UPDATE: James Miller removes optical low-pass filter from 5D Mark III for resolution increase / new footage

Update: James has had a full day’s shooting now with the modified 5D Mark III. Check out the footage above.

Warning: please wait for this to all shake out. Don’t hastily modify your 5D Mark III without the necessary technical knowledge and research. Opening the camera voids the warranty and risks irreparable damage.

James Miller has decided to open up his brand new Canon 5D Mark III, tear it down and remove the blurring anti-aliasing filter from in front of the sensor. It does seem like a particularly strong optical low pass filter on this camera, which produces very soft results in video mode.

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David Hockney and the Canon 5D Mark II – Exclusive interview with Ted Chau

David Hockney at his DSLR video bank

Above: artist David Hockney at his DSLR video bank

For his latest work David Hockney shot video with a rig of nine 5D Mark II DSLRs provided by his fine art printing solutions supplier Ted Chau.

The work is for Hockney’s new exhibition currently open at the Royal Academy in London. Similar to his photography and painting – the video piece is a large montage of 18 canvas-like video displays, showing DSLR footage shot by the artist in Yorkshire, England.

In this interview Ted Chau talks to EOSHD about the project and Hockney’s use of DSLRs.

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

Nikon video rig from Redrock

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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New Canon invite for NAB 2012 unveiling – ‘a technical briefing and dinner’

Canon NAB 2012 invite

First the Story Continues now the Next Evolution Is Here. This is an invite posted by HD Magazine for NAB 2012. In it Canon asks a select audience to attend dinner, where they will unveil details of a new camera – widely speculated to be their debut 4K cinema camera to compete with Red.

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My recommended picture style and settings for the 5D Mark III

5D Mark III Settings Vault

Get ‘Cinema Mark III’ by EOSHD in the 5D Mark III Settings Vault

I’ve created a section of the site for recommended 5D Mark III settings, including the all important picture profile settings that I personally shoot with. These are general purpose settings – the ones I use most often.

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Which to get as a low budget shooter – 5D Mark III or GH2?

Above: the Olympus 12mm F2 in action on the GH2

Here’s a gear guide along with a round-up of footage for low budget shooters. There’s a big difference in price between the very capable Panasonic GH2 and the new 5D Mark III. One is $800 new and the other $3500. All the discussion so far has been about the camera – is it worth $3500? Well unless you’re going to drill a hole in your lens cap and do pinhole photography, it all comes down to the price of lenses not the body.

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Will Canon launch EOS Movie line as well as 4K Cinema EOS at NAB 2012?

Sony FS100 rig

NAB 2012 is a few weeks away. Nobody can be sure what is going to come out of it. May be a lot, maybe not. But one thing is for sure, if you look at the market right now – Canon have a hole to fill. Where is their Sony FS100 competitor?

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