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Hardware Hacks: The Future of Camera Customization?

Hardware Hacks: The Future of Camera Customization? | HDSLR | Scoop.it

First reported at The PhoblographerCanon Rumorspublished an article about possible hardware based hacks being just on the horizon for Canon shooters. CR received an email that stated that an unnamed company is gearing up to produce a hacked motherboard for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. Modification of cameras is nothing new to many Canon users, some of whom opt to install a modified firmware (like Magic Lantern as perviously covered here).

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Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich makes a documentary film about three D4S photographers, with a D4S

Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich makes a documentary film about three D4S photographers, with a D4S | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Now if that isn't a clever marketing stunt! For the launch campaign of the new Nikon D4S, the Japanese camera maker commisioned Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich to make a documentary film about three photographers using the company's new…
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R U A Lonely Freelancer? Try Renting A Desk In A Cool Office Space

R U A Lonely Freelancer? Try Renting A Desk In A Cool Office Space | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The life of a freelancer or remote employee is characterized by a few day-to-day truths: a commute that doesn't necessarily involve leaving the bed, pajamas as acceptable daywear, and stretches—kind of long to very long—with no IRL human interaction. Leaving the house is healthy—but where to go?
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Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design

Panasonic Unveils New 4K and High-Speed VariCam Models with BreakthrougH Modular Design | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Panasonic today made several announcements about products that will debut at the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, April 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Headlining the news is a pair of the company’s signature V...
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For your GH4: Worlds fastest SD Sandisk cards now available for preorder. $200 off on Rokinon 16mm MFT lens.

For your GH4: Worlds fastest SD Sandisk cards now available for preorder. $200 off on Rokinon 16mm MFT lens. | HDSLR | Scoop.it

The worlds fastest SD cards from Sandisk are now available for preorder at BHphoto. You can grab the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. A good companion for your GH4! And that deal runs for...

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Can the Nikon D800E Hold Its Own Against The Hasselblad H5D-40?

Can the Nikon D800E Hold Its Own Against The Hasselblad H5D-40? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
What happens when you pit Nikon's $3,000 D800E up against a $30,000 Hasselblad H5D? Well, photographer Benjamin Von Wong -- whose work we've featured quite
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Finally a Technical Service Advisory for the Nikon D600

Finally a Technical Service Advisory for the Nikon D600 | HDSLR | Scoop.it

After a class action lawsuit, Nikon has announced they are performing free sensor cleanings and shutter replacement for all D600 cameras. As an owner of a D600 I am glad to see Nikon is being held to fixing this very common issue. Funny enough I had my sensor cleaned on Sunday for oil spots.

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Canon is Apparently Pulling Out of the Low End Compact Camera Game - The Phoblographer

Canon is Apparently Pulling Out of the Low End Compact Camera Game - The Phoblographer | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Smartphones have eaten into compact camera sales very much.
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ATOMOS Releases the New Ninja BLADE - HDSLR Shooter

ATOMOS Releases the New Ninja BLADE - HDSLR Shooter | HDSLR | Scoop.it
ATOMOS releases a new product, the Ninja Blade, monitor and media recorder.
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Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market? « Canon Rumors

Canon to Leave the Entry Level Point & Shoot Market? «  Canon Rumors | HDSLR | Scoop.it
There are couple of reports today saying that Canon plans to leave the sub $200 compact point and shoot market. The segment has been decimated by smartphones over the last 3-5 years and sales are no w
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Steadsnap: Simple Elegant Way to Add a Shoulder Strap to Your Camera and Tripod Plate - DSLR Video Shooter

Steadsnap: Simple Elegant Way to Add a Shoulder Strap to Your Camera and Tripod Plate - DSLR Video Shooter | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Steadsnap is an adaptor that easily, safely and quickly transitions your camera from shooting off the tripod to the shoulder strap. Check out the Kickstarter to back the project and get a Steadsnap for yourself. More info from the Kickstarter page: ?Background With Steadsnap we want to create a more seamless experience for the professional …
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EOS 7D Mark II Coming in March? [CR1] « Canon Rumors

EOS 7D Mark II Coming in March? [CR1] «  Canon Rumors | HDSLR | Scoop.it
We've had a couple of communications saying that Canon will announce the replacement to the EOS 7D some time in late March. We've had nothing from the usual sources as of yet, and it's tough to tell w
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The New Nikkor 58mm f/1.4 Review – The New King Of Bokeh? |

The New Nikkor 58mm f/1.4 Review – The New King Of Bokeh? | | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Initial Thoughts
I have been shooting with the new Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G for almost a month now, and my thoughts have changed drastically over that time period. I spent a lot of time shooting with this lens, on both my D800E and my Nikon Df, and the mo ...
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Kinefinity Set To a Drop a KineMAX 6K Camera:

Kinefinity Set To a Drop a KineMAX 6K Camera: | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Monday 3rd of March the Chinese company Kinefinity, are set to announce a new product that will do 6K resolution called the KineMAX camera.
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Canon C500 vs. Film Camera Test | Hurlbut Visuals

Canon C500 vs. Film Camera Test | Hurlbut Visuals | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The Need for Speed camera test comparisons continue, with the Canon C500 vs. 35mm Kodak film stock.
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Virgin Atlantic Releases New Animated In-Flight Safety Video, Pays Homage to Movie Genres - The Phoblographer

Virgin Atlantic Releases New Animated In-Flight Safety Video, Pays Homage to Movie Genres - The Phoblographer | HDSLR | Scoop.it
For its new in-flight safety video, Virgin Atlantic pays homage to movie genres, and it is essentially a series of animated vignettes (or a montage if you like) of movie scenes – complete with car chases, (not-so) impressive sea monsters, and voiceovers with different (even less impressive) accents – and includes everything from classic black-and-white movies and old westerns to superhero movies and James Bond.
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Nikon D600 dust problem solved; owners get the repair they’ve been waiting for

Nikon D600 dust problem solved; owners get the repair they’ve been waiting for | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    There's huge news today for owners of the Nikon D600 digital SLR -- and the news couldn't be much better, either! Through a just-issued technical service advisory, Nikon USA has announced plans to fix the camera's much-discussed…
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Panning Time-lapse from a GoPro

Panning Time-lapse from a GoPro | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Note: This is a workflow in progress.  I'm going to show the first results.   I've lately become fascinated with making time-lapses from hotel windows.  I've been trying to figure out ways to creat...
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The Making of the Jerry Ghionis Film "Your Perfect Day"

The Making of the Jerry Ghionis Film "Your Perfect Day" | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Here's the story behind the origin, inspiration, and making of Jerry's film. And my confession of the irony of it all.
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Adobe is Resetting Free Trials for Creative Cloud, Try It for Another 30 Days Free

Adobe is Resetting Free Trials for Creative Cloud, Try It for Another 30 Days Free | HDSLR | Scoop.it
According to Lifehacker, Adobe is currently sending out emails to notify users that they are resetting everybody's Creative Cloud 30-day free trial. If you
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Color Correcting Underwater GoPro Footage Tutorial

Color Correcting Underwater GoPro Footage Tutorial | HDSLR | Scoop.it

I am working on a commercial that has some underwater footage so I got the GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition in. This one did not crash like the Hero3 that I reviewed last year.

This time I wanted to get some reds in my underwater footage so I got a red filter from Polar Red Filter and gave it a try. It worked really well for adding in the missing red channel and when I went to color correct the footage it cleaned up nicely.


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Amateur Photographer delves into the troubled sales of mirrorless cameras (VIDEO)

Amateur Photographer delves into the troubled sales of mirrorless cameras (VIDEO) | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    For mirrorless cameras, 2013 was a banner year, with models like the Sony A7 and A7r and the Olympus OM-D E-M1 really pushing the boundaries of optical excellence, and cameras like the Panasonic GM1 wowing us with small form factors.…
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What is the Difference Between Canon EF and EF-S Lenses?

What is the Difference Between Canon EF and EF-S Lenses? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
This is a question that comes up quite often, so I am providing a brief explanation to answer it for those users new to the Canon DSLR system. Canon EF and EF-S lenses refer to the mount type of th...
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Inside 'Gravity': How Sandra Bullock Went From a 'Torture Chamber' to an Oscar Nom

Inside 'Gravity': How Sandra Bullock Went From a 'Torture Chamber' to an Oscar Nom | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes look 'Gravity' and why it deserves all 10 of its Oscar nominations.
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FANTASTIC movie - I want to see it in the theater again and again! 

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LAPPG ‘Tax Insights for the Entertainment Professional’, Deductions, Avoiding Audits & Much More - HDSLR Shooter

LAPPG ‘Tax Insights for the Entertainment Professional’, Deductions, Avoiding Audits & Much More - HDSLR Shooter | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Taxes are pretty much inescapable, & for those of us who are self employed in the entertainment industry it can be scary trying to navigate deductions.