Posts Tagged: HDSLR

Focal Point: Friday November 8, 2013

Photo Fabulousness ——

Origami Fun on Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta :-)

 

Origami Fun on Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta :-)  by Katrin Ray from Vistek’s Photo and Video Pool on Flickr

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Online Awesomeness ——

Interview: Steve McCurry on Street Photography and Change from American Photo Magazine

Over the course of Steve McCurry’s amazing career, he’s traveled the world creating iconic images along the way.  His most famous photo The Afghan Girl is one of the most recognizable photos on the planet – he tells the story of this photograph in this National Geographic Video. In the interview (featured in American Photo Magazine), Steve discusses photography and the changes it’s gone through (along with the rest of the world) through the years.

Video Virtuosity ——

What happens when a bunch of confused college students think they’re posing for a photo while video is rolling?  An entire reel of awkwardness that will help brighten up you day – nay, your week. With DSLRs pulling double duty, providing amazing still images and sharp HD-Video, this could happen to anyone. These student’s weren’t asked to pose for the camera – they just did, unlike these poor unsuspecting pranksters’ victims.

From the Nottingham Trent Students Union, “here’s a super awkward montage of lots of students mistaking our video camera for a stills camera.”

Redrock Micro Delivers State of the Art M3 Cinema Lens Adapter

After seven years of development, and hundreds of design iterations, Redrock Micro introduces  their next-generation lens adapter. Wrapped in a rugged professional body, the M3 certainly looks the part of the definitive 35mm lens adapter. You just know that this tool, in the hands of waiting artists, is going to part of amazing breakthrough videos. Combined with a video camera, the M3 delivers the highly desired HDSLR “film look”. Yeah, it’s that good.

The M3 and video camera, in tandem with a HDSLR, gives you the best of both worlds because M3 footage cuts seamlessly with HDSLR footage. And you can share the same set of lenses with a HDSLR with unique LiveLens™ active lens mount for EF lenses. Other features include: oversized optics; high rpm spinning ground glass enables stopping the lens down to f16 or more without showing grain; state of the art power system with locking lemo-style connectors.

Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional-quality cinema accessories, certainly look like they’ve hit another home-run with the M3.

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Maximize your HDSLR Shooting with Zacuto’s Z-Finder

Zacuto’s Optical Viewfinders are large loupes that mount to the back of your HDSLR’s LCD, effectively letting you use your LCD as a viewfinder – a handy tool, indeed! And, with 3 versions available giving you correct form factor for video (the Pro 3x, Pro 2.5x and Jr.), you’ll have no problem finding the right one to suit.

Check out Philip Bloom’s review of the Z-Finder: Zacuto’s new DSLR Optical Viewfinder which allows DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for video. “At the moment,” Bloom says, “there is nothing that comes close to this, it is absolutely essential for video on the 5dmkll. I couldn’t shoot handheld without it that’s for sure.” [source]

Maximize your HDSLR Shooting with Zacuto's Z-Finder

Zacuto’s Optical Viewfinders are large loupes that mount to the back of your HDSLR’s LCD, effectively letting you use your LCD as a viewfinder – a handy tool, indeed! And, with 3 versions available giving you correct form factor for video (the Pro 3x, Pro 2.5x and Jr.), you’ll have no problem finding the right one to suit.

Check out Philip Bloom’s review of the Z-Finder: Zacuto’s new DSLR Optical Viewfinder which allows DSLR cameras to have the correct form factor for video. “At the moment,” Bloom says, “there is nothing that comes close to this, it is absolutely essential for video on the 5dmkll. I couldn’t shoot handheld without it that’s for sure.” [source]

Get the camera out of your face.

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Zacuto Z-Finder EVF with its 800x480 high-resolution screen

Coming  soon, the Zacuto Z-Finder EVF, a 3.2” high-resolution monitor that is certain to become the long-awaited solution to the woes of filming with a HDSLR. First off, it aligns the camera “inline” (the most stable way) to your rod system. Most important, the Zacuto Z-Finder allows you to get your eye where it most comfortably needs to be – away from the camera. The 16×9 screen, with a resolution that’s 56% greater than a typical DSLR LCD screen, gives you a clear, high-resolution (800×480) image. And because the EVF can be either attached to the rig or detached, it’s great for all kinds of shooting. You can achieve critical focus for low mode shooting, even crane shots. What it all means is, with a Z-Finder EVF, shooting video with an HDSLR is a lot like using a film camera or ENG video camera.

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