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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Exclusive Interview with Robert McLachlan ASC / CSC – Part 2

Robert McLachlan ASC,CSC is a leading director of photography, whom’s work includes The Golden Compass, the Final Destination franchise and network TV show Human Target – www.fox.com/humantarget – on which he used the Panasonic GH1 HDSLR.

I’m really pleased to bring you part 2 of my interview with Rob where we talk Human Target, Hollywood, HDSLR cameras and cinema.

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Cinerama Part I – Going 3:1 anamorphic with the Isco CentaVision

A few months ago on EOSHD I did a series of articles on the Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic lens. Since then it’s strangely disappeared from eBay. Who snapped them all up? Was it you? There must be a lot of people out there without one too!

It’s a great lens, gives footage bags of cinematic feel, and I absolutely love it.

Yet still, the LA7200 cannot quite compete with the expensive Iscorama in situations where you want a moderately telephoto shot, shallow depth of field, or ultimate low light performance. With the LA7200 you are limited to around F4, but with the Iscorama you can get down to F1.4 and still have a sharp image, with plenty of depth of field. You can also put an Iscorama on the end of a 85mm lens and it will perform great with both the GH1 and 5D Mark II. The LA7200 is limited to beautiful wide shots on the GH1 – it doesn’t do 85mm especially not on the 5D Mark II.

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Anamorphic Widescreen – Panasonic GH1 with LA7200 Lens – Part 1

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Here at EOSHD I am a bit fan of widescreen cinema. When I shoot, I think of the greats of cinema like Hitchcock and Kubrick, and I not only find it fun to try and get the best out of the GH1 – but to get something unique. The look and feel of super-wide screen shooting with anamorphic lenses is unique, and very very cinematic.
At the moment, normal 16:9 widescreen is ubiquitous and everybody is doing it. So get ready to step away from the crowd and let’s investigate proper cinema widescreen with some real life shooting!

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