Canon: Here’s Why RF Lenses Can Be Better Than EF Lenses


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Canon made this 4.5-minute video explaining the technology of its new RF lens mount for full-frame mirrorless cameras and its strengths over conventional (e.g. EF) lens mounts.

“[W]hat makes these lenses so outstanding?” Canon writes. “This video introduces the innovative features of RF lenses that open up new possibilities in photographic expression.”

Canon says that RF lenses are superior to conventional lenses when it comes to minimizing aberrations caused by refraction, especially at the outer edges of photos.

If the “back focus” distance between a lens’ rear element and the camera’s sensor is too far, the

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the 5DayDeal Video Creator’s Bundle is HERE!


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5DayDeal has returned with their Video Creators Bundle for 2019, another collection of great learning tools at steep discounts.

The short version is: you get nearly $2000 in video tutorials, eBooks, presets, business and marketing resources, subscriptions, and more for just $89. That’s a savings of over 90%. You know you’re curious!

The 2019 Complete Video Creators Bundle is ROCKIN

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Panasonic Unveils the S1H, The First 6K Mirrorless Camera


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Panasonic has announced the new LUMIX S1H full-frame mirrorless camera, the third L-mount camera after the S1 and S1R announced back in February 2019. The S1H is the world’s first digital interchangeable lens camera to offer 6K/24p video recording.

The S1H “combines the video quality of a professional camera and the high mobility of a mirrorless camera,” Panasonic says. “It accommodates a variety of recording formats like 4:3 Anamorphic mode, to meet professional needs. Its high-resolution data can also be used to create 4K videos with higher image quality or to crop images in 4K.”

The camera can shoot

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How to Clean and Mod the Beam Splitter in a Rangefinder Camera


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I recently collaborated with Chris from filmismorefun and made a video about how to clean the beam splitter in your rangefinder camera as well as how to improve the rangefinder patch too. This is an advanced tutorial with great results.

Warning: This type of technique can damage your equipment. Proceed with it at your own risk.

As you can see in the 3-minute video above, it’s a very easy procedure, and although we present the Yashica Electro 35 as an example in the tutorial, I already used the same process on my Canon Canonet QL19 with the same excellent

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The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review


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The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RXO II Digital Camera looks like an action camera. The small size and the rugged build make the small flip-out screen 4K camera appear perfect to mount to innumerable moving vehicles. High Frame Rates (HFR) like 1000fps definitely builds a recipe for a life of action for the little RX0 II. Hidden beneath the Water, Dust, Shock, and Crushproof body of the RX0 II is a 4K Vlog camera perfect for the traveler and social media savvy video creator.

Sony RX0 II
Hidden in the fresh cut grass hides the Sony RX0 II

It is hard to not compare cameras.

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Sony RX0 II

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This Free Masterclass Teaches Adobe Lightroom in Just 30 Minutes


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The popular YouTube channel Mango Street has released this free video that’s a crash course on Adobe Lightroom. The masterclass will train you in the basics in less than 30 minutes (it’s 28 minutes and 49 seconds, to be exact).

Here’s an index of the different sections and the timestamps at which they’re found:

00:41: Getting Started
03:06: Library Module
04:58: Develop Module
06:27: Histogram
07:03: Tools
10:58: Basic Adjustments
14:02: Tone Curve
15:41: HSL
17:06: Split Toning
18:04: Detail
19:35: Lens Corrections
21:42: Transform
22:19: Effects

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Canon’s Business Empire


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Canon just released this promotional video titled “Creative Frontiers” that provides a behind-the-scenes look at its business and facilities in the Americas.

Canon has four regional headquarters around the world located in Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; London, UK; and New York, USA. The Canon Americas complex in NY spans 52 acres and serves as the headquarters for Canon USA.

Canon’s regional headquarters.
Canon Americas HQ in New York.

In addition to this major HQ, Canon also has numerous regional offices, sales organizations, research and manufacturing facilities, and subsidiary companies across the US.

After discussing its various branches and initiatives, Canon

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After Effects Just Got Content-Aware Fill for Auto-Erasing Things in Video


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One of Photoshop’s most impressive features was just added to After Effects. Content-Aware Fill is now available for automatically removing unwanted elements from video.

Adobe first teased Content-Aware Fill for video back at the Adobe MAX 2017 conference in October 2017. Utilizing the power of Adobe Sensei AI technology, After Effects’ new Content-Aware Fill lets you cleanly erase anything from footage without having to do frame-by-frame edits.

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After

“Editors can now remove people, objects, shadows and much more while keeping the video content you want intact, helping you to streamline your editing process,” Adobe says.

Suppose you have a

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Sony Announces The 4K RXo II Sporting A Flip Screen


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Sony just introduced the brand new 4K RXo II. An internally recording 4K waterproof/dustproof/shockproof/crushproof camera. Oh, it also has an articulating LCD flip screen. Check out what Sony says about the new camera below. 

At the heart of the RX0 II sits a 1.0-type stacked 15.3-megapixeli Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor and an advanced BIONZ X™ image processing engine that offer enhanced color reproduction, including beautiful skin tones. This power packed combination has been optimized to deliver lightning fast performance and exquisite image quality for both stills and movie shooting across a wide sensitivity range of

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Sony RXo II
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ART OF THE SHOT: “Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins” DP Kristy Tully


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With production credentials like these: “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?” “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA”, and “The ACLU Freedom Files”  is it clear why director Janice Engel connected with Director of Photography Kristy Tully for her documentary “Raise Hell: The life and times of Molly Ivins.” The sometimes camera operator for episodic shows like “Big Little Lies“, “I Love Dick,” and “Transparent” brought her history as a gaffer as well as her deep production experience to the film.

“Raise Hell” is the story of Molly

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Kristy Tully
Kristy Tully

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Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 15.3 Update


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Blackmagic Design just released DaVinci Resolve 15.3, you can download it here, as they originally announced they would when they showed off the brand new URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, a firmware update to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, and a handful of other announcements. This DaVinci Resolve 15.3 update is to support the brand new URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and it’s latest Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.3. This update also favors the same Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.3 that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K now records, which, by

Resolve

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Panasonic AG-CX350 4K Single-Len Camera Review


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I was sent a camera. It has a 5170 x 2908 sensor. Records internal 4K at 4:2:2 in 10-bit as well as being able to record 4K in the more efficient H.265 10-bit codec at 200 Mb/s or 150 Mb/s. These specs are, I believe quite literally, what many may want in a crowd-pleasing mirrorless camera or even a smaller cinema-style camera. Why do I bring this up right away? Because this is a camera review for the Panasonic AG-CX350 a single-lens camcorder and I was as surprised as you may be to find so many desired features in

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The Long Wait for a Chance to Photograph the Wolverine


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I recently wrapped up six days of personal photography in northern Finland (in “no man’s land” on the Russian border) trying to photograph the wolverine in winter.

During the long waiting sessions, I decided to keep a daily video journal of the time he spent in the hide trying to photograph this elusive and shy animal.

After uploading the videos daily to social media via a pretty good 3G connection, I’ve now compiled them into a chronological time-line that really gives some insight into what it is like to spend day after day in a hide waiting for the opportunity

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Free Soloing El Capitan – A bit about how they filmed it


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This is fun!

I suspect that many of you have seen the previews for “Free Solo” or maybe you’ve seen the movie?

I haven’t yet seen it but i’m fascinated by the story.

And of course, as a filmmaker, I wanted to know more about the “how” side of making the film.

While this isn’t the whole story, it is a fascinating piece to hear more about how the crew documented this incredible feat.

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Camera & Flask – Great Filmmaking Podcast


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Yea, I miss things.

I don’t know how Jem Schofield has gotten away with not telling me about their podcast tho…

Haven’t made time to watch the whole episode, but these guys are fun and smart!

Jem Scofield from theC47, Caleb Pike from DSLR Video Shooter, and Ben Barden  (see full details below)

Camera & Flask – Q&A

Send in your production/business questions to us at thec47.com/contact We grab a drink & answer as many as we can during the show. Wednesday at 3PM PST, 6PM Eastern, 11PM GMT. Need more C&F? Watch old episodes here: www.youtube. Continue reading “Camera & Flask – Great Filmmaking Podcast”

Boycott the Oscars


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Boycott the Oscars?

There’s been some chatter (depending on whom you watch/read) about the “Academy” deciding to award 4 categories during the commercial times.

I’m pretty shocked they would decide that Cinematography, Film Editing, Makeup and Hair Styling, and Live Action Short would be able to be done off camera.

They did say these 4 categories would be ‘rotated’ with other categories every year… but it seems pretty lame to me.

And so is Jem Scofield:

What do you think?

I can’t say i’m boycotting because frankly I haven’t watched in years ?

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Canon EOS RP – Curated Coverage


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Canon updates their new mirrorless line with the Canon EOS RP and several new lenses.

This is a pretty serious camera tho of course the usual trolls and specFanatics are doing their usual “it ain’t as good as the…” moaning online.

Let me just say this for the millionth time… if the specs don’t float your boat, then this camera is NOT FOR YOU because you’re not the target market. So move on!

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How’d Kubrick do 2001?


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I remember seeing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 in a theater when it was released.

I don’t remember much really, but I do recall being confused.

Maybe because I was 11 HA!

It has always been fascinating of course and when I stumbled into this analysis of some of the technology used to create such a science fiction masterpiece more than 50 years ago, I had to tune in.

I hope it serves you as well.

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How’d Kubrick do 2001?


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I remember seeing Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 in a theater when it was released.

I don’t remember much really, but I do recall being confused.

Maybe because I was 11 HA!

It has always been fascinating of course and when I stumbled into this analysis of some of the technology used to create such a science fiction masterpiece more than 50 years ago, I had to tune in.

I hope it serves you as well.

Part 2

Description of part 1Ever wonder how Kubrick made his sci-fi masterpiece, 2OO1: A Space Odyssey? In Part 1, we take an in-depth look into the production of ‘The Dawn of Man’ Continue reading “How’d Kubrick do 2001?”