Sigma’s secret weapon – SD Quattro review, an incredible filmic 8K timelapse tool with infrared capabilities

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I’ve been shooting timelapses and infrared stills with the Sigma SD Quattro mirrorless camera.

Foveon is a future bayer slayer. Sigma could end up ruling the sensor market for high end cameras in 10 years.

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UPDATE: Sony A7R II in EXIF data? Full resolution 9440×6300 (59MP)

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On the EOSHD forum a second image, supposibly from the A7R II has been pointed out.

This one has full EXIF data and shows the camera model as A7R II, resolution 59MP and the lens used in this case is the 55mm F1.8 FE mount.

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Canon 5D Mark III raw video crop mode performance

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Crop mode is covered in my 106 page EOSHD 5D Mark III Raw Shooter’s Guide on 5D Mark III raw video here

Above – EOSHD “raw rig” above is comprised of the Lanparte BMCC cage with 5D Mark III and LanParte follow focus / carbon matte box from HDVideoShop

Slashcam and I set out to test the 5D Mark III’s crop mode as precisely as possible using a chart – it is possible thanks to 100% accurate framing in crop mode with the black & white Magic Lantern live-view preview mode. Further optimisations to the buffer handling by Alex at Magic Lantern aims to make higher resolutions such as 2560 x 960 at 98MB/s sustainable for longer or even continuous.

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RED Epic versus Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Part 2 – Resolution and conclusion

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Above: the Epic with anamorphic lens

In the second and final part of this mini-shootout with the Epic and Blackmagic Cinema Camera, we take a look at the resolution chart.

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Pixels to be superseded by vector technology in new video codec

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There’s just been some pretty startling research published by a university in the UK which could herald the biggest change to imaging since the switch from film to digital.

Indeed before it has even begun, 4K may become obsolete along with resolution itself – killed not by 8K or Super-Hi Vision but a completely different kind of technology. A vector based video codec has been developed at the University of Bath.

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Sony asks “is 4K worth it?” Their own research says…

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Sony have published a study into 4K in theaters. Called “Does 4K really make a difference?”. The advice is aimed at cinema companies upgrading to digital projection, who are faced with the choice of either 2K or 4K projection systems.

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Canon 5D Mark III without optical low pass filter – the verdict

I’ve shot a comparison in Berlin today between my modified 5D Mark III and the standard 5D Mark III.

The modified 5D Mark III is similar to the Nikon D800E in that the anti-aliasing filter has been removed. (Which is why the modified 5D Mark III is dubbed 5D3E in the video).

But is it any good?

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How I opened my 5D Mark III – and why you have to be crazy to do it

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First and foremost – a huge thank you to James Miller for the inspiration and guidance

Disclaimer: I accept no liability, nor can I recommend this risky operation on your camera unless you are totally insane!

Over Easter I disassembled my 5D Mark III. The aim is to remove the optical low pass filter that sits in front of the sensor block, a drastic operation pioneered by James Miller last week. Removing it increases resolution in video mode and makes for a sharper image with no digital sharpening in post required.

With results that good on offer, why do you need to be bonkers to try it? Read on to find out how the teardown went…

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