Panasonic GH3 launch film: Genesis

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Panasonic GH3 launch film: Genesis

Panasonic GH3 Announcement $1,300

Features:

16.05-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor
HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Double OLED Display
Splash/Dustproof Design
Full-HD Progressive
Smartphone or Tablet Linking

5 Reasons You Need a 35mm Lens

AbelCine Rental Kits: RED EPIC/Scarlet (VIDEO)

There’s nothing like the experience of our Rental department to build the most complete, battle-tested camera kits for our camera owner and renal house sales clients. In the first of our series “AbelCine Rental Kits,” we look at our RED EPIC camera packages. This same kitting can be applied to the RED Scarlet camera.

Watch the video for a detailed explanation of the components that go into the AbelCine RED EPIC/Scarlet Accessory Kit. For your convenience, we have created an accessory package (available in Anton/Bauer and V-Mount options) that includes all the items in a typical rental setup.

Sony NEX-7 Hands-on Review (VIDEO)

Digital Rev has posted their video review of the new Sony NEX-7. This review is mostly about the still capability of the camera and not much about the video capability.

ROLLING SHUTTER: 36 Hours in the Making of The Year of the Dragon

Jonah Kessel has posted a behind the scenes video of his fantastic piece for the New York Times shot on Canon DSLRs. Check out his write up here for more details about the shoot.

What happens when five filmmakers and friends get together to make a short video? Well, you come out with some extra footage.

This clip shows the 36 hour process (in 2 minutes and 40 seconds) it took Paul Morris, Kit Gillet, Jim Fields, Keith Bedford and myself to create “2012: The Year of the Dragon” for the New York Times.

See 2012: The Year of the Dragon here:
vimeo.com/35527989

Fotodiox AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G Filter Adapter

source:DSLR News Shooter.com

Fotodiox have come out with a new filter adapter for the Nikon Nikkor 14-24mm F2.8.

This adapter is made by Fotodiox Inc with high standard, specifically for the Nikon AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lens to utilize UV, Circular Polarizing, ND4 and ND8 filters while providing increased protection to the front lens element. The filter Kit includes three parts assembled to enable a 145mm x 1mm thread. It is beautifully made and fully integrates with the Nikon lens. Your lens is more professional than ever with nicely carved lens cap from Fotodiox Inc. made just for you.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 – Hands-on Preview

The Fuji Guys have also posted 20 new videos going in depth with the Fuji X-Pro 1. Check out the playlist here.

Olympus OM-D *better* video quality than Panasonic GH2 (rumor)

source:M43rumors.com

M43 rumors is reporting that the upcoming Olympus OM-D will have better video quality than the Panasonic GH2. If true this could be really great news! I was expecting to see some video specs at some point but I didn’t expect to hear *better* than GH2 quality. The real question is what Panasonic is going to do with the GH3!

S-Log and the Sony F3: Application

In the third part of my S-Log series I took the Sony F3 outside on a nice bright day to show what S-Log can do. Jeff Lee and I headed up to the roof of AbelCine and found some shade to stand in, this allowed us to show the most contrast possible. I shot the blog in S-Log as well as in the standard video modes with the AbelRange profile that I created earlier this year. This way I can show just what S-Log enables in the camera. All the clips in the video, except the last one, were recorded to the Gemini 4:4:4 recorder. The Gemini records in uncompressed DPX stacks so nothing was lost along the way. The last shot was S-Log out to a PIX240 recorder in ProRes422 HQ, this was enabled with the new F3 1.31 firmware from Sony. I graded all of the shots in DaVinci Resolve Lite. The difference between S-Log and my range profile can be slight at times, but pay close attention to highlight areas, especially the skin highlights. Thanks to Isaac Kiener from sales for helping out. Stay tuned for the last part of the series on look up tables in the camera.

To learn more about the F3, S-Log, and LUTs make sure to check out our F3 Training Class in NY and LA: training.abelcine.com/sony-pmw-f3-two-day-workshop/