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Video thumbnail for vimeo video Meet the Hunter-LUT, a Beautiful Alexa-Like Look for 5D Mk III CinemaDNGs (Plus RAW Workflow Tutorial!) - nofilmschoolSuffice it to say some lucky, happy campers here at NFS have recently (finally) gotten their hands on a refurbished Canon 5D Mark III. Substances will surely flow in the not-too-distant future — and by substances I think I mean “footage.” We recently came across an overall-helpful 5D3 RAW DaVinci Resolve workflow tutorial from DP Hunter Hampton Richards, which we have found very helpful in our early experiences. Hunter has devised his own custom LUT to Alexa-ify your 5D CinemaDNG RAW footage, emulating that camera’s Rec. 709 output. Hunter also digs Purity Ring, so you’ll definitely want to check this out. More »

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arri-alexaWhen thinking about your upcoming project, do you ever catch yourself dreaming about the latest greatest buzz camera? I know I do. It’s easy to get caught up in the tech and forget that finding the right tool for a given project is just as important as thinking about the right project for the tool you have at hand. As the good folks at Indiewire found out at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, filmmakers are using a great variety of cameras to make their projects happen. More »

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Welcome to what may be the end of a noble era in low-budget cinema. The 5D Mark II is arguably the device that turned independent filmmaking upside down, single-handedly — and as an individual piece of engineering may be as important as any single and inexpensive video format has ever been. Since its release (and the waves it created), the camera has put the power to create filmic footage in the hands of just about anyone. Now, as such, Canon seems to have decided that the camera’s work is done, because the company’s site is now indicating the discontinuation of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II. More »

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From French user Trankilstef in our comments section, it looks like those specs and photos that were posted were official (only minor possible discrepancies). There is a scan from a French magazine showing a complete review of the new Canon 5D Mark III, but from looking at the specs it is clear that the video features are improved from the Canon 5D Mark II. More »

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This seems to be the real deal. What would normally have been announced very late tonight or early tomorrow (east coast time), looks to have been leaked ahead of time. Canon Rumors has posted a list of specs and a few images that we can almost safely assume are official, since the announcement is less than 24 hours away. These images are of the professionally photographed variety, likely what we would be seeing in a press release. They also perfectly match that photo we reported on here awhile ago. Here is the complete list of specs and my thoughts below. More »

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Just as I was writing about the possible new features of Magic Lantern Unified, it’s been confirmed that the replacement for the Canon 5D Mark II will be announced on February 28th. Does this make me any less excited about Magic Lantern? Absolutely not! This next Canon camera will not be for everyone, and there’s a major hurdle for plenty of people: price. Let’s look at the confirmed specs so far.
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The legendary Magic Lantern firmware for the (itself legendary) Canon 5D Mark II hasn’t been updated in a long while, probably owing to the fact that codec Tramm Hudson has a life. Also, since Canon added 24p and manual audio controls to the official firmware, there was less need for ML. Programmer AJ Newman has come to rescue with a new version of the firmware, entitled AJ5.0, which is a ground-up rewrite with a brand new interface that offers some great new features. Here’s a look at what’s new in this branch of the ML firmware: More »

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Timelapse photography is everywhere now, but other than to show the passage of time, it’s rarely used as a storytelling device. Director Adam Anthony’s short “The Maestro” was a finalist at this year’s Tropfest, and finds a way to integrate the effect into the story: More »

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A month ago I wondered if the Panasonic GH2 is the next great HDSLR (despite the fact that it’s not technically a DSLR, due to its lack of viewfinder). Now shooter Mike Kobal has posted a pair of comparison videos comparing the GH2 with the 5D Mark II. These are 720P videos and you won’t be able to discern every difference; however, the GH2 is looking pretty good… More »

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Here’s a brief clip comparing Panasonic’s AF100 (due in December) to the venerable Canon 5D Mark II. The AF100 sports an image that seems flatter and much more rock-solid than the 5D’s, which is more hit-or-miss. But of course the 5D has that (nearly) VistaVision-sized sensor, which has its benefits. There’s no grading on either camera’s footage, take a look: More »

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Real-time High Dynamic Range imaging is coming soon to high-end motion picture cameras, and will likely change a lot about how moving images are captured and seen. In the layman’s hands the process is typically reserved for still images because combining two moving images in post is nigh impossible. But Soviet Montage Productions took two Canon 5D Mark IIs and cleverly used a beam splitter to feed each DSLR the exact same image. The resulting 1:30 clip is exactly the kind of camera demonstration that people love to Twitter about, whether the demo is significant or not. But here’s the thing about this clip (particularly the first shot): it’s gorgeous. More »

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How’s that for an exciting thumbnail, right? This is only of interest for 5D Mark II, 7D, and forthcoming 60D shooters, but DSLRs gobble batteries at an alarming rate in movie mode. To date we’ve been faced with paying $70-$100 for each genuine Canon LP-E6 battery, or taking our chances with eBay models for $10. Until now… More »