Tag Archives: HDSLR

First Look at the Compact Edelkrone Pocket Rig for DSLR/HDSLR

With the growing popularity of HDSLR these days, there are new rigs launching almost everyday catering to different uses and needs.  Today, we will take a look at the compact Edelkrone Pocket Rig which is basically a point and shoot rig that can fold up to the size of a battery grip.  Take a look at the video and see whether it works for you.

The price tag for it is C$425 or US$427 and you can get it on eBay, the eBay Store link here.

Source – Edelkrone

Sony Alpha SLT-A77 Hands-on Review

Source – DigitalRevTV

First Sony A77 Official Video

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It’s here, the Sony A77, which will be officially announced later today.  Amazon posted the first official video.  For more info, see our previous post: First Look Video – Sony Alpha A77

Source – Amazon

First Look Video – Sony Alpha A77

Here’s the latest rumor specs according to sonyalpharumors:

  • 24.3 MP Exmor HD CMOS sensor
  • 19 points AF sensor with 11 cross sensors
  • Micro AF tuning
  • ISO 100-16000, with expandable ISO 50 option
  • 1920 x 1080 60p/24p AVCHD 2.0
  • P/A/S/M manual controls while recording video
  • 1200 zone metering
  • Completely new developed Bionz processor
  • 12 fps
  • 1/8000 shutter speed
  • TrueBlack 921k 3-way tilt LCD
  • 3 million dot OLED viewfinder
  • Smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option
  • Built-in flash
  • Built-in GPS
  • Battery life with over over 500 shots (in LCD mode. More in EVF only mode!)
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • Dust and Moisture proof
  • Multi Frame NR
  • SD card (no CF!)

Source – video and specs from sonyalpharumors

Sundance Grand Jury Prize Movie – Like Crazy – Shot on Canon 7D

Image from Indiewire

Lately we are seeing a lot more big screen movies partially shot by DSLRs, like Captain America and Lucasfilm “Red Tails “we blogged on couple days ago. Coming this October, another Indie movie, Like Crazy, will be opening.  The movie, shot on a Hot Rod PL-mount Canon EOS 7D, opens 28 October 2011. Star Trek’sAnton Yelchin and Sundance Special Jury Prize winner Felicity Jones stars in it and the movie won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year. The quality is great and should be nominated for some sort of technical production prizes/awards.

Source – Indiewire, nofilmschool, The Film Informant

Philip Bloom Shooting with Canon HDSLRs on Luscasfilm’s Latest Movie “Red Tails”

Philip Bloom did it again, this time on the big movie set as 2nd Unit DP for the Luscasfilm “Red Tails”. Amongst his arsenal, he uses the 5DmkII, the modified for PL mount lenses 7D from Hot Rod Cameras and the 1DmkIV throughout the shoot.

If you are into shooting movies with your DSLR, well we got everything packed here for your weekend’s reading.  First up the trailer of the movie following by the behind-the-scene video, interesting just looking at the gears Philip had on the set.  After that, jump over to Philip’s blog post where he detailed everything, be it camera, lens, accessories….. tons of pics and guarantee good read, enjoy.

Behind the Scenes on Lucasfilm’s Red Tails with the Canon DSLRs from Philip Bloom on Vimeo.

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Source – PhilipBloom.net

Panasonic GH2 42Mbit AVCHD 1080/24p Video Hack Released

Vitality just released the first hack for the Panasonic GH2 which enables high bitrate AVCHD in 1080/24p cinema mode.  Initial reviews on the hack from the guys over at EOSHD.com indicates that –

  • Noise now has a lovely film like fine grain, much more organic and less electronic looking
  • Noise smears far less detail
  • Low light performance is just better all round
  • Less compression appears to have helped with banding on gradated tones, looks closer to 10bit than 8bit!
  • Significantly better than the high bitrate MJPEG mode especially in low light
  • Colour seems improved, I am getting some beautifully rich tones out of it
  • Detail has increased and is much more solid looking, even with heavy camera movement

Check out more in the video or this link for more on the hack and instructions to apply the hack.

Source – EOSHD.com