The first episode of Zacuto’s Great HDSLR Shootout versus 35mm film aired yesterday. Here are my thoughts on all the first episode and all cameras involved. It is very exciting stuff. If you haven’t seen it yet I recommend you check it out before reading further. I won’t give away the plot in it’s entirety – rather talk about some things which stood out for me.
Samsung have apparently come up a global shutter design whereby two separate sensors work together with timed rows producing an electronic shutter that creates an image free of skew.
EOSHD.com today interviewed award winning film-maker Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures whose monumental effort on reality / fiction hybrid City of Lakes is turning heads in the film industry. Steve Weiss of Zacuto has been championing Kevin and for good reason – his use of HDSLRs, in particular the Canon 5D Mk II and 7D have taken the technology to new heights as you can see in the trailer for City of Lakes.
16:9 is very 2009. EOSHD.com recently came across a video (at the bottom of this page), which shows a Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic conversion lens on a Canon A1 camcorder. This is shot in 16:9 but converted to Cinemascope style 2:35 with the anamorphic lens. As you can see when you watch it, the shots look great and it looks sharp like Iscorama footage.
Here is EOSHD’s latest video, which was shot entirely on the GH1.
It tells a tale of 2 sides to an island in the Philippines. Two beaches, within 100m of each other.
The above film was shot entirely on a Panasonic GH1. The film is about the people who visit one of Taipei city’s oldest places of worship – Longshan Temple, to talk to God.