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Notes On Video: The Three-Minute Film Challenge via @notesonvideo #HDSLRscoop

Notes On Video: The Three-Minute Film Challenge via @notesonvideo #HDSLRscoop | HDSLR | Scoop.it

Yesterday I went out to Salem MA where a group of enthusiastic DPs and actors had gathered together for a Three-Minute Film Challenge. Organized by Paul Antico and Rick Macomber, everyone was invited to bring a scipt with the object of shooting a three-minute movie. The other wrinkle was that the plan was to shoot it all using a Canon C300...

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Pawn shop workers thwart illegal sale, return Nikon taken from subway

Pawn shop workers thwart illegal sale, return Nikon taken from subway | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    When a camera gets lost, it’s pretty unlikely it’ll be reunited with its rightful owner—doubly so if it’s “lost” on a crowded subway in the center of a major city. But here’s your daily…
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Rescue Mission: Retrieve $15K Camera Drone Helicopter in the Amazon

Rescue Mission: Retrieve $15K Camera Drone Helicopter in the Amazon | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Our friend, Denver Riddle from Gorilla Grain (which you can see over on our superStore@planet5D) sent us this note yesterday and while it does have a DSLR in it, the sheer panic over losing $15k worth of gear somewhere in the Amazon rain forest is enough to send chills down your spine!$15K... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/rescue-mission-retrieve-15k-camera-drone-helicopter-in-the-amazon/
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Upgrade to Nikon's Bit Rate Released by Nikon Hacker

Upgrade to Nikon's Bit Rate Released by Nikon Hacker | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Of course, we’re all excited about the progress of magical intern over on Canon cameras, but what about our friends who are shooting Nikon? Nikon Hacker is showing how it has increased the bit rate.[adrotate group="6"]Nikon Hacker Ups the Bit Rate for Nikon Cameras Up to 1080 @64MBPSFrom... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/upgrade-to-nikons-bit-rate-released-by-nikon-hacker/
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Side-by-Side Video Bitrate Comparison on Nikon D800 with NikonHacker Firmware

Side-by-Side Video Bitrate Comparison on Nikon D800 with NikonHacker Firmware | HDSLR | Scoop.it
After yesterday’s post, Lars Steenhoff sent us an updated, side-by-side comparison of video bitrates on the Nikon D800 at 3200 ISO with NikonHacker’s new firmware. Steenhoff comments that the 64Mbps file has more noise as a result of less compression, but cleans up easily in a final...
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Can you shoot at low ISO and boost exposure in post and get same results as high ISO?

Can you shoot at low ISO and boost exposure in post and get same results as high ISO? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Jeff Gaunt sent me this interesting set of photos the other day and I just have to get your thoughts – his theory is that you can shoot at low ISO and boost the exposure in post with photoshop instead of shooting with higher ISOs and not end up with more noise.I’m curious to see... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/what-happens-when-you-run-an-exposure-test-on-a-canon-5d-mark-iii/
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FlashQ - the Smallest Wireless Flash Trigger Ever

FlashQ - the Smallest Wireless Flash Trigger Ever | HDSLR | Scoop.it
There are many wireless flash triggers on the market, but I think this is about the smallest I’ve ever seen and it is up for funding on indiegogo (and not doing too well – maybe there’s not enough market? Or is it just not getting enough exposure? (bad photography pun))What do... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/flashq-the-smallest-wireless-flash-trigger-ever/
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Big League CineSummit - FREE Cinematography Event Online!

Big League CineSummit - FREE Cinematography Event Online! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
[Paragraph Intro][adrotate group="6"][More Paragraph intro here]What is Big League CineSummit?Never worry about disappointing footage again. Because we’ve gathered 9 Top Cinematographers and Film Makers for an online cinematography summit called Big League CineSummit – on May 6th & 7th. A... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/big-league-cinesummit-free-cinematography-event-online/
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Dynamic Perception’s New Stage R

Dynamic Perception’s New Stage R | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Dynamic Perception delivers news on their long awaited 3-axis motion control unit: The Stage R. See all the details into the kickstarter campaign helping this small company get their product out there.
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Creating a 30 second Commercial - What I Learned

Creating a 30 second Commercial - What I Learned | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Things I learned shooting my first commercial.
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"Silent Storms" illicits incredible emotion from Northern Lights

"Silent Storms" illicits incredible emotion from Northern Lights | HDSLR | Scoop.it
I found this short on Saturday and just had to share it – and I also had to contact Ole C. Salomonsen, the video’s creator, because I have questions about the Northern Lights – mainly because I’ve never been able to experience them myself, I’ve only seen them thru... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/silent-storms-illicits-incredible-emotion-from-northern-lights/
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(FT5) Surprise: Panasonic withdraws plan to release the GF7!

(FT5) Surprise: Panasonic withdraws plan to release the GF7! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The GF7 design patent. It's a while that I am working on that rumor but I am now 99% certain it's true. Panasonic decided to withdraw the planned GF7 release! There will be no new GF camera model t...
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Get to Know the AMIRA with ARRI's New Virtual AMIRA Camera Simulator « No Film School

Get to Know the AMIRA with ARRI's New Virtual AMIRA Camera Simulator « No Film School | HDSLR | Scoop.it

Chances are, if you’ve operated or assisted on a production using an ARRI ALEXA, you’ve also used ARRI’s fantastic ALEXA camera simulator, which digitally mimics all of the menu functions and exterior buttons of the camera. Resources such as camera simulators are excellent training tools for both up and coming cam-ops and assistants, as well as experienced guys who need a refresher on how a particular system works. With the new AMIRA camera making its way out into the world, ARRI has released the first version of the AMIRA camera simulator, and it’s definitely worth checking out you intend to use this camera any time in the near future.

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The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space | Nikon Rumors

The Kodak Hawkeye II / Nikon F3 was one of the first electronic stills cameras used by NASA in space | Nikon Rumors | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Here's a video that shows footage of the very first electronic stills camera used by NASA in space during the last months of 1991, the Kodak Hawkeye
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Cinema Lens Guide - How to Convert Your Lenses into Cinema Lenses

Cinema Lens Guide - How to Convert Your Lenses into Cinema Lenses | HDSLR | Scoop.it
In this guide we look at all things cinema lenses. How to convert your lens to a cinema lens, mods, accessories and more.
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40% Price Drop on All Jag35 Product Line

40% Price Drop on All Jag35 Product Line | HDSLR | Scoop.it
With all the excitement before and during NAB, this article just didn’t get published – our apologies to the folks at Jag35Jag35 has always produced very nice gear with a target of delivering gear at low prices…[adrotate group="6"] but this announcement is just amazing –... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/40-price-drop-on-all-jag35-product-line/
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Leadership: Paramount for Filmmakers | Hurlbut Visuals

Leadership: Paramount for Filmmakers | Hurlbut Visuals | HDSLR | Scoop.it
All of you have been so gracious with your comments about how much I help all of you and make a difference, or changed your life in some way. This is a huge responsibility that I take very seriously. I need to set a great example. I need to do my very best, and I need to illustrate for all of you what it means to be a good leader.
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LensRentals.com Updates Damage Waiver Plans, adds Theft Coverage. « Canon Rumors

LensRentals.com Updates Damage Waiver Plans, adds Theft Coverage. «  Canon Rumors | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Meet Lenscap and Lenscap+ The Lenscap protection plans are optional add-ons that limit your liability in the case of a covered event causing damage or total loss of products on your rental. Simply
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Lytro Unveils World's First Light Field Camera and Software Platform | Digital Camera Review

Lytro Unveils World's First Light Field Camera and Software Platform | Digital Camera Review | HDSLR | Scoop.it

LYTRO ILLUM creates "living pictures" by bringing the power of 3D computer graphics to photography and enabling new avenues for visual storytelling

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First-Ever Video Output Working on Open-Source Axiom Alpha Prototype

First-Ever Video Output Working on Open-Source Axiom Alpha Prototype | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The open-source, open-book approach taken by the development team at Apertus with their tagline = “Open Source Cinema” is a refreshing and exciting new approach to video product development. Sure, it’s obvious why the Canons, Sonys and Arris of the world have to... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/first-ever-video-output-working-on-open-source-axiom-alpha-prototype/
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Freefly Movi M10 - Basic Tutorial - Magnanimous Media

Jonah Rubash explains the basic setup and balancing process of the Freefly Movi M10. Advanced Tutorial: https://vimeo.com/92337380 Magnanimous Media offers…
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Magic Lantern RAW video going to be much easier - FFMPEG now officially supports .mlv

Magic Lantern RAW video going to be much easier - FFMPEG now officially supports .mlv | HDSLR | Scoop.it
This morning, alex posted this note on twitter that is subtle, but likely to change the world in a massively good way for Magic Lantern RAW video:FFMPEG now officially supports Magic Lantern Video (MLV) t.co/z4IEWnb25K t.co/tMZzQmFfY2— Magic Lantern (@autoexec_bin) April 22,... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/04/magic-lantern-raw-video-going-to-be-much-easier-ffmpeg-now-officially-supports-mlv/
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New GoPro 4 camera rumored to shoots 4K and 1080/120fps NOTE: FAKE

New GoPro 4 camera rumored to shoots 4K and 1080/120fps NOTE: FAKE | HDSLR | Scoop.it

After this was posted, I've seen several reports indicating this was based on a post made back in 2013! DON'T BELIEVE IT --- SORRY I POSTED IT.


A press release for a new GoPro 4 camera with 4k video and 1080/120fps leaked online: GoPro Hero 4 is really capable of recording video in 4K resolution at

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After this was posted, I've seen several reports indicating this was based on a post made back in 2013! DON'T BELIEVE IT --- SORRY I POSTED IT.


There may be some truth, but don't fall for this post like I did.

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‘Good Morning America’ Recommends Hiring a Student For Your Wedding Photography

‘Good Morning America’ Recommends Hiring a Student For Your Wedding Photography | HDSLR | Scoop.it
UPDATE: Good Morning America has taken down the video and article. Original Story: What are the best ways to save money on your wedding day? Good Morning America (GMA) ran a story recently in which their soon-to-be wed reporter Ginger Zee recommends contacting your local school to reach out to...
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Sony Launches Vegas Pro 13

Sony Launches Vegas Pro 13 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Sony launched Vegas Pro 13 at NAB 2014 and, today, it is available for download. Vegas Pro 13 offers a number of new features, including: Faster and more efficient editing Compliant metering featur...
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The first third-party lens for full-frame E-mount is here, and it’s a super-fast 50mm f/0.95

The first third-party lens for full-frame E-mount is here, and it’s a super-fast 50mm f/0.95 | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Good news for those already using or looking into Sony's full-frame E-mount system: the lenses available for the system have just been extended by a very interesting third-party option! Chinese manufacturer Zhongyi, who also make the Lens…
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