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In the Field with Redrock Micro: Today’s Video Cameras Can Do it All, But Do You Want Them To?

In the Field with Redrock Micro: Today’s Video Cameras Can Do it All, But Do You Want Them To? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
This week’s guest post comes from Tiffen's MPTV Filter Group Consultant Carey Duffy. Carey has long been a recognized expert in filtration and has done extensive work with the London Filter Company and Tiffen to spread 'filter awareness.' Carey shares his experience with us on why optical filters and matte boxes are still a vital piece of the cinematographer’s toolkit in today’s digital age...
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How Apple could change the world again with the iPhone 5S

How Apple could change the world again with the iPhone 5S | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The idea of a fingerprint scanner on a phone might seem dull, but it could revolutionise the tech in your pocket.
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Ten unique cameras from the dawn of consumer digital photography: Digital Photography Review

Ten unique cameras from the dawn of consumer digital photography: Digital Photography Review | HDSLR | Scoop.it

When we're using our 36 Megapixel digital SLRs with large LCDs, fast burst modes, and full HD video recording, we often forget how far things have come. Back in the early days of consumer digital cameras, it was a treat to have an LCD or movie recording capability. There were also cameras that have features that, well, seem a bit odd when you look back at them.

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Magic Lantern premiers new website look

Magic Lantern premiers new website look | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Magic Lantern is a free firmware addon for Canon EOS DSLR cameras that adds a host of features to assist photographers and videographers. Unlock your Canon DSLR.
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Now, if we can only get more 'news' out of the Magic Lantern team :)

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Complete Canon Medium Format System Next Year at Photokina?

Complete Canon Medium Format System Next Year at Photokina? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The latest rumors on the Canon medium format camera suggest that Canon will hold off unveiling a medium format camera until Photokina 2014. The reasoning in the rumors is that Canon does not want t...
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Canon U.S.A. Gives up and Coming Filmmakers a Chance at Stardom--revealing Twenty Finalists in the Canon "Project Imaginat10n" Film Contest

Canon U.S.A. Gives up and Coming Filmmakers a Chance at Stardom--revealing Twenty Finalists in the Canon "Project Imaginat10n" Film Contest | HDSLR | Scoop.it

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced twenty finalists from the "Project Imaginat10n" Film Contest where amateurs and hobbyists were invited to sit in the director's chair, showcasing their storytelling abilities by creating a short film inspired by a series of crowdsourced photographs. The project, helmed by two-time Academy Award(R) winner Ron Howard is the next phase in the "Project Imaginat10n"creative exercise proving Ron's very own words that "we're all creative." Eva Longoria (film and TV actress), Jamie Foxx (Academy Award(R) winner), Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD SOUNDSYSTEM) all directed short films inspired by 10 consumer photographs earlier this year...

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Wedding photos: When snap-happy guests go too far

Wedding photos: When snap-happy guests go too far | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Some couples are crowdsourcing images from guests to complement professional photography, while others want guests to "unplug" and put away their cameras.
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I haven't been to a wedding in a while, but everywhere I go, people are hogging my shots with camera phones

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News Shooter | Shooting documentary handheld: Cinematographer David Leitner gives his insights on camera ergonomics and talks Sony FS700 and F5/F55

News Shooter | Shooting documentary handheld: Cinematographer David Leitner gives his insights on camera ergonomics and talks Sony FS700 and F5/F55 | HDSLR | Scoop.it

Sony have posted an informative video of Cinematographer David Leitner talking about shooting handheld documentary work with large sensor cameras – in particular the Sony F55/F5 and FS700. Speaking at theCine Gear Expo earlier in Los Angeles earlier in the year he gives insights based on his extensive knowledge of various handheld systems. The video is a little long but well worth watching all the way though if you are a real world shooter.

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Motion controller for Final Cut Pro X - Leap Motion App by Editors Keys! - motionVFX Blog

Motion controller for Final Cut Pro X - Leap Motion App by Editors Keys! - motionVFX Blog | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Motion controller for Final Cut Pro X - Leap Motion App by Editors Keys!
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While it looks like fun, I can't imagine it is worth the effort... I can do so much with my hands on the keyboard - why would I want to wave my whole arm around in front of the screen?

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My Final Post.... RED's Jim Jannard says he's done posting... we'll see

My Final Post.... RED's Jim Jannard says he's done posting... we'll see | HDSLR | Scoop.it
I have said before... I'm tired. I really am.

I started Oakley with $300 and then proceeded to put over 5,000 people to work in California. Against all odds, we passed RayBan in worldwide sales in 1996.
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Think he'll stick to it? I don't see how he can LOL! 


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SHOOTING ABROAD - switching from DSLR to RED?

SHOOTING ABROAD - switching from DSLR to RED? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Shooting abroad for the first time can be a little tricky. Im writing this for any DSLR shooters and anyone thinking to make the jump to RED, or any other camera in this form or size,  whom might b...
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BMCC VS Blackmagic Pocket Camera

A quick little "test" to compare the Blackmagic Cinema Camera to the Pocket Camera. Same lens (Canon 35/1.4L) on both cameras and the Pocket Camera was mounted on…
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Is it me or does the Blackmagic Cinema Camera landscape have a lot more moire than the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera? Maybe it is the vimeo compression?

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20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized | HDSLR | Scoop.it
  One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the Sifter's personal favourites is r/Colorized...
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A Beautiful Look Into The Rarely-Seen World Of Aviation Cinematography

A Beautiful Look Into The Rarely-Seen World Of Aviation Cinematography | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Wolfe Air is a company that specializes in creating air to air footage for airlines, big-budget movie productions, the military, and private commercial clients, and they recently released their upd...
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I used to work for Boeing... and I love some of these shots. I always wanted to work in the photography department, but I found out 1/2 the time the photographers were sent out to take "party" and "employee anniversary" shots... which I guess would be good practice, but I wanted the sexy plane gigs :)

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BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera + Rode VideoMic Pro + Captured on Atomos Ninja 2 » CheesyCam

BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera + Rode VideoMic Pro + Captured on Atomos Ninja 2 » CheesyCam | HDSLR | Scoop.it

I know this very particular Pocket Cinema Camera I have in my hands may have some weird internal noise, but when using an external mic it actually sounds pretty darn good. Yesterday I had a few hours to play with the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera, but I decided to try something different...

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Some super comments about running the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera both in the blog and over on the vimeo comments section.

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National Commercial on the BMCC

National Commercial on the BMCC | HDSLR | Scoop.it
  Like many of you out there, I've done my fair share of shooting with DSLRs. Not by choice, but by producer's choice. Since the 5dmk2 hit the scene in 2009 video production has been turned on...
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This article is an interesting take on why Blackmagic Cinema Camera is rocking the HDSLR world

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Dragon Skin - new RED Dragon footage - skin samples

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ProRes Recording with the Canon C500 & PIX240i | CineTechnica

ProRes Recording with the Canon C500 & PIX240i | CineTechnica | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The PIX240 is a popular external recorder that offers Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD recording codecs. An already powerful recorder, Sound Devices expanded on
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Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's: Digital Photography Review

Gorgeous color photos of America in the 1930's and 40's: Digital Photography Review | HDSLR | Scoop.it

World War II and Depression-era America was mostly documented in black and white. That's why these color photos of the time belonging to the Library of Congress are so engrossing. Shot in color at the same time as more widely recognized black-and-white photos, these images offer a vivid look into American life in 30's and 40's. We've picked a few favorites of the more than 1500 images total contained within the Library of Congress' Flickr account.

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Sony Honami Smartphone Can Record Video In 4K, According To Leaked Slide

Sony Honami Smartphone Can Record Video In 4K, According To Leaked Slide | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Sony, being a camera maker as well as a smartphone manufacturer, should have the smartphone-camera market pretty much sewn up.
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Really? you want 4k video from your cellphone? 

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Slider vs. Jib vs. Steadicam: What's Best For Your Story?

Slider vs. Jib vs. Steadicam: What's Best For Your Story? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
When calling ourselves artists, we also inherently accept the title of “story teller”. We each use different mediums, but our goals are ultimately the same: Creating memorable and engaging content....
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Choose a Wider Angle Lens for More Dramatic Photography from Adorama Learning Center

Choose a Wider Angle Lens for More Dramatic Photography. You Keep Shooting with Bryan Peterson — AdoramaTV.
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How To Create Something From Nothing On the #BMCC

How To Create Something From Nothing On the #BMCC | HDSLR | Scoop.it

I wanted to follow on from the short demo film I created in while I was in Sweden ‘A Portrait of Stockholm’ and shoot a short montage to show at the event.  I wanted to demonstrate that the Blackmagic cinema camera can be used like a DSLR and you can turn around content quickly.

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BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera ProRes Test Color Grade

Overly pushing around the exposure and color of the ProRes file from the Pocket Cinema Camera.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera vs. Red Scarlet - Zeiss vs. Samyang Part 1

Blackmagic Cinema Camera vs. Red Scarlet - Zeiss vs. Samyang Part 1 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAj0KYfNL8M Always wondered, how a Scarlet and expensive cineglass holds up against a BMC and pretty affordable lenses?
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Interesting article.

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