Sony shipped the new NEX-VG10 to the Videomaker headquarters for an exclusive 48 hour hands on review. At first glance it looks more like a camera you would find in the hands of a pro rather than a consumer but at a closer look the NEX-VG10 is extremely simple with very few buttons and options.
There was a time when a person could buy a piece of technology and expect it to be at the relative top of technological advancements for almost a year, but alas, those days are far behind us. In light of these facts, we'll take a close look at what is coming around the corner in the world of camcorder technology.
Myself and a number of friends just completed a short film called 'The Rat King', and I was curious if a few of you would not mind casting votes for us at the site it is currently posted at. It is in competition to win funding for a feature-length adaptation, but requires votes in order to make the finals. We worked really hard on the film, and would greatly appreciate any support that anyone can lend us!
If you do not mind, please take a moment to sign up on the web site (no worries it is free), and give it five stars (votes will not count without all five stars).
The folks at Zacuto have finally put up this last episode and I strongly believe those of you trying to decide between a traditional video camera and a DSLR will be able to make up your minds after watching this.
I ran across these two vids interviewing Vincent Laforet the 'Father' of DSLR filmmaking. It was his short film "Reverie" made with the Canon 5D Mk II the Photographer turned the Digital Film industry on its collective head. Now barely two years later, he is now a premiere DP and expert in DSLR filmmaking. In this interview with the Phoenix Group, Laforet gives his views on types of lenses to use with your Canon DSLR rigs and tips on the best ways to shoot your images to make life easier in post.
When Eye-Fi introduced their wireless SD card technology back in 2007, they showed every SD card manufacturer that there was a real demand for wireless storage devices. So with Toshiba's announcement to put together a standard for wireless SDHC memory cards, it finally seems as if the wireless data age has definitely arrived for both stills and video.
Selling a brand new Redrock micro "Captian Stubling DSLR Bundle" for $950, used
for stabilizing DSLR video cameras such as the Nikon D90 or Canon 5D.
All pieces factory sealed.
Unfortunately our company shoots stills rather than video, so we have no
use for it at the moment, but this a great upgrade for those of you
interested in serious DSLR video. This bundle comes with Lens Gear Size
B, the most common size.
It sells for $1,150 at B&H photo or Adorama without any Lens Gear:
While waiting for the last ep of the Great Camera Shootout, I ran across this video by Jason Levine. He give a pretty good demo on using native DSLR footage in the Premiere CS5 timeline with the Mercury Playback Engine. One thing that came up during the Shootout was that after transcoding H.264 video to ProRes or Cineform codecs, DSLR footage becomes so much easier to work with and color-grade. The point came up then if that's the case, what's the 'big deal' about editing DSLR footage natively in CS5?
As always, solutions come from relatively simple setups. One of the beef's users of DSLR video cameras have is not being able to monitor their audio while shooting. Apparently the folks over at Orange Wedding Films used one of my old standby's to link up an Zoom H4n to monitor through headphones and record audio directly into the camera using a Radio Shack Mini Splitter. Despite all the XLR connections I have on gear, I always keep a fistful of mini splitters around for stuff just like this. Check it out....
Anyone who's read my post's regularly probably knows I'm down with DIY solutions to solve professional equipment and production problems. Here's one by Jonathan Christen Bergqvist that combines furniture making and RC model tech to make a pretty cool shoulder rig. Check this out....