What Happened to the 3DR Solo Drone?
Problems with the Solo became evident early in the game. With no gimbal yet, the video shot by the attached GoPro camera was pretty much useless. The illusive gimbal would take months to arrive in stores which more or less meant I had a $1300 CAD piece of crap sitting on my shelf.
DJI Mavic: Game Changing Drone
As digital technology has advanced, cameras have gotten smaller and lighting requirements less. I think for the first time ever you could film a serious production value film using only what you can pack in a small suitcase. The one caveat up until now has been the drone.
Panasonic AG-UX180 UX 4K Camcorder
Panasonic announced the new UX series of 4K video cameras at NAB this week. The AG-UX180 is strangely reminiscent of the game changing SD camera the DVX-100 in terms of body form.
These new UX cameras will feature a single 1" chip, and 4K recording up to 60fps. Variable frame rate recording in 1080P is planned. Slated release is Fall 2016.
Behind the Photo No. 1 — Fukuoka Waterpark
I started thinking about telling the stories behind some of my favourite photos, and while a photo may be worth 1000 words, they aren't always my words. Don't get me wrong, that is one of my favourite things about photography — the freedom to interpret an image in a personal way — but there are some photos that have personal meaning behind them, and I'd like to share some of those stories.
Why You Shouldn’t Rely on 4k for Resizing in Post
Maybe it’s because I am an old-school, classically trained film curmudgeon, who made his first short films on lower resolution formats like 16mm film (cough), but I personally believe that the words “fix it in post” should be banned from the filmmaking lexicon. This goes for you too still photographers.
Canon 1DX Mark II
So here it is, the Canon 1DX-Mark II. On first glance this camera is a total beast. Some overall highlights taken from this video are:
- Improved weather sealing and durability
- 4K video with the ability to grab still frames
- Touch screen Live View monitor allowing for touch screen focus
- Dual Pixel CMOS sensor
Sony A7RII vs Sony A7SII
This is one of those extremely confusing Sony isms, so rather than explain every spec in excruciatingly painful mumbo jumbo, I will keep it straight and simple.
The S2 is great for videographers looking for a small format camera, with a full frame sensor, that can do amazing things.