Canon link with Technicolor for new DSLR video features (UPDATED)

UPDATE: I have been in touch with Technicolor and they have clarified “The Technicolor CineStyle profile is going to built into current and future EOS DSLR cameras. We’re going to showcase the new log profile at NAB in the Canon space on a 5D Mark II.” Also it is a downloadable profile not a firmware update.

Canon and Technicolor have announced a new feature especially for video shooters: the CineStyle picture profile on Canon DSLRs, and it marks the beginning of a partnership between Canon and the Hollywood great comprising ‘a set of creative tools’. It will be unveiled at NAB.

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Russia’s answer to Cooke – LOMO Konvas cine primes

Lomo cinema primes were used on Konvas 35mm film cameras during the cold war and beyond, here EOSHD brings them into the digital filmmaking age.

LOMO cinema primes on eBay (make sure it is OCT-18 mount, not 19)

Get the necessary OCT18 lens to Micro 4/3rds adapter

Back when Russia was a technological force, the government had industrial and optical design down to a tee.

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Lowdown on the Sony F3’s 2K cinema sensor

It appears the Sony F3’s sensor has a few tricks up it’s sleeve relative to the cheaper AF100.

Sony Japan say their Super 35mm Exmor CMOS in the upcoming F3 is completely new and has pixels which are 4x the size of typical DSLR CMOS ones. Approximately 12 microns sized versus as little as 3 microns on APS-C DSLRs (according to Sony).

The Canon 5D Mark II has a much larger sensor but 22MP. That one works out at 6.4 microns, so even against that beast the F3 comes out with twice the light capturing capabilities per pixel.

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London based cinematographer on anamorphic lenses

[SIZE=”5″>“As you know, it is only now because the digital format is sterile that you need the life put back in”[/SIZE]

The video above is from ‘Mirror’, a film by Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky shot with USSR Lomo anamorphic glass which is now winding up on eBay. Director Tarkovsky shot the original Solaris with anamorphic lenses and is up there as one of my favourite filmmakers of all time. He was an artist in the true uncompromising sense of the word – also probably the best cinematographer the world has ever seen. With the barest of sound track or dialogue you can feel so much purely through his imagery and his camera work.

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