Production Manager / Producer / DP
Working in production since 1999. Currently serving as Production Manager, Producer, DP, Editor and Writer depending on the project. (oh my!)
Upstream Color is quite a good film that was shot on a hacked GH2. Check out the trailer on YouTube.
Having a strong understanding of the capabilities of your camera, whatever it is, will give you tremendous strength to control your shots. Don't fight your camera, make it work for you. Lighting, framing, exposure control are more powerful tools.
Sorry, I see that someone already posted an answer to your question.... Typically the shutter fixes open and the chip itself cycles like a video camera. CMOS chips used in DSLRs behaved differently from chips used in video cameras at that time. Because early DSLR chipsets weren't as well suited for continuous recording, you had a lot more Jello-cam problems like with the D90 and 5D mkii.
I find these lighting breakdowns are helpful when training up new people on how to think and solve problems in a scene. I try to do this myself periodically for our less experienced staff when there's interest. These video can also be kind of inspiring when I feel like I'm in a rut or filming a lot of the same stuff. It would be nice if they occasionally did something a little larger or went a little deeper to mix it up. I always appreciate their work though, because not many people are trying to do breakdowns like this.
Thanks for sharing this. I'm so eager to see all these higher-output LED fixtures come to market . I hope the price isn't completely outrageous. If they live up to performance expectations, I'd love to pick up a couple of these, 600Ds, or something in this class. I'd use them all the time. Exciting stuff!
Exposure latitude, color rendition, high-bit/RAW recording, and reliability are my primary criteria for digital camera selection. I can work around everything else.
I know it sounds like a lot of cash especially since Lectrosonics stuff doesn't necessarily look fancy on paper. But, being a current user of some of their other gear, I will say their stuff is quite reliable, sounds great and has held up better then any of our previous wireless systems. If you are in production professionally, filming day to day, year to year, replacement and repair costs of other systems could easily outpace a $1k investment in something from these guys.