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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Final Zacuto Shootout airs!


Watch the shoot out on Zacuto.com here

This, the final part of Zacuto’s HDSLR versus 35mm film web series has a number of eye-openers.

If you haven’t seen it already don’t read any further!

I’m going to go into quite a bit of detail on what I think is the conclusion, for me anyway, of this shootout.

So, spoilers ahead…

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Copyrighted music in HDSLR videos

Here is an example of a guy with a disgusting attitude towards creative people.

James B. Venice

[SIZE=”5″>”[/SIZE]You Zacuto guys might want to edit out the “**** *****” trailer at the end of your video. They are using a soundtrack from Steve Joblonsky without copyright permission.

Not cool. I would hate for all your hard work and “original” content to be ruined by the kids at *******.

I work for Reprise Records and we are contacting them now about the theft of his music. Please remove that section of your video or contact us at our media relations department at 818-840-2405.

Thanks for and take care.[SIZE=”5″>”[/SIZE]

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HDSLRs get competition from… a mobile phone?

Sample video (720 24p) on Vimeo / download the original file
Sample stills (12MP)

Meet the Nokia mobile which does 24p. Sounds like a joke doesn’t it?

Nokia’s N8 has a specially developed sensor which is the largest ever found in a mobile device, and larger than all but the highest end compacts like the Panasonic LX3.

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Video interview with EOSHD.com’s Andrew Reid

As mentioned in a recent blog I stopped by DCView‘s HQ here in Taiwan last week to share some thoughts on HDSLRs for people new to video.

This video interview is about the basics of using HDSLRs but I managed to fit in a bit about the Zacuto Z-Finder!

Very pleased with the way it turned out, it’s the first time I’ve done something like this but it wasn’t a disaster!

Thanks to Katrine, Ivan and Benson at DCView

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The death of full frame in video land?

As the Canon 5D Mark II and Nikon D3S show, full frame may be winning now – but do we really need it?

Rise of the compact High Sensitivity sensors

Recently I was comparing sample photos from the Canon G11 to the Panasonic GF1, I found that at ISO 3200 the G11 was almost matching the GF1 for resolution, detail, colour and noise simply through virtue of having a very sensitive imager and very intelligent noise control… from a sensor the size of a baby’s pinky finger.

Back in video land I rested easy… but then yesterday came episode 2 of the Great Zacuto Shootout (spoilers ahead)

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