Canon 1DC / MJPEG Compression Banding

Canon 1DC / MJPEG compression banding and blocking The Canon 1DC uses Motion Jpeg / YUV 4:2:2 to compress the massive 4k 24p resolution video files. It’s a variable bit rate of around 500 Mbps that will change depending on the shot and ISO level. NOTE: These are only my thoughts and guess work, none of this […]

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My favourite films on Vimeo

Quick reminder that you are running out of time to enter the VIMEO Awards. I am judging lyrical, which is time lapses and beautiful films. Please enter as you never know…you may win! There are loads of other categories and you have just ten days left to enter. Anything that premiered online between July 21st […]

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2D or 3D with the 5D?

We all know the world has gone ape sh*t crazy for 3D movies recently, obviously the flag bearer being that little movie about blue folk living in the forest (not “The Smurfs”, that is to come!). The problem is I am constantly underwhelmed with my 3D experiences so far for many reasons.   0

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What is my work?

Most of my work you don’t see online. I don’t have the rights to show them on the internet or can’t get copies (like my Discovery HD work). What I do post on my website is some of the paid work I am allowed to show, like NT Live, 3 Seconds, The Echo, Valentine’s Day, […]

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Some personal thoughts…

I have been blogging via my website www.philipbloom.co.uk for over two years now. Thanks to everyone who reads it. Most of what is on there is very much focused on my work as a DP and Director. So I wanted somewhere where I could write about other topics. Some still work based but much broader. […]

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