A couple of more test scenes filmed with the 550D.
We took the camera and some gears out in the forrest and shot some scenes for proof of concept and to try out the camera more. Nothing was preplanned and the shooting took around 3 hours with us walking around finding good places to film.
All scenes was filmed hand-held but with holding a tripod for better support. Only used the Canon 1.4 50mm lens for all scenes. Vfx and color-correction was done in After Effects. Filmed in 23.97 fps with a 1/50s shutterspeed at most times. The slowmotion scenes was filmed in 60 fps.
The last scenes filmed got a bit noise due to the sun was setting and we used a higher ISO. If you dont like looong slowmotion scenes you might want to skip the end part. :)
Some very quick tests with the new build of the Magic Lantern Firmware, implementing the amazing focus-assist feature. Its available from ML Menu - Video - Focus assist.
Its still in a very early stage, but more than usable by now.
Release notes by alex (thanks!)
* it's easily fooled by contrast (or lack of it)
* it may display red markers even if there's nothing in focus
* Only horizontal edges are detected.
* Only adjacent pixels which fit in an int32 are considered.
* Threshold: 1% percentile.
* When recording, HD buffer is downsampled horizontally by 2.
* Fixed the saving bug (you can now save the Focus Peak setting).
* Added some kind of color coding (warmer is better)
* Small optimizations (I'm not sure if they have any effect or not).
****UPDATE (10/02/2014) NEW REDESIGNED VERSION ****
Welcome to the new DSLR-DEVICES camera Crane/Jib.
as you can see THE simple and unique design makes it possibly the most mobile camera crane/jib on the market!
-lite weight only 1.5kg (3.4lbs)
-Compact design, folds down to 90cm (35 Inches)
-From the ground > 2 Meters of height elevation (79 Inches / 6.5 Feet)
-Ultra low friction brass bearings and washers
-A2 Stainless Steel fastenings
-High quality anodized black finish
-Supports cameras ( including: microphone / matt box etc) weighing up to 3kg (6.6lbs)
-Simple no tools required
-Assembles in 6 simple steps, in as little as 15 seconds
-Fits onto a standard camera backpack
-Hand Built in the UK
here is a link to a some recent footage shot with the DSLR-CRANE: http://youtu.be/BMUrou1J63w
for any more info or where to buy visit the web site.