Campaign for Canon built-in iPad DSLR Follow Focus!


Above: who needs this rig when you have all the manual controls on your iPad?

At some point in the midst of the early DSLR revolution I had an idea about a wireless follow focus which controlled the AF servo motors of a lens in a slow and steady way. Since then a couple of iPad / iPhone apps have been developed which do just this, but they require the purchase of an expensive and bulky mechanical follow focus device anyway – and wireless receiver hardware – instead of communicating directly with the camera and lens.

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Sony releases raw footage from NEX-VG10 on Vimeo

You can download the 1920×1080 video on this page, it is over 1GB so grab it quick before it hits Vimeo’s limits

Shot in Bali. All present and correct apart from 24p isn’t it? Do Sony think cinema is dead? Arghhh…

The good news however is that to my eye there is a complete lack of the same kind of moire and aliasing which plagues the Sony NEX 5, and other video DSLRs like the Canon 5D Mark II. So it does seem Sony are throwing in a decent image processing engine designed around a video core instead of a photo core, and some proper encoding (60i nonsense aside). That’s more like it!

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