1. Red One, Canon 5D Mk II, and Panasonic Lumix GH1 Footage Comparison


    from Birns and Sawyer / Added

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    This footage was shot for us by Byron Shah, Jason Ensler and their team and was shown at our in-house event in July. If you are interested in more of our events, please check out our website at www.birnsandsawyer.com . Byron is shooting more footage.........will post it when we finish.

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    • iPhone 4S / Canon 5d MKII Side by Side Comparison


      from Rgrain / Added

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      Here's a "fair" test between the iPhone 4S and the Canon 5D MK II. I made a little rig that allowed me to shoot both cameras at the same time side by side. All scenes are perfectly synced together so you can pause and scrutinize the frames! See photo of the makeshift rig in the photo area. Exposure, shutter speed, frame rate and picture style were matched as close as possible between the two cameras. (I used the Zacuto Z-finder to help me adjust exposure for both iPhone and 5D) This test shows that the tiny F2.4 lens and sensor on the iPhone are pretty nice. It even got a little shallow depth of field! I did not overlay the exact ISO and Stops 5D settings per shot. It was too much to keep track for this simple test. To be fair I matched 5D exposure to the iPhone so no "Cinestyle" / 24p here. Here are the settings: iPhone 4S - AE.AF locked. That's all you have! Canon 5D MKII - Canon 50mm 1.4 - ISO 160 ~ 640 (varied per shot to match the iPhone) - F 7~22 (varied per shot to match the iPhone) - Shutter 1/60th - Auto WB - Standard Picture Style - 1080p 30

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      • RED Epic verus Panasonic GH2


        from Philip Coltart / Added

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        This is a somewhat David and Goliath story. It is safe to say that a GH2 does not belong on a film set but with some care and stable hacking, this little cam does what it does. I was extremely careful conducting these tests. Every shot was focus assisted, all apertures matched and each cam was on its highest setting. No effects were added or taken away. White balance was adjusted and so were the levels to match each other. Please leave constructive comments. This is an evolving industry full of challengers, large and small, old and new. Feel free to visit some of our work at www.saratogaweddingvideo.com Thank you.

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        • Canon 7D vs. Barbie Video Girl


          from Brandon Bloch / Added

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          A comparison between my two new cameras: The $1,800 Canon 7D versus the brand new $50 Barbie Video Girl... available in the girlie aisle of your local Toys R Us. It's the sassiest camera money can buy. This is also a spoof of another video that compared the Canon 7D and iPhone 4: "iPhone 4 as good as the 7D? No, but it's amazing for what it is." http://vimeo.com/12925855 Director/Editor: Brandon Bloch // www.brandonbloch.com // Twitter: @bloch_party Director of Photography: Fernando Ortega // www.vgfilms.com Music: Tiga "You Gonna Want Me" Enjoy. It's all in good fun. **UPDATE: Barbie found a new home. She was donated to my friend's daughter, a 3-year-old future filmmaker named Camera. As a grown man, it was a little weird having a Barbie lying around my apartment anyway, right?**

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          • iPhone 4 as good as the 7D? No, but it's amazing for what it is.


            from Take Zero Productions / Added

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            More info and full 720p iPhone 4 version here: http://takezer0.com/iphone-4-as-film-tool/ Note: I was mainly focusing on the iPhone video here and didn't have intentions of making this a comparison video so some of the 7D shots aren't properly exposed and some aren't even focused. But here it is regardless. Music: The Moldy Peaches - Jorge Regula Hilarious spoof of this video here: http://vimeo.com/13992345

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            • Red Scarlet vs. 5D Mark III Magic Lantern Raw - Comparison @ 1080p


              from Ryan Lightbourn / Added

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              NOTES: For more accurate results, hit the 'Download' tab and download 'Original .MOV file' Stuttering in the lower angle 5D3 shots was from boat vibrations. This is not from the hack and can be fixed with warp stabilizer, but I wanted to keep full resolution in those shots. Also, the power lines aren't aliasing in the 5D3 footage as some have noted...they are painted with black & white stripes: http://ryanlightbourn.com/uploads/5d3raw/power_lines.jpg Shot back & forth between the two cameras on the same day. Minor grading done in ACR & RCX to match contrast. No sharpness added. Scarlet footage shot in 4k, downscaled 50% to 1080p. Lenses used: Tokina 11-16mm & Zeiss 25mm 2.8 (both with Formatt 1.2 ND) My thoughts browsing through the raw footage: Scarlet has slightly more of a filmic/pro look (maybe due to having more dynamic range overall?) and a slight edge in sharpness. 5D3 raw has less noise, and holds more detail in the shadows. Download 1080p version for a better comparison. Song: Hans Zimmer - Time twitter.com/ryanlightbourn instagram.com/ryanlightbourn

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              • Canon Cinema Primes vs. Canon L Series


                from Jonathan Yi / Added

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                This is a comparison and test shoot of Canon's new Cinema Primes versus Canon's revered L series still photography lenses. Shot on a Canon C300.

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                • Canon 60D quick review video


                  from Orange Wedding Films / Added

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                  I ordered a new Canon EOS 60D from www.pictureline.com in Utah. I haven't shot any with the camera yet, I am planning on using a lot for 2 weddings this weekend. I will be surprised if you can tell the difference between 7D footage and 60D footage. (As some of you know, my T2i was stolen a couple weekends ago at the church before the ceremony. I would love to do some comparison between these three cameras, but right now, all I can do is 7D and 60D.) Swivel LCD is definitely the best feature of this camera. The price is between 7D and T2i, but what this camera has to offer is a lot closer to 7D: having K-Temp WB, Battery info, and same battery as 7D and 5D. I am sure I will find out more about the camera, but as for the 1st impression, I would give 9 out of 10 for now. *note: just did HDMI output test, and it does same thing as T2i. Doesn't shoot out HD when recoding. See my test with T2i vs 7D on HDMI here http://vimeo.com/10492267 *note: some sample comparison video 7D vs 60D here http://vimeo.com/15230434

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                  • The EOSHD Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shootout - 2.5K Version


                    from Andrew Reid / Added

                    Full article: http://www.eoshd.com/content/9214/the-eoshd-blackmagic-cinema-camera-shootout A joint production with Slashcam in Berlin this shootout is designed for those with 2.5K displays or pixel peepers to download the original footage and view it at 100%. 2.5K display means 2560x1440 Apple Thunderbolt Display, Dell U2711 or the new MacBook Pro Retina. Later I will make a 1080p version available but it is absolutely necessary first to see what a huge step up from 1080p 2.5K raw really is. For 1080p users this video will play full screen, but 2.5K will be downscaled to 1080p and the 1080p DSLRs will have black borders. This simulates using a 2.5K display and gives you a very good sense of the resolution difference but you may want to download the 2.5K original and zoom into it at 100% 1:1 pixel level to see some of the artefacts in the 1080p images, in particular one camera which was a total disaster - all revealed on the blog here: http://www.eoshd.com/content/9214/the-eoshd-blackmagic-cinema-camera-shootout Please bear in mind this has been encoded as 8bit H.264 for Vimeo and is not fully representative of 12bit raw, though not too far off! Very important - Please do not judge image quality from the streaming version DOWNLOAD the high bitrate 2.5K file! Cameras in the shootout: Blackmagic Cinema Camera (Version 1.1) Panasonic GH3 (Pre-production V0.5) Panasonic GH2 (Hacked with EOSHD 80 ALL-I patch) Sony FS100 (latest firmware) Sony VG-90 Canon 5D Mark III (ALL-I mode) Music by the wonderful Manchester band New Order - the video version on iTunes is a real treat: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/music-video/true-faith/id439807811

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                    • Canon 1.4 USM vs. 1.8 II


                      from Matt S / Added

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                      My comparison of the Canon EF 50mm 1.4 USM and the Canon EF 50mm 1.8 II prime lenses. I give a short overview of the characteristics I found important for video and then conclude with demonstrations of manual focus, auto focus, image quality, and bokeh. *** !!! CAUTION !!! I've been told that you may break your 1.8 II lens if you try to turn it in AF mode. I turned my 1.8 in the video only to highlight a nice feature of the 1.4 that allows you turn the ring in either AF or MF mode (if you are shopping around for lenses, this is referred to as "full time manual"). Don't try this at home! *** With the release of the new T2i/550D, I'm sure many people will be "agonizing" over which prime lens to choose. Since I happen to own both of these lenses, I've been meaning to make this video for a while and it seemed like now was the time. I give a short overview of the characteristics I found important for video and then conclude with demonstrations of manual focus, auto focus, image quality, and bokeh. UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention that there is a large difference in the amount of "focus breathing" each lens exhibits. Focus breathing refers to an apparent change in focal length as the focus is changed. Pay close attention to the rack focus in the second half of the video. You will see that the 1.4 exhibits little to no "breathing" while it is quite noticeable on the 1.8. For video, this seems VERY important to me and may justify the extra cost of the 1.4. UPDATE: The Sigma 30mm has been mentioned as an alternative to the Canon 50mm that will get you to an effective 50mm focal length on crop sensor cameras (7D, T2i). Unfortunately, I don't have one of these to compare : ) It's a little pricier, but you may want to consider it when shopping around for a prime. Technical specifications for these lenses can be found on the Canon website. Filmed on the 7D and HV20. Final result is high quality 1080P so you can get a good look at the images. Voiceover recorded on a Zoom H4n digital recorder using the built-in microphones.

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