Category: ‘Filmmaking’

Sony F3 SLOG Gemini 4:4:4 grading tests

Over on DVXuser.com Filippo Chiesa posted one of the World’s first official Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4 recorder tests and was also kind enough to make available some of the images from the shoot in DPX format. The footage was shot on the Sony F3 with the S-LOG Gamma option and recorded via dual link to the Gemini recorder in 4:4:4. The actual video itself can …

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Sony PMW-F3 Super 35mm video camera

In early 2008 the DSLR Revolution took us by storm, and in response largely to the DSLR revolution mainstream manufacturer giants such as Panasonic with the AF-100 and now Sony with the PWM-F3 are finally listening to the demands for larger sized sensor video cameras. (Or likely caught on after watching record breaking sales on Canon DSLRs.) On November 8th 2010 Sony announced their new “affordable” …

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Mixing 24p 25p 30p framerates

Today you might easily find yourself in a situation where a client asks you to produce content in multiple formats such as PAL or NTSC. Or simply, the client has their own footage in one format but the camera you own is another. So the question really becomes how do we work with so many different formats, and what single format, if any format, …

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DSLR Revolution

On September 1st 2009 the Canon 7D DSLR was released, and in February 2010 I bought one. I had seen the “Skywalker ranch” video by Philip Bloom posted in December of 2009 and while quite impressed I couldn’t help but realize (and admit) what next digital revolution was upon us. That is, 24P, High Definition 1080P video, and 35mm DOF …

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