Magic Lantern (ML) is a Canon firmware toolbox specifically aiming for the video segment. It has recently got a huge buzz for enabling a Canon's 5DmkII to shoot 24P RAW video. And while ML is not the oldest of custom firmware, it is definitely one of the more mature ones, with many movie makers using it on production setups. As with CHDK, it usually run from the memory card and does not require a firmware "flush.
A reader informed me that Samsung released the code for the NX200 and NX300 mirrorless cameras as open source based on the Cortex A9 quad core CPU and Neon coprocessor. This means that everyone can download it and make their own modifications, fix bugs, add new features, etc. As far as I know, this is the first major camera manufacturer to release their source code to the public. Could this be the beginning of the open source camera...
Good golly this is amazing! Camera company releasing the code? Asking people to create new features? Unheard of! But great to see.
Like you I spend a bunch of time every single day working through my inbox, answering emails, sending emails, reading emails, deleting emails. I’ve shared my personal inbox management system before so you can go ahead and read that if you missed it but the fact is that you and I spend a buttload of time there.
Which means, naturally, that there is a literal cost of real resources that we’ve allocated to it. I emphasize real here because some people have not ever thought about this and are making many people’s lives very miserable, like mine.... read more!
John is so right - I get lots of emails asking me for help and other things. I don't always think about how much time this all takes and this is a great reminder.
Power is a necessity in today's modern world. Most of us take for granted the work that it takes to build and maintain the power grid that supplies us with the electricity that powers our lives. Storm Soldiers is a film about the men who make it all happen. The linemen who work tirelessly behind the scenes so we can power our computers, heat our homes and light our lives. Danger is around every corner for linemen and the job is constantly on the top ten list for most dangerous jobs. This film is a tribute to the men and women that literally put their lives on the line everyday.
One of the best trailer's I've ever seen for a Canon EOS 5D Mark III movie! I cannot wait to see this. The story is very well laid out. A must see!
Swedish company Memoto is developing a camera that automatically documents the lives of users by snapping a photo every 30 seconds. The gadget could threaten privacy on both sides of the lens, critics warn.
Not sure how I feel about this idea... the 'always on' aspect could be pretty weird.
I’ve been looking forward to writing this post about one of my favorite spots of this season, “Djesus Uncrossed”. First I should acknowledge that this was, by far, the most controversial spot I’ve been a part of in my history with the show. Religious groups were infuriated while pop artists were inspired to create fan-art....
Very deep dive into what Alex does! Don't miss his tour of the USA this summer... should be amazing training!
If you’re interested in learning A LOT MORE about how I like to work, check out my workshop tour this summer. It’s called the VISUAL STORYTELLING TOUR and I’ll be visiting 31 cities between June and July.
LensProToGo review of the Tenba HDSLR video shoulder bag.
The good folks at Tenba sent me one of these bags and I love it! Meg does a great job describing the bag and the different uses. I haven't taken mine on a plane yet, but it is great to take multiple cameras as this bag has so much room and I absolutely love having the top section to pull out with audio gear. I don't have an 'audio person' but it is nice to have it separated from the lenses and cameras.
When you’re considering what to invest your money into in regards to camera equipment what comes to mind? Some may say the camera body, but with technology changing moment to moment the body is one of the most disposable pieces of a camera rig. At best you may be able to get three to four good years before it’s time to replace it. If you’re talking a DSLR body, expect to lose 50% of what you paid for it if you resell it
To the naked eye, our sun is an unremarkable ball of heat and light. Under the eye of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, or S.D.O, the Sun's activity is revealed under various spectrums of light. See incredibly detailed coronal mass ejections, bursts, and solar flares. Let the immense power of the sun immerse and mesmerize you in stunning Ultra High Definition.
You've got to watch this if you have any interest in nature or even just beautiful imagery. To see what is happening on the surface of the sun in such detail is just "wow" -- and they've done a great job with the music too.
Make sure you change settings to "Original" so you see it in amazing 4k!!!
Following feedback from NABConvergent Design decoded to make some changes to the pricing of the Odyssey7 and Odyssey 7Q. In case you haven’t already heard about these devices they are 7″ OLED monitors that also have the ability to record to onboard SSD’s. Originally the Odyssey units were not going to include any recording capability as standard. All the recording options were going to be paid for updates or available for short term rental. However Convergent Design have now decided to include the ability to record using Avid’s DNxHD codec within the original price of $1295 for the Odyssey 7 and $2295 for the more advanced 7Q. There is however a small catch. In order to use the “free” codec options you must use a Convergent Design supplied SSD...