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  1. Aaron
    04-19-2012 05:00 AM - permalink
    (just back from vacation--yay for my own bed!)

    Yes, so many interesting cameras! I'm sure the street price of the C500 will be only more painful than the C300, though. The 1D C is an interesting animal, but they mention lack of zebra and peaking, and I'm suddenly confused about what they're trying to create. Canon is going berserk! Still wish I could justifying a C300.

    And then there's this interesting little thing:
    Blackmagic Design: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

    Could be a lot of fun! The internal battery is stupid (Blackmagic seems to be in love with built-in, non-removable batteries--like in cell phones!), but the rest of the features are pretty amazing for the price. And then there's the Digital Bolex...

    I was about to grab a Nikon D4, but now I'm hearing rumors of a D400, and it sounds a bit more like what I'm looking for (and cheaper). But waiting sucks!!

    How 'bout for you?
  2. Alan
    04-13-2012 08:08 PM - permalink
    Hey Aaron How are you going?

    I was doing a bit of browsing and found this which I thought might be of interest (Its a comparison between the C300 and the Scarlet:
    Canon C300 vs The Red Scarlet! - YouTube

    Also no soon does the C300 come out, then they decide to bring out the C500! Check it out:
    Canon Professional Network - Canon developing EOS C500 camera supporting 4K video capture

    And also a 4K 1D DSLR: Canon Professional Network - Canon unveils 4K EOS-1D C DSLR

    Crazy! Hehehe
  3. Aaron
    03-07-2012 09:35 PM - permalink
    Ha-haaa! Definitely not an insult. Being a port city, Seattle is such a cultural blend that I think everybody can find a bit of themselves in it. It's when you head to the "heartlands"/"bible belt" of the US that you're in for a shock! (I shocks even me--seriously, what's with not being able to buy beer on Sunday?! )

    One of these days, I'll make it to your side of the ocean! I really need to do that.

    All these camera releases and so little raw footage... It's killing me! I really can't wait to see the average-Joe reviews of the new Nikon and Canon gear. For both video and astrophotography, I'm definitely leaning Nikon, but that's based on a few specs and a bunch of hunches! Gotta resolve the latter before opening my wallet!
  4. Alan
    03-07-2012 08:35 PM - permalink
    Sorry for the slow reply. Glad you liked the Sawley Snow video. I must admit some of the shots need colour grading as they are a bit on the flat side. I really must pay more attention to that really. But it was great fun making it and key framing the moving transitions.

    So you've had some snow too? Sounds just like the UK. Actually, I really like Seattle. It seems a really nice relaxed place. Sort of European (Hope that's not an insult! hehehe) The weather was just right when I came over last year.

    I must admit for me a really prefer the 60D, simply because, it still shoots the HD footage and you can use all the lenses, but the flip out screen is so much more useful for low or high shooting (still or video). It'll be interesting to see what Philip Bloom makes of it...
  5. Aaron
    03-03-2012 05:46 AM - permalink
    Awesome! Very nice shots, and some spot-on cutting, too!! The EX1 puts on a clean show in the dark.

    Coincidentally, we had snow on the ground in Seattle at the same time. Didn't stick around for long, but as usual it was long enough to shut the place down! We get some snow pretty much every year, but nobody seems to know how to drive in the stuff! (Of course, *I* do... )

    The 5D MkIII looks pretty neat. Canon's site isn't talking details about the HDMI and a number of other nice-to-know things, and your Philip Bloom hasn't managed to get his hands on one yet, so... who knows?! I have no glass, so I'll be second-guessing myself for a few more months!
  6. Alan
    03-02-2012 10:48 PM - permalink
    Hey Aaron Sorry for the slow reply. As for a C300, well I picked up two..Only joking - hehehe. So you're looking at a D4 then. Must admit I'm not familiar with Nikon stuff. I've been with Canon too long...get a lens or two and you stick with them! I did find some footage on the D4 though: Nikon D4 HD D-Movie - WHY ATHLETES [NEW] - YouTube. I get Canon's pro newsletter and they have been singing the virtues of their 1D for a while and now moved onto their new 5D mark III: Canon Professional Network - Canon unveils the 22.3 Megapixel EOS 5D Mark III DSLR

    The only major video I have done on my Canon 60D was when I was in New York and the footage was great..although I haven't loaded any footage onto You Tube - yet! This might be of interest - from my EX1 - Sawley Snow 2012.mp4 - YouTube.
  7. Aaron
    02-29-2012 05:03 AM - permalink
    Picked up your C300 yet?! I'll admit, I contemplated every manner of financial gymnastics I could dream up, but finally gave in to reason! Sort of. Now I'm seriously contemplating the Nikon D4. Never had a DSLR, and the various crop modes of the D4, together with awesome low-light performance, might be a winner. And might finally let me do some astrophotography with my old Meade 3" telescope that's been gathering dust. Video samples from the D4 are pretty scarce, though, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing some raw footage from those first few brave buyers. I also happen to have a couple of friends with substantial investments in Nikkor glass, so test-driving lenses before buying them would be a breeze!

    Any words of wisdom for a prospective DSLR shooter? (I believe you mentioned you'd done a bit of that.)
  8. Alan
    01-23-2012 05:57 AM - permalink
    Oooo...just slightly expensive then! Ahhh! B&H Video. I managed to go into their store last year. If you have never been and get the opportunity go for it....only you might end up spending money! You have to check you bag in when you enter too. Never had to do that before. I ended up loose my bag ticket - what a palava that was - Hehehehe. But, yeah a great shop.
  9. Aaron
    01-17-2012 10:51 PM - permalink

    $15,999 for us Yanks. Still a big "Ouch!"
  10. Aaron
    01-15-2012 06:27 PM - permalink
    Yes, well... if you see me bicycling to the Meet with a C300, you'll know what happened!

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