Have you ever tried to shoot video when parts of the scene were very dark relative to other areas that seemed very bright? You end up having to choose which area is more important to you – the darker or the lighter. If you bring the lighter part of the scene into priority, you lose definition in the shadows. If you bring the darker areas into priority, you blow-out the whites. That problem is being addressed with an upcoming feature of the Magic Lantern firmware add-on (unified branch) for Canon cameras. More after the break. Continue Reading…
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Magic Lantern, the third-party firmware add-on for Canon DSLRs, had an update on 11/11/11 that I missed (sorry!).
This is an update to the “unified” branch, which is intended to provide common source code and feature-set (where possible) across all supported cameras. In fact, they’ve added the 50D and the 500D to the list of cameras supported by the unified branch. (more after the break) Continue Reading…
First thing’s first: this post is primarily directed at the beginner videographer who is with an organization, like a small church, with a limited technology budget. In fact, such a person may have to purchase all of this equipment themselves, so economy is very important.
Second, what we are putting together here is a basic kit. It is meant to be expanded over time, as the need arises (and as funds become available) for better/more equipment.
Third, I am not talking about a kit for recording live performances. I am talking about for creating movies – sermon illustrations, event highlights, testimony videos, fund raising videos, etc.
With those things in mind, I’ll see you after the break! Continue Reading…
Vimeo, the artist’s choice for video publishing and sharing, has announced the launch of their music store. Here is the blurb from the email I received:
Introducing Music Store: As many of you know, finding music for your videos can be somewhat… well, painful. Licensing music on your own can be confusing and finding good free music can take forever. So we decided to create Vimeo Music Store, your one-stop-shop for finding, discovering and licensing high quality music for your videos. With over 45,000 tracks to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect track for that new video you’re creating.
Video, link, and thoughts after the break.
I actually missed this news due to our move. Magic Lantern, the amazing 3rd-Party firmware extension for certain Canon DSLR Cameras has been updated. The update (to the recent unified code branch) enables owners of multiple camera models to utilize the same binary, which means that the same download works for all supported cameras. Additionally, a unified binary means that you can now share memory cards between cameras (of the same card type of course). Previously, you had to copy the correct binary to the card, overwriting the existing one, if you wanted to share a card between camera models. Details and links after the break.