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25 ways the Sony A7S trumps the Canon 1D C

July 3, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

This began as a 10 point list. It grew… I am huge fan of the 1D C’s image but not the camera itself and especially not the price. The 1D C when it was introduced offered an absolutely lovely image and still does but now the playing field is rapidly changing. Exactly how does the Sony A7S compare on paper to the 1D C?

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Creative Filmmaking

Which 4K camera for the masses? GH4 vs Blackmagic Production Camera

February 8, 2014 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Already we have 2 affordable 4K interchangeable lens cinema cameras due and we’re only a month into 2014. Red Dalsa created the first 4K cinema cameras and these were first shot with on set in 2006 (The Dalsa Origin – Wikipedia) Since then the rate of progress needed to commercialise such powerful hardware and sell it to consumers for $2000 in the case of the GH4 and $4000 for the Blackmagic Production Camera has been relatively speedy. Quicker than the time taken for full frame DSLRs to break the $2000 price barrier. Red never did succeed in making an affordable

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5D Mark III raw video (Magic Lantern) versus KineRAW MINI for image quality

November 6, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

The €3199 KineRAW MINI is the latest affordable raw cinema camera to be released. Featuring a 4K Super 35mm sensor it is a rival to the Blackmagic Production Camera and an alternative to shooting raw on the 5D Mark III with Magic Lantern. It shoots 2K / 1080p Cinema DNG uncompressed raw internally. Having now spent more time with the camera for the full review (coming soon), I was curious to see how 5D Mark III raw video stacks up against a dedicated cinema camera with a sensor purpose built for video – not stills. With the help of a new

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Creative Filmmaking

The REAL difference between normal DSLR video and 5D Mark III raw video

October 25, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

To learn more about using raw video on the 5D Mark III, get your copy of the EOSHD 5D Mark III Raw Shooter’s Guide here What is the real advantage of installing Magic Lantern for raw video on your Canon DSLR, specifically the powerful full frame 5D Mark III? Is it possible to finally SHOW it? Yes it is. Here is the most in-depth comparison yet between the standard video mode and raw and why the image quality is worth your attention.

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Reviews

Kinefinity KineRaw S35 Hands-on Review

June 3, 2013 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Fancy grading yourself? Download my pack of original files from the 5D Mark III and KineRaw S35. The file contains selected Cinema DNG frames and CineForm RAW .Mov clips from both cameras. The Kinefinity KineRaw S35 is the most complete debut camera I’ve ever seen. Packed with features, it simply doesn’t feel like an S35 version 1.0.

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Latest News

5D Mark III or Blackmagic Cinema Camera?

August 26, 2012 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Check out the Blackmagic Cinema Camera versus 5D Mark III footage and blog post at EOSHD here With both cameras around the $3000 with a Canon lens mount, and the DSLR being such a popular choice for video, I thought I’d examine the reasons for buying one or the other. Which should you choose?