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Sony Announces A57 $699 Rebel Killer. 60fps At Full HD!

Cameras

Sony announced the new A57 DSLR that will knock out a stunning 60fps at 1920 X 1080 HD video. This is a great step forward for DSLR cameras. We can now expect higher frame rates for lower cost. The A57 street price is $699 body only. Here is a rip from the DP review post. “Sony’s original SLT models – the A55 and A33, showed the company was willing to try something different to...Read More

Digital Bolex Super 16mm Concept Camera. $2500

Cameras

I picked this up via Philip Bloom on Twitter. The Digital Bolex concept camera looks insanely awesome. They are running a kickstarter campaign and trying to raise 100K. The footage shown here is from a prototype model. Here is a rip from the kickstarter page. This looks like a really cool concept. I hope they can pull it off! “MILESTONES $100,000 is the bare minimum we need to produce the first batch of cameras....Read More

Rental Rates. Part 3 Of 3 Insurance, Day Rates And Rental Rates.

Production

I started out working at a camera rental house called CSC in New York many years ago. I am a huge believer in renting equipment. I also recommend starting a relationship with your local shop. This could very well save your ass one day. A rental house is also a place to demo new equipment. Most shops are willing to let you demo new gear in house on a slow day. This is a...Read More

Guest Post By: Roman M France On New Cameras And Lighting.

Cameras

Our good friend Roman M. France asked if we would post his reaction to our recent Cinematography post. Here is his email in it’s entirety unedited. Thanks for taking the time to write this. Click here to check out Roman’s website. The HDSLR revolution has proven to be a little bittersweet. On the one hand it provided countless artists with powerful and affordable tools to bring their imagination to life. Images reminiscent of Hollywood...Read More

Cinematography Is A Frame Of Mind. Not A Specific Camera.

Cameras

  This is a bit of a knee jerk reaction to the latest crop of new cameras about to be unleashed upon the public at NAB 2012 and the new Canon 5D Mark III. Canon has a great marketing team. They did a fantastic job selling the new 5D3. I want one! However I do not think in any way that the new 5D3, C300, C EOS, Scarlet or Arri Alexa will make me...Read More

Canon 5D Mark III Vs. 5D Mark II 12800 ISO Test Footage.

Cameras

Here is a very quick test comparing the new Canon 5D Mark III vs. the Canon 5D Mark II from Vimeo user Saika. The test footage from the 5D3 was shot at 12800 ISO. There is significantly less noise in the 5D3 footage. Now that the camera is out in the wild we should see more video comparisons. Here is a rip from the post translated from Japanese to English. “Photography was used to...Read More

Nikon Steals Canon 5D MK II Footage For D800 Promo Video. *Update*

Cameras

According to Steve’s Digicams, Nikon has committed the ultimate photography sin. They used stolen Canon 5D MK II footage to promo the new Nikon D800. In fact they used about ten seconds of footage shot with other cameras. It has been confirmed that at least some of the footage was shot by TSO Photography and The Art Of Flight footage, shot with a Phantom. Here is a rip from the article. Click here for more info. ***UPDATE*...Read More

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