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.
The Canon C100 has a Super 35mm CMOS and records 24 Mpbs AVCHD codec. It has the same ISO range as the Canon C300: 320 – 20,000 and also offers Canon Log (aka C Log) Gamma profile.
Canon’s C100 camera was especially designed with run-and-gun style shooting in mind. It offers built-in ND filters, One Shot Auto Focus, and Push Auto Iris, and a built-in microphone.
The newest video in our basic filmmaking how-to series has arrived! Watch and learn how to properly wrap BNC and XLR cables . If you’re just starting out in the film industry or want to be a PA, this is a great video to learn a bit of set etiquette.
If there’s any filmmaking tutorials you’d like to see, please let us know in the comments below.
While there aren’t many Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras out in the wild yet, some British filmmakers got their hands on one and shot some test footage that they’ve made available for download.
A few days ago we posted about a very small amount of footage that Digital Bolex had released. Now, they have released a whopping 10 GB of footage shot from the first working D16. The footage is available to download on the Digital Bolex site.
The Kickstarted Funded Digital Bolex Camera has taken it’s time coming to fruition, but the team has finally released some RAW footage from the D16. While it’s only about 6 seconds of footage, you can download it on their site and put your own grade on it.
Blackmagic cameras are known for their high resolution and technical specs (as well as shipping delays) at a low price point. Their Pocket Cinema Camera is especially impressive; it is the size of an iPhone, costs just under $1K, and records full HD straight to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). We’ve already post some footage from the BMPCC before, but some brand new footage has just been released.
Previously, RED has only released still images from it’s new 6K sensor, Dragon. Yesterday, director Mark Toia released the first video from the Dragon sensor, and it looks absolutely beautiful.
Canon is really hyping up their new 70D DSLR as a “game changer” due to its continuous auto-focus feature. They gave the 70D to BBC Cameraman, Johnnie Behiri, to use in the field and see how useful the autofocus is. Johnnie shot two videos: a home-video style shoot to test the autofocus, and mini-documentary on a street artist to test the image quality.