Live Q&A with Nikon reveals D4 video shortcomings

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(Above: new 1080p D4 footage shot in Germany – view full screen in 1080p mode – still looks pretty soft though)

Comprehensive technical information and preview of the Nikon D4 at ImagingResource, source of the Q&A

Nikon have answered in depth a huge range of video related questions for the new Nikon D4. EOSHD gives you the good, the bad and the ugly…

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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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Timelapse goes virtual with Camera Projection

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/34698590[/vimeo]

I came across this today which is really quite incredible. It is made by Patryk Kizny of DitoGear who create timelapse sliders with inspiration from Greg Downing at XREZ Studio (they developed the interactive GigaPixel panoramas).

From a static timelapse shot a virtual camera movement can be created, which means the camera can move on a virtual path and the timelapse footage is used to texture a 3D model of the scene.

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Nikon J1 – 16mm interchangeable lens movie camera?

EOSHD takes a first look at the Nikon J1

If you are doing personal work as a lone artist the Nikon J1 might be of interest. Whilst many filmmakers quite reasonably would think of this thing as a toy, creatively it does have a purpose and there’s also some interesting technology in it.

The J1 is the first outing of Nikon’s extremely fast Expeed 3 chip (a beefed up version of this appears in the new Nikon D4!)

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Panasonic GH2 in Shanghai – Part 2

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/34535367[/vimeo]

This footage is using my Vanilla patch which is a steady 44Mbit for high reliability on the hacked Panasonic GH2.

The title of the video is from a disturbing Cultural Revolution era poster showing a Red Guard crushing a Buddha and book with a hammer. “Destroy The Old World, Forge The New World” is the heading.

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