RED cameras absent from all Oscar cinematography and best picture nominees

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SetLife Magazine (a recommended follow on Facebook) has compiled technical specification slates showing us who shot on what when it comes to the big 2014 Oscar nominees.

Interestingly Arri cameras still sweep the board. There are also nods to the Cinema EOS cameras and even the GoPro, but the really surprising thing is not a single one of the films were shot on RED.

Read moreRED cameras absent from all Oscar cinematography and best picture nominees

Forum hot topics – Anamorphic, Metabones Speed Booster, raw GH3 footage and more

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A look at the new GoPro Hero 3 iPhone app – iPhone as wireless monitor and remote control

I recently picked up the Hero 3 Black Edition. It’s a great overall point-of-view camera not just a favourite of sports shooters. The size of a matchbox and it does 2.7K and 4K video all at a pretty high bitrate of around 45Mbit.

Since a couple of days ago (Dec 14th) it has a new firmware update and iPhone app which gives you smooth wireless 24fps monitoring on the iPhone so I thought I’d give it a try.

Read moreA look at the new GoPro Hero 3 iPhone app – iPhone as wireless monitor and remote control

Full 1080p high bitrate GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition footage now available for download

Download the video here (Vimeo Plus members only)

As well as having the coolest name for a camera ever conceived, this is a camera that kind of makes you wonder what the Japanese camera manufacturers have been up to all this time. Although the 720/120fps mode is shared by Panasonic, the GoPro team have smashed a number of barriers here in terms of 4K / 2.7K resolution and processing power in such a small camera, for a frankly unbelievable $400.

EOSHD takes a look at the new HERO3 camera.

Read moreFull 1080p high bitrate GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition footage now available for download