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0 Canon “exploring” 4K GH4 competitor

This is probably the most revealing interview I can remember with a Canon exec. Barney Britton and Rishi Sanyal at DPR have asked not just tough questions, but the right questions! Canon imply a small GH4-like 4K camera is “under consideration” and they want to satisfy demand from the news media industry.

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0 Interview with Panasonic – raw HDMI output may be coming to future GH4 firmware plus anamorphic aspect ratios in firmware V2.0

New firmware for the Panasonic adds higher vertical resolutions in various aspect ratios, making further use of the camera’s 4K video ability. For photographers also a brand new in-camera workflow is now available to extract high resolution stills from “4K Photo Mode”. For 4K video, resolution increases from 2160 lines in 16:9 for standard 4K to 2336 lines in 3:2, 2496 lines in 4:3 and an enormous 2880 lines in 1:1. By comparison…

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0 10 questions I’ll be asking Canon and Nikon at Photokina – join me and present yours

It is rare to see a less than positive review of a camera online today and rarer still to see tough questions asked of camera companies in interviews. At EOSHD I don’t agree the ‘yes man’ relationship does the camera companies any favours at all. Here are my 10 tough questions for Canon and Nikon at Photokina. I’ll be asking product managers in person exactly these on the day. Although these are…

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0 Filmmaking tips from J.J. Abrams – plus is he actually any good?

With the rise of J.J. Abrams, TV’s aristocracy has morphed into cinema’s with JJ Abrams to direct Star Wars Episode VII in the UK next year. J.J. Abrams comes from a family of TV industry figures, his father a TV producer and his mother an executive producer. His sister is a screenwriter. Now with a string of successful TV shows behind him, he’s had a string of hits at the box…

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0 Rarity – Kubrick on tape

An early self portrait of the young Stanley Kubrick, photographer – Image source: British Journal of Photography In a 77 minute interview recorded over chess between takes on 2001: A Space Odyssey in the mid 1960’s Kubrick describes selling his first photograph, his first short and making his first feature.

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0 Blackmagic Cinema Camera tips – ‘overexpose’ it for best results – and interview with John Brawley

Above: my Blackmagic Cinema camera with ReWo cage – a shootout with the Red Epic is coming soon BlackmagicUser.net recently did an interview with John Brawley, the cinematographer close to Blackmagic Design and main tester for the cinema camera. His experience exposing the camera goes along with what I am finding, that the Blackmagic Cinema Camera works best when you ‘expose to the right’.

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0 The new Leica M as a filmmaker’s tool – an interview with Leica’s Jesko von Oeynhausen

Leica revealed their new M series camera at Photokina 2012. It marks the first time video has been implemented on a Leica M, with a brand new full frame 35mm CMOS sensor developed in Europe by CMOSIS. EOSHD went along to interview Product Manager for the M-System Jesko Von Oeynhausen to find out what it means for filmmakers. Please note that the camera is at the moment a pre-production camera (firmware…

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0 Interview with Yoshiyuki Inoue, Senior Engineering Planner for the Panasonic GH3

Above: Inoue helped conceive the GH3 and was a mechanical designer on the well regarded Panasonic L1 (inset) For my hands on test of the Panasonic GH3 pre-production model read this! Yoshiyuki Inoue is the senior engineering planner at Panasonic. A mechanical designer on the Panasonic L1 back in the Four Thirds days, that camera is now fondly rememberd for a beautiful optical viewfinder, Leica M style build and cutting edge design.…

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0 Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty explains design process behind the cinema camera (higher frame rates may come later in firmware update)

When Ozzy common sense meets innovation… And a Vocas matte box Why is the Blackmagic Cinema Camera the way it is? It’s a long time since we saw such a creative camera with this much creative depth, rather than an another run of the mill industry tool that merely does a job. Grant Petty, CEO at Blackmagic Design explains…

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0 A chat with filmmaker Jeff Gibbs, Michael Moore’s producer on Bowling For Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11

A few days ago I spoke to Jeff Gibbs, a lifelong friend of Michael Moore, a composer, a producer and a filmmaker in his own right. Most significantly of all, Jeff is also an EOSHD reader!! So last week we had a long transatlantic chat on the phone about filmmaking, DSLRs, 4K and Jeff’s new film. Currently in the edit suite, this is a wry but thoughtful documentary called Planet of…

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0 Nikon say “we will make our stills cameras for videographers”

Above: Marketing ploy alert! RedRock Micro’s new ‘Nikon gold’ branded rig for shooting video on the D800 In an interview with the British Journal of Photography, Nikon are really talking sense. It has taken a few years! Let’s listen to what Nikon group marketing manager for the UK, Jeremy Gilbert has to say about the company’s direction with their DSLRs and video.

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0 Interview with Elle Schneider of Digital Bolex

I had the chance to interview Elle Schneider today of LA based Digital Bolex. Their D16 camera is a 16mm Bolex using existing off the shelf components and raw processing software developed in Canada. It shoots 12bit raw with no rolling shutter, although the sensor is much smaller and less sensitive than the one in the 5D Mark III.

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0 Nikon may add 4K video to future cameras (J1 sensor already capable)

Consumer 4K is on the way, it is now as inevitable as the first 1080p stickers were on your TVs and cameras of 5 years ago. In an interview with DPReview, Nikon’s Tetsuya Yamamoto says that the Nikon J1’s (Aptina produced) sensor is already capable of a 4K horizontal resolution in video mode (although he doesn’t reveal the vertical resolution which I suspect would be lower than 2K).

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0 Panasonic talk hacking, committed to video on cutting edge GH3

Above: Panasonic GH2 with Zacuto EVF and Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 (constant aperture) The GH2 is the only true hybrid video DSLR. Video on all other DSLRs is an add-on but on the GH2 it is a core feature. It is an approach Canon will eventually take with the 4K Cinema EOS DSLR in what is going to be a very exciting 2012 – hopefully it will have an EVF and…

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0 Canon – “mirrorless is our future” and video optimised lenses coming 2012

Canon will release a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera in 2012. Japanese website DCWatch has the first interview where Canon have spoken in detail about the development of the new system. There’s so much in this interview. But the translation is very rough. So take my interpretation as just that for now – an interpretation. Note: I have also corrected some grammar in the translated quotes for easy reading.

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8 Interview with me, help make a documentary, and GH2 firmware goodies

Please back Jared and get this film made! Even if you just want to buy the Fader ND or monitor – you will be supporting a great cause and a great filmmaker. Jared Abrams from Wide Open Camera asked to interview me recently and I was happy to chat about all things DLSR video. I’ve also decided to become a backer on his film The Board of Education which I really…

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17 GH3 to have emphasis on low light performance, new EVF technologies

Panasonic are in talks with Epson to provide cutting edge new display technology for the EVF in the GH3. The news comes from a recent interview with Panasonic’s Ichiro Kitao at the launch of the GF3. It was a change of tone from last year when Panasonic spoke of the GH2 as a niche camera. Now they say, it is a ‘flagship’ and ‘very important’.

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31 Panasonic talks G3, GH2 facts

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.

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0 Vitaliy Kiselev updates on GH2 ‘project Stalin’

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…

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1 EOSHD Interview with HOUSE Director of Photography Gale Tattersall

Check out Gale’s new HD DSLR workshops here – recommended by EOSHD House was one of the first major TV shows to catch onto what DSLRs are all about. DP Gale Tattersall shot an entire episode last year with Canon DSLRs and now he is passing his invaluable knowledge onto budding filmmakers with a new wave of workshops in the US, starting right now in February. The workshops are open…

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0 Nikon – “DSLR video is taking off massively”

Nikon have seen huge demand recently for their first 1080p DSLR, the D7000. In an interview with Imaging-Resource at CES, Nikon vice president David Lee says that he… “really believes a very important feature, and that when we came this past year with the full 1080p, those models have really taken off”.

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0 An interview with filmmaker Karen Abad

And so it begins Karen Abad (Website | Blog) is a talented filmmaker who has worked with Vimeo and lately Zacuto. Karen works with a huge variety of formats including 35mm and 16mm film, as well as DSLRs. Here Karen shares her thoughts on the creative process, cameras and her filmmaking experience so far.

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2 Shooting anamorphic 2.35:1 productions on the 5D Mark II, an interview with Holscope Productions

Earlier this year EOSHD has varying degrees of success with the Canon 5D Mark II and Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic adapter – variable between unusable and not very good. I found the adapter worked best on the Panasonic GH1, where I was able to achieve an extremely wide angle with it. Typically for an anamorphic however, it still did not work well with shallow depth of field at fast apertures or…

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0 Cinema EOS Featured Artist – Trey Vollmer

My name is Trey Vollmer and I’ve been pursuing filmmaking for three years now – I could not love it more! I also work as a full-time personal trainer here in Jacksonville, Florida. Believe it or not I have found that flexibility, strength and endurance play a key role in operating a camera. If I need a high angle I will get on top of a roof or climb a…

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1 EOSHD interviews filmmaker Nino Leitner (Philip Bloom’s intern on Red Tails)

Philip Bloom and Rick McCallum have been instrumental in using HDSLRs on the set of Lucasfilm movie Red Tails. For the recent green-screen shoot at a Prague sound-stage Philip invited two up-and-coming young filmmakers, Nino Leitner and Sebastian Wiegärtner to shoot with him. EOSHD caught up with Nino a few days after the shoot to ask him about all things DSLR video related and to find out what he gets…

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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 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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0 Exclusive Interview with Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures, City of Lakes

http://www.vimeo.com/9856236 EOSHD.com today interviewed award winning film-maker Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures whose monumental effort on reality / fiction hybrid City of Lakes is turning heads in the film industry. Steve Weiss of Zacuto has been championing Kevin and for good reason – his use of HDSLRs, in particular the Canon 5D Mk II and 7D have taken the technology to new heights as you can see in the trailer for…