With all the rage about the Canon 5DmII for video, and everyone all gaga over the shallow depth of field video for a pretty inexpensive price, you have to remember that with every silver lining, there is a cloud… or something like that. A nice new music video demonstrates that it’s not just camera motion… Continue Reading →
After seeing their corrected footage, I have to say, wow. Not only does it seem to properly recognize the distortion and correct it, it lets you calibrate it for specific cameras, and it doesn’t correct the whole image, just what moves- so an object moving in the frame (like the bus) is fixed while the… Continue Reading →
There’s a recent event in Texas where one lucky soul won a new Mazda Miata. However, the video is marred by hundreds of weird partial frames of brightness, from flashes. Why? A CMOS shutter in the video camera. Do you want your video to look like this? (video after the break)
FreshDV shot some interesting footage with the Sony PMW-EX1 and video of a police car with numerous strobes firing clearly demonstrated that Sony’s new flagship SxS camcorder, despite being knighted with the CineAlta badge, clearly has problems with capturing partial-second instances of time. There is going to be trouble in Teaneck…
One of the easiest ways to f— with video is to use flashes and strobes while shooting. With CCDs, you’ll likely end up with one field of interlaced video completely blown out and the other “half” of the image is normally exposed. Apparently, with CMOS imagers, including the soon to be replaced first 100 RED… Continue Reading →
Get the latest information on Sony’s PMW-F3K (PMF-F3L) large-sensor CineAlta camcorder, including specifications and 10 high resolution images you can download and save.
Canon says that the Canon XF300 Professional Camcorder is on it’s way to me for test & review. This camera features 50Mbps MPEG-2 4:2:2 recording to Compact Flash (CF) Cards. Utilizing file-based MPEG-2 compression with an MXF File Wrapper ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure, metadata and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. And 4:2:2 color sampling provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color for maintaining the highest quality image for use in advanced post production.
Sony is now accepting orders for the first interchangeable lens, large sensor, consumer camcorder. With a list price of just $2000, will this satiate creative shooters’ need for shallow Depth of Field in a real camcorder format? Let’s take a look at the features!
The quality of video available from even “impulse purchase” cameras at the drugstore checkout line continues to improve. Here’s some very impressive, “all auto” video shot with a $25 camcorder.
Those wishing to avoid the CMOS distortions I easily demonstrated in my earlier review of the CanonSX1 were left out in the cold, despite cameras lower in Canon’s lineup offering CCD-based HD video. Finally, Canon brought the SX20 to market which adds HD video and more megapixels to the camera. Is it a winner? My hands-on will find out.