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Samsung NX1 with Sigma 35mm F1.4

November 26, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

The NX1 is now in stock at B&H for the first time In my first shoot with the NX1 I only had the rather cheap and cheerful kit zoom on the camera. That doesn’t go any faster than F3.5. I’ve since been ordering in some Canon / Nikon adapters and have found the Sigma ART lenses to be a perfect match for the Samsung NX1 in 4K. The video footage above was shot very quickly but it should give you an idea of just how superb the NX1’s 4K video really is. Fantastic detail, colour and overall feel.

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Grading the Sony A7S with S-LOG 2 and some EOSHD cinematic looks for download

July 20, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Only a few years ago S-LOG was a $3800 upgrade for the Sony CineAlta F3, itself a $15,000 camera. S-LOG made its debut on the Sony F35, a workhorse of Hollywood. Now Sony have put this on a $2500 consumer camera along with the best full frame sensor I have ever used for video. How good is it? Very!! I am sharing a pack of LUTs for the A7S which can be applied in Premiere, Resolve, etc. for an instant cinematic look to your A7S S-LOG 2 footage. Download Three LUTs are provided in the zip. Dynamic – for best

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A more realistic impression of the Sony A7S low light performance at ISO 12,800

June 13, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

All the high ISO footage from the Sony A7S so far have been highly compressed and streamed on YouTube. Here we have not one but two stages of very aggressive noise reduction being applied to the images. If you want to see it without the heavy compression removing all trace of noise, here’s a full resolution JPEG shot at ISO 12,800 from the camera courtesy of DCFever… You can download it below…

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How to avoid Blackmagic Production Camera 4K fixed pattern noise

May 25, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Above: my sample showing no fixed pattern noise in low light at ISO 400 on the Production Camera – it’s all about the grade Almost all Blackmagic Production Camera users have experienced fixed pattern noise – a banding effect or grain texture over the image – and they are quite upset at Blackmagic over the issue. But is the fixed pattern noise problem on the Blackmagic Production Camera a case of faulty cameras OR is it a limitation of the spec? This is a complex issue and every user seems to report something different. However in my own experience with the camera and

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Shooting 4K for 2K on the Panasonic GH4 plus my pre-review short film

May 16, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

My full review of the Panasonic GH4 (final retail unit) is coming next week. Until then I am enjoying Philip Bloom’s views on the camera here! A big thanks to B&H Photo & Video in the US for shipping internationally a GH4 unit with no recording limits, I got it before it was even available in Europe. Delivery took just 2 days! Impressed! Also thanks to Susanna, the star of my video above shot in Berlin.

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Panasonic GH4 – Slow-mo at 96fps and 4K rolling shutter test

April 14, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

All tests based on pre-production model Here we come to some areas which aren’t perfect on the GH4, but which nevertheless are both a step forward from the GH3. I like what Panasonic have started here with 96fps slow-mo. This is the first consumer camera to deviate from the video standard of 60p to give us a genuinely useful creative tool which sets the ball rolling for improvements in future models.

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Sony Alpha A6000 video mode makes huge improvement

April 2, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Sony A6000 with Zeiss 50mm F1.4 on Speed Booster Buy the new Sony A6000 on eBay Pre-order the new Sony A6000 for $648 at B&H The Sony A6000 is the best Sony consumer camera yet for video. A Nikon D5300 in a mirrorless body, with far more features, the image quality is closer to the FS700 in 1080p than to a NEX 7 or A5000. The pristine sharp EVF, a magnified focus assist which can be activated whilst recording (rare!), peaking, zebra, 16:9 screen and of course the mirrorless form factor. This is arguably the best current ‘cheap’ camera for video,

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Sony AX100 4K video camera – how much rolling shutter is too much?

March 24, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

The Sony AX100 takes the relatively large 1″ sensor from the RX10 and puts it in camcorder form factor with built in ND filter. However it appears that in reading out all the pixels on a 20MP sensor, Sony have created a skew-monster in rolling shutter teams. What’s remarkable about this video is that the panning and trains aren’t even moving very fast. This is some of the worst rolling shutter I’ve yet to see on any camera available on the market.

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Anamorphic sample footage shot with the SLR Magic Anamorphot – and which lenses go best with it?

December 9, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

(The anamorphic footage starts around 10 seconds in) The new SLR Magic Anamorphot 50 jointly developed with the help of EOSHD is here in it’s final non-prototype form and I’ve shot the above video with it (Sony FS100). This should give you an idea of how the flare moves around during a shot and the general anamorphic aesthetic you are able to get with the adapter. Also part of the fun of the adapter is that like the Iscorama it sings with certain lenses, which all have a different look. I’ve been trying it out with a bunch of them…