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.
brunsdan - June 22nd, 2010
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:
More info here:
Derek Sine - June 01st, 2010
Frezzi Energy Systems has introduced its new Stable-Cam Support System for DSLRs. With the abundance of DSLR cameras utilized for video acquisition, Frezzis Stable-Cam Support System provides the required shoulder and wrist support for stabilizing DSLR cameras. Since DSLRs shoot cinematic looking images, smooth and steady support makes high quality Hollywood style cinematography achievable when using the Frezzi Stable-Cam to stabilize a DSLR when shooting video.
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?
Derek Sine - May 14th, 2010
Derek Sine - May 06th, 2010
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....