Here’s a quick guide to the things I’ve found useful with my 5D Mark III video shoots so far.
Akihabara News in Tokyo reports that the GH2 has uncompressed RAW video-out via HDMI.
Above: Anamorphic frame of Apocalypse Now in 2.35:1 HD on Blu Ray
Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now is to be released on Blu Ray in the original anamorphic format with which it was shot.
Shot with anamorphic lenses and transferred to 70mm for the theatrical release then came the heart breaking decision to severely crop the film for the standard 4:3 TV and video cassettes of the time, loosing 40% of the original careful framing and 40% of how the film was intended to look.
Footage from the iPhone 4’s HD video mode with Nikon AI lenses has been posted on Vimeo along with an iPhone app which enables new video mode functionality previously unavailable, and can offer manual focus & exposure.
Lots of rumours are hitting the net ahead of the expected ‘2 waves’ of announcements from Canon next month and in August. One of the cameras constantly mooted is a 60D.
But I see a problem with this and something profound has been missed.
EOSHD has been made aware of an innovative step in DSLR video by Sony.
UPDATE. Specs are now revealed:
1) A55 16MP 10FPS EVF-1.44M 1.1X magnification 95% AVCHD full HD
2) A33 14MP 7FPS EVF-1.44M 1.1X magnification 95% AVCHD full HD
According to new information obtained by Sony Alpha Rumors and given to EOSHD for analysis before publication, the new Sony Alpha HD cameras coming in September 2010 will have a light beam-splitting technology allowing phase detect AF at the same time as mirrorless live view and video recording.
Sony have always been innovative when it comes to live view, with the small-sensor-in-viewfinder technique on the previous Alphas.
I’ve rounded up some juicy quotes from Panasonic’s broadcast / pro division product manager which you may find interesting.
“This camera (the AF100) delivers an uncompressed HD output, if you want to by pass the AVCCAM codec, you may”
That’s good news to say the least. This means you can record uncompressed RAW 1080p on Nanoflash via HD-SDI. The biggest gains in HDSLR video is not going to be from incremental sensor improvements, but by a huge leap in image processing. How about aliasing? Does it line skip?