This is production footage Tom Lowe shot over the summer for his debut film, "TimeScapes," a modern portrait of the American Southwest, using Canon and Red MX cameras. Follow the film's production here.
To say that the 5D is getting red carpet treatment in Hollywood might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it was being used at the Oscars build up. Not quite sure about using it for a piece to camera, but thanks to CampusMovieFest for tweeting this picture.
But the big story for the FCP community was The Social Network getting an Oscar for Best Editing. More after the break.
As was mentioned on our Forum, April the first is probably not the best day to announce a new product! Red Giant aren't fooling with BulletProof, a new app that aims to bridge 'the gap between camera and editor.'
This 17 minute chat from MacVideo with Rodney Charters proved to be some thoughtful viewing over our morning tea. Lessons to be learnt for shooters and editors.
A fifteen minute presentation on the future of photography from Ron Brinkman, the guy who designed the interface for Shake. We enjoyed it a lot.
Shane Hurlbut ASC talks about HDSLR filmmaking and his use of the Redrock Mancam rigs.
Shane's being trailblazing the use of Canon DSLR's in films, he shot the first HDSLR full length feature. Three videos after the break, an interview and recordings of his NAB presentations, all of them entertaining and packed full of tips.
You can't have failed to miss the many demo videos about Technicolor's CineStyle picture style that allows Canon DSLR owners more latitude colour correcting video in post production. Nikon owners now have the same opportunity.
***Update Technicolor have now posted the picture style & new FAQ after the readmore More 'looks' also planned***
(First published on 15th April)
Dan Chung's reports have been excellent this week from NAB, but just for us editors we have saved the best 'till last. This free download from Technicolor will make your 5D or 7D more filmic in post production.
Shooting 3D with two Canon 5D MkIIs? Apparently it was difficult to achieve because of the GenLock problem, but not for Damian Steck when he produced his Eyes Wide Open film in pin sharp stereoscopic 3D. Pin sharp that is if you're wearing your 3D specs for this anaglyph version. More after the break including news about the Holga.
***Updated with Canon 5D Magic Lantern Firmware***
It seems everybody is after the HDR look these days. Now the lucky owners of some Canon DSLRs can shoot High Dynamic Range video with the new Magic Lantern firmware update.
Final Cut Pro has never been good at slow motion. The introduction of FCPX has now brought Optical Flow retiming within the app -so what does video at 1% of original speed look like?
Nails, fire, footballs and even a cup of hot tea, just how much abuse can a modern DSLR take?
Now for all of those 5D enthusiasts out there this is of special interest. How does the Canon 5D Mk II measure up against the new Sony F3? Thanks to fxguide.com for providing the link. Find out more after the break.
In the past it's always been a bit of a problem getting a monitoring signal out of a DSLR so other people can watch. Indiespot.tv caught up with Teradek's Rod Clark at the DV Expo.
Forget Zacuto, forget Redrock Micro, these guys have developed the ultimate in DSLR rigs. We have no idea on price or availability, but we are sure there's nothing quite like it on the market. It is friday too.
We've long believed that the 5D was a game changer, but when you find out that an organisation as big and powerful as The Associated Press not only held that same belief two years ago, but took the bold decision of embracing the DSLR revolution, then it really shows how important the 5D has been. Great work from Beet.tv for finding this story. More after the break including news about cloud editing.
It almost feels like the day when Vincent Laforet posted Reverie online back in 2008 which led to the DSLR video revolution. Marco Solario has uploaded probably the first production that's been shot entirely with the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
It has to be a travel nightmare, we all love timelapses but not when the passenger next to you on a flight is shooting one! Nate Bolt did exactly that though on a flight from San Francisco to Paris. The video is after the break.
An hour and a half on the new features in the 10.0.3 update of Final Cut Pro X. Plus another episode where Mark and Steve build a slider, but maybe not the slider you think...
OK so here's the thing, you go and shoot with your DSLR, but now you've got to get your source files into an editable format for FCP. So cue a big fat file transfer. Wouldn't you prefer to simplify the system and record direct from to the Timeline? So here it is: the Atomos Ninja, which by-passes in-camera compression to record straight from the HDMI connector of your DSLR or camcorder directly to Apple ProRes. All the spec after the break.
We have come across many rigs ever since the 5D sparked the huge interest in shooting on a DSLR. This one from Edelkrone is slightly different as the name suggests.
They are going to be 'the' gadget of NAB 2011, the portable LCD screened ProRes recorder for your video camera or DSLR. In true London bus style (you wait and then three come at once), Fast Forward Video have announced the sidekick HD.
Filmed at NAB 2011, this documentary film "seeks to find out what unites us as independent filmmakers who use the latest breed of relatively affordable digital tools." Watch the 'DSLRebrity' studded trailer after the break.
Editing is a lonely business, us editors rarely mix so that's why we spend so much time on the internet! Want to hear five top editors talk about their hope for the new version, their concerns, and how they are preparing for the impending change in editing technology?
We felt a bit guilty posting a timelapse of an Avid editor the other day so to readdress the balance, here's a timelapse of an FCP editor at work on a GoPro project, he's on day 85 of 365. Loads more videos after the break including an amazing fall off a mountain.
Steve Martin has been out shooting timelapse sequences in San Francisco. So what is the easiest workflow with FCPX? You might be surprised to find out that an old app resurfaces.
Hyperlapses seem to be the flavour of the month in TV production. So how do you use your DSLR to shoot one on location and then edit them in FCPX?
If you are attending IBC this year then make sure you stay for the 4th annual SuperMeet on Sunday the 11th of September. The full guest lineup has been published too.
You're recording with a flat gamma curve on either an Arri Alexa or the Sony F3 with the SLog option. Pomfort have just released two new plugins for FCPX and Final Cut Pro 7 to get those files into Rec.709 to display correctly in FCP.
Tyler's one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light as well as a multiple award winning photographer so clearly someone who knows what he's talking about when it comes to the 5D. After the break there's a behind-the-scenes look with this top adventurer photographer and videographer at work with two Canon 5Ds and an iDC rig.
This appears to be the world's first USB Follow Focus controller, although its not just limited to controlling focus. Thanks to the guys at 5D Mark2 for posting this story. There's a video and details after the break.
Imagine filming in a war zone with a DSLR in extreme temperatures and terrifying conditions. Well Danfung Dennis does. He's been producing incredible work from Afghanistan where he works as an embedded photojournalist. He is currently working on his own documentary, Battle for Hearts and Minds, as well as having his footage featured on PBS Frontline.