Canon Stock Plummets

It seems like Canon are shooting themselves in the foot charging so much for their cameras. In Vietnam, they're asking $5,000.00 for the EOS R5, $1,500.00 more than the Sony a7s III, universally regarded as the superior video camera. Social media is blowing up with reports of the Canons overheating and rumors of recalls and... Continue Reading →

Sony a7s III

I worried that without an optical low pass filter, the 12 megapixel sensor of the a7s III would suffer from artifacts that are all but impossible to remove in post. But Sony claims their new processor is supposed to help suppress moire and artifacts, and after watching Manny Ortiz's video I was speechless at how... Continue Reading →

More a7s III Rumored Specs

A few of the latest a7s III specs rumors from SAR, this time from several unproven sources. AF system is the almost the same as a7r44K RAW output yes, but not sure if it supports 4K 120fps RAW output.Firmware is not available, apparently Atomos is working on it to support a7sIII’s hdmi signal.Screen: Touch function... Continue Reading →

R6 Dynamic Range?

The rumored price of the a7s III is $3,500.00. Throw in an Atomos, cables, batteries, SSD, cage and magic arm and we’re looking at $4,500.00. Let’s be straight: we weren’t demanding full HDMI out, XLR inputs, false color or vectorscopes - all that most hybrid video shooters were asking for was a darn flippy screen,... Continue Reading →

EOS R5 vs. Cinema Camera Unpacked

A few weeks ago, after learning about the R5, I rushed to my local camera dealer to inquire when it would be available. He responded by saying he had an open box Canon C200 for just $5,000.00, like new, with full manufacturer’s warranty. I’ve seen what this camera can do and it’s pretty amazing. But... Continue Reading →

The End of an Era

While there's lots of discussion about internal RAW, 8K, CFexpress cards, pixel count and so forth, nobody's come out and said what makes the two new releases by Canon, and presumably that of Sony so darn interesting to filmmakers. What's incredible is that it's taken eleven years to get to this point. 2020 marks a... Continue Reading →

Bokeh Obssession

The following thoughts occurred to me this afternoon while shooting in direct sunlight at ISO 800 and realizing my ND filter wasn’t going to be strong enough to let me shoot wide open. It seems one of the defining characteristics of the film look is shallow depth-of-field; and in my own work, up until very... Continue Reading →

Leeming LUT Athena – Sony A Series

Here's a screen grab from the model shoot yesterday, shot with the Sony a7 III, FE 85mm f/1.8, Hoya ND8, S-log2, ISO 800, f/6.3 and graded with Leeming LUT Pro. Very excited about the new LUTs, and S-log2 is now my very favorite picture profile; but the banding in the sky just kills it for... Continue Reading →

Could Canon Partner With BMD & Atomos?

Canon’s already teamed up with Atomos before to capture ProRes RAW from their cinema cameras. And every other manufacturer on planet earth has already signed on, including Sony, whose a7s III will undoubtedly record ProRes RAW through an Atomos. So it’s entirely possible, especially considering all the feedback Canon’s received, that they’ve got a fall... Continue Reading →

EOS R5 Most Overlooked Feature

Most of the discussion surrounding video with the R5 has concerned 8K and overheating but one feature that deserves more attention by both casual shooters and enthusiasts alike is HDR PQ video. Traditionally, hybrid shooters had two choices: (1) recording either RAW or log and the daunting process of grading to HDR, which requires no... Continue Reading →

High Resolution Myths Quelled

There’s been a lot of nonsense written about 8K video ever since the announcement of the Canon EOS R5. These videos are essential viewing for those wanting to understand the relationship between the number of pixels and sharpness and a whole bunch of other stuff. Not a single minute is wasted in this fascinating hour-long... Continue Reading →

RAW Remarks

If the 8K RAW sample footage I downloaded and imported into Resolve last night was indeed from the R5, it is a dream to work with. Just a few points though about the RAW craze, ProRes RAW, Sony and what exactly we are looking for in a hybrid camera: 1. Most people cannot grade RAW.... Continue Reading →

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