Google data shows HUGE decline of interest in Canon 5D series

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Google registered 75% less interest in the 5D Mark IV launch compared to the previous camera.

Overall, all search queries for the Canon range has fallen 50% since 2010. With that an other insights let’s take a deep look at the search giant’s traffic…

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A great in depth review of the Panasonic GH4 by Philip Bloom

Don’t fancy the GH4? Then the full frame Sony A7S is now in-stock at B&H Philip Bloom has his take on the Panasonic GH4 ready, the highlight for me is the footage – it simply looks superb. Great job on the grading as well. Reviewing cameras is a difficult business at the moment with so much choice, so many variables and so many different needs. However Mr Bloom does a good job in putting the strengths and weaknesses out there for your consideration. The final decision is up to you! Head over to Philip’s blog for the fully evolved review Meanwhile Steve Huff has …

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Shootout reveals Panasonic GH2 resolution at Canon C300 level

Mr Philip Bloom of Richmond has done a revealing comparison shot of the Canon C300 versus Panasonic GH2 with hack and Driftwood’s high bitrate patch. You can watch the test above but I recommend downloading the file (as a Vimeo Plus member) and watching it on TV for best quality.

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The fallacy of pixel peeping! Red Tails trailer partially shot by Philip Bloom on a Canon 5DMkII and 7D

Here’s our first glimpse of Red Tails in action, the Lucasfilm picture that Philip Bloom was a camera operator on with the Canon 7D and 5DMkII.

According to Philip Bloom on Twitter there are at least 5 shots in the trailer from a DSLR, and you just can’t really tell them apart from the Sony F35 CineAlta A-cam shots. Check out more BTS and photos here and download the HD version of the trailer here.

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Burnt Out – Philip Bloom ‘End is Nigh’ Challenge

I did some more filming at the abandoned Spreepark in Berlin last weekend. Usually the amusement park is closed and patrolled by security, but an event took place last week with bands, art and some of the old rides operational again. You can read about that at the Guardian here.

“After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the attraction was renamed the Spreepark and taken over by a colourful West German family – two members of whom were jailed after 181kg of cocaine was found hidden inside the base of the 1001 Nights Magic Carpet Ride.”

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Converge Festival 2011 blog

Converge came around for 2011 last week and it was interesting to see both from a creative filmmaker perspective, and from a business point of view where DSLR video is at and more importantly where it is heading. It was also great to finally meet Kevin Shahinian, and to catch up with other key people in the resistance like Philip Bloom, Joe Simon, Robin Schmidt and Sam Morgan Moore amongst others. Great to meet you all.

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