HDMI monitor manufacturers continue to miss a trick by not building an ultra thin monitor the size of a smartphone (or phablet) with build in battery rather than a bulky brick-like Sony NP block on the back of a chunky monitor. Now a solution might be at hand to turn your existing Android smartphone or tablet into an HDMI monitor and even recorder.
Without doubt my favourite camera series of the last 5 years has been the Panasonic GH range. But with the Sony A6300 on the horizon sporting a Super 35mm sensor with full 6K readout, is the future looking a bit shaky for Panasonic’s video wunderkind?
Panasonic now provide a smaller version of the VariCam S35 which is aimed squarely at the high end cinema market. The VariCam LT is Panasonic’s answer to the Alexa Mini and also competes with the Canon C300 Mark II and Sony F55 although at $18k for the body-only is a world away from the Sony FS7 pricing when it comes to the wider pro market for b-cameras and drones.
Sony have announced a huge step up in specs for their A6000 series with the latest model, the A6300. With a completely new sensor, the camera now does a 6K full pixel readout to produce ‘perfect’ oversampled 4K video. For $998 at B&H Photo & Video this is a superb bargain of a camera.
In this FAQ a number of sources fill in the blanks for the 1D X Mark II’s impressive video capabilities, especially Ebrahim (thanks) on the EOSHD Forum via his official Canon contacts. Why MJPEG and not H.264? What are the crop factors in 4K mode and 120fps slow-mo? Is Dual Pixel AF…
The Sony FS5 is a miniature version of the FS7 cinema camera and Sony’s competitor to the Canon C100 Mk II. It’s also one of the most capable slow-mo cameras, with a 10bit 4:2:2 internal codec at 240fps.
Not just vinyl for hipsters! The return of Ultra Panavision 70! Film is back with a vengeance with The Hateful Eight and Tarantino has a behind the scenes look for us
For his upcoming snowy western Tarantino unearthed special cameras and 1.25x anamorphic lenses at Panavision which hadn’t seen the light of day since 1965. The film was shot on 65mm film and will get a ‘Roadshow’ release on Christmas day in amazing 70mm.
SLR Magic Rangefinder footage – kiss goodbye to lens breathing AND Kowa anamorphic goes single focus
I have been out shooting with the SLR Magic Rangefinder. Key features: It completely takes over focus from any lens Solves lens breathing (reduces to such low level it isn’t noticeable) Adds cinema standard 240 degrees focus ring with FF gearing and hard stops Reduces minimum focus distance of all anamorphic lenses…