Canon 600D Technicolor CineStyle versus GH2 Cinema Mode

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I am using a Canon 600D in this article – for 600D you can substitute 7D, 60D or 550D – they have the same image.

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Turning the LA7200 into a focussing anamorphic on the Canon 5D Mk II

This is an ingenious manipulation of the Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic adapter, on the Canon 5D Mark II.

The LA7200 works well at wide angles, especially on crop sensor cameras but at fast apertures, with close focus and on full frame DSLRs like the 5D Mark II it isn’t really usable since it isn’t a focussing anamorphic like the Iscorama and you get a blurry image.

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How a purposeful bug prevents 24p external recording on GH2

If you are thinking of buying an Atomos Ninja for your GH2, it is probably best to wait for the hack.

A few weeks ago I ended up researching how to extract 24p from Sony FS100 footage delivered via a 60i signal to an Atomos Ninja for Philip Bloom and came across some information about the GH2’s HDMI output which I wasn’t aware of previously.

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Hands-on guide to Technicolor Cinestyle, LUT curves and Canon 600D

Cinestyle has transformed my Canon DSLR and footage looks so cinematic with it. The key to good looking CineStyle footage on Canon DSLRs is a LUT curve. Here is a guide on how to do all that, with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere CS5.

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Why you should never buy a Nikon D5100 or D7000 for shooting video

We told them but they didn’t listen! The D5100 has all the same live view problems as the D7000, one bug has even been around since the D300 and they haven’t fixed it. The D7000 meanwhile just had a firmware update, which doesn’t fix anything.

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One Last Ride – Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 goes anamorphic

So I’m continuing to explore Berlin, it is a fascinating place. Along the River Spree is an old abandoned theme park. Shuttered in 2002 after going bankrupt, the owners fled to Peru and were later arrested for drug smuggling.

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