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When I started playing around with Magic Lantern RAW video, two things came to mind: First, a camera called the “5D” was once again the nucleus of a low-budget cinematographic revolution — this time thanks to the Magic Lantern team; Second, how was I ever going to be able to edit what I’d shot? I’ve learned a lot since then, and it turns out an offline/online, proxy-based workflow is not only possible, but powerful. Check out the process that I’ve been using to round-trip Magic Lantern RAW between Adobe Premiere CC and DaVinci Resolve Lite below. More »

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I’ve been doing a number of interviews and filming self-shot videos as part of my attempt to make my first feature film. I’ve used a number of external monitors with my 5D Mark II in the past but I don’t actually own one myself, so I haven’t been able to see the rear LCD while I’m standing in front of the camera. But as I was shooting an interview with NextWaveDV’s Tony Reale today, he mentioned that I could use the free bundled EOS Utility software to monitor the camera’s output over USB with my laptop. As the author of The DSLR Cinematography Guide, it seems stupid that I didn’t know this, but I’d either forgotten (very possible, as my brain is quite frazzled these days running the campaign) or I’d never tried it in the first place. It’s the cheapest way to get an external monitor (since it costs nothing): More »

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Canon 5D Mark II HDSLR DSLR VDSLRFirmware genius Tramm Hudson, who gave us the original Magic Lantern firmware, has released a new version that allows 5D Mark II owners to increase the video bitrate of their DSLR to 76MBps (the default is 38). This should make a world of difference in the battle against those pesky compression artifacts. Word on the street is that 76MBps is unstable, but the slightly lower 66MBps is working in 24p. This is very much in beta and I haven’t had a chance to try it out myself yet. Here are the details from Tramm: More »

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Daniel Plym shoots for the online entertainment mag Buzzine, and as a result he shoots a lot of red carpet interviews — on a DSLR. He’s responsible for both video and audio as a one man operation, and he manages to shoot dual-system without an audio guy. Here, he breaks down how he’s able to do this via the combination of a 5D Mark II, Sennheiser wireless mic, Zoom H4n, and the Pluraleyes plugin for Final Cut Pro. His tutorial is clear and concise — perfect if you’re not yet shooting dual-system but are thinking about doing so: More »

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Are DSLRs really more sensitive than cameras that cost several times as much? Video guru Adam Wilt compares the Canon 5D and 7D with the Panasonic HPX370, Sony EX1, and RED ONE (including the new Mysterium-X sensor) at ProVideo Coalition. What did Adam find? More »

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How to Save $700 on a DSLR

07.26.10 @ 11:03AM Tags : , , , , , , , ,

Yes, you can save $700 on a DSLR. Here’s how. More »

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Anthony E. Zuiker (CSI) is currently releasing a series of “digi-novels” under the Level 26 banner. A digi-novel is a book that also has online video tie-ins; each chapter in the print book contains a code that unlocks a chapter in a corresponding web series. The latest installment of the transmedia franchise is entitled Dark Prophecy, and will be released in October. To film the project, Zuiker et al. went with the 5D Mark II, which is interesting given they shot the previous installment on the RED. Editor and B Camera operator Joshua Caldwell’s post about their experiences using the 5D is a worthwhile read if you’re planning on shooting narrative content on a DSLR. More »