Canon 5D Mark II update: Manual Video Exposure

And speaking of the Canon 5D Mark II, canon just announced a firmware update for it, enabling manual video exposure. One of the top customer feedback points. With the new firmware, you’ll be able to select the following in video mode:

Full aperture control
ISO Speed: Auto, 100 – 6400 and H1
Shutter speed from 1/30 to 1/4000

The update will be available here on june 2nd.

Thanks for listening Canon. Now enable a choice between 24 and 30 FPS shooting, and you’ve got a winner.

Subway shorts are the new resolution charts

… Says Stu Maschwitz, visual effect wizard on films such as The Spirit, DV rebel and, as I know him, Photoshop beta tester, following a debate on Rebel Café.

Did you ever wonder what happened to Vincent Laforet’s Canon 5D Mark II? No? Well, here it is being tested again!* In a true DV rebel style subway short (the subway is at the end) made by Stu. This is probably a more realistic and down to earth test of the 5D II’s video capabilities than the far fetching eye candy of Vincent Laforets Reverie, provided you know some stuntmen, and that you ignore the fact that it really is a true master of visual effects actually filming it.

* Actually, its way unlikely to be the same-same camera, but its a loaner from Laforet in any event.

Phase One releases Capture One Pro 4.8

The latest version of Capture One adds support for the following cameras:

  • Phase One P40+
  • Olympus E-620
  • And adds improved support for:

  • Phase One P65+
  • Leica D-Lux 4
  • Olympus E-30
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