1. Romance of the Light

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    from James Miller / Added

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    Shot & Edited in one day by James Miller. Camera assistant, driver, BTS and stills, Luke Miller Filmed on the Canon EOS C300. Supplied very kindly by Guy Thatcher at www.hireacamera.com LOG profile used at 5800K ISO 850 - 2000 Lenses: Nikon 28mm 2.8, 35mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8 Very light blanket grade added on encoding to Vimeo, untouched in edit. Location: Brighton, UK Note: Unfortunately you can't judge the quality of this when viewing through Vimeo. Even if you download the source file it still will have motion blocking that not there on the Prores masters. Lens Whacking technique used more information at: http://philipbloom.net/2012/02/01/the-art-of-lens-whacking-real-lights-leaks-and-ones-done-in-post/ Soundtrack: Bon Iver, Holocene

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    • Brighton Kiss - Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2

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      ~ Brighton Kiss ~ Shot with the Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2, all shots wide open at f1.4 on the Canon 1DC in 4k and to the Atomos Blade via the Atomos HDMI-SDI convertor. In the fading light, Brighton, UK. Shot in Canon Log (400ISO) and graded in Premiere using Film convert. Many thanks to Guy Thatcher of www.hireacamera.com for the loan of the Otus. Zeiss Otus 1.4/55 ZF.2 still's test shoot. http://www.flickr.com/photos/millerandmiller/sets/72157640056003773

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      • Sanctuary

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        Testing the Atomos, Samurai Blade on the Canon 1DC via a HDMI to SDI adapter. Shot wide open with the Canon 15.5-47mm CN-E lens courtesy of Guy Thatcher, www.hireacamera.com Download for best viewing. Recored straight to the Blade in 4k mode on the 1DC. Captured in 1920 x 1080 in 2k 2048 x 1080 aspect. Canon Log picture profile. By using the 4k mode via HDMI on the Canon even when not recording to CF card the image quality is a massive step up from the HDMI under 1080 full frame or 1080 S35 mode. It's still 8-Bit but a really nice crisp image. Cut and Graded in Adobe Premiere CC. Using the lumetri plugin to load LUT's from Photoshop CC. 'Filmstock' & 'Horror Blue' and RGB curves. Three different adjustment layers to allow control of LUT's and RGB Curves. Thanks to Harry Miller for helping me film this test video. Foley sound download from www.freesound.org For your viewing pleasure this film has been uploaded in Prores HQ.

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        • Sunrise 1DX - 5D3 Test / Eastbourne Pier

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          Sunrise 1DX - 5D3 Test Update: https://vimeo.com/46186716 - Now post sharpened & secondary grading for comparison. Sunrise test curtsey of Guy Thatcher, hireacamera.com We though it would be nice to test the dynamic range of the 1DX compared to the 5D3. As with all unscientific tests, certain things may not match between each test clip. Although we tried our best in the short time we had, framing, focus, focal length may vary. Shutter speed, aperture and ISO, white balance & format remained constant. As said before, It appears that the 1Dx has a very different strength or type of OLPF, you almost get a pixel shift double image a bit like refraction. To my eye when looking at a scene that has very closely matched focus distance the 1DX appears sharper and holds that bit more detail. As you see colour wise, there is not much in it. Both camera have had the same grad applied to each joint clip. I think I prefer the 1DX. Rolling shutter (not shown) is also reduced greatly compared to the 5D3. Specifications: Canon 5D Mark 3 - My modded 5D3, secondary OLPF removed. - Helps stills to resolve more detail, but less so on movies. I would class it 5% higher resolution over the stock 5D3 for movies. Canon 1DX - Stock, Production. Canon 24-105 f4 IS Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS II iframe on both cameras. Profile: Based on 'Neutral' 0 sharpness -2 Contrast -2 Saturation No additional sharpness added in post. Edited native in Adobe Premiere CS6 and exported as H.264 at 25Mbps.

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          • Canon XA-10 test

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            Just a quick video outlining features on the new Canon XA-10.

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            • Canon C100 at IBC2012

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              Den has a chat with filmmaker and established C300 user Nino Leitner about the new C100. We should have one available to hire around November. Video courtesy of hireacamera.com and fstopacademy.com

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              • Nikon D4, D800, Canon 5DMKII & MKIII compared to Sony FS100

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                Just a short comparison as we get to know these new and some not so new tools. ** This is just us messing around so please don't over analyse the results - this is just a side by side lit only with the screen of my 27" imac. Thanks to Guy Thatcher from www.hireacamera.com for bringing up the toys this weekend.

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                • Sony NX30 - NAB

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                  Many thanks once more to Den Lennie from F-Stop Academy for presenting. This was shot at NAB last month in Vegas. The NX30 is really the true successor to the Sony A1E and not only features an ultra wide 26mm lens, super sensitive 1/3rd inch Exmor R sensor and XLR balanced audio inputs but also has the most amazing Balanced Optical Steadyshot stabilisation system. If that's not enough, it also has a built in projector to allow to you review rushes! More details on the camera can be found here - http://www.hireacamera.com/camcorders/detail.asp?model=766

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                  • JVC HMQ10 4K Camcorder at NAB

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                    Many thanks to Den Lennie at F-Stop Academy for presenting. Shot at NAB in Vegas last month, we were really surprised at just how easy it was to implement the workflow. For more details on hiring the camera, go to http://www.hireacamera.com/camcorders/detail.asp?model=772.

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                    • IBC2012 Sony NEX-EA50EH

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                      Den talks to Kanta Yamamoto from Sony about the new NEX-EA50EH, a new APS-C sensored camera with an E-mount 18-200mm powered zoom lens. We should have them at launch in November. Video courtesy of fstopacademy.com and hireacamera.com

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