Will Smith said recently that racism isn’t increasing – the difference is that it’s being photographed and filmed – brought out into the open. Now we realise just how much of it there is. If it wasn’t for the filming of George Floyd’s death it may never have come to light. I have not seen many camera websites speak up for George Floyd – but I do know of one which is apparently censoring a forum member’s photos of the protests.
One of the most popular forms of photography if you look at the number of pictures if not actually the number of photographers, is smart-phone photography.
I enjoy it myself and the camera on my phone is the feature I prize the most. However there’s a technology that intends to disrupt all that. It’s called ‘line of sight advertising’.
The Flare Factory 58 is modified lens by fellow British filmmaker Richard Gale, and a regular member of the EOSHD forum. A few weeks go Rich sent me one of the first of the lenses, a Flare Factory 58 (serial 004). Humorously branded Dog Schidt Optiks (the ‘n’ is silent), Rich is modifying Helios 44-M 58mm F2.0 lenses making versions with a unique character which can be customised on order. They are hand assembled and modified in England.
KineRAW tester Dan Hudgins has kindly updated us with new photos of the KineRAW S35 and downloadable raw CineForm clips on the EOSHD forum.
It is a pretty disgraceful state of affairs around raw support and new camera releases at the moment and heads need banging together in my opinion. However help is at hand from Adobe who have released the pre-release version of the new Lightroom 4.1 – and it is free.
UPDATE – vital video stats are:
Full HD is 30p for NTSC, 25p for PAL. 17Mbit AVCHD in full HD mode. No 720/60p, just 720p/30p.
As predicted first by EOSHD on Twitter last week thanks to a tip off from a jolly good source, the GF2 is having a launch party this week.
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?