Tag Archives: HDSLR

FINALLY! The new Canon t4i/650D has arrived + NEW LENSES!

8 Jun

The New EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Camera Puts the power and creativity of DSLR Stills and Video at your fingertips
Silent and Continuous Autofocus in Video, The EOS Rebel T4i Lets People Re-Live Magic Moments Through Stunningly Crisp Video and Incredible Stereo Sound

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 8, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced a new flagship model in its most popular EOS Rebel line, the Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera. The new EOS Rebel T4i features incredible image quality with an 18-megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, DIGIC 5 Image Processor that helps capture all the action with high-speed continuous shooting of up to five frames per second (fps) and an extended ISO range of 100–12800 (expandable to 25600 in H mode) that gives photographers the opportunities to take the EOS Rebel T4i into more shooting situations than ever before. Continue reading

Colour Grading Tips (why it is important)

30 May

Colour grading is often overlooked by the amateur film makers but its something that can make or break the overall response of your film. A good story with good content is always key but time after time I find my self watching Vimeo films where someone has got their Canon 550D, shot a nice story with some good sympathy building around the characters and they totally skimp out on any kind of post production grading. For me its one of the strongest methods of pulling some one into the story your trying to tell. When you see a film at the Movies chances are its going to be heavily graded, especially a story that rely’s on some kind of fiction as its basis, i.e Terminator Salvation. This is a good example because its colour grading is very apocalyptic to suit when in time it is based, in fact, there’s only two real colours to the film, grey and green. Often people use simple 3 way colour correction methods to colour grade and try to pick out a natural skin tone colour. I feel you shouldnt hold back on changing people’s skin tones and effect the colour of the world the film is based. Start simple, level all the clips to match tonally and get all those skin-tones looking skin tone colour, then push your grade to suit the world your film is based within. A good colour grader will need know all of these tools:

  • Curves
  • Levels
  • Saturation
  • Lift, Gamma, Gain
  • Shadows, Mid-tones, Hi-lights
  • Blacks, Mid’s, whites
  • Masks(vignettes e.t.c)

Remember when your shooting video and you know your going to grade it after make sure you shoot as FLAT as possible. What do I mean by this, no in camera sharpening , less saturation and no noise reduction. check out this video for setting your flat picture profile’s, this video also goes through some other settings you will need: Continue reading

Canon 5Dmrkiii – My Thoughts!

30 May

As we all know the Canon 5dmrkiii has been out since April but I thought I would kick this blog off with a review of my thoughts on this Camera. The first time I got to use this camera I was thrown into the deep end, shooting a Wedding, all the way from filming the grooms breakfast meal to his special first dance with his newly wed – a long day that really pushed the camera. Initially I was taken back by the camera, the low lights is AMAZING and much improved from the mrk ii that was still amazing so I had a massive comfort factor going into this wedding knowing lighting was never going to be an issue – less pressure for me :). This is the most obvious improvement from the older generation camera however there’s much more this camera now has to offer:

  • Improved moire
  • In camera manual audio control!
  • A Headphone Jack!
  • ISO 100-25600 standard, 50-102,800 expanded
  • 61 point AF system
  • Dual card slots (SDHC/CF)
  • HDMI out – no drop in resolution (but not clean)
  • 29:59 second continued recording
  • 720p 50fps
  • ALL I compression (90Mb/s sec) Continue reading