Posts Tagged ‘video’
What happens when you take a DSLR marketed to be weatherproof and bury it under snow for a couple of minutes? While doing this, you are recording video on said DSLR. I tested that with the Olympus E-5 as part of the Field Review along with how well it performed during a snowfall.
The perfect camera bag provides heaps of protection, easy access to gear, comfortable carrying, adjustability to compartments and be the right size for everything you need. Although I had a good look at and considered purchasing a Think Tank bag about 18 months ago, it was at the Digital Life photography show in Melbourne (Australia) about six months ago when I bought my first Think tank bag, a Wired Up 20.
In this five part serious Matthew Novak with reveal the ins and outs of producing a feature length film with the canon 7D as the main camera. To read part one click HERE
When you’re doing any shoot, whether it be photography or video, a gear list always hinges upon two things: What you want to accomplish and sometimes more importantly what your budget is. The gear list that follows constitutes what has gone into the Summer Stories Production thus far. Read the rest of this entry »
We recently did a hands-on with the Samsung NX100 and we just got news that OK GO has filmed a viral music video with the camera. Samsung is releasing a teaser trailer today. According to the press release, “A series of behind-the-scenes episodes has also been produced using the Samsung NX100, following OK Go as they embark on this creative project. The clips show the creative brilliance of OK Go meeting the technical ingenuity of the i-Function Lens, as they create a piece of video art that will be viewed, downloaded, sent on and talked about across the world. In addition, the episodes provide a fun way to learn about how the NX100 itself works. The series also challenges viewers to explore their own creativity.”
Beyond the videos though, we got to put an SD card in a pre-production NX100 the other night to take some stills. Check them out after the jump. Admittedly, we found the metering to be a bit off but otherwise thought this to be a very stellar piece of gear. You can currently pre-order the camera at B&H in Black or Brown.
The blog has briefly discussed great items for DSLR videography. However, where would great videos be without excellent audio? In film school, you’re taught that sound is 60% of your video/film. It can make a huge difference. For those of you dabbling in DSLR videography, here are some items that you may want to get to create great audio.
Mind = Blown right now
According to the YouTube Blog, YouTube announced today that they will support the 4K video format. For those of you not familiar with the tech lingo, 4K is around 4x the size of HD video (HD = appx 1,000 lines of resolution. 4K = appx 4,000 lines of resolution.)
In Google’s exact words, “At 4096 x 3072 pixels, 4K is nearly four times the size of 1080p. To view any video in a source resolution greater than 1080p, select “Original” in the video quality pulldown menu.”
Viewers can take a look at how amazing 4K video is by checking out this playlist of users that created films in the format.
For what it’s worth, 4K is the resolution that RED cameras and other professional cinema cameras shoot at. The ability to stream this much information over the web requires tremendous amounts of server power. On your side, it will require an extremely fast cable-modem or a helluvalot of patience.
Videographers/Photographers: Does this mean that the time to upgrade your DSLR rig is right around the corner?