In 1912, Eastman Kodak first introduced Vest Pocket Kodak, a tiny camera that was barely larger than today’s smartphones. It was a camera of choice for the soldiers in the First World War. Recently, Mathieu Stern got his hands onto a 100-year-old lens from one of these cameras. He carefully placed it onto a Sony A7III and gave the lens a new life by shooting a video with it. Take a look at the result in the video below.
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is a really good camera with some amazing features. But one of the challenges that the camera presents is, it’s physical size and weight. In order to really get the best out of it, you really do need to put it in a cage.
Lanparte kindly sent me their cage for the BMPCC 4K to try out. Here are some observations.
The rule of thumb when shooting video is to use a shutter speed that’s double your frame rate. But there’s a simple “hack” that opens up so many creative possibilities. In this video from Advancing Your Photography, filmmaker Fletcher Murray shares a shutter speed trick you can pull off with Sony mirrorless cameras. It will let you get creative and add a new dimension to your videos.
Alongside the announcement of development for the new video-centric 6K S1H full frame mirrorless, Panasonic has also announced the firmware update (Firmware Key DMW-SFU2) for the Panasonic S1. This firmware is a paid upgrade and goes on sale in July 2019, offering a whole lot of features that video shooters have been asking for. Although, if you already own an S1, you can actually get it for free.
Panasonic has now officially announced the new full-frame L mount mirrorless S1H camera. With 6K 3:2 24p video capabilities, 14+ stops of dynamic range, the camera is still technically in the development stages, but it is now definitely on the way. They’re hoping to release it in Autumn 2019, though, and is expected to have a price tag of around $4,000.
Panasonic is expected to announce a new full frame Lumix camera tomorrow. The name “S1S” had been thrown around, but it seems that it’ll actually be called the S1H, according to an early leak of the announcement and photos from French website Magazine Video.
Not too much has been released about its specs yet, except that it’ll shoot 6K 30fps and 4K DCI 60fps 10-bit video, feature V-Log/V-Gamut with a dynamic range of 14 stops, and that it will have no shooting time limit.
Ever since the Panasonic S1 and S1R mirrorless cameras were announced at Photokina last year, there has been a lot of talk about their video capabilities. After all, Panasonic made the somewhat legendary GH5. And while rumours of a new “Cine Lumix” are on the horizon, it seems the S1 still has a trick or two up its sleeve.
The S1 offers a 4K/6K burst shooting mode. Essentially, what it does is shoot a video sequence from which you can extract still images. But what nobody seems to have noticed until now, is that this mode actually produces a 5184×3456 h.265 video at 200Mbps.
Canon is now offering to de-click your RF lens control rings for 80 bucks. What they’re referring to as the “Clicking Sound Modification Service” allows a user to send in their lens to have the click either removed or added back in.
The click of the control ring, canon says, “allows the user to have a sense of how much it is being turned”. But it isn’t always useful. If you’re shooting video, for example, the sound of that control ring may be recorded in your footage.
So here’s an interesting bit of news, if true. Panasonic is apparently getting ready to announce a new “Cine LUMIX” camera at the end of the month, according to a post on L-Rumors. There isn’t much information about it yet, or, well, any at all, really, except for rumours, but they have high confidence that they’re true.
Designed for mobile creators, Premiere Rush (formerly “Project Rush“) is designed to allow you to quickly edit videos for social media without all the hassle and fuss of a full-blown editing application. It’s been available on iOS, Windows and Mac for a while now, but today, Adobe has today announced that Premiere Rush has come to Android devices.
Although, it hasn’t come to all Android devices. It’s only available for devices running Android 9.0 (Pie) or later and only on one of a dozen different phones.