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EOS Bodies - For Video / Free and Inexpensive Video Editors
« on: November 04, 2012, 06:00:11 PM »
I'm looking for a free or inexpensive video editor.
My requirements are:
* Produce high quality videos
* Add titles
* Add music
* Currently only a single video source is planned (from an EOS 6D)
* Use externally recorded sound (sync & use)

Evaluating each of the reasonably rated free video editors looks like a daunting task:
•   Avidemux v 2.6
•   (Windows Live) Movie Maker v 2012
•   Blender 2.64a (cool interface!)
•   Jahshaka v2.0
•   Video Edit Master v 2.0
•   VSDC Free Video Editor v 1.2.1

If free won't cut it, I'd like to spend less than $100.

Thanks,
Drew

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOS 6D Recording Video & Sound
« on: November 04, 2012, 03:35:46 PM »
The hotshoe mount adapter sounds like a great solution for keeping the mic with the camera.

The Zoom Audio Recorder has a very high customer review rating. It looks like a great choice if it were in my budget.

I am strongly leaning towards preserving the stereo audio on my videos.

From what I've seen, the 6D is not going to have a stereo input jack. Does recording the external mic's mono signal in-camera help in synchronizing the externally tracks later?

The attenuator cable would be a nice solution if level is a problem AND there is a need to record the external mics with the video on the camera.

Thanks for the tips!

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EOS Bodies - For Video / EOS 6D Recording Video & Sound
« on: November 04, 2012, 01:13:27 PM »
I'm doing my research on how best to shoot audio and video with the new EOS 6D. I see that the 6D does not have a headphone socket. And according to C|Net, the mic input is mono.
It looks like something like the Tascam DR-07MKII Portable Digital Audio Recorder would be a great audio solution.
Now for the question: What is the easiest way to do a one-person shoot involving camera movement when using an external audio recorder? Is there an easy way to mount the Tascam on something like the Opteka X-GRIP Camcorder Stabilizing Video Handle? Or do you just place the recorder out of view and move the camera and not worry about the mic moving with the camera?

Solutions? Suggestions?
The only thing that is set is the camera -- the EOS 6D.... plus, I will not be hiring a boom operator!

Thanks,
Drew

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Canon General / Canon vs. Nikon from Google Trends
« on: October 10, 2012, 08:43:36 PM »
World Wide Web interest in "canon" as compared to "nikon" has been dropping since 2004. At some point, one would hope, Canon would do something to re-energize their brand:
http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=canon,%20nikon

Thanks,
Drew

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: DxOMark Canon 650D “same old, same old”
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:17:58 PM »
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DxOMark: CANON EOS 650D: Strictly Status Quo
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/CANON-EOS-650D-Strictly-Status-Quo
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[T]he 650D uses the same 18 Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor that Canon has used in this line since 2008.
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Canon is outclassed by both Sony in terms of sensor technology, particularly where color depth and dynamic range are concerned. So the Canon EOS 650D’s strong points must be found elsewhere. ... Canon chose to focus its efforts on designing a camera with such ergonomic improvements as a capacitated touchscreen display and an innovative, quick, quiet, and powerful hybridized autofocus. In video mode, the autofocus operates continuously and takes full advantage of the emerging new line of lenses equipped with Stepping Motor (STM) technology.
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[T]he line that marks the gap between Canon sensor performance and those of Nikon and Sony is becoming more pronounced, particularly for dynamic range and color depth ... And in fact, the excellent test scores of the Nikon D600’s 24 Mpix full-frame digital reflex make us all the more eager to test the Canon EOS 6D’s 20 Mpix full-format sensor. For the EOS 650D’s sensor, however, even its hybridized autofocus cannot deflect the conclusion drawn from our DxOMark test results: “same old, same old.”
Canon, Nikon, & Minolta used to trade patents. I wonder if Sony doesn't play that game or if Canon just doesn't have anything worthwhile to trade.
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Thanks,
Drew

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EOS Bodies / Re: "Canon EOS 6D For Dummies"
« on: October 08, 2012, 10:59:46 AM »
Okay. I'm sorry I posted the information about this new book.

 :(

Thanks,
Drew

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EOS Bodies / "Canon EOS 6D For Dummies"
« on: October 08, 2012, 09:52:48 AM »
No production body in sight, but the for dummies book is out:
Canon EOS 6D For Dummies:
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111853039X.html

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Technical Support / Re: Heliopan Circular Polarizers
« on: October 04, 2012, 06:09:59 PM »
I just re-visited that pdf. I see no comparison of the various polarizing filters that I specified. Do you?

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Technical Support / Heliopan Circular Polarizers
« on: October 04, 2012, 04:05:00 PM »
Where can I find out the color differences between:
•   Heliopan 705241 52mm Circular Polarizer
•   Heliopan 705246 52mm Circular Polarizer SH-PMC
•   Heliopan 705262 52mm HT Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC
•   Heliopan 705280 52mm Slim Circular Polarizer

Thanks,
Drew

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon A2E
« on: September 27, 2012, 10:55:32 PM »
It's a lot of work:
1. selecting the worthwhile images
2. cleaning
3. scanning
4. touching up

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Portrait / Re: We, The Photographers......Self Portaits..a Who's Who on CR
« on: September 27, 2012, 10:31:48 PM »

Self Portrait
Canon EOS 5D (original)
1/60 sec | f/8.0 | ISO 400
Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX on automatic
RAW file processed in DxO
Further processed in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Site Information / Important Features are Hard to Read
« on: September 27, 2012, 05:56:35 PM »
On my screen, the features of show new posts and show replies are very hard to read and for a long time I didn't even know they were there:

Now that I know they are there, I struggle to distinguish them.

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Third Party Manufacturers / Phottix Battery Grip
« on: September 27, 2012, 05:05:16 PM »
Does anyone have any experience with the Phottix Battery Grips? They seem to be about a third of the price of a Canon grip. If yes, please specify the camera for which it is used.

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