Philips release 2.39:1 anamorphic TV with 2560x1080p resolution

Here at EOSHD I am a big fan of anamorphic footage, I believe true cinema aspect ratios are the future and that 16:9 is a half way house. Rob McLachlan agrees. As a cinematographer he fought for a wider TV standard, but the industry settled on 16:9.

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Canon plot their next move in the DSLR video revolution

What do senior Canon product planners think of DSLR video?

EOSHD.com has rounded up a ‘state of the union’ collection of the latest Canon quotes, from the people who make big decisions. These guys decide company strategy and channel customer requests from key markets like the USA to Research & Development back in Japan. Like a true democracy, Canon say that what happens next will depend on what customers ask for.

And it seems most want the DSLR video revolution to keep on going.

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Canon EF USM 85MM F1.8 lens tops new DXOMark lens rankings

Above: a Canon 85MM F1.8 sample on Flickr: [url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/gerbren/3764379755/

DXOMark have begun doing for lenses the great work they did with camera sensors. That is to say comprehensive scientific rankings of outright performance plus (deep breath!) a break-down of results into more detailed areas, and that, erm, makes for some fascinating discoveries.

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New high bit-rates improve the GH1’s low light performance

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The new 44MBIT AVCHD is amazing in low light. It holds onto so much more detail at ISO 1600.

The GH1 needs careful handling and a great lens to perform at ISO 1600. You need to expose well, maybe a little over.

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Buyer’s Guide – Canon 5D Mark II or Panasonic GH1?

One of the biggest ownership dilemmas I ever had was between these two cameras. I loved the silky smooth shallow depth of field image from the 5D Mark II and the fun factor of the very usable Panasonic GH1. The low light performance of the 5D Mark II was completely absent of banding and colours looked incredible on a big screen. The GH1 had a significant cost and handling advantage plus some ‘interesting’ lens options. Hours spent hunting down old Canon FD lenses and C-Mounts!

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