Just earlier last week, Canon introduced the next level of their EOS DSLR line-up with not just one, but two new models – the EOS 5Ds and EOS 5DsR. Aimed at high-end photography predominantly in the portraiture, architecture and landscape segment, the new EOS 5Ds and 5DsR are gunning for the ultimate resolution and image quality required for printing large spreads and for situations where sharpness and detail rendition are critical.
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The VL-FS7 is a direct V-Lok fitting for Sony's FS7 camera allowing the user to use high powered V-Lok batteries rather than BPU batteries which are the standard battery for the FS7 camera. The adaptor attaches via the lock in mechanism in the FS7's battery compartment and then finally screwed to the top of the camera body to secure in place.
Talented DP Bradford Young, known for lensing incredible films such as Aint Them Bodies Saints, and Pariah, recently shot his latest thriller set in New York in the winter of 1981 entitled “A Most Violent Year”. Directed by J.C. Chandor, for the shoot, they decided to go with the ultimate image quality when it comes to digital cinema and the anamorphic look - ALEXA XT Studio, XT Plus and XT M cameras, as well as the marvellous ARRI/ZEISS Master Anamorphic lenses.
Davis Guggenheim is an established documentary filmmaker, known for some of the most notable and bold stories of the last decade like “Waiting for Superman”, and “An Inconvenient Truth”. He knows when a story needs to be told and how to tell it best. For his recent films, he’s found the perfect camera and workflow for his documentaries in the established Canon Cinema EOS C300.
XAVC is a recording format introduced by Sony which can support 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. Colour sampling can be 4:2:0, 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 at 8-bits, 10-bits, or 12-bits. XAVC uses an MXF wrapper whereas the consumer version XAVC-S is an MPEG4 wrapper. XAVC allows for both intra frame and inter frame (long group of pictures) recording. If you are the sort of person who is turned on by phrases like MPEG4 wrapping, Sequence Parameter Set and flexible data payload you can download the technical white paper here.