A look at the camera setup on Oliver Stone’s Vladimir Putin Interviews, with DP Anthony Dod Mantle

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Anthony Dod Mantle is a well known cinematographer, responsible for pioneering work with digital from the very beginning, with Danny Boyle (28 Days Later) and Lars Von Trier.

So why is he shooting with a 5D Mark II in 2017?

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Canon announces development of 8K Cinema EOS camera and 120MP DSLR

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Canon today issued an unusual development announcement for two upcoming cameras.

The first is a Cinema EOS C500 successor with 8K recording. The second is a 5DS style full frame DSLR featuring 120 megapixel resolution.

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Does Cinema EOS mark the end of high spec Canon DSLR video?

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The 5D Mark III

If Canon announced that they were withdrawing from the enthusiast stills camera market, you’d be surprised. It’s a pretty big market. But withdraw from the enthusiast video market they almost certainly have at the moment, whether they meant to do or not.

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This is the Sony FS7

The Sony FS7 is Sony’s next e-mount Super 35mm camera, shooting 4K XAVC. Thanks to the E-mount you can use Canon EF lenses on it and the Metabones Speed Booster for when a full frame look is required. It has a 180fps slow mo mode, with an ergonomic design much improved and closer to the Canon C300, with top handle, top mounted LCD and built in ND filter. It really looks like Sony are going after the C300 market with this and it’s arguably going to be a much more capable tool. I’m impressed!! The camera will be announced today (Friday) …

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Arri AMIRA priced to compete with Canon C500 – plus, the secret of Arri’s success

Arri AMIRA

Full information on the AMIRA can be seen at CVP

Looking at the Oscar nominations recently at EOSHD, with not a Red camera in sight, it’s clear Arri are a run-away success in the filmmaking industry. Now Arri are gunning for the Canon C300 and C500 with a camera which could seriously erode the market for Cinema EOS cameras at the high end of the broadcast and single-operator videographer market. The Amira’s pricing starts at 25,980 euros which puts it in the Sony F55 and Canon C500 range.

What’s the secret to Arri’s success?

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