Small Camera, Big Picture
With the season finale of FOX TV’s House shot entirely with Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs, will more professional productions follow suit?
What more is there to say about the season finale of FOX TV’s House M.D., which is the episode shot entirely on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II HD DSLR? A lot, actually.
Shane Hurlbut, ASC, and his Elite Team lead the HD-DSLR revolution into battle
The call time was 6:30 a.m. Come again? Although quite the norm for film crews, this was strictly foreign territory for a journalist, especially for a camera workshop.
Misinformation: Clean Pictures
What are native ISOs, and do they really exist?
“Let’s just fix it in post” is a statement often heard on sets these days.
The Right Tool For The Job
Canon EOS 7Ds capture the opening credits of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Since Nunes had experience working with the Canon EOS 7D on a few MTV promos, he was confident that the small, compact HD DSLR would be the right tool for the job.
At A Glance: The Zacuto Z-Finder
Finding your focus
Let’s face it, you pretty much have to be a Zen master in focus-pulling to shoot high-def video with an HD DSLR camera.
Going To Battle
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC, transforms the Canon EOS 5D Mark II into a moviemaking machine
Explosions, beautiful bikini-clad girls, yachts and Navy SEALs. What else could a man want?
At A Glance: juicedLink CX231
Single-system sound for your video DSLR
In this new era of capturing movies with DSLRs, the Achilles’ heel is definitely sound, with the current crop of video DSLRs all lacking professional sound-recording features.
Video Assist: Closed Captioning, Part II
Captioning in high-def takes more planning than you think
The last Video Assist column was the first of a two-part answer where I addressed a question about captioning. I covered some of the issues related to captioning in standard definition because captions in high definition have their foundation rooted in standard definition.
Video Assist: Captions, Part 1
A picture with a thousand words?
While I'm getting a handle on tape formats and online needs, there's one aspect that I really feel like I'm in the dark with—captions. It seems to be a bit of black magic to make them happen.
Misinformation: The Death Of The HD DSLR?
Not a chance!
In the past few issues of HDVP, we've showcased the latest large-sensor camcorders that many experts are calling HD DSLR killers.