Canon T2i 4K Hack – Is it real? UPDATE (No)

UPDATE

Though not yet 11pm EST on New Year’s Day, it appears the hack is a hoax. Nothing stacks up right now, according to Philip Bloom.┬áThis stuff about Canon offering the team $650,000 is nonsense. It’s bad that someone can abuse the trust of the community and string us along with some kind of fraud (the end-game of which we can only speculate as) but we shouldn’t loose too much sleep over it. Treat this one as a curious case of ‘too good to be true and we suspected as much from the start’, and let’s not read anything more into it than necessary and move on. That said, it will be interesting to get to the bottom of exactly what happened and find who is responsible so we can add them to some kind of global DSLR community ‘ignore list’.

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Glasnost – music video shot in Berlin with an iPhone torch

https://vimeo.com/17987299

In the last few weeks I’ve been locked away in a dark studio in Berlin working just on EOSHD.com, but I also found time with my resident music-producing mate to make this video, shot with the available lighting in the studio:

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Darren Aronofsky’s new film Black Swan shot on 7D, 1D Mk IV + 16mm

Read the full interview with Black Swan’s DP Matthew Libatique ASC with American Cinematography magazine here

If there was one filmmaker I’d always thought would end up shooting DSLRs it is Darren Aronofksy, one of the brightest filmmakers around, who shot The Wrestler and Requiem for a Dream in 16mm.

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Panasonic GH2 work-around enables HD video shooting with Lumix 3D lens

Important note: YouTube has 3D support but not in the above embed. You need to go to the YouTube page for the video here, and check the box for 3D. You will see a few options, compatible with different kinds of display.

Panasonic seem to be very good at hiding their best features.

First AF tracking was removed from the final production firmware, presumably to be fixed and added later (time constraints to meet the Christmas deadline). Now, it seems by simply covering the electronic contacts of the Lumix 3D lens with paper you can shoot with it in video mode, not just stills.

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