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BBC Approves XF300 305 for Independent Productions

BBC Approves XF300 305 for Independent Productions

From: XDCAM-User According to the recently updated BBC HD Production Guide, the Canon XF300 (and 305) are approved for independent productions. These Canon’s are now the first 1/3″ chips allowed in HD shows, even though their guidelines require a 1/2″ sensor. Are small-chip cameras just getting that good, or are standards being loosened? Let the […]

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Frontline DP Talks about War Documentary with 5DmkII

From: DSLR News Shooter We told you about photojournalist Danfung Dennis shooting the Frontline documentary Obama’s War and his own online doc Battle for Hearts and Minds with the Canon 5DmkII. Now on his new blog, DSLR News Shooter, Dennis talks about his rig and method for shooting in extremely unforgiving environments – in his […]

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The Future Merging of Magazines and Video

The Future Merging of Magazines and Video

So the Kate Beckinsale shoot for Esquire demonstrates how we can shoot video and pull still from the motion. Now photographer Alexx Henry and his team are looking at the hypothetical concept of video magazines presented on flexible OLED “paper.” In this video, Alexx Henry takes us through the creation of the living portrait of […]

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SNL DP Uses Canon 5d and 7d for Open

From: Philip Bloom According to Alex Buono, DP for SNL, the new show open for Saturday Night Live was shot on the Canon 5d and 7d. In addition, some of the commercials and shorts normally shot on film were accomplished with the dSLRs. Normally these segments would be shot on the Cinealta, Varicam or HVX-200. […]

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Philip Bloom Shoots the 7D

The MacGyver of digital video cameras, Philip Bloom can shoot beautiful images on just about anything. And his string of video product reviews, world travels and active blog somehow leave him time to try every new camera that is released. This weekend, Bloom took a break from his F-Stop Academy in Dublin to shoot with […]

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Narrow “Focus” Minded

When I was a kid, I discovered my mother’s Yashica Twin Reflex camera in the attic. I had no film for it, but it was still the coolest toy. The lens projected a moving image on its huge focus screen, and the image had a special quality that made it look like film. Before VCR’s […]

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