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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Speculation [CR1]
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:36:28 PM »
4K video or not? I'm a filmmaker, so I know I'm in the minority here.

If it doesn't come with 4K H.264 or built-in RAW video, I won't even think of buying. Canon needs to step up their game for us video folks.

Came here to air my thoughts and agree with you 100%.  The majority of people here seem to want LESS video features, but I really want to see MORE video features incorporated and the ones that are there already improved.  4K for this camera is almost a must for me to consider.

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Wow.  Locking out software for NEW hardware isn't a new concept, but this update had high hopes for Canon and their brand.  This could have made me less reliant on Adobe products for my photo usage, but that does not look like it will be the case.  Canon has firmly planted themselves as a hardware manufacturer with this restriction.

I love Adobe Camera RAW, but I'm on CS6.  Haven't yet moved to the Creative Cloud subscription model, but looking like the true options for my needs are thin at best.  Relying on old technology moving forward isn't going to cut it.  Watching their keynote now - may be buying really soon...

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EOS Bodies / Re: The Canon EOS 70D is Hitting Stores
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:06:47 PM »
any thoughts on an updated firmware release for this camera in the coming weeks/months to add additional features?  was on the phone with a Canon tech for an unrelated issue and seemed to be hinting that could be happening at some point in the future - obviously wouldn't elaborate at all, unfortunately...

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PowerShot / Re: Canon PowerShot S120 Announced
« on: August 22, 2013, 10:04:51 PM »
how can these new cameras shoot 1080/60p but the new T5i and 70D cannot?  humm...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 70D release date question
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:18:21 AM »
Originally was 9/15 in many places, so maybe Canon USA is shipping to suppliers before they sell their own inventory?  Either way, this is likely better than the recent issues Blackmagic is running into with shipping/delivering their "pocket" and 4K cameras...

As for 7DMk2 or 70D - I'm in a similar situation.  If it means anything to you, the 70D will NOT have HDMI mirroring functionality (finally heard back directly from Canon on Twitter for this question).  For video use, I like the "Super 35" sensor vs. full frame for most of the work I do.  I like the extended reach, the greater focus flexibility, and the expanded lens selection.  There are uses where the 5DMk3 excels, but light, portable, and "cheaper" gear has its own benefits, and the image quality is still pretty extraordinary for video use, unless you NEED uncompressed or 4:2:2...

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EOS Bodies / Re: 'Revolutionary' Dual Pixel AF Explained
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:08:45 AM »
I think this is just the start of a "new wave" of better quality STM lenses on the way to work with this AF technology... not sure if they'll get to the "L" series with STM, especially at the price point of the capable camera bodies, but just below that would be welcomed by many and there would be a market for them, if this AF works as promised.  (Though the C100 can work with STM lenses apparently, maybe the C300 as well?)

Interesting developments for sure...


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The C100 is $1000 off as well:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/889545-REG/Canon_EOS_C100_EF_Cinema.html

Not as much as I'd like to see, but it's a sale none the less.  Still not sure if it's really worth the price (even on sale) vs. a Sony FS100 with Metabones EF adapter, but that's a different debate.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon wants to make everyone a filmmaker
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:55:39 PM »
1080p at 60fps would have likely made me an instant buyer.  Even 1080p at 48fps would have been a major step towards instant buyer.  Not sure what the hold up to offering these features really is - I don't believe it's only technical...  I do appreciate the ALL-I recording format, like the 5DMk3 offers. That alone is a significant step of an upgrade compared to the Rebel line.

ALL-I is worthless and offers no improvement in image quality whatsoever, what do you like about it so much?  And do you shoot that much slow motion that lack of 60P is enough to keep you from buying an otherwise much-improved camera?


shooting b-roll in 1/2 speed would be great to offer for some clients in a smaller/cheaper/portable camera.  even if it were only a 10-12 second "burst" style mode that would be a great feature to have, when needed.  and no, I don't shoot 1080/60p for everything and have no desire to.  much prefer 1080/30p over 720/60p for that matter as well, and not just because of resolution.  don't do a TON of slow motion work, but that's mainly because it's not offered in the camera bodies I regularly use.  having the option would open some creative, in-budget options for clients - that's all.

I've had clients ask to shoot in ALL-I mode on the 5DMk3 before.  having the option is great to be able to offer on a crop body, when needed.  some stock houses and broadcast ONLY want high bandwidth files, regardless of the visual improvement or difference (and it's not the magical 50Mbps 422 that they really like to see).  if this opens the door to more channels of revenue or opportunity somewhere down the line, then that's great for all who use it.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon wants to make everyone a filmmaker
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:40:52 PM »
I do appreciate the ALL-I recording format, like the 5DMk3 offers. That alone is a significant step of an upgrade compared to the Rebel line.

You might consider re-thinking that. All-I, in my experience and that of many others, has not produced a noticeably better image quality, nor has it made my editing app feel any snappier.

If you're serious about capturing better video, you might consider saving yourself almost $1000 and looking into a used 50D:

http://www.eoshd.com/content/10507/it-lives-5-year-old-350-canon-50d-becomes-raw-cinema-monster

Well aware of the Magic Lantern developments... but if I'm going that route, I'd go with the 5DMk3 - seems to have the greatest set of features on that camera so far, almost making it into a Blackmagic style camera.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon wants to make everyone a filmmaker
« on: July 02, 2013, 01:09:02 PM »
I'm sure it'll sell well, but this is not going to revolutionize the way Canon cameras are used in filmmaking, nor does it necessarily reflect Canon's commitment to video (Still no 1080p 60fps? Still painfully soft h.264 encoding. Still no headphone output.).

1080p at 60fps would have likely made me an instant buyer.  Even 1080p at 48fps would have been a major step towards instant buyer.  Not sure what the hold up to offering these features really is - I don't believe it's only technical...  I do appreciate the ALL-I recording format, like the 5DMk3 offers. That alone is a significant step of an upgrade compared to the Rebel line.

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EOS Bodies / Re: EOS 70D Video Features?
« on: July 02, 2013, 12:54:10 PM »
I'm semi-shocked that it looks like the higher quality ALL-I recording format has trickled down to the 70D without any hackery.  That is a welcome update and significant step up from the Rebel line, more in line with the 5DMk3 in that respect.  If it has a clean HDMI out, then this would likely be the camera I'm choosing moving forward.

I'm fine without the audio monitoring, but don't get the rational behind it.  For any significant audio, I'm recording externally anyway and synching in post.  Throw a compact Rode-style shotgun on there for better reference track if you desire.  Still doesn't make sense though...


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EOS Bodies / EOS 70D Video Features?
« on: July 01, 2013, 12:34:14 PM »
Are there any rumors about the offered specs of the video features being included with the 70D?  Any chance for 1080/60p with the standard firmware?

Hoping for some improvements, updates, or features that make this worth looking at.  Shooting video with a T4i is often easier than a 7D/5D these days, especially with the rotational touchscreen and STM lens support (although QUITE limited selection).  This feature does seem to be moving to the 70D, but hoping there's more improvements aside from that...

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: NAB 2013: Canon USA, All About 4K
« on: April 09, 2013, 10:41:12 AM »
As a post-production professional, the zoom, reposition, crop capability of 4K is what I like most... but the biggest issue is making sure it's in focus initially.  That's the one thing that really can't be "fixed" in post with fantastic results.  The sad reality is that there's STILL a great number of "DP's" that don't realize this and everything they shoot is either a bit soft or focus is off due to constant zooming and not adjusting focus with EF lenses.  Part of this is the tools aren't exactly the best ones for the style of work they're doing, but the other part is total operator error and ignorance.  I'm terrified of the massive cluster of 4K garbage that's going to be shot in the coming months.

The new Blackmagic cameras look to be fantastic on paper.  We'll see when they actually do come to market if the results are just as good.  Either way, Canon (and even RED and Sony) need to face reality and adjust their prices accordingly, or they're going to loose a major piece of the market.  Simply put, the overall market isn't going to continue to support their high prices.  Budgets have been slashed to a fraction of what they once were and post-production in the USA is disappearing at an alarming rate.  Everyone is looking for the most bang for their buck, and the owners/operators/purchasers of equipment are following that lead now too.

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a few months have passed since retina first came..
adobe is so lazy! shame there is no proper competitors for them. google should start into the business!

Actually, maybe Apple should have given them the full head's up?  It's that fine line Apple walks down with their new products.  Adobe had to rebuild the ENTIRE UI of Photoshop for HDPI compliance.  And lazy?  Hardly the case considering all of the improvements they've made to their entire product line over the past few years, especially after the FCP-X debacle. 

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Contests / Re: Gura Gear Giveaway!
« on: December 07, 2012, 08:22:35 AM »
I'd love to win!

(Would really help me out as I begin a new chapter in my life.)

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