Tag Archives: Canon 5D

Metabones Speedbooster and Auto Iris Problem on the FS700

Metabones Speedbooster and Auto Iris Problem on the FS700

I am an FS700 owner with a LOT of Canon glass on hand. When the first Metabones adapter came out I rushed to get mine and I must say I was delighted. So when Metabones announced the Speedbooster I got even more excited.

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2011 Ironman in Louisville, Kentucky.

2011 Ironman in Louisville, Kentucky.

I was on hand this Sunday in Louisville to watch my son Sam participate in his first Ironman. For those of you who don’t know, the Ironman is the world’s premiere endurance sporting event. It starts at 7:00 with a 2.4 mile swim, then the athletes jump on their bikes and bike 112 miles. The athletes then put on their running shoes and run a full marathon of 26.2 miles, for a total mileage of 140.6 miles.

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Another Slow-Mo With Canon 5D Mark II and FCPX

Another Slow-Mo With Canon 5D Mark II and FCPX

I’ve talked before about slow motion with Final Cut Pro X and optical flow. Here is another example, this time shot on the 5D Mark II which maxes out at 30fps. The footage was slowed to 10% using FCPX retiming feature and optical flow. This example is by UK-based photographer Timothy Cochrane. I contacted Tim and he informed me that this was shot at 25fps 1/60 shutter at about 400 iso and f4.

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Canon Class Action Lawsuit Looming

Canon Class Action Lawsuit Looming

Maybe you’re like this guy, after watching Vincent Laforet’s Reverie you were wowed and amazed. Then you saw the final episode of season six on House and found out the the DP, Gene Tattersall insisted that it was all be shot on the Canon 5D Mark II. So that put you over the edge. You hustled out to the camera store and bought all the new Canon gear. After seeing how the the 5D made such great imagery for Vincent Laforet, Philip Bloom, and Gene Tattersall, you just knew you were on to something big and there soon would be a 4th big name being recognized for innovation and imagery: YOURS!

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Video Mic Shootout

Video Mic Shootout

If you are as crazy about hardware as I am you will appreciate the attached video. I have been doing recording in professional settings for way longer than most folks. One of my first loves was a Sony 15 ips 10 inch stereo reel-to-reel.

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How to Autofocus Canon 5D Mark II While Shooting Video

While looking through the setup menus for the 100th time I found an Autofocus setting that can be applied while you are shooting video. Normally I set the lens on manual, but it is not necessary when shooting video with the 5D, the normal AF is turned off automatically.

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