archive-com.com » COM » W » WIDEOPENCAMERA.COM

Total: 844

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • First Look Snap Focus Follow Focus At EVS. « Wide Open Camera
    The Snap Focus started as a kickstarter project and has surpassed it s 20K funding goal There are still a few days left to get in on the early bird discounts A big THANK YOU to Tommy Mack for hooking up the video Follow goforjared Click here to check it out Click here to check out EVS and demo this puppy Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts The Booth At The End Web Series Premiere Posted on 11 July 2011 Cine Gear Expo June 3 4 2011 Posted on 31 May 2011 Zacuto Scorpion Rig Quick Take Review Posted on 01 May 2011 RED Scarlet Test Video With Three Hot Models In Lingerie Posted on 04 February 2012 NAB 2012 Edelkrone DSLR Pocket Rig And Double Shoulder Rigs Posted on 23 April 2012 Sony Nex 5N AVCHD 60P Conversion Magic

    Original URL path: http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/first-look-snap-focus-follow-focus-at-evs/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Gear is not a bad four letter word: The story vs gear argument « Wide Open Camera
    be your cup of tea True the film isn t for everyone but what it is without question a beautifully shot work of art So story is paramount if that is your goal and expectation Shooting something without a clear and cut plot line does not lower its cache or value because someone else doesn t get it or it breaks conventions It doesn t make the film a camera test or other comments I have heard A painting doesn t need a backstory A song doesn t have to rhyme Your film doesn t need to appease all or anyone but yourself Yes you will limit your audience Yes you will get flack from those who can only think in method So what Make what you want The gear argument always seems to come up when something new comes out Its almost always tied to resolution dynamic range output capability etc This will never go away People in the DP end of this business especially myself love gear We can talk about it all day Pros and cons feature sets whats better about camera X vs camera Y etc Every time this happens however someone drops the its about story not gear comment We have all heard it and witnessed it Its like a bomb dropping that is supposed to make you feel dumb for talking tech Most of the time we are not however talking about story You will never see some writers on twitter getting a its about the gear comment We all know why that is the case but its interesting Sure its about the story if we are talking about making a narrative traditional film To be honest there have been many films that had a great story that were shot horribly bad or had crappy production value The really good ones are often remade into something more sale able Your movie that has this fantastic story but shot on Hi 8 might be a crowd favorite but when you sit down at the bargaining table with a distributor he is going to offer you a lot less than if you shot it on film or HD 4K etc that is just a fact Back in the 90 s indie filmmakers used to always say at the American Film Market that their film looked like 35 They said that with the hopes that a distributor would not hold it against them if they shot on 16mm for example Resolution and format was a bargaining chip Color vs Black and white was a bargaining chip Bad sound vs good sound could shave fifty thousand dollars off your potential deal The gear is important If quality was not an issue we would all be shooting mini dv and 16mm still Anyone who denies the fact that image and audio quality production value etc are not important is delusional I suppose if your intention is to never sell your work or if its an aesthetic choice then sure

    Original URL path: http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/gear-is-not-a-bad-four-letter-word-the-story-vs-gear-argument/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Canon EOS Rebel T4i Has Clean HDMI Out. Almost. *UPDATE* « Wide Open Camera
    little dissapointing but there may be some potential here Magic Lantern may have a hack and there may be future updates For now this looks like a bust in Cine world but may live on in other forms Here is a rip from the Hire A Camera post Click here for the full take We got our hands on the new Canon EOS 650D yesterday and I was keen to see two things what was the autofocus like and what feed was coming out of the HDMI Now I only had twenty minutes before catching a train and battery was just about empty as straight out of the box so it was a quick look The autofocus I ll talk about another day as I m going to do a comparison against some other cameras What I do want to address is the HDMI feed as it seems that things are going round the inter web saying it s completely clean Okay so nothing very exciting but pressing the info button gave me this Firstly whilst the signal is 1080 it doesn t fill the full frame As you will see below when I crop the actual frame to fill it we end up with a image of 1619 x 910 pixels so it s not filling full 1920 x 1080 it actually works out it s only showing about 85 of the picture Below is the result Second as this is a biggie I cannot get the live view to stay on for more than 30 seconds Yes you can press buttons to keep the camera going but the minute you do that you get info come up on the screen as below So In answer to the question does the 650D have a clean feed the answer is you decide Whilst the feed is 1080 it doesn t fill the frame totally and you can t hold that for more than 30 seconds without the live view switching off Clearly you can t adjust anything whilst you are recording as the information will come up on the screen unless of course you use a manual iris lens Put simply it s most definitely not like the Nikon s Whether you want to work around all the compromises is completely up to you Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts Canon Announces The New 1DX Full Frame Camera Is This The End For Nikon Posted on 18 October 2011 Exhauss Exo Skeleton System Abel Cine NAB 2015 Posted on 14 April 2015 How to Pay Your Crew Posted on 31 May 2011 Polly Dolly Freewheel Camera Dolly System NAB 2013

    Original URL path: http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/canon-eos-rebel-t4i-has-clean-hdmi-out/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Is 2/3″ also dying? Fast track to S35 Digital Cinema. « Wide Open Camera
    business Change Change at an exponential rate Film stock for the most part hit its technology ceiling quite a white ago There isn t much they can improve on Silver which is a main component in film stock isn t getting any cheaper Its a problem using celluloid silver and chemicals to make physical media Not only are issues of taking from the earth but also reclamation pollution etc Also the fact that usual film is transferred to tape and tape is dead Tape ingest doesn t allow for the instant gratification that a file based import offers A frame of Super 16 is roughly the size of a 2 3 camera block The difference is one is defined in limitations of film and how many grains of silver you can add chemistry etc versus digital how much you tune or improve via pixel count pixel size processing DSPs AtoD s software etc Also the fact that 2 3 seems to be dying off in favor of S35 size sensors limits the acceptability of a S16 image to a user base that demands more It seems strange because people still buy 1 3 1 2 cameras all the time Some people spend almost ten thousand dollars on these cameras They could have bought an F35 Are people who rent cameras going to make money with rentals If you rent gear and advertise it yes Not everyone wants to own a camera Especially these days when the market is rapidly changing That actually give rental houses an opportunity to capitalize Is a camera really an investment anymore Film cameras used to be an amazing investment if you rented them as film had been around for over 100 years and not much changed Knowing the format was consistent you knew you could spread the ROI over a longer period of time Not the case with digital cameras where formats change demands are higher life cycle is short and there is constant innovations in CMOS etc technology So why did I buy an Arri SR3 Advanced for under 650 if film is dead To a degree it was for the nostalgia but the reality is there is still a small market for film A Super 16 camera might seem like a bad buy but if I put this out with a few friends who shoot S16 or on a long term rental it will have more than paid for itself Arri SR3 s traditional rent for 375 day and because many are getting out of film rentals its safe to bump that rate down as its not cannibalizing the market since that market is almost completely dead There are places in the world that still do shoot film and therefore it makes for a good opportunity to sell the camera in Europe for example where SR3 s still fetch between 4 5 10k I will most likely quadruple my money either route I take but to be honest it would look just great

    Original URL path: http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/is-23-also-dying-fast-track-to-s35-digital-cinema/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Promoting your film and yourself. « Wide Open Camera
    guys for workshops low budget commercials etc These are guys I follow There is also a new generation of filmmakers who drive hard and bust their balls pitching projects and ideas well beyond the conventions or box mentality we saw just ten years ago I follow those guys too Social media is probably the best friend a filmmaker these days could ever have Referrals a plenty offers to help or assist on other projects notifications of project funding etc are all easy to hear about and take action on When I came up on this business there were a few forums on the internet but mostly I had to rely on things like www newenglandfilm com in order to spread word of casting calls screenings crew hires etc There simply wasn t the community there is today The other thing I have found is that this expanding community we have on twitter facebook etc is amazingly giving and compassionate about what we all do Outreach coupled with in expensive high quality HD cameras and post production leave us all with the ability to not only make something great but also promote it in ways we could never have dreamed of before Promoting a film used to involve hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars to pull off These days with the right amount of friends and internet campaigning you can achieve goals studios could only dare to dream of in the the past As always take advantage of the tools at your disposal You have a free advertising ticket o promote not only your film but yourself your business your ideals etc You can find like minded individuals who share a love for film as much as you Follow as many filmmakers musicians artists etc as you can and learn

    Original URL path: http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/promoting-your-film-and-yourself/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Canon Announces New Rebel T4i With AF In Video Mode. $850 US. « Wide Open Camera
    when using one of Canon s newly introduced Stepping Motor STM lenses Product Highlights STM Lens Support for Quiet AF in Movies 18 0MP APS C CMOS Sensor DIGIC 5 Image Processor 3 0 Vari Angle Touch Screen LCD ISO 100 12800 Expandable to 25600 Full HD Movie Mode with Continuous AF 5 0 FPS Continuous Shooting 9 Point All Cross Type AF System Multi Shot Noise Reduction Compatible with Canon EF and EF S Lenses Canon also announced a new 40mm f2 8 pancake lens that actually looks pretty cool I think I just might be able to squeeze a lens gear on this puppy Click here to check it out Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts Lenzhound Wireless Follow Focus For Under 400 US Posted on 12 January 2015 The Future Of Digital Cinema Posted on 09 April 2012 EVS Has The New Canon C100 And A Cool New Stellar Lotus Light For 299 Posted on 14 December 2012 Kickstarter Day Three Oh What A Feeling Posted on 31 August 2011 Canon 5D3 Photos And New Date Of March 2 2012 Posted on 27 February 2012 Wide Open Camera Interview With Carlos Acosta From Solid Camera Posted on 18 November 2011 http www rescuethecows com Loren Nelson It s easy to scoff at autofocus for video I did the same thing but I think this is aimed squarely at the consumer market Maybe consumers just don t like

    Original URL path: http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/canon-announces-new-rebel-t4i-with-af-in-video-mode-850-us/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Cine Gear 2012. It’s All About Lighting. « Wide Open Camera
    HMI s are also coming down in price thanks to Photon Beard The new 1200W HMI is fairly reasonable at around 4K compared to Arri M18 at around 8K with ballast After having LED s shoved down our throat for the past two years it s nice to look at other options LED s are great for portability and size but I am getting tired of direct lighting altogether Indirect lighting is the way to go if you have the time and space Chimera have new soft boxes designed for smaller LED s that are a bit pricey but very functional I suspect to see knockoffs very soon There were no major announcements this year but Cine Gear 2012 is always on our hit list We are too close to not walk over to Paramount for the day A HUGE Thanks to Greg Cruser and Chris Collins for hooking up the shoot Follow goforjared Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts NAB 2011 Super Secret Sony PMWF3 Project With Next Level Pictures Posted on 14 April 2011 Zacuto Scorpion Rig Available Now For 2500 Posted on 17 January 2012 Basic Data Management With Evan Luzi From The Black Blue Posted on 30 August 2011 Non Union Day Rates Part 2 Of 3 Ins Day Rates and Rental Rates Posted on 29 February 2012 Area 48 Phosphorus LED Soft Lights NAB 2013 Posted on 11 April 2013 Admiral Radley Ghosts Of Syllables

    Original URL path: http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/cine-gear-2012-its-all-about-lighting/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Flare 2K SDI High Speed Camera By IO Industries Cine Gear 2012. « Wide Open Camera
    1088v Camera Link Base Medium Full Full Frame rate of 359 fps at 2k x 1k x 8 bit Color or Monochrome 8 or 10 bit Here is a sample video from IO Industries Scren grabs from the IO Industries website Click here for more detailed info Jared Abrams Visit My Website View My Other Posts Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood California After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography He just happened to be in the right place at the right time Related Posts ITU Approves H 265 4K Streaming On The Way Soon Posted on 27 January 2013 Canon EOS Rebel T4i Has Clean HDMI Out Almost UPDATE Posted on 21 June 2012 Canon Announces 5D Mark III 3499 Hands On Video Sample Footage Posted on 01 March 2012 Microsoft Project Hyperlapse Looks Promising For POV Video Posted on 11 August 2014 Gear is not a bad four letter word The story vs gear argument Posted on 25 June 2012 Help Us Kickstart The Combat Cage Into Production Posted on

    Original URL path: http://wideopencamera.com/cameras/flare-high-speed-camera-by-io-industries-cine-gear-2012/ (2016-02-16)
    Open archived version from archive



  •