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  1. I received this in a newsletter less than 24hrs ago:



    Since the release of version 7.1.3 it’s been possible to adjust and process a batch of Cinema DNG files through Capture One.


    The great news is that you can now use Capture One to color correct or “grade” these files in an application that makes sense to you as a photographer and that you are already familiar with.


    Additionally, using Capture One will open up the use for image quality tools not available in any current video editor. For example, bayer level noise reduction and significantly better highlight and shadow recovery.

    The corrected images can then be compiled as a master clip in your chosen video editor.

    Video cameras that are capable of recording in the Cinema DNG format simply capture individual frames as Cinema DNG files and store this as a sequence of images on the camera’s storage media. For example, a camera recording at 24 fps (frames per second) will write 24 Cinema DNG files for one second of footage.


    Which cameras support Cinema DNG?

    Cameras that support this format are abundant, as an example there are the products from Black Magic Design, including the relatively new Pocket Cinema Camera and the Magic Lantern adapted Canon DSLR’s.

    Now you can use Capture One for producing the creative look you want for your movies and leave the editing tasks to your chosen movie editing application.





    More information here



  2. Timelapse......hmmm. 


    I like the surreal aspect where the background is constant but there appears to be a tiny universe of activity taking place inside the glass.


    If the surface of the liquid were used as a type of projection screen, a distinct, but subtle, reflection.....like clouds moving or the motion reflected from an LCD might make it even more interesting.

  3. Here is shot I did of Lechmere T-Station in Cambridge, MA.  Not as sharp as i wanted because i had to shoot through dirty glass, but i got the exposure i wanted...thanks to RAW and Resolve. 

     Good detail in the foreground reflections. 


    Is that a person with a red pullover in the foreground (near the three puddles)?


    The car picking up the pedestrian doesn't have its headlights on (even after emerging from under the trainline)....hmmm...mysterious. The driver does, however, get full marks for their use of the indicator.


    I detect some dropped frames which may be a result of the streaming and full screen playback.


     I took a dozen shots of flowers blowing in the breeze. Suffice to say, It all turned out as garbage.


    Now I'm even more curious. Were they close-ups, macro or was the light just not right?


    At the end of the shoot, I took one shot of my dog, as a throwaway, and it ended up a keeper. 

     Your dog looks like a miniature lion.

  4. I'm still in the process of deciding which Cosina Voigtlander to buy, 17 or 25mm for use on the BMD Pocket Camera. I'd like to go with the 17mm; but in addition to that I also require a lens to be used combination with a Bolex 8/19/1.5x anamorphic. Would the 25mm fit the latter scenario?


    A present, I do not own any MFT lenses and would like to start my collection with something rather special.

  5. ...snip... this is my entry for a competition at a local tv channel. the shigascope with a takumar taking lens on a Nikon V1. 

    Nicely done and congrats!


     When cutting between a few of the shots where the 'talent' were positioned in front of the same background there was a visible 'jolt' (background shift); this may have been intentional; however, if you were to place a marker (usually a cross of tape) to indicate where you want the talent to stand, such 'jolts' could be avoided. The use of this technique is also applicable when dealing with moving subjects and predetermined focus pull.

  6. I have recently streamlined my anamorphic lens collection but intend to keep a Bolex-Anamorphot 8/19/1.5x. 


    I currently have a Tokina 0.4 diopter and would like to know if this would have applicable advantages when used with the Bolex-Anamorphot?


    The Tokina 0.4 is a gorgeous piece of glass and I am reluctant to part with it.


    I do intend to explore the matter further myself but was after some opinions in the meantime.....

  7. I was pleasantly surprised to find this documentary broadcast on SBS Television Australia.....at first I did not know anything about the production.....and then I found myself immersed in the content and Mark Cousins' presentation.......it runs for 15 hours :)


    In the unlikely event you've not heard about this extraordinary documentary here is a link to the trailer.



  8. I've just finished watching a documentary titled 'Side by Side' on ABC TV Australia and can highly recommend it for general viewing. There is much the new and current generation can learn from the way aspects of film making were accomplished in times past and up to the present date..... It contains fascinating insights and leaves one with a sense of responsibility as we move further along the timeline and into the future.


    Some initial information at link below:


  9.  Alas, I'm still looking for the perfect solution that allows me to get the rear element close, and clamped.

    Thumbs up on the Redstan clamp.


    The retaining ring threads onto the Bolex. The thumb screws on the outer ring lock the retaining ring in place and also facilitate precise orientation of the anamorphic.


    I've posted these images before........but seems relevant to post them again...







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