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GH2 hack has now been released. For the latest click here (http://www.eoshd.com/content/tag/hack) If you are wondering where our GH2 hack is by now, you are not alone. Now Vitaliy Kiselev has updated us on what the next steps are to be.

Sam Morgan Moore has launched his Half Inch Rails S2 camera support. Watch the great summary above. The main reason I like DSLRs is because they’re small and flexible and it made no sense to me to see all these huge one-purpose rigs coming out recently that basically took your nimble digital cinema camera and turned into a heavy ENG camera in need of 3 pairs of hands just to pick…

Above Vitaliy appears on Spanish RTVE TV on ‘planned obsolesce’ built into consumer electronics. (Second man in, via a video link) Donate to the hack project here Russian programmer Vitaliy Kiselev has updated us via his own website on Project Lenin and Project Stalin. He has now achieved the required funding for Project Lenin, this involves un-hackable GH1 to be sent and decoded via a hardware dump of the firmware…

Sorry – out of stock This rig is awesome. The first of it’s kind made especially for the Panasonic GH2 and GH1, it has a trigger release to start and stop recording on a pistol grip so you never have to take your hand away. It is far more affordable than the usual DSLR rig as well despite being all aluminium and with the unique pistol grip being made in…

Right now a lot of DSLR reviews mislead on high ISO noise. For example most recent Nikon D5100 reviews have a range of cropped colour chart samples shot under bright studio lights at different ISOs. Surprise, ISO 3200 looks great. In real life it doesn’t!

Above: Tarkovsky shoots in the 70’s with the finest LOMO 35mm cinema optics. In 1972 the Russian master directed sci-fi classic Solaris using the very LOMO 35mm anamorphic lens which is the subject of this blog. It only took a year! Finally we can rack focus easily on an OCT18 LOMO anamorphic – with the original prime lens for maximum ‘sci-fi’ authenticity. One focus ring, with marks. Live anamorphic monitoring…

There is quite possibly just one company in the world giving 100% of its sales to support Japan right now. They are Hot Rod Cameras whose PL mount adapters were used on the set of Red Tails.

At the Vegas Supermeet, Apple today announced Final Cut Pro X, 64bit. It is an absolute revelation. With one click colour grading, Open CL and all new 64bit engine, no rendering, no transcoding, 4K support and able to take advantage of more than 4GB RAM for the first time, Final Cut Pro X has been rebuilt from a blank sheet of paper.

At the moment cinema purists around the world are getting out of their beds on the wrong side. Two prominent filmmakers are attempting to squash the gold standard of cinema and home displays are taking all sorts of unpleasant turns with high frame rates and 3D helping to shift sets in the way that high megapixels help the unwashed masses buy cameras.

An interesting precursor to a Canon Super35mm 4K cinema camera? Well, they have just announced the lenses for one. Canon have produced two new very high end PL mount cinema zooms for use with PL mount digital cinema cameras like the RED Epic, Arri Alexa and Sony F35. These are Über High End expensive professional movie making zooms.

UPDATE: I have been in touch with Technicolor and they have clarified “The Technicolor CineStyle profile is going to built into current and future EOS DSLR cameras. We’re going to showcase the new log profile at NAB in the Canon space on a 5D Mark II.” Also it is a downloadable profile not a firmware update. Canon and Technicolor have announced a new feature especially for video shooters: the CineStyle…

When the D5100 was leaked shortly before the official announcement which just occurred in Canada, the specs had video down at 30p. It now seems the new Nikon has a few significant features which we weren’t aware of from the leaked information. It does have a 24p ‘cinema mode’ The codec is ‘AVC-HD H.264’ – note the dash! Maximum recording time 20 minutes. A Nikon DSLR video mic has…

UPDATE: What are the ‘cine-style’ lenses Canon say they will exhibit at NAB? With just over a week to go until NAB 2011 and the start of a new financial year we can look forward to some new product releases. (Although NAB is not a consumer photography event like Photokina, there is a large DSLR video presence there).

Is the FS100 (and F3 even more so) worth such a lot of money now DSLRs are in the game? EOSHD believes that for some people, yes they are. But the elephant in the room is that they produce the same end result for the audience, the same product. This is going to be quite a controversial article so please bear in mind the disclaimer that whether any camera is…

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