Archive for August, 2012

August 29th, 2012

Canon Announces A More Affordable Cinema EOS Camera As Well As New Cinema EOS Lenses

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
Canon announces the C100, the budget-friendlier Cinema EOS camera
With the introduction of the C300 late last year, Canon raised their flag in the professional motion picture camera space. With the great success of the C300, they have since added the 1D C and C500 – both capable of capturing 4K resolution (4K RAW capture for the C500). But for many indie filmmakers, the … 
August 24th, 2012

Sample Super Slow Motion Shots With The Sony NEX-FS700U At 120, 240 And 960-fps

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
A frame grab from a 1920x1080 super slow motion shot with the Sony FS700U
In terms of image quality at 1920×1080, there really isn’t much of a difference between the Sony NEX-FS100U and the new FS700U until Sony issues the firmware upgrade that will allow 4K capture for the FS700U. But for me, the one feature that greatly separates the two cameras is the ability to capture Super Slow … 


August 24th, 2012

Canon and Ron Howard Present Another Photography-Inspired Film Festival With Project Imaginat10n

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
(LEFT TO RIGHT: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, actress Eva Longoria, director/producer Ron Howard, clothing designer Georgina Chapman, actor Jamie Foxx, musician James Murphy) photo by Christopher Polk
At Sundance 2011, The Story Beyond the Still made its debut. Launched by Canon and still photographer/filmmaker Vincent Laforet, the project was a collaboartion between a number of filmmakers who created short films using Canon EOS DSLRs, inspired by a still frame from a Laforet short. Shortly after, Canon teamed with Oscar® winning director/producer Ron Howard … 
August 20th, 2012

Sony Strikes Again With A Large Sensor Camcorder With A Servo-Controlled Zoom Lens & New Memory Sticks With Mirroring Capability

Posted By Neil Matsumoto
The Sony NEX-EA50UH is the first camcorder to feature both servo-controlled zoom lens capability and an APS-C image sensor
Sony has been keeping me very busy as of late. A few weeks ago, they announced a new update to the very popular EX1 – the PMW-200, a 4:2:2 50Mbps handheld XDCAM camcorder.  A few months back, I reviewed the NEX-FS100U, a full HD camcorder with a Super35mm-sized sensor with an E-mount and just a … 

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