Yesterday, Canon released a new firmware for the C100 and C300 that allows you to use ridiculously high ISO numbers, like 80,000. We were intrigued and wanted to know two things 1) How bad is the digital noise at ISO 80,000, and 2) Does the new firmware improve lower ISO settings (i.e. Does ISO 850 have less digital noise on the new firmware vs the old)? We put a quick video together to get some answers.
One of the best things about being a younger rental house is that we’ve been able to grow with a lot of our clients. Director Josh Greenbaum was one of Stray Angel’s very fist clients back when the business was still being run out of our CEO’s Hollywood apartment. This week, Josh’s SXSW Award Winning documentary, ‘The Short Game’, gets its initial select city theatrical release.
It seems there is a bit of an ISO war happening right now. Sony recently announced an upgrade to to the FS700 that gives it a max ISO of 64,000. Yesterday, Canon gave details about a future update that will allow their C line of cameras to have a maximum ISO of 80,000.
With 4K TV’s slowly rolling out to living rooms across the country, there is a real lack of 4K content. Two companies are looking to deliver 4K videos in the most cost-effective way. LumaForge LLC, a world leader in optimizing 4K visual content and workflow, and SEIKI Digital, a leading high-definition and 4K ultra high-definition television brand, have teamed up to create the ‘4K Content Competition’.
Last week, we were hired to produce a video for The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education. There is a real problem in the Los Angeles Unified School District with about half of the students being overweight. Obesity is considered to be the most important indicator of increased future health risks, so they have decided this problem is something that should be tackled immediately.
Their solution to the obesity epidemic in our schools is a program called “School Fuel”. The School Fuel program will take breakfast in to the classroom rather than just in the cafeteria. This is really important because it helps not only to combat obesity, but also boosts academic performance.
We were happy to lend a hand with this project. They are up for a $100k grant, and it would really mean a lot if you could take a moment to vote for them. You can read more and vote for here.
At Stray Angel Films we do our best to help out charities whenever we can and this weekend we assisted the St. Martins Animal Foundation with shooting a PSA.
St. Martins is an awesome dog rehabilitation program located in Northridge, CA. They take in all kinds of misfit animals who have nowhere else to go, rehabilitate and adopt them out if possible, or let them live out their lives at their sanctuary. They are proudly a no-kill shelter.
The Canon C300 has been one of our hottest rentals over the past year. No matter how many we have, they are almost always all off the shelf. Canon really did something right with this camera, and in the same “C” line they have now released the C100.
Now that we rent both, a lot of people have been asking which is right for them. Of course it depends a lot on the project, but we wanted to give everyone a quick overview on the main differences between the two cams.