Video interview with EOSHD.com’s Andrew Reid

As mentioned in a recent blog I stopped by DCView‘s HQ here in Taiwan last week to share some thoughts on HDSLRs for people new to video.

This video interview is about the basics of using HDSLRs but I managed to fit in a bit about the Zacuto Z-Finder!

Very pleased with the way it turned out, it’s the first time I’ve done something like this but it wasn’t a disaster!

Thanks to Katrine, Ivan and Benson at DCView

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Philip Bloom operates 5D Mark II on George Lucas’ next film Red Tails

“indistinguishable” – Rick McCallum

In an interview with Cinema 5D at NAB, the Star Wars producer revealed that the Canon 5D Mark II was used for footage in Lucasfilm’s new movie Red Tails starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard and written by George Lucas. Philip Bloom was behind the B camera.

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HOT! Panasonic AG AF100 Micro 4/3rds interchangable lens pro camcorder – release date, late 2010 plus Sony prototype at NAB!

Amazingly the rumours were right once again, and somebody from NAB leaked the AF100 to 43rumors a day before the press release was due.

The implications here are enormous.

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Leica Summilux C cinema primes for the Panasonic AF100?

With the announcement of the AF100, Panasonic have got a jump on the professional video departments of other manufacturers, notably Sony and Canon. They also have a relationship with Leica.

Today I received news that new Micro 4/3rds cine lenses similar to the Summilux C range (housing by Band Pro, optical formulas by Leica) are going to form an integral part of the AF100 package.

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Put your AG-AF100 questions to Panasonic

(In the pic above, the 14-140mm lens seems to have some kind of adapter on the front of it – what is it?)

Here are some to start it off. I’ll be seeking to ask Panasonic and to get some answers!

The first interchangeable lens Micro 4/3rds camcorder is due to be released later this year and of course this is great news – so good to see Panasonic making intelligent use of their investment in the existing Micro 4/3rds technology.

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Anamorphic lens flare – with fishing wire!!

[vimeo]10784490[/vimeo] I like this clip shot in London for a number of reasons. It isn’t perfect by any means, but first of all it’s a great scene (from a great movie), second of all the acting is pretty convincing and thirdly the anamorphic lens flare is from fishing wire! That’s innovation on a budget. Sound comes from a Zoom H4N, also good – considering this little gadget costs just $400 / £250. Soon enough even Homeless Guy will be making HDSLR movies! Read more on Vimeo