1. Moonlight | Sony A7s


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    Our goal was to set out and shoot a short film that was lit entirely by moonlight. We waited for the moon to become full and on the night of September 8th we set out to explore the coast in California and see what we could find. When we arrived at our location, the timing couldn't have been more perfect! It was around 12:30 AM and the moon was barely lighting the beautiful beach. The entire shoot took place between 12:30 AM- 2:00 AM. For the first two scenes were shot at a different location a few days before the moon became full. The first scene was shot at 1/25th, f/1.4, 25,600 ISO, The second scene was shot at 1/25th, f/1.4, 32,000 ISO Our settings for the rest of the video were around 1/30th, f/1.4, ISO 12,800. To give you a perspective of how dark it was, there are a couple photos in the behind the scenes below. We did not add any color grading, noise reduction, or sharpness. All of the clips are straight out of the camera shot in the PP2 setting. You will notice some purple fringing around the left side, The Metabones adapter that we rented had a light leak issue from what it looks like. Sony has done an amazing job in creating this camera especially after seeing the quality that has come out of this camera. Song used: Clouds over hills by A. Taylor https://www.themusicbed.com/songs/clouds-over-hills/7856 Gear used: Sony A7s Metabones EF to NEX Smart Adapter II Zeiss 55mm 1.4 Otus Zeiss 28mm 2.0

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    • Do More With Your DSLR I: Working with Available Light


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      Introducing the first installment in our new video series: Do More With Your DSLR. This in-depth tutorial shows you how to make the most of the lighting conditions in your shooting environment. For anyone wondering about white balance, in search of ISO info, or freaked out by f-stops, this one's for you. Read the full Video School lesson here: http://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/174/do-more-with-your-dslr-working-with-available-light Check out the other lesson in the series as well: http://vimeo.com/videoschool/lesson/175/do-more-with-your-dslr-ii-building-a-rig

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      • Magic Lantern Install Tutorial


        from Chadwick Shoults / Added

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        This is a quick 3 minute walkthrough of installing the latest (October 2011) version of Magic Lantern for Canon DSLRs. The link to follow, bookmark, and download from is: Please note even if you camera says it has xxx firmware, please download the applicable canon firmware and install first from here: http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Unified/Install#Step_1._Preparing_your_camera http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Unified With these more recent versions you DO NOT have to go through the process of making cards bootable, because what you place on the card does that for you now. This makes it super easy for anyone with a card reader to install and benefit from. This unified build works on the Canon 50d, 60d, 550d (shown in the video, aka T2i), and 600d. The 5d mkII also has a build, but it is different from the one shown in this video. Make sure you also read the instructions and manual that are in the downloaded zip package. If you are running an old Canon firmware you will likely need to update that first. Apologies for the nasty looking out of focus Flip cam footage, but you get the idea. Huge thanks to Alex for making this tool so easy to use and useful. http://vimeo.com/alexml Here is where you can follow Magic Lantern on Twitter for the latest updates - https://twitter.com/autoexec_bin For other video nerd related tips and articles, follow my blog: http://chadwickpaul.net/

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        • The Three Basics of Exposure and Photography


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          I put this video together to go with my article "The Three Basics of Photography", which covers the same ground in more depth: http://www.lightandmatter.org/?p=3809 I wanted to make a video to cover the basics pretty quickly, so that if nothing else, the articles would be easier to understand afterwards. Plus, this thing has a cool soundtrack.

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          • Canon EOS 50D raw video test - ISO 12.800 (H2)


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            Shooting raw video on a Canon EOS 50D. Thanks to Magic Lantern! Take 1 & 2 are the same shot, with different develop settings on the DNG's. Same goes for 3 & 4. Follow the development here: http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5586.0 Music: "Everybody Dance (All Night Luv Garage Edit) feat. Alexia Dee's" by Pierlo (http://www.upitup.com).

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            • Testing Canon's ISO noise in Video mode on the 60D


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              Technicolor just released a Picture Profile called CineStyle (bit.ly/lTApYK) for Canon DSLR's. It's similar to the SuperFlat style most users have defined for themselves, but seems to be providing HUGELY better latitude in the shadows. This obviously creates a wonderful image to work with when colour correcting. Anyway, in their support document, they suggest, along with specific settings for Contrast and Saturation, that ISO be used in multiples of 160. I wanted to see if this was true, so I ended up doing a little home experiment... Shutter Speed: 1/50th Frame Rate: 24 Music by: Andrew Schär - "Outnumbered" (Yip, it's one of my songs. Check out http://about.me/andrewschar for more info, or to download my music for free, go straight to: http://bit.ly/ajs-mu) The results as you can see in the video, are pretty much spot on with what Technicolor has said. Interestingly enough, it seems to me that ISO 640 has about as much noise as ISO 100. It also seems that ISO multiples of 125 are specifically bad. ISO 1250 is pretty much comparable to IS0 125! NOTE* For the purposes of this test, I boosted Curves to make the noise more observable, so it won't be this bad in the real world! I've also added two pictures of screenshots from low to high noise. It clearly illustrates that best ISO's to use for video, starting from lowest noise level to highest are as follows: 160, 320, 640, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1250, 125, 250, 500, 1000, 1600, 2500, 2000, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400. Of course, if you're shooting low-light and you need a high ISO, the best ones to go for would be: 1600, 2500, 3200 & 5000. If there's plenty light, keep things on ISO 160. Multiples of 160 are best, then multiples of 100 and then multiples of 125. Vincent Laforet says that ISO in Still Photography is different compared to when shooting video. I did a quick test using the exact settings from this test. The result? It seems it is different - there's WAY more RGB colour noise, and from what I can see, ISO 160 still somehow manages to sneak in as king of low noise.

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              • Darkness Seeker


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                Shot entirely at **ISO 12,800** on the GH2 with Vitaliy's hack version 3.63. No noise reduction in camera or in post. Not graded. Film mode - Dynamic B/W in-camera. Music - Twisted Nerve by Bernard Herrmann. For more details see my blog post http://www.eoshd.com/content/5248/latest-gh2-hack-unlocks-stunning-iso-12800-with-film-like-grain See how to create videos like this and get the most out of your GH2 with the EOSHD GH2 Shooter's Guide. A 164 page book by Andrew Reid http://www.eoshd.com/gh2-guide-book

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                • Canon EOS 50D raw video - 2x anamorphic (2560x960p)


                  from Julian Huijbregts / Added

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                  Download the original 2560x960p file! (No, the 50D doesn't shoot in that resolution, I used a 2x anamorphic lens and doubled the horizontal image size in post). Update: re-uploaded, new version without frame skipping! (fault was in Premiere importing the Image Sequence as 25 fps) Canon EOS 50D with Magic Lantern + raw hack Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 + Kowa B&H 2x Anamorphic (most shots between f/8-f/16). Settings: 1280x960p 24 fps DNG's Graded and exported as JPG's via Adobe Camera Raw / Bridge. No sharpening or noise reduction. JPG's Imported in Premiere CS6 as image sequence. Stretched to 2560x960p. Added a bit of sharpening, various values for each shot. Between 5-20.

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                  • Savage Factory


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                    http://twitter.com/somethingsavage More info: http://somethingsavage.com Internal film exploring isometric projection. Music: Megajoy by Kidkanevil

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                    • Canon C100 Mark 2


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                      Canon C100 Mark2 Review Shooting with : 2 x Canon C100 Movi M5 Slider Shootools Light by Arri Special Thanks to : Canon Italia Thanks to : Maldarizzi TAV Rode Porto Polignano O3 Sandisk LightTrackService Felix

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