Tagged with canon - Personal View Talks http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussions/tagged/canon/feed.rss Sat, 19 Apr 14 21:10:50 -0600 Tagged with canon - Personal View Talks en-CA EOS EF Canon to Sony NEX E-Mount electronic adapters http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4679/eos-ef-canon-to-sony-nex-e-mount-electronic-adapters Sun, 23 Sep 2012 05:18:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4679@/talks/discussions image


Price: $249


Canon EOS T5 1200D topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9595/canon-eos-t5-1200d-topic Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:15:06 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9595@/talks/discussions image


  • Old 18Mp sensor
  • Old DIGIC 4 LSI
  • Old 460k screen
  • 3fps max speed
  • only 9 AF points
  • $550


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Raw video on Canon 5d Mark 3 and other cameras using liveview framebuffer http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6823/raw-video-on-canon-5d-mark-3-and-other-cameras-using-liveview-framebuffer- Sat, 27 Apr 2013 02:39:34 -0600 bannedindv 6823@/talks/discussions Some of the Devs at Magic Lantern are discussing the ability to write DNG directly from the LiveView Framebuffer, and it seems its in an alpha stage right now...not up to 24 fps, and not for a long duration...

Could be interesting if nothing else, just the fact that they can make it write DNGs is a pretty crazy start.


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Canon G1X Mark II, a 1.5" sensor RX10 competitor http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9594/canon-g1x-mark-ii-a-1.5-sensor-rx10-competitor Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:49:23 -0700 imdjay 9594@/talks/discussions image


  • Large 1.5-type Canon CMOS sensor
  • 12.8 Megapixel images (3:2) and multi-aspect shooting
  • Fast f/2 aperture and a max ISO 12,800
  • Ultra-wide 24mm, 5x zoom lens
  • DIGIC 6 processing and Intelligent IS
  • 31-point AiAF and MF Peaking
  • Dual Control Rings and touch-screen operation
  • Wi-Fi with remote shooting and Image Sync
  • Optional electronic viewfinder
  • 14-bit RAW
  • $799 price

The Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II raises performance and quality to new heights in a compact, brilliant design. Featuring a huge, 1.5-inch 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, a powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor and an all-new 5x wide-angle optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer and a circular, 9-blade aperture for stunning blurred backgrounds, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II delivers the outstanding image quality you would expect with a digital SLR camera but in a portable, Wi-Fi and NFC enabled package.

Canon 1.5-inch, 12.8 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
Almost as large as the APS-C CMOS sensor found in many EOS digital SLRs, and bigger than those found in 4/3 system cameras, the PowerShot G1 X Mark II's sensor sets the standard for sensitivity and resolving power in compact cameras. Each cell area is 4.5x the size of those found in 1/1.7 type sensors and is thus able to capture more light at the pixel level. This means better detail, even at higher ISOs, with minimal noise and distortion and, thanks to the sensor's wide cell pitch, breathtaking dynamic range. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II camera natively captures images in the 3:2 aspect ratio, which is the same as Canon EOS SLR cameras. The PowerShot G1 X Mark II also features a new Aspect Ratio function, enabling RAW image capturein both 3:2 and 4:3 aspect ratios while maintaining the same angle of view.


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Nikon AI(S) vs Canon FD for Video (GH2, GH1)? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/384/nikon-ais-vs-canon-fd-for-video-gh2-gh1 Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:18:06 -0600 qwerty123 384@/talks/discussions
The pricing of these lenses seems to be getting closer by the day (FDs seemed to be cheaper a few years ago). But apart from the way the focus turns, is there much of a difference between these lens lines for video work?

Specifically, I'm interested in IMAGE QUALITY / DIFFERENCES.

I've heard some people say they like the contrast and rendition of Canon FDs (Hunter Richards, I think), and that Canons tend to be a little "warmer" in color than Nikons. Wouldn't white balancing cancel out that effect?

(I know that there is the L series of FD... but we can leave that issue to the side unless you think it is important.)]]>
5D2 (non raw) For short film project, Need advice please http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10115/5d2-non-raw-for-short-film-project-need-advice-please Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:31:59 -0600 maranfilms 10115@/talks/discussions So I have a web project coming up that would really benefit from using a full frame sensor. I own a Canon 5d2 (w/ml/non raw), and a set of Samyang Cinema lenses. I know all to well about the moiré issues on the 5d2, which actually isn't a big deal for this shoot as it's a controlled environment. Raw is out of the question as the motion cadence looks choppy and horrible, at least it did a few weeks ago. Ideally I would normally grab the gh2 or g6 and go wide. But it still wouldn't have the full frame look that I have in mind. It's low budget, which means if I were to rent, it would be coming out of my pocket, as I figured my day rate with my bought and paid for camera package. However, It's been a long while since using my canons for paid work.

After shooting mostly with Panasonic cameras, and so use to a super sharp image, I'm not sure what people think about the 5d2 these days for web delivery? A few years back, it seems like everyone was requesting the 5d2, but things have changed, is it still an acceptable image today? Should I shoot a test for the client, or am I overly critical of the softer image compared to the gh2? I can drive myself crazy with this shit. Just looking for opinions and advice from my peers thanks

Cook Picture Styles for Canon EOS http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9554/cook-picture-styles-for-canon-eos Thu, 06 Feb 2014 02:07:55 -0700 apefos 9554@/talks/discussions A set of 28 picture styles for Canon to be used in camera and in digital photo professional software with the in-camera grading concept.

Lenses for Canon FD mount http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/106/lenses-for-canon-fd-mount Wed, 18 May 2011 11:47:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 106@/talks/discussions
Why Canon FD? You can find many great lenses for this mount.
And thanks to the fact that this mount is completely abandoned, they can be obtained for cheaper price, normally.

I'll start from the most frequently mentioned lens - Canon FD 40mm F1.4. It had many versions.
I really do not know all the differencies, but they are not very important as far as I am aware.


While it is not very sharp wide open, but it is well build. Focus is smooth and handy.]]>
Canon PowerShot G16 topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7850/canon-powershot-g16-topic Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:17:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7850@/talks/discussions image


  • 28-140mm zoom F1.8-F2.8 with 5 axis IS
  • 12.1MP CMOS sensor
  • 3.0″ 922k LCD and Optical Viewfinder
  • 9.3fps shooting
  • 1080p60 HD video
  • focus peaking
  • Built-in stereo mike
  • Wi-Fi
  • Multi-Aspect RAW
  • $549.99 MSRP
  • available in October

Preorder at:


Canon Cinema 1D, rocking 4K camera http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2843/canon-cinema-1d-rocking-4k-camera Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:26:20 -0600 PixCanFly 2843@/talks/discussions image

  • Internal 4K recording, 4:2:2
  • MJPEG compression (8 bit, of course)
  • ISO up to 25,600
  • HDMI connector (Full HD, 4:2:2)
  • Canon Log Gamma
  • 4K only for 24p
  • 24p, 25p, 30p, 50p and 60p in 1080p
  • Fullframe and two crop options - APS-H, Super 35mm

The battle of 4k and RAW begins.

Info from - http://www.cinemaeos.usa.canon.com/products.php?type=Cameras

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Canon 6D FF DSLR topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4581/canon-6d-ff-dslr-topic Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:48:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4581@/talks/discussions image


  • 20.2mp full frame sensor
  • 4.5fps serial shooting
  • ISO Range 100-25600 (plus 50, 51200, 102400)
  • Weathersealed (Splash and dust resistant)
  • Build in Wi-fi
  • Build in GPS
  • 11 AF Points, only one cross.
  • 3.2″ LCD 1,02M dots
  • VF - pentaprism with 97 % coverage
  • Shutter spped - up to 1/8000 sec
  • Full HD video, 30p maximum
  • 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
  • Intraframe or interframe (ala 5D MkII)
  • USB 2.0
  • Lithium-Ion LP-E6 rechargeable battery
  • 770 g
  • 145 x 111 x 71 mm
  • Will be in stores at december 2012
  • $2100 body price

Reviews and previews:

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Last Day to Help GH2 User Win Song Contest! http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8606/last-day-to-help-gh2-user-win-song-contest Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:36:57 -0600 thepalalias 8606@/talks/discussions UPDATE: The contest ends on November 8th, so please help by clicking the link, watching the music video and sharing it if you like it!


If the music video wins for Joanna, it means a chance to work with Don Was (one of the most prolific and acclaimed producers out there) and money to help create additional music. She spent years on the album this video comes from and is an incredibly warm and talented person, so your help would be really appreciated by both of us.

Now here's some more text for everyone else about a project I worked on at various points from 2007 to last week. :)

Quick intro: I'm Per Lichtman, the guy that found the audio settings values now used in the majority of modern GH2 hacked settings, thanks to @Vitaliy_Kiselev making it possible to test and modify them. I've also participated in a lot settings comparison tests and talked way too much over the years. :)

Last year I directed a music video for a song I also worked heavily on the music side with. It was called "Listen to the Sound" by Joanna St. Claire and it finally got put up at http://songwriter.revimage.com/channels/JoannaStClaire in conjunction with a contest Joanna St. Claire recently entered. I wanted to help her out in the contest and share some of my experiences with the GH2 community at the same time.

The video is shot using a mixture of GH2 with the Driftwood Canis Majoris Night settings, as well as a RED Scarlet and Cooke lens courtesy of OnTheMarkMedia.net. There are also one or two shots with a Canon HV30.

The grading was done by Dimitrios Papagiannis ( @Bueller) in DaVinci Resolve using the Cineform codec as a digital intermediate. Ashley Nunn and Karla Usagi provided additional support carrying things as well as behind the scenes photography for one or two of the days. In other words, shooting often consisted of just me and the artist.

The shoot was done entirely using natural light, without reflectors or any other aids, on an extremely tight schedule and filmed almost entirely around sunset over the course of multiple days. The shots featuring water were done in a region where there is not normally a body of water: it was there for the first time in about a decade due to unusually high level of precipitation. The lake evaporated in a matter of weeks.

The lenses used on the GH2 were a Rokkor Minolta-mount 58mm f/1.4 and a Tokina 28mm Minolta-mount f/2.8. Various Tiffen contrast filters were used at certain point on the GH2. To the best of my memory, no filters were used on the Cooke lens for the Scarlet.

I will be posting more information (such as which shots are which) depending on what the interest level warrants.

The re-mastered album that the video goes with is "Stream HD Master", which we recently released in full-fidelity 96 KHz at 24-bit depth dynamic range. You can find it at https://joannastclaire.bandcamp.com/

It's been one of my favorite musical experiences so far. It also one of the ones were I've worn the most hats (recording engineer, mixing engineer, mastering engineer, creative consultant, album cover photographer, music video director, editor, etc.) that I can think of so far. :)

Canon Cinema EOS C100 camera topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4402/canon-cinema-eos-c100-camera-topic Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:10:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 4402@/talks/discussions image

  • EF mount
  • S35mm sensor
  • magnesium body
  • 2 XLR audio inputs
  • 24/25/30p and 50/60i (yep, no 50/60p)
  • ND filters
  • ISO 320 – 20.000
  • Canon Cinema Log Gamma
  • AVCHD only small bitrate codec
  • 2 slots for SD-/SDHC-/SDXC- cards
  • AF function is completely absent, could be added via FW in 2013
  • Price $7,999

Available at:


Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues its commitment to the advancement of tools for visual expression and expand its contribution to cinematic culture with the introduction of the new EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera* and the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera*. The C500 will take its place as the flagship camera model in Canon's Cinema EOS System while the C100 provides another option for beginning filmmakers working on a budget. The C500 is Canon's high-end professional 4K (4096 x 2160-pixel) cinema camera capable of originating uncompressed RAW output for external recording to meet the demands of premium cinematic productions and other top-quality production markets. The C100 digital video camera is a compact, affordable entry-level model delivering full 1920x1080 HD video and integrating the popular AVCHD codec for universal compatibility with laptop and desktop editing systems. The C500 will be available in both EF- and PL-mount versions; while the C100 will be offered in EF mount only and will be compatible with the more than 70 zoom and prime lenses in Canon's EF, EF-S and EF Cinema lens lineups. All products in the Canon Cinema EOS line are engineered to provide exceptional image creation capabilities for professionals in the motion picture, television, and other diverse high-resolution digital production industries.

"We developed the Cinema EOS C500 digital cinema camera to deliver the benefits of full 4K motion capture to Hollywood's premier filmmakers, while the C100 is designed for economical productions that need sophisticated HD capabilities and optical lens diversity. As we said in November of 2011, the C300 was just the beginning to our Cinema EOS system and we now offer a more complete system of imaging solutions with a range of cameras for every level of production," stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

The EOS C500 4K digital cinema camera and EOS C100 digital video camera join Canon's Cinema EOS System which includes two other camera models, the EOS C300 digital cinema camera for mainstream HD production and the EOS-1D C 4K Digital SLR cinema camera for 4K and HD filmmakers favoring the SLR form factor. The Cinema EOS System also offers filmmakers optical diversity with seven EF Cinema lens models: the compact and lightweight CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L wide-angle cinema zoom and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L telephoto cinema zoom (available in EF and PL versions); the CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L wide-angle zoom and CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L telephoto zoom (also available in EF and PL versions); and the CN-E24mm T1.5 L, CN-E50mm T1.3 L, and CN-E85mm T1.3 L prime lenses for EF-mount cameras, in addition to the more than 60 lenses in Canon's EF and EF-S lens lines (which include macro, fisheye, telephoto, and tilt-shift models).

4K, 2K, and Full HD Image Quality

The Canon EOS C500 and C500 PL digital cinema cameras are designed to provide a versatile high-quality 4K imaging solution to high-end productions. High-quality 4K resolution imaging has become the new standard for advanced effects and is particularly important for big-budget motion pictures that include scenes compositing live-action cinematography with high-resolution computer-generated imagery. The C500 and C500 PL cameras output 4K resolution to external recorders as a 10-bit uncompressed RAW data stream, as well as offering the additional versatility of being able to output quad full-HD (3840 x 2160), 2K (2048 x 1080), full HD (1920 x 1080), and other imaging options. All of these digital image source formats fully conform to established SMPTE production standards. All 4K formats can be selected to operate from one to 60 frames per second. When shooting in 2K, the C500 and C500 PL cameras employ a 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 signal format from one to 60 frames-per-second (fps) as well. For high-speed shooting and slow motion capture the cameras can be set to a 10-bit YCrCb 4:2:2 mode, and can output 4K or 2K video up to 120 fps.

While outputting 4K or 2K video to an external recorder, the Canon EOS C500 and C500 PL digital cinema cameras simultaneously record a 50 Mbps Full HD video file in-camera to the user's choice of one or two CF cards. The 8-bit 4:2:2 in-camera recordings can be used as a proxy for offline editing of 4K projects, and they are also suitable for various projects that do not require 4K resolution. Equipped with Canon's exceptional Super 35mm 8.85-megapixel CMOS sensor, both C500 camera models are compatible with a wide range of interchangeable Canon lenses – the C500 is compatible with EF, EF-S and EF Cinema lenses for Canon SLR cameras, while the C500 PL is compatible with PL-mount EF Cinema lenses and other PL-mount lenses. Highly mobile and compact, the C500 digital cinema camera provides the same ergonomic features as the C300 model, with the exception of a fixed hand grip that incorporates a pair of 3G-SDI ports for 4K video output and another pair of video ports for monitoring purposes. Canon is working with several independent manufacturers of external video recorders to support smooth workflow options, and these recorders are expected to be available by the time the EOS C500 and C500 PL 4K digital cinema cameras ship to authorized dealers later this year.

One-Person Full HD With Automatic Functions

A cost-effective camera solution for a wide range of everyday users, the EOS C100 digital video camera is ideal for many full HD applications such as:

Low-budget television production and independent moviemaking Museums, galleries, and film schools that utilize Full HD video Wedding, corporate and event videography

The EOS C100 digital video camera is approximately 85% of the size of the EOS C300 model, for maximum mobility. Designed for professional operability, the C100 includes a push auto iris function, one-shot auto focus (or full manual focus and exposure control), a multi-angle 3.5-inch LCD control panel, a high-resolution electronic viewfinder (EVF), built-in ND filters, dual XLR inputs, and a locking HDMI output. These features combine with such advanced technologies as reduced rolling shutter artifacts in 60i mode, enhanced gamma modes (including Wide Dynamic Range (DR) Gamma and Canon Log Gamma), cinematic depth of field characteristics, and excellent low-light performance. The C100 records to dual SD cards contributing to the camera's reduced size and convenience.

Like its C300 sibling, the EOS C100 employs Canon's uniquely designed Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS sensor that captures individual R, G, and B channels for each full HD 1920 x 1080 frame. This high-sensitivity CMOS sensor provides creative depth of field capabilities for an excellent "bokeh" effect, and provides an ISO range of from 320 to 20,000, enabling the capture of images in low light with minimal picture noise. The Canon DIGIC DV III image processor in the C100 helps ensure high color fidelity and smooth color gradations. The camera's AVCHD codec utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression similar to the codec used in Canon's XA10 professional HD camcorder. AVCHD features a maximum recording bit rate of 24Mbps in full HD 1920 x 1080 and 4:2:0 color space for sharp, vivid images. Multiple recording modes, resolutions, and frame rates (including 24p) make the C100 creatively flexible for many production environments. The C100 also offers enhanced gamma modes (including Wide DR Gamma and Canon Log Gamma) for a peak dynamic range of 800% and the wide exposure latitude needed for creative post-production image processing, color correction, and contrast manipulation.

Designed for extensive operational versatility, the Canon EOS C100 digital video camera features a mobile core configuration that allows users to flexibly add accessory parts to the main camera body according to their production needs. A removable side-mounted rotating grip with start/stop button and miniature "joystick" menu control provides traditional SLR camera-style operation. A detachable handle unit connects to the top of the C100 and includes dual XLR connectors, a built-in stereo microphone, a bracket for an external microphone, audio-input level adjustments, and a tally light. The C100 records linear PCM two-channel audio or Dolby digital two-channel audio.

In addition to its ability to record to both SD cards simultaneously, or relay-record from one card to the other, the Canon C100 Cinema EOS camera can also output uncompressed digital HD to an external recording device via its locking HDMI connector. This HDMI output includes superimposed time code and 2:3 pull-down marker information. Additional outputs include a USB connector and stereo headphone jack.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EOS C500 and C500 PL 4K Digital Cinema Cameras are scheduled to be available in October for an estimated list price of $30,000.

The Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera is scheduled to be available in November 2012 for an estimated list price of $7,999

Feature no-budget Belgian Thriller film - check out the trailer! (there is no film yet...) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9800/feature-no-budget-belgian-thriller-film-check-out-the-trailer-there-is-no-film-yet... Thu, 06 Mar 2014 01:16:16 -0700 jdesmedt 9800@/talks/discussions Shot on GH2 & Panasonic LA7200 anamorphic & Canon 7D Graded on FCP7 & magic bullet

Principal photography to start in summer 2014

like our Facebook page to stay tuned: https://www.facebook.com/sangdenavetlefilm

Cheers & keep shooting.

Avid / Edius GH2 workflow 25pfs wraped in 50i (also works for Canon and other formats) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9750/avid-edius-gh2-workflow-25pfs-wraped-in-50i-also-works-for-canon-and-other-formats Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:43:50 -0700 fm4fan 9750@/talks/discussions Hi,

I just post a few workflow ideas for Avid and also Edius to get around some common problems.

Some cameras (eg GH2) wrap the 1080/25p in a 50i (25fps) container or do other weird stuff like show you a very strange framerate.

Workflow Avid MC6 or higher:

  • create a 1080/25p project
  • AMA link your card (don't rename your files otherwise your AMA Link doesn't work)
  • In your bin enable the "field motion" column/heading and with a click on the line(s) Avid interprets the file(s) as progressive or progressive strobe.
  • Transcode to Avid DNX and hope for the best because Avid struggles a lot with GH2 files (Avid is king with pro files but h.264 isn't pro for him).
  • When you run into transcode troubles you have to transcode the files that didn't work with a 3rd party program like usually Squared5 (doesn't like my GH2 files too), so like Adobe media encoder.

if you have files with weird frame rates

  • Open the Console (Under Tools) and type eg. "SetAMAQTForcedFrameRate true 25.00" and hit enter
  • some message appears and your linked AMA's are now 25fps (or whatever you typed in)
  • you have to type in the commando every time you start your Avid (doesn't remember it)
  • to stop type "SetAMAQTForcedFrameRate false 0"

If you have different framerates / resolutions you can mix and match them in Avid

  • work in another project on a different framerate / resolution
  • open your main project
  • import the bin(s) from the other project(s)
  • Avid will handle everything

And because I'm on field in the middle of nowhere with a small laptop I take this approach to check my files, make a rough cut or transcribe an interview.

Workflow Edius: Basically you don't have to think about anything

  • drag in whatever you like
  • change some files to another field motion
  • mix other framerates/formats,...

I don't love Edius, but you have to love some features of it like working with everything native on a small laptop or ...

hope this helps ciao, Hans-Peter

Canon C500 topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2839/canon-c500-topic Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:35:29 -0600 leonbeas 2839@/talks/discussions image




FS: Canon FDs, C-mounts, M42 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9610/fs-canon-fds-c-mounts-m42 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:55:45 -0700 oscillian 9610@/talks/discussions CANON FL 55mm f1.2 - Beautiful lens in excellent condition - 280 USD

CANON nFD 35-103 f 3.5 - Excellent workhorse, parfocal-ish - 100 USD

CHINON 55mm f1.7 - As new - 90 USD

COMPUTAR 8mm f1.3 - As new, rare C-mount lens with good manual controls. Covers super 16 sensor, perfect for BMPCC - 200 USD

COMPUTAR 12.5mm f1.3 - As new, covers super 16, needs some adjustment to reach infinity (might be my c-mount adapter?)- 150 USD

VIVITAR FD 28-90mm f2.8-3.5 - Excellent but aperture is stuck at 2.8. Needs cleaning of apertureblades. - 30 USD

YASHICA 50mm f1.7 - Good with some wear to the lens body, excellent glass - 50 USD

M42-m43 tiltshift(!) adapter - 20 USD

CHINON-m43 adapter - 10 USD

Prices excl. shipping from sweden

Canon Cinema EOS C300 topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1350/canon-cinema-eos-c300-topic Thu, 03 Nov 2011 17:56:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 1350@/talks/discussions

•Single 8.3 megapixel 2160×3840 Super-35 CMOS sensor (4K resolution) with Digic DV III processor
•Canon XF codec (50Mbps 4:2:2 1080p30 MPEG2 MXF) records to two Compact Flash card slots
•Canon Log gamma, SDI, compact body, Custom Presets and menus similar to Canon XF series
•Exposure and focus control are completely manual — there is no AE or AF on either camera
•Sold as a system, incl. LCD monitor / XLR audio unit, side grip, top handle, batt. & charger
•Availability: Jan. 2012; Price: appx. $16,000 USD (for C300)

Canon claims the camera resolves 1,000 TV lines



Available at:

* http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/839220-REG/Canon_5779B002_C300_Cinema_EOS_Camcorder.html
* http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/839221-REG/Canon_5819B002_EOS_C300_PL_Cinema.html






Wi-Fi remote control from tablet:





18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon lens http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3503/18-135mm-f3.5-5.6-is-stm-canon-lens Fri, 08 Jun 2012 01:50:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 3503@/talks/discussions image

  • Minimum focusing distance 0.39m.
  • IS features about four stops advantage, oriented to video recording.
  • Circular aperture EMD (Electronic drive aperture)
  • STM (Stepping Motor) AF, dramatically reduced noise and offers smooth movement.
  • Designed for cameras equipped with a hybrid AF.

Only camera that can have all advantage from STM is EOS 650D.



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Press releases:

Previews and reviews:


FS: Canon C100 w. Ninja 2, 50mm 1.2 L, 17-55mm, zacuto z-finder, zacuto marauder http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9500/fs-canon-c100-w.-ninja-2-50mm-1.2-l-17-55mm-zacuto-z-finder-zacuto-marauder Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:20:31 -0700 jimmydk 9500@/talks/discussions Decided to stick with m4/3 equipment, so Im selling my full-frame stuff: Canon C100 (w. extra Battery) Canon 50mm 1,2 L lense Ninja 2 w. SSD 840 pro Canon 17-55mm lense Zacuto z-finder Zacuto marauder

everything is as good as new. everything together: 6.000 euro

Perfer to sell to persons in Denmark, Sweden og Germany - as I would perfer to present the equipment in person if possible.

Canon 70D topic, camera with unusual LV AF and sensor http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7412/canon-70d-topic-camera-with-unusual-lv-af-and-sensor Tue, 02 Jul 2013 02:25:13 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7412@/talks/discussions image


  • 20.2Mp APS-C sensor
  • DIGIC 5+ LSI
  • ISO 100-12800
  • 7fps
  • Silent shutter mode
  • Video - 1080p ALL-I or IPB 30p/25p/24p
  • and 720p ALL-Ior IPB 60p/50p,
  • External mic socket
  • 19-point AF system, all points cross-type, sensitive to -0.5 EV
  • 63-zone iFCL metering system
  • 98% viewfinder coverage, 0.95x magnification, switchable gridlines and electronic level display
  • Articulated 1040k 3" LCD
  • SDHC card slot
  • Wi-Fi
  • Single-axis electronic level (sic!)
  • AF microadjustment (ouch :-) )
  • In-camera HDR
  • Sealed body
  • Weight - 755g
  • Dimensions - 139x104 x79mm
  • Price - $1200 for body, $1350 for kit.

Hand ons and previews

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Canon Cinema Primes http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7052/canon-cinema-primes Thu, 23 May 2013 08:05:05 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7052@/talks/discussions image


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Canon Vixia HD 2013 camcorders http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5705/canon-vixia-hd-2013-camcorders Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:00:17 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5705@/talks/discussions Minor upgrade of previous top consumer model - HG20


Other new models:

It is interesting that lower models only are actually upgraded getting 1080p60 and 35MBit.

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Picture Style for Canon DSLR by Apefos http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9483/picture-style-for-canon-dslr-by-apefos Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:08:26 -0700 apefos 9483@/talks/discussions I developed a Picture Style for Canon DSLR. You can see the demo video on vimeo and get the Picture Style in my website. Thanks.

Canon 1D X with AVC Intra frame video mode http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1204/canon-1d-x-with-avc-intra-frame-video-mode Mon, 17 Oct 2011 23:27:48 -0600 Voldemort 1204@/talks/discussions

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File spanning, timecode, March 2012 release date.



New photodiode construction has resulted in an improved photoelectric conversion rate that gives increased light sensitivity.
Improved transistors inside the pixels are said to make SNR higher

The first time that gapless microlenses have been employed on a Canon full-frame sensor.

14fps speed is achieved by a 16-channel analog output with two-vertical-pixel simultaneous readout. The 16 outputs are muxed in 4 ADCs siting on a separate image processor chip Digic 5+.
It is around 1.4 times faster than the previous generation EOS-1D Mark IV and said to be a first for a 35mm full-frame digital sensor. At ISO 32,000 or higher the frame rate is reduced to 10fps.
Canon EOS M and M2 Mirroless topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3986/-canon-eos-m-and-m2-mirroless-topic Fri, 20 Jul 2012 04:44:48 -0600 LongJohnSilver 3986@/talks/discussions Entry level Canon mirrorless camera.


Four versions. But single, proper one, color - pink, still absent.

New lens as well... the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens!


  • APS-C Sensor
  • 18Mp sensor with ISO 100-12800 range
  • Two kit options, with 22mm lens and with usual cheap 18-55mm zoom
  • DIGIC V+
  • 3″ Touchscreen, about 1.04million pixels
  • Phase & Contrast AF (ala T4i, in other words, not very good)
  • 1920×1080 Video 30p/25p/24p (ouch!) H.264
  • 1280×720 Video 60p/50p H.264
  • SD Card, of course
  • Adaptor to attach (completely unsuitable) EF lenses
  • Size is 66.5mm (width) x 108.6mm (height) x 32.3mm (depth)
  • Body only weight - 262g, add battery and it'll be 298g, not very light

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Film Emulation - Trying to make DSLR video as close to film as possible http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9259/film-emulation-trying-to-make-dslr-video-as-close-to-film-as-possible Sun, 05 Jan 2014 05:34:40 -0700 cyzercraft 9259@/talks/discussions Hello guys and girls. At first just want to say that if someone feels that this is self advertising feel free to delete this thread or move it where it is appropriate. After some thoughtful moments I decided that it is interesting for you to see, as it was my research in making the digital video look as more as film as possible and i wanted to share what i came up with.

Since the introduction of Digital Cameras it became easy to film and to learn making indie films, you just grab your camera and experiment with it. However the look of the digital footage(even color corrected and graded) still leaves amateur and domestic camera impression, the digital footage doesn't look as good as straight out of the film camera.

What is it about film that people like so much? Simple - it's color. Maybe some will say dynamic range, some will say the motion and flares. But the best feel about the film is that it looks unique and cinematic. People say that film has a unique color processing that can never be achieved by a digital camera. I take a more scientific approach and after many researches I found some breaking points in simple After Effects effects profiles and LUT usabilities and achieved unique fake color caps which gives that beloved film feel. The limited color brightness is one of the most important things when trying to emulate film look.

The hardest part in grading Digital footage is that it needs to be RAW or LOG, that means a flat footage taken out of expensive cameras. Then it is graded digitally by shifting colors of keyed parts, adding tints and editing curves. Amateur and Indie filmmakers sometimes doesn't have all those REDs and Black Magics and ARRIs and other beautifully named machines and anyway they want to look pro, so what we all indie filmmakers do is not called grading we just do the color correction - just create some interesting looks by shifting and tinting video. But there is certain points and colors that will leave that digital and domestic feel in the DSLR video even when it is color corrected. The colors overbright, and oversaturated areas doesn't change with color correction. Many of indie filmmakers lowers the saturation, but what happens is that they desaturate all areas of the footage so colors in shadows becomes undersaturated. I tried to fix it by collecting some unique braking points of Adobe After Effects CS6 as known as ColorGhear techniques but instead of doing it manually I tried to automate the process. The process is not grading nor color correction - it's something very different and unique and is used as a simple preset for After Effects CS6, which will be available soon for just a few dollars ($5-$10).

So I made some tests. At first I didn’t even think that I would come up with something interesting but now I actually need your opinion, it is usable? Does it really make a difference and most important – does it make the footage look like FILM (kodak). It does certain things to a simple footage: adds color bright limit, adds saturation limit ONLY to oversaturated areas, increases saturation to undersaturated areas, makes overbright colors(not whites) more visible and appealing on screen (for human eye).

There was a guy who tried to create and then disappeared his plug-in known as "Filmvision plug-in" I think he used similar techniques.

What do you think ?

Also I will make a video with just original color limiting process because the current video also affects the overall saturation and makes it more blockbuster Blue Orange type of thing.

Canon 5D Mark III topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2266/canon-5d-mark-iii-topic Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:18:20 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2266@/talks/discussions Camera was announced March 2, 2012.

Images of this modern prehistoric beast




Main video specs

  • [1920 x 1080]: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps; ALL-I - 685 MB/min (91Mbit/s), IPB 235MB /min (32Mbit/s)
  • [1280 x 720]: 60 fps / 50 fps; ALL-I - 610 MB/min (81Mbit/s), IPB 205MB /min (27Mbit/s)
  • [640 x 480]: 30 fps / 25 fps; IPB - 78MB/min (10Mbit/s)

If the recording time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting stops automatically.
Movie shooting does not stop when the file size reaches 4GB. SMPTE timecode recording (Rec-Run and Free-Run) and a touch-sensitive rear dial
No clean HDMI output

There's a built-in headphone socket for audio monitoring, and the ability to adjust the recording volume by pressing the left or right side of the rear control dial.

Price - Body: $3499, €3299, £2999; Kit with 24-105mm: $4299

In stock





Links to specs, etc


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Video reviews, video samples, stills samples:


http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/03/02/canoneos5dmarkiii-isoseries http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/samples/eos5dmk3/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/98609590@N00/sets/72157629133702510/with/6947467655/

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Canon EOS 700D, T5i topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/6455/canon-eos-700d-t5i-topic Thu, 21 Mar 2013 01:29:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 6455@/talks/discussions image



  • 18.00 Megapixels CMOS sensor
  • Phase-detection AF for Live View and Video
  • Continuous autofocus in movie mode with subject tracking
  • 3" LCD touch capacitive screen
  • new 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lens
  • 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) video, nothing new
  • 132 x 99 x 79 mm
  • 580g
  • $750 for body


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Point and Shoot Basic Question http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9327/point-and-shoot-basic-question Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:30:43 -0700 ragnar 9327@/talks/discussions Is it true that if I zoom in a bit on my point and shoots cams that my images will be a bit sharper? The range of my Canon S110 and S100 are 24mm to 120mm. So would, say 60mm produce a sharper image than either 24mm or 120mm?

Also, do these point and shoot cams also have an F-stop sweet spot like my Lumix 100-300 lens where between f5 or f8 is its sharpest. Is that the same for point and shoots?

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