February 8. 2014 03:16
Parfumerie Guerlain splashed out the big bucks for this nearly six-minute spot shot on 35mm film on location in India. (NSFW: NUDITY) Directed by Bruno Aveillan, it takes epic creative license with the story of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and the creation of the Taj Mahal, which was built for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. No idea why an actress of Persian descent couldn't be summoned for the role, rather than Russian model Natalia Vodianova, but that's fashion for you.
June 28. 2013 03:05
Our friends Magnanimous Media in my home town of Chicago have posted to great series of videos: Canon C500 Slow Motion Test.
A few months ago we teamed up with fashion photographer Billy Rood to shoot a slow-motion test with the Canon C500. Billy was planning a beauty shoot for his magazine Fifty8, so we joined forces and pulled together this little test. Canon USA graciously loaned us one Convergent Designs Gemini 444 Recorder, we also utilized the one we have in-house. With these two devices we were able to activate the 120 fps functionally of the Canon EOS C500. The results are these beautiful videos.
Palladium from Magnanimous Media on Vimeo.
Palladium was captured to two Gemini 444 recorders at 120fps in 4K Half Raw (RMF) 4096×1080 in a 59.94p timebase. The 4K Half Raw was then transcoded to 4K DPX 10-bit in Canon Raw Development software, which debayered it to 4096×2160 in a 59.94p timebase. Pomfort DPX Header Editor was used to edit the DPX file header to a 23.976p timebase. Proxies were then generated from Da Vinci Resolve for an offline edit. The footage was conformed in Da Vinci Resolve for final color and delivery.
Juvenilia from Magnanimous Media on Vimeo.
View the full post and additional videos here.
June 28. 2013 01:10
Canon EOS C100 firmware 184.108.40.206
Firmware Version 220.127.116.11.00 incorporates the following additional functions and modifications:
- A function has been added which allows automatic continuous focusing and iris setting on a subject in the center of the screen when using the EF-S18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
- The polarity of the XLR terminal has been modified to improve compatibility with external audio devices. The pin configuration has been modified to be consistent with the Instruction Manual.
For details about the new functions, please download the latest version of the C100 User Manual (PDF) .
Firmware Version 18.104.22.168.00 is for EOS C100 cameras with Firmware Version 22.214.171.124.00. If the camera's firmware is already Version 126.96.36.199.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
Support The new Firmware Version 188.8.131.52.00 can be downloaded by clicking here.
April 3. 2013 04:39
This is the last in our film loading video series: Photo Assistant Basics - 4x5 film holder cleaning & film loading.
I'm aware that their will be those that will take issue with my method of cleaning the film holders, but to each their own.this process is the way I was taught by several old school photographers and in more than 20 years I/We have never had dirt dust or scratches on any 4x5 film.
March 31. 2013 02:49
Photo Assistant Basics - Hasselblad A12 film back loading for 120 roll film
March 30. 2013 13:53
Photo Assistant Basics - Hasselblad A16 film back loading
March 29. 2013 13:56
Photo Assistant basics - Hasselblad A24 film back loading