Affordable monitors for the Canon 5dmk II

Well we all know the LCD screen on the 5d mk II is very difficult to use, mainly because of it’s fixed position but also it’s size. Focusing is only really possible when using things like the Zacuto Z-Finder, Hoodman 3.0 or ideally, an external LCD monitor. I currently own the Ikan 5600.

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Canon 5dmk2 manual firmware is now live

http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/firm-e/eos5dmk2/firmware.html It was an absolute breeze to install. You need an external CF card reader, format the card, stick it in the reader, download the file from above, stick it in on the root directory of the card, put a fresh battery in, put the card in, select firmware update and Bob’s your uncle. Fully […]

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Panasonic Lumix GH1 in Joshua Tree and PL lenses!

When I stepped out into the bright sunlight, from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: sunblock and vitamin water (first person to name the semi quote wins nothing!) Well it was VERY bright sunlight and I had just seen Star Trek (great), but it was time for […]

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My first Canon 5d Mk2 footage

I had mucked around with it briefly , but hadn’t really tried it out properly. So a couple of days ago I took it out for the afternoon with Ryan Pointer from the Kauai Visitor Information Channel. They had hired me to come out for a week to take a look around with the idea […]

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Kauai sunset: LUMIX GH1 slow motion

Nice discovery…If you shoot in 720p mode, not full HD, with the Lumix you go into 50p mode. This is useful as it means you can record slow motion if you reconform to 25p in cinema tools. Click here for a short tutorial on how to do it. I was out with my client, Jimit […]

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Rhyolite Ghost Town

I took a day off NAB and went off in my soft top into the Nevada desert with Joe Stunzi. We both got very sunburned and there is a cool video blog coming up of the making of this film but in the meantime enjoy the short film

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Panasonic Lumix GH1

I want this camera.  It hasn’t come out. Maybe June and no idea how much it will cost but it uses the micro four thirds system shoots 12mp stills and 1080p 24p full hd Video in AVCHD. 

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