It's an EF to NEX adapter that draws power from the camera, allows you to use your Canon lenses, actually makes those lenses FASTER, gives you a wider, almost full-frame field of view, and also makes the image sharper. I can not for the life of me think of why every FS100 owner using EF lenses would not purchase this thing as soon as humanly possible. Metabones, thanks for letting me review your prototype, and good luck with the boat load of cash you'll be making. Oh, and can I get one of these to keep, ASAP?
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Special Thanks to
Revolution Void for the music "Time Flux"
My girlfriend for allowing me to use her collection of toy robots.
First test with the Metabones 'Speed Booster' prototype - Detailed information on this adapter on Philip Bloom's site. philipbloom.net/?p=28349
Filmed from inside my car as it was raining and cold!. Tripod slung on the passenger seat, window open and monitor in view. Shots start along Brighton sea front on the South coast of the UK and over the Sussex Downs back home to Cuckfield.
I tried to match the frame of people in shot as I drove by. Everything is cross faded together at cut points the collide, bringing the fade to just one side allows the image to pull away from it's self. I'm sure I upset a few drivers trying to get a smooth ramp in acceleration. The nice thing about this type of observationally filming is that you can watch it many times and see different things. It's lovely when things just work. The guy on the bike clocked me in the end and saluted me, well thats what I think he did.
Graded to black and white with slights drifts of hues, but very subtle. Secondary colour and grain added using 'Film Convert' Adobe Premiere plug-in or standalone application. - filmconvert.com
'194 grams', the weight of the Metabones adapter. I'm sure there is a movie there ;)
I really miss filming for the love of it. When you get busy with paying work it's easy to let things slide. I'm going to try and change this as I love filming of the cuff.
It’s a really quick test with the new Metabones adapter. Filmed on the Sony FS100 over cranked in camera. Single lens used, the EF Canon 17-40mm L f/4 lens. Shot at 24mm to crop out the window frame as I couldn't get the sticks any closer. I really just wanted to test to see if the adapter was usable. Other tests to follow as soon as possible. Philip has the adapter back now, and I'm sure he will shot some great tests.
I would have done more with other lenses if I have had more time, hopefully I can do this soon.
Soundtrack - 'Still Here', Kerry Muzzey Licensed through 'The Music Bed' - themusicbed.com
I bought the VG30 today. I stopped at the Vista Point on I-5 in Camp Pendleton. No audio because I did not have a windscreen. I used the 18-200 Power zoom lens to show its range.
Sunset on the island of Garda, Italy.
SONY NEX VG20 with 18-200, made in 50p, exported in 30p. Steadyshot on "Active".
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It's a magical and mysterious area.
If you like, have a look at this project for iPad for free:
Sony NEX-VG10/20/30 User Group Channel
Sony's new NEX-VG10/20/30 camcorder will revolutionize independent filmmaking, offering an incredibly low price point for its feature set. We've wanted a shalllow depth-of-field, interchangeable lens and larger sensor for low-budget filmmaking. And we've waited too long for RED to get its Scarlet to market (after incessant delays and price increases), so this will have to do. At this Channel associated with the User Group,…
Sony's new NEX-VG10/20/30 camcorder will revolutionize independent filmmaking, offering an incredibly low price point for its feature set. We've wanted a shalllow depth-of-field, interchangeable lens and larger sensor for low-budget filmmaking. And we've waited too long for RED to get its Scarlet to market (after incessant delays and price increases), so this will have to do. At this Channel associated with the User Group, we can share video samples from this exciting new camcorder.
Because the functionality and information is limited at Vimeo Channels like this, there's much more to see and do at the associated User Group, vimeo.com/groups/nexvg10 and videos added to the Channel should (and hopefully will) also always be added there.
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