as a finish grading tool; however, it does offer some keying, three-way color correction and a Look Library as part of CineLooks. [Read more...]

Nikon D4 Officially Unveiled

Nikon D4

After many leaks and rumors, Nikon has officially unveiled its new flagship DSLR – the Nikon D4.  In several ways, the Nikon D4 exceeds what Canon offers in terms of HDSLR-video features, all the while maintaining a powerfull still-imaging machine as well.

There are plenty of details below; however, expect some up-close action next week at CES 2012.

Nikon D4 Overview

  • 16.1 megapixel FX format CMOS sensor
  • ISO range from 100-12,800, expandable from 50-204,800
  • 10 fps with full AF/ AE or 11 fps with AF locked
  • Magnesium alloy body sealed to resist the elements
  • Accepts CF and new XQD memory card format
  • 91,000 pixel 3D Matrix Metering system
  • 15 cross type points, with nine points that work with lens speeds of f/8 and below
  • Advanced video features
    • Uncompressed HDMI out
    • Mic and audio jacks
    • Full 1080p in FX, DX and 2.7X crop modes
    • Full manual control of Exposure
  • Available February for $5999.95
  • Check availability at B&H, Amazon and Adorama.

    More details in the full press release below. [Read more...]

    Canon 5D Mark III, 7D Mark II, 3D and 4K Rumor-fest

    Canon 4K Cine DSLR

    This is some kind of New Year resolution for Canon – that is, if all these rumors come to light by the end of the year.

    More juice on the Canon 5D Mark III suggests further that the camera would maintain a reasonable MP-count (if not the same as the Canon 1D X).  The rumor mill also continues to churn on an announcement for the 5D Mark III in the next few months.  For the record, my money is still on an announcement in time for the 2012 NAB Show.

    In addition to the 5D Mark III, rumors are swirling that the infamous Canon 3D is a live project.  No spec details other than to suggest that it is a “photographer’s camera.”  What that means, I dunno.  The simplest of guesses has me leaning toward no/minor video functionality, which would go hand-in-hand with earlier rumors of the 5D Mark III as a very video-centric camera.

    Hmm? A 5D line as the video-focused line and a 3D line as the stills-focused line?  The 3D name would tend to lead to less confusion if the camera didn’t have video capture at all… [Read more...]