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Canon announced a firmware update for its EOS 5D MKIII. This update makes it possible to get an uncompressed signal (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) out of the HDMI output. Nice one, Canon. That makes it possible to connect an external recorder to the camera, what means better images for post production. But there’s one major catch: the update is not rolling out until April 2013. Boo on you, Canon. You announce such a great feature, many people are eager for and you let them wait so darn long.

via canonrumors

Here’s a tech facts comparison based on the data the two companies provide:

Camera RED SCARLET-X Canon EOS C300
SENSOR 14 MEGAPIXEL MYSTERIUM-X™ CMOS sensor (single-panel), equivalent to Super 35mm
PIXEL ARRAY 5120 x 2700 4206 x 2340
DYNAMIC RANGE 13.5 stops, up to 18 stops with HDRx™ 6 fps with 5K FF and HDRx On 12 fps with 4K HD and HDRx™ On 12 stops
LENS MOUNT Al Canon EF (PL mount optional) EF mount (also available as PL mount version)
Compression: 8 Bit MPEG-2 Long GOP
Maximum Bit Rate: 50Mbps (CBR)
File Format: MXF (OP-1a)
1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
NTSC: 59.94P (1280 x 720), 59.94i, 29.97P, 23.98P
PAL: 50P (1280 x 720), 50i, 25P
Film: 24P
MONITOR/PROGRAM OUTPUT HD-SDI and HDMI with Frame Guides and Look Around or Clean Feed 1080p 4:2:2, 720p 4:2:2 SMPTE Timecode, HANC Metadata, 24-bit 48Khz Audio HD/SD-SDI Terminal BNC (output only), with embedded audio
Timecode Terminals BNC (input/output), Sync Out (BNC)
DIGITAL MEDIA REDMAG (SSD) Module : (64, 128, 256GB Media) CF Card (Type 1 Only): 2 slots (Movie files); UDMA supportedSD Card: 1 slot: Still images
AUDIO 2 channel, uncompressed, 24 bit, 48KHz. Optional 4 channel, and AES / EBU digital audio. 2-Channel, Linear PCM, 16-Bit, 48kHz. External Audio Inputs: 2 – XLR inputs
BOMB EVF™ High Definition Viewfinder
Viewfinder 0.52-inch diagonal
Color 16:9 rotatable LCD +2.0 to -5.5 diopter eye adjustment
WEIGHT 5lbs. Body only 3.2 lbs. Body only
TEMPERATURE RANGES Operating Range: 0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Range: -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Performance: 0°-40°C (32°-104°F ), 85% (relative humidity)Operation: -5°-45°C (23°-113°F), 60% (relative humidity)

It’s here. It’s hot. It’s Technicolor CineStyle Picture Style for Canon EOS Cameras.

Get it here: I want that damn sweet Picture Style

Here’s what you need to do to get it working:

1. Requirements:

  • Canon EOS DSLR camera
  • Canon EOS Utility v2.6 or later
  • PC running Windows 7 / Vista / XP; or Mac running OS X 10.5 / 10.6
  • USB cable
Note: you can find the latest Canon EOS Utility at: Canon.com

2. How to load Technicolor CineStyle into your Canon EOS camera:

  • Ensure that EOS Utility v2.6 or later is installed on your computer
  • Download the Technicolor CineStyle Picture Style file using the links below
  • Connect your camera to your computer using the appropriate USB cable
  • Note: for the EOS 5D Mark II you may need to set “Communication” to “PC connect.” in the camera’s menu
  • Start the Canon EOS Utility
  • Select “Camera settings/Remote shooting” on the main window
  • Once the capture window opens, click the camera icon
  • Click “Register User Defined style” under “Shooting menu”
  • Once the new page “Register Picture Style File” opens, select one of User Def. 1, 2 or 3 at the top of the new page
  • Click the open file icon
  • Select the CineStyle.pf2 file you’ve just downloaded
  • Click on OK

Congratulations, the Technicolor CineStyle Picture Style is now loaded in your camera! You should confirm that the Picture Style has been properly loaded by pressing the Picture Style selection button at the back of the camera and using the thumbwheel on top of the camera to scroll through the styles

3. Recommended Canon EOS camera settings with Technicolor:

Based on Technicolor’s usage and testing of its CineStyle Picture Style, we recommend the following camera settings to optimize the image quality of your Canon EOS camera:

  • Sharpness: 0
  • Contrast: -4
  • Saturation: -2
  • Color Tone: 0
  • ISO: a multiple of 160

4. Post-processing for Technicolor CineStyle:

Acquisition with Technicolor’s CineStyle will generate what appears to be a flat, de-saturated looking image. While this image may appear unappealing and undesirable, it is in fact an ideal starting point for post-production and color correction.

To properly color correct and/or view footage shot with Technicolor CineStyle we recommend utilizing a S-curve shaped look-up table (LUT) in your editing or color correction application. You may download such a LUT using the links provided.

If your editing or color correction application does not offer the ability to import and use LUTs, other controls like the ASC CDL, Lift/Gamma/Gain, or Offset/Power/Slope can be used to color correct the image.

Zeiss just announced a set of 5 cinema lenses. They come in a custom made case.

These lenses are included:

  • Distagon T* 2,8/21
  • Distagon T* 2/28
  • Distagon T* 2/35
  • Planar T* 1,4/50
  • Planar T* 1,4/85

With these Zeiss reacts to the growing demand of affordable lenses with a precise manual focus.

The recommended retail price is 4562,- € exclusive of taxes.

NAB 2011: Zeiss cinema lens set in a custom made case

This commercial ad by Touchwood for the SH-80C cell phone was made with a Canon EOS 7D.

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Technicolor formed a strategic aliance with Canon USA to to leverage Technicolor’s color-science in the development of a suite of creative tools for cinematographers to facilitate greater usability and integration of Canon EOS DSLR cameras into the motion picture and television production pipeline

Read more at technicolor.com

Kinotehnik announced a new LCD View Finder called “LCDVFE”. It fits every camera that has standard HDMI output.

Key Features:

  • Built-in features for presice image evaluation: Focus assist via red peaking over black and white, exposure assist with under and over exposure Zebras, 1:1 pixel zoom feature with positionable recall feature
  • On-board interchangeable batteries (4xAA) plus external wide band 4-16V DC input
  • Super crisp 24bit 3” screen with 800×480 resolution
  • HDMI loop-through
  • RED One/Epic/Scarlet compatibleMSRP $750. Shipping in Q2 2011
  • Sleek yet rugged physical design and maximized usability after hundreds of hours of testing
  • Altera Cyclone FPGA chip: enabling lightning fast startup and seamless HD video processing at the highest image quality. It also provides a solid platform for future developments of additional features, such as remote control and vectorscopes.
  • Optical construction offering generous diopter compensation. Vacuum laminated double element achromatic lens, utilising ULD glass element for perfect image quality.

Read more at kinotehnik.com.

Iain Alexander explains in what way Canon EOS 5D & 7D DSLRs have changed the film industry.


DSLR cameras have brought on huge change in the film industry, with the Canon 5D and 7D cameras becoming top choices for indie filmmakers. At film festivals across the world, short films, documentaries and even feature films are being shot on these two cameras.

Read more at filmindustrynetwork.biz