» Archive for May, 2013

16May Canon 5d mark III RAW memory card options

Over the 2 year or so i’ve stuck with Transcend 400x 32GB cards for both filmmaking and photography. Even when shooting in burst mode, the cards are fast enough that I don’t run into buffering issues. However, with the introduction of RAW video on the 5d mark III and cameras like the Canon 1D C shooting 4k […]

15May Canon 5d mark III with 1080p Raw video thanks to Magic Lantern

A few days ago the Magic Lantern team announced the breakthrough of RAW video capture using the Canon 5d Mark III. The first announcement only offered the ability to record about 60 frames in DNG format. Although interesting, 2 seconds of shooting time isn’t very practical. A day later they announced a workaround that would […]

14May Adobe Cloud 20% discount for one year

I know a lot of people aren’t very hot on the idea of Adobe’s new cloud program, but if you can get a big enough discount on the yearly service it can save you some money in the long run. Right now Newegg is offering 20% off Adobe Cloud subscriptions and the offer lasts until […]

14May Rocket Travel Slider kickstarter

If you haven’t had a chance you should swing over to the kickstarter page and check out Zeke’s Rocket Travel slider project.  There is only a few more hours left on the campaign and it could be your last chance before the price goes up when the units are finally releases. The design is nice and compact and the ability […]

14May Smallhd DP4 over heating problem solved

Over the last year or so, i have basically stopped taking the SmallHD DP4 out on jobs. The reason is because it would usually start to fail on me after a few hours of use. The monitor would start to get warm, then suddenly it would shut down. I’d change out batteries and get no […]

13May Canon 5d mark III clean hdmi output testing with difference matte

Here’s the sample clip from yesterdays post. As I mentioned it’s hard to tell the difference between the footage from the Ninja 2 and the Canon 5d mark III. At first glance the footage doesn’t look much different. However the 200% zoom in side by side comparison I posted yesterday doesn’t quite tell the whole […]

12May Canon 5d mark III clean HDMI output compared to ALL-I in camera

  I finally had a chance this morning to take a look at the clean hdmi output of the Canon 5d mark III and compare it to the internal codec. At 200% there isn’t really a big difference in image quality. There does seem to be a little bit of color shift in the ninja […]

11May Yongnuo YN-622C Wireless flash trigger – First Impressions

While the Pixel kings I had before came with a bag, flash stands, and few extra strobe cables, the Yongnuo YN-622C wireless flash triggers don’t come with any accessories. That’s fine for me as I still have all the extra bits and pieces from my broken Pixel king set, but it might raise the price for you if you end up […]

04May Sanho Hyperthin HDMI cable

  In the discussion about HDMI cables awhile back a few of you recommended these Sanho Hyperthin HDMI cables. The cables looked pretty good, so I ordered a few to take with me to portland. At $16 a piece ($14.95 plus shipping), they’re a little more expensive than a few of the other options, but the cable size is definitely worth it. Side by […]

01May Yongnuo YN-622C Wireless ETTL Flash Trigger

I posted about the Yongnuo YN-622c flash transceiver awhile back. It looked like a pretty good option, but I was already using a set of Pixel King E-TTL wireless triggers for flash work. Recently my Pixel King receiver took a nose dive off a light stand taking a second unit with it. The flashes survived but the cold shoe broke off both […]