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0 Light for free using natural light sources

Imagine if every photo was lit using a flash gun, well the same goes for cinematic scenes. Often some of the most interesting and varied light is already right in front of you. Not everything has to be studio light rig based. I don’t think of ‘lighting a scene’ as always directly controlled, often it is wild. Lighting you can control is only half of the cinematographer’s job and so…

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1 Superb affordable GH2 tactical shooting rig!

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…

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0 Computar 12mm F1.3 with full sensor coverage on the GH2 and AF100

Above, shot with the actual 12.5mm F1.3 prime lens Image credit Y.B. Hudson III Stanley Kubrick often used to like shooting with an 18mm lens for his trademark wide angle style, with S35mm film. The 18 is roughly 24mm in 35mm photography terms. A more recent example is the Canon 24mm F1.4L on a 5D Mark II used to such great effect in Undercity (below). It is this kind of…

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0 How good is the cheap Hong Kong Fader ND?

View – With / without – view the full 1080p grabs at Flickr Buy – View current Fader NDs on eBay, shipping internationally Thanks to a request from a friend Alex Kanakis I’ve decided to revisit the Fader ND by Light Craft Workshop / HL Optics, the much cheaper Hong Kong alternative to the Singh Ray Vari-ND filter (view at B&H Photo Video here)

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0 Century Optics anamorphic viewfinder hood for DSLRs

Buy on eBay from London based Cinematographer, big version (ex-BBC stock) A few months back I said to Steve Weiss in an email, come up with an anamorphic version of the Z-Finder so we could have a true 2.35:1 screen in our eye while shooting. Well it turns out there is already such a product and it was made by Century for the BBC. Zacuto and others are not yet…

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0 400mm F1.8 on the Panasonic AF100 and GHx

What’s the longest and fastest AF100 lens? <a target=”_self” href=”http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&#038;pub=5574929666&#038;toolid=10001&#038;campid=5336727214&#038;customid=&#038;icep_item=110608685112&#038;ipn=psmain&#038;icep_vectorid=229466&#038;kwid=902099&#038;mtid=824&#038;kw=lg”>Canon 200mm F1.8 FD L lens on eBay</a><img style=”text-decoration:none;border:0;padding:0;margin:0;” src=”[CACHEBUSTER]”>

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1 Optex 2.35:1 anamorphic shooting with the GH1 in Germany

Photokina in Cologne sits beside the river Rhine and close to one of the city’s most striking features. Destroyed in the Second World War as Cologne was flattened by bombing raids, the huge steel bridge was rebuilt after the war and carries pedestrians and trains over the Rhine into Cologne’s main station, situated next to the Dom – a spectacular gothic cathedral which survived the fighting – just.

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0 Where is the 35mm full frame 2 megapixel DSLR?

Canon have a trick up their sleeve, but so far we have no sign of it coming out. If released, this video DSLR would have 6x the low light performance of even the Nikon D3S and twice as much resolution as the 5D Mark II in video mode. Read on to find out how this is possible… The first generation of full HD capable DSLRs – Canon 5D Mark II,…

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0 The Urban Guitarist – Philip Bloom Challenge 2

Rather than getting bogged down over which DSLR has the best microphone socket and lug straps, and then discussing it for 7 days on a 500 page thread, some take the approach that I too prefer. Get your arse outside. Shoot something. Preferably not your arse!

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1 Cinema EOS – The Glance

Here is a short video inspired by Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann. I was dissatisfied with the first edit of Shadow Glance last year so have re-done it. This is a mixture of old 5D Mark II 30p footage and Panasonic GH1 24p footage and I like the re-edit much more now.

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0 Canon C-Mount TV lenses – A tale of Panasonic GH1 junk store bargains!

I recently walked into an old junk store in Manchester (UK) and they had a bundle of CCTV equipment on a shelf. They also had some old c-mount TV lenses from Canon, two identical zooms. Usually zoom c-mount lenses vignette on the Panasonic GH1 and this does too – but remarkably, much more of the frame is covered than usual. What you see here are some actual full-frame GH1 shots…

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0 UPDATED – Philip Bloom’s London Meet – Blog and a *Koyaanisqatsi* inspired short!

Updated Philip Bloom London meet video now with PHILIP GLASS – ‘RESOURCE’ from the KOYAANISQATSI sound track. Here is a recut version of my London video shot around Philip Bloom’s meet up over the weekend. Due to a bit of a fuss kicked up by a record label (check out my low-down on the Wendy Carlos copyright issues here) I have had to change the sound track away from A…

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0 Philip Bloom’s London Meet – Blog and a Kubrick inspired short!

Last weekend I met the man himself Philip Bloom with which it all began and whom was first to shoot really exciting footage with a DSLR and get the word out. Without his contribution to the DSLR video scene since, would EOSHD.com have existed or been the same? In London I found that the meet up was incredibly enjoyable – great to get to meet lots of like minded people…

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0 Panasonic push 3D lens onto GH1 / future GH2 owners

2D is dead long live 2D pop-up-book-o-vision. Panasonic have announced in Japan that they’re developing a pancake proportioned 3D lens for the Micro 4/3rds system, which will be compatible with existing cameras like the GH1 with a firmware update. Presumably the GH2 will be compatible out of the box. Tokyo based Akihabara News was at the press conference and have more images of a frankly laughable prototype, which has the…

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0 Vitaliy Kiselev moving closer to GH1 live HDMI output?

‘Tester13’ has identified the sensor modes and parameters related to the HDMI output of the GH1 with an aim to enable live output for monitoring simultaneously while recording, or even uncompressed HD signal for recording footage on an external device (such as Nanonflash, above).

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1 Isco Centavision Part 3 – Frontline Sanctuary

Here is my footage shot with the Isco Centavision anamorphic lens (link for iPad) When I first used a 2.35:1 anamorphic conversion lens on the GH1 I thought 16:9 was dead. It looks more cinematic, without doubt. Anamorphic lenses are cinema on a stick.

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0 Buyer’s Guide – Canon 5D Mark II or Panasonic GH1?

One of the biggest ownership dilemmas I ever had was between these two cameras. I loved the silky smooth shallow depth of field image from the 5D Mark II and the fun factor of the very usable Panasonic GH1. The low light performance of the 5D Mark II was completely absent of banding and colours looked incredible on a big screen. The GH1 had a significant cost and handling advantage…

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0 The Obvious Question – and why there is NO conspiracy at Panasonic

Above: Ichiro Kitao, product planner for Panasonic Lumix. Panasonic did a fantastic job on the GH1’s hardware, and it’s software is an impeccable creation, with really easy to use functionality. Now Tester13’s software PTools allows us to change a limited set of variables in the GH1’s firmware. It doesn’t recode anything complicated, create any new functionality or restructure anything. It’s simply doing this:

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0 50Mbit 1080p MJPEG on the Panasonic GH1

The results are finally in and EOSHD.com has found settings that give you the best possible quality from your GH1. There will also be improvements and updates still to come. Please read on! The GH1 can now do 50Mbit 1080p MJPEG and the quality is astounding. It isn’t quite 100% robust yet, certain types of shot can halt recording. But it’s very usable as you can see from the video…

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2 Exclusive Interview with Robert McLachlan ASC / CSC – Part 2

Robert McLachlan ASC,CSC is a leading director of photography, whom’s work includes The Golden Compass, the Final Destination franchise and network TV show Human Target – www.fox.com/humantarget – on which he used the Panasonic GH1 HDSLR. I’m really pleased to bring you part 2 of my interview with Rob where we talk Human Target, Hollywood, HDSLR cameras and cinema.

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1 Exclusive interview with cinematographer Rob McLachlan ASC/CSC – Part 1

EOSHD has in the last few days been talking to Human Target and Final Destination Director of Photography Rob McLachlan about the Panasonic GH1 and HDSLR shooting. Robert McLachlan ASC,CSC is a leading cinematographer based in Vancouver. Rob shot 1st unit on Final Destination, Dragonball Evolution and Fox’s network TV show Human Target. McLachlan has also completed technically ambitious 2nd unit cinematography work on The Golden Compass and additional photography…

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0 HDSLR Wiki Launches

EOSHD.com presents the HDSLR Wiki – an invaluable resource for the creative HDSLR video shooter or the professional cinematographer!* EOSHD today introduces a new feature of the site, one which I hope shooters will find helpful in days to come (especially those new to video on HDSLRs). The HDSLR Wiki at wiki.eoshd.com

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0 Cinerama Part I – Going 3:1 anamorphic with the Isco CentaVision

A few months ago on EOSHD I did a series of articles on the Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic lens. Since then it’s strangely disappeared from eBay. Who snapped them all up? Was it you? There must be a lot of people out there without one too! It’s a great lens, gives footage bags of cinematic feel, and I absolutely love it. Yet still, the LA7200 cannot quite compete with the expensive…

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0 Inside the Panasonic GH1

Progress continues on the new GH1 custom firmware by Vitaliy K or ‘tester13’ as he’s know in the community. The developer has succeeded in enabling native 24p 1080p recording to the SD card. However the native 24p files cannot be played back on the camera yet. Previously the GH1 recorded 24p 1080p in a 60i stream, which needed pulldown and reverse telecline to get the native 24p stream back out…

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0 For a Minute Then I Lost Myself – GH1 Short

Full screen it here – http://www.vimeo.com/11349060 On location in – Hong Kong Music by – Radiohead, Karma Police Equipment – Panasonic GH1, anamorphic LA7200 adapter + 10-22mm EF Canon, Super Comat F1.9 c-mount, kit lens (14-140mm), Zeiss 85MM F1.4, Canon 35mm F2 SSC FD Check out the Wiki on Radiohead’s song for a good read. This is one of my favourite songs of all time. Look… I’d like nothing better…

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0 New Panasonic lens adapter in development

Every wondered how the Sony Alpha series delivers a live view image from a very small sensor in the viewfinder housing without cropping, mimicking the field of view of the main CMOS, while enabling super fast phase detect AF at the same time? (Deep breath). Well, it seems Panasonic did wonder this, and plan to bring such innovations to a range of lenses previously not fully compatible with mirror-less bodies.…

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0 Panasonic AF100 features uncompressed RAW video

I’ve rounded up some juicy quotes from Panasonic’s broadcast / pro division product manager which you may find interesting. “This camera (the AF100) delivers an uncompressed HD output, if you want to by pass the AVCCAM codec, you may” That’s good news to say the least. This means you can record uncompressed RAW 1080p on Nanoflash via HD-SDI. The biggest gains in HDSLR video is not going to be from…

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0 Video interview with EOSHD.com’s Andrew Reid

As mentioned in a recent blog I stopped by DCView’s HQ here in Taiwan last week to share some thoughts on HDSLRs for people new to video. This video interview is about the basics of using HDSLRs but I managed to fit in a bit about the Zacuto Z-Finder! Very pleased with the way it turned out, it’s the first time I’ve done something like this but it wasn’t a…

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0 Put your AG-AF100 questions to Panasonic

(In the pic above, the 14-140mm lens seems to have some kind of adapter on the front of it – what is it?) Here are some to start it off. I’ll be seeking to ask Panasonic and to get some answers! The first interchangeable lens Micro 4/3rds camcorder is due to be released later this year and of course this is great news – so good to see Panasonic making…

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1 The death of full frame in video land?

As the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D3S show, full frame may be winning now – but do we really need it? Rise of the compact High Sensitivity sensors Recently I was comparing sample photos from the Canon G11 to the Panasonic GF1, I found that at ISO 3200 the G11 was almost matching the GF1 for resolution, detail, colour and noise simply through virtue of having a very…

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0 Anamorphic Widescreen – Panasonic GH1 with LA7200 Lens – Part 1

Read part 2 here Here at EOSHD I am a bit fan of widescreen cinema. When I shoot, I think of the greats of cinema like Hitchcock and Kubrick, and I not only find it fun to try and get the best out of the GH1 – but to get something unique. The look and feel of super-wide screen shooting with anamorphic lenses is unique, and very very cinematic. At…

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