Posts Tagged ‘ DSLR

Adrift gets shortlisted for the Open Shutter Awards

Adrift shortlisted for open shutter awards

The short “Adrift” that I made with Peter Naylor has made it to a short list of ten for the Open Shutter Awards 2010.
The British Journal of Photographers, in association with Canon, is organising the first UK HD-DSLR Awards, open to all kinds of HD-DSLR films, from documentaries and commercial promos to creative films.

The inaugural Open Shutter Awards celebrate the emergence of filmmaking using an HD-DSLR and looks to reward those photographers and filmmakers who embrace the new convergence of technology to express their creativity and innovation beyond the still image.

Aimed at all UK-based photographers and film-makers, Open Shutter aims to encourage excellence in the fast-developing world of convergent image capture, recognising the best films and multimedia works shot on HD-DSLRs such as Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II. The introduction of broadcast-quality HD video to the latest generation of DSLR cameras has democratised filmmaking, rendering movie capture truly affordable and opening new creative opportunities.

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HDSLR Encoding Wars – Premiere Pro vs Final Cut Pro

Browsing the web reading various reports and reviews about Premiere Pro I keep coming across the statement that because Premiere Pro works without the need to transcode H.264 DSLR files the footage inherently retains more quality.

After using Premiere Pro for a week or so I decided to spend some time investigating this theory and came up with some interesting results that I thought I’d share with you. Firstly let me describe the workflow involved in each process.

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New Video: SilentArena at Reading Festival

I shot this for SilentArena at the Reading Festival in August 2010. By far the biggest challenge with shooting any club type scene is trying to capture the closeness and the vibe of being at such an event. In the past I’ve struggled to do that, mainly because of shooting with smaller sensor cameras like my Sony EX1 which reveals way too much detail and tends to make the event look a lot more clinical than it feels at the time.

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New Video: Multicam edits in Premiere Pro using PluralEyes

In this video I show how to use PluralEyes to sync DSLR clips in Premiere Pro CS5 and then go on to show how to do a multicam edit.

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The Zoom H4n gets independent level controls

Zoom H4n

Zoom have released a firmware update  (v1.70) for their H4n Handy Recorder. The new firmware adds the ability to set the recording levels for channels 1 & 2 individually. Prior to this update both channels shared a level setting making it tricky to record from two sources at the same time.

Get the firmware from the Zoom Website.