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.
My friends Sally and Ben got married Pagan style last week in Derbyshire, England. This was originally going to be my Warp Stabiliser project, all shot handheld (via the GH2’s built in EVF) with one lens (Voigtlander 25mm F0.95).
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…
In a new interview with Photography Blog, Panasonic talk G series. The new $699 G3 kit will be released this summer and features the much needed aluminium body. Would like to see this on the GH3.
I am using a Canon 600D in this article – for 600D you can substitute 7D, 60D or 550D – they have the same image. Download the new and updated (MGA Apple Color and LUT Buddy compatible) colour correction LUT s-curve from Technicolor
This is an ingenious manipulation of the Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic adapter, on the Canon 5D Mark II. The LA7200 works well at wide angles, especially on crop sensor cameras but at fast apertures, with close focus and on full frame DSLRs like the 5D Mark II it isn’t really usable since it isn’t a focussing anamorphic like the Iscorama and you get a blurry image.
If you are thinking of buying an Atomos Ninja for your GH2, it is probably best to wait for the hack. A few weeks ago I ended up researching how to extract 24p from Sony FS100 footage delivered via a 60i signal to an Atomos Ninja for Philip Bloom and came across some information about the GH2’s HDMI output which I wasn’t aware of previously.
Cinestyle has transformed my Canon DSLR and footage looks so cinematic with it. The key to good looking CineStyle footage on Canon DSLRs is a LUT curve. Here is a guide on how to do all that, with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere CS5.
We told them but they didn’t listen! The D5100 has all the same live view problems as the D7000, one bug has even been around since the D300 and they haven’t fixed it. The D7000 meanwhile just had a firmware update, which doesn’t fix anything.
So I’m continuing to explore Berlin, it is a fascinating place. Along the River Spree is an old abandoned theme park. Shuttered in 2002 after going bankrupt, the owners fled to Peru and were later arrested for drug smuggling.
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.
NAB 2011 is almost over for another year. It’s a big promotional event and of course a fantastic social gathering. A common theme of the DSLR scene at the moment is “we’re bored of gear lets see some really creative work”.
Ah – another DSLR short set to music with a product title in the byline! Must be awful, say the Real Filmmakers. However, hopefully you will also see revealed something about the GH2 and Nokton F0.95 combo!
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.
Now we know much more about the Sony F65’s sensor. The design of the new 8K CMOS sensor in the leading edge Sony CineAlta F65 takes technology first developed for consumer camcorder hardware.
I don’t usually write about higher end cameras on EOSHD because this site is for aspiring filmmakers and always will be, but I am tech addict and I love it when barriers are broken in the field of engineering. The Sony CineAlta F65 is one such camera.
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).
J G Harding is a singer-songwriter, filmmaker and editor of the Video Media section of British print magazine Sound on Sound. He recently made a DSLR video for The Heartbreaks, using only himself, the band and a Canon 550D.
My articles on camera gear get more hits than the ones on creative filmmaking. Creativity is a very personal and subjective thing. It’s easier for people to quantify gear, to quantify what makes a great image and what doesn’t…
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…
Who can be bothered with ND filters? The attraction of a DSLR video is that you don’t need a crew of 10 and a crane to shoot stunning movies with one – it’s all about unburdening ourselves from carrying around tons of gear.
A few people are telling me that Panasonic plan to show a mock up of the AF100’s successor at NAB. The model number has been set, and will be revealed along with the main specs. UPDATE – the product is not necessarily a replacement for the AF100, but Panasonic will definitely be showing a prototype new camera.
I am very impressed with the Sony FS100. The DSLRs have had their first proper kick up the arse today, and they deserve it. Not since the 5D Mark II was released at the end of 2008 have we had any meaningful steps forward.
A CMOS sensor destined for consumer A/V has been released – featuring a global shutter. The sensor is destined to be used in high end consumer video cameras, sports cameras (the company supplies on-board cameras for F1 cars) and industrial cameras where a perfect image with no distortion, and high frame rates are necessities.
Andrew Pegram is my friend here in Berlin, an audio producer, musician and recording artist. He’s currently working on a album of electronic music and likes to put the life back into ‘perfect’ digital audio.
I shot this last week around the Converge festival whilst in London. It was done in 3 hour sessions on two evenings with the Panasonic GH2. The story is written by one of the students, Maria (below).
For full samples by Seb Farges taken on the GH2 click here The Pentax 6mm F1.2 c-mount lens is the cheapest fast wide lens for DSLR filmmaking currently available. To use it you will need to have a Panasonic GH2, and to enable 1080p Ex-Tele mode (commonly known as 1:1 crop mode). It gives a feel similar to 8mm or 16mm film on the GH2.