James Cameron looking to eliminate 24p in 4 years and post production in 15

James Cameron has given us a startling glimpse of filmmaking’s future. In an interview with Fora.tv via movie blog Slashfilm, the filmmaker offers his notion of cinema’s future – and the good news is that the wheels are already turning. Work is underway already with an elite team at Cameron HQ.

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The anamorphic miracle filter

Pictured: Unique-in-the-world (factory custom job) Iscorama with aspherical elements from a Leica Sumicron.
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Buy: 72mm Tokina +0.4 Diopter on eBay from a London based cinematographer

Diopters or achromats dramatically improve the sharpness and minimum focus distance of anamorphic lenses.

A Tokina double element diopter has transformed my Isco Centavision anamorphic to the point where it rivals the Iscorama 36 for sharpness. It has halved the minimum focus distance of the lens from 2 metres to 1.

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EOSHD.com stat attack – DSLR shooter hot spots revealed

I’ve been keeping tabs on where the biggest interest in DSLR video is coming from via my Google Analytics. Last time I did this in April it was not a great surprise to see LA and NY at the top. Here is the new stat attack. In 1 month period between 10th September and 10th October EOSHD.com had 171,685 visits and 300,407 page views. The unique audience is around 86,000 people a month so it’s good to see a following that size. So first off I just want to say a big thank you. The DSLR revolution is getting stronger and stronger.

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Lomo cinema anamorphic primes (Konvas OCT18) – Part 1

Some say Tarkovsky shot with them. Some say that even rubbish DPs can look cool with a pair. Some say a German lens company named Hawk stole the guy who designed them. All I know is – they’re Russian anamorphic lenses from the 1970’s.

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24Mbit AVCHD versus 100Mbit AVCHD-Intra on the Panasonic AF100 by Crews.tv

Crews.tv have offered up full resolution frame grabs of the unfinished AF100’s compressed 24Mbit AVCHD codec against 100Mbit AVC-Intra (the latter via the camera’s HD-SDI output). With Philip Bloom generating some excitement over the over-cranked 60p capability along with what I expect will be some knock out footage shot in London anticipation over the camera is high and it’s not even finished yet!

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Video interview with Shane Hurlbut, ASC and 5 reasons why DSLRs are here to stay

Dailey Pike has just shot a interview with cinematographer and DSLR shooter (he also does a few Hollywood films like Terminator Salvation on the side) Shane Hurlbut.

Check out Shane’s latest blog here, about the Kessler Crane CineSlider

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