The Canon 70D is a new 20.2MP APS-C camera featuring the DIGIC 5+ processor and a newly developed Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for fast focusing during video and live view. According to Canon, the new AF system allows the 70D to capture video with AF accuracy and speed close to that of a camcorder. [click to continue…]
The 2012 models of Camtrol’s Prime and Prime 22 are nearly half off at B&H. Camtrol has them for $249 right now (reg. $399), but B&H has them at $210 and $220, respectively. Check them out here at B&H Photo.
Here’s a short video from Jay P. Morgan (of The Slanted Lens) on using a one light setup. Interestingly, he is shooting a model with a Canon 1D C with 4K video and pulling stills from the video frames. While he was shooting video in this session, the same lighting principles apply to still photography and strobes. [click to continue…]
Here’s a great little trick for getting some motion in your video shots even if you don’t have a slider or a jib. I’ve used a tripod tilted up on two legs quite a bit for cheating dolly-in and dolly-out shots, but the Fenchel & Janisch folks take it a step further with movements along other axes for some cool jib-esque shots. The suggestion of shooting a higher frame rate to smooth out any imperfections in the camera movement when conformed to a lower frame rate is good as well.
The Zoom H4n has been a staple of the HDSLR dual-system audio realm since the introduction of the 5D Mark II. Over the past few years though, the market has somewhat left the H4n behind with units like the Tascam DR-100mkII and Olympus LS-100 delivering better controls and a lower noise floor. [click to continue…]
Red Giant has released PluralEyes 3.2 (the automatic audio-sync software for video and audio files) with added support for Windows and import/export for Sony Vegas Pro timelines.
The new release of PluralEyes 3.2 for Windows is a free update for existing customers, and offers a number of new benefits including: [click to continue…]