I remember the days when FORTHEWHIN just started; contacting bands to produce music video’s, using my good old 5D MKII (which I still use btw..) for the first time. For me Hollands national band scene was really the gateway into this beautiful world called DSLR filmmaking. This was my passion and I have to admit that after doing mainly commercial stuff for the last two and a half years my fingers are itching to start working on a music video again. Not only do I have total creative freedom, it also reminds me of where it all started. One of my oldest friends (Nick Brummer, vocalist and guitar player for The Lost Boys Club) and I used to play in bands together. We share a passion for poppunk/punkrock and therefor I was happy to be asked to produce his new band’s first music video. The song will be from their new album which is scheduled to be released sometime this summer. The band is currently touring throughout the country and I will also be there every now and then to shoot some tour video material. With this material we might have a little suprise in store for y’all! Stay tuned at The Lost Boys Club website, Error Error (for all your punkrock news) and of course right here .
A little review I did a while back for my new Samyang wide angle lens. The review was made about two months ago and I can’t say I was ever disappointed. The focus and the aperture ring is as smooth as it used to be and believe me, I used it a lot.
So here I found myself convinced of being a ‘DSLR only videographer’ after a weekend with the Sony NEX FS100 when the day after I found out that Canon had announced a new camera. Very exciting stuff. I have a Canon 5D mkii and was actually looking for a new toy. One that perhaps could grand me 50/60 fps. Back to the Camera; it’s the Canon 6D and here are it’s specs:
- 20.2MP Full-Frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm) CMOS Sensor
- 3.0″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
- DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
- ISO 100 – 25600 (Extended 50-102400)
- ALL-I or IPB Compression (Similar to 5D Mark III)
- 1920 x 1080: 30 fps, 24 fps, 25 fps // 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 50 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi and GPS Connectivity
- Single Card Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
- 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
- 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
- Max Shutter Sync: 1/180 sec
- 30 sec – 1/8000 sec shutter
- Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS
- 97% Viewfinder Coverage
- AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 2.0 (no uncompressed HDMI out)
- Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes
- LP-E6 Battery (Same as Mark II and Mark III)
- 29:59 record limit per clip
- Availability: October
- Price: $2,100 Body Only, $2,900 with 24-105mm f/4
So! Pretty great isn’t it? We have 50/60fps at 720p, we have a full-frame sensor and the price is relatively low. So, aren’t we (video people) just getting a 5D mkiii (with less megapixels) for about a thousand dollars less? No. Or at least, that’s what has been circulating on the net. Think of this as a camera that has the same image qualities as a 5d mkii instead of it’s younger brother the mkiii. The problems in the lines; moire, aliasing and maybe even the rolling shutter we had with the mkii and 7D are most likely still an issue on the 6D.
That said I think this camera looks great. Canon is doing a great job providing both photographers and videographers with many choices to make. I always liked my 5D mkii and I have never really had problems with moire or aliasing, just because I have always worked my way around it. It’s part of the DSLR experience in my opinion. Of course, I would love to get my hands on a 5d mkiii soon and test it out.
This gives me hope as a DSLR filmmaker. For all I know, this movie was shot entirely on a couple of Canon 5D Mk2′s. Seen this a while ago but not until last month found out that fact. Although it’s IMDB rating comes no farther than a 5.5, you should all see this. It’s not just images, it had an amazing story as well. Matter of fact, I might do a review on this tonight. Stay tuned. Good day.
Hey all. Im glad to say my website is finally getting into shape (saying that looks like I’m talking about an athlete). This new site was created by my bud Amin, who basically created the rough mockup of this site within 24 hours. Anyways, there will be a handful of new content coming up soon. Due the lack of good coverage on some topics in the DSLR world i’m planning on doing some tutorials and reviews. My first one will cover the basics of DSLR filmmaking and most importantly how to make it look cinematic (thats why we all got DSLR’s in the first place, right?). You may or may not like my way of working and I might break some ‘rules’ that some of the cinematographers taught you on film school; it worked for me, so you might give it a spin. Until then, have a good day.