New EOSHD Pro Color 3.0 and EOSHD Pro LOG comes to Sony cameras

Special offer: Pro Color 3.0 & Pro LOG Premium Bundle – just $37.99 ($49.99)

I am pleased to announce that a year after the original, there is a major update to EOSHD Pro Color for Sony cameras.

In addition to the new Pro Color 3.0 with additional profiles, I am launching EOSHD Pro LOG as well. This takes all the advantages of Pro Color into an easy to grade C-LOG-like profile for your Sony camera. Pro LOG also comes with 25 EOSHD Film LUTs for an instant cinematic grade in post.

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4K for $899 – a look at the Panasonic FZ1000

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In 2010 when EOSHD started and the 5D Mark II was all the rage, if anyone had predicted that 4 years later we’d be shooting 4K through a Leica 25-400mm lens for $899 I’d have told them to put their tin hat back on and return to planet lala to play with the moon bunnies. Alas here we are in 2014 shooting 4K through a Leica 25-400mm lens for $899.

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Official firmware update brings XAVC-S and 120fps to Sony RX10

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When I reviewed it earlier this year I found the RX10 to be an excellent shot getter – but it was also a shot loser as well due to the weak AVCHD implementation. Many of my images suffered from too much mud and a break-up of detail in certain situations. So this is very welcome news from Sony. The V2.0 RX10 firmware adds 50Mbit/s XAVC-S codec and just as excitingly 120fps for slow-mo, making the RX10 a very interesting creative prospect because of the very effective stabilisation, long lens range, built in ND filter and a sensor with a full pixel readout.

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Exclusive review – Sony RX10

Super 8 and Super 16 movie cameras took a free-roaming Henri-Cartier Bresson style to documentary filmmaking and “run & gun” for the first time (as early as the 1960’s). Cadid footage of JFK on the election trail. French New Wave cinema in the 80’s. The run & gun simplicity of Bolex Super 16mm cameras is timeless.

The Sony RX10 on paper is perfectly equipped to be a cinematic run & gun camera. The lens for example: a stunning Zeiss 8.5-73mm F2.8 (constant aperture) zoom, would be worth $10,000 on a 16mm cine camera.

But does the camera as a whole deliver a cinematic image?

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A look at the new video features of the new Sony A7, A7R and RX10

Sony A7 / A7R video mode

The full frame Sony A7 and A7R are disappointing for lacking 4K and a high bitrate codec (the time is now…), choosing to stay with 1080p and AVCHD from the last generation. However Sony have pushed on in other areas and are promising “pro-quality” video. Marketing speak or genuine breakthrough? Let’s take a closer look…

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