My company was recently interviewed and highlighted on the blog of a great photographer friend of ours, Katie Whitcomb. Thanks Katie you’re a true talent in this industry and we always appreciate working with you and your husband! Please check out Katie’s company and our review here!
Derek and Jennifer were referred to us by a group of friends we’ve been happy to film several weddings for over the past few years. Thanks to Sara and Dustin for getting it all started with their wedding back in 2010. We appreciate their continued referrals! It’s always great to see familiar faces at their friends events and work alongside the same great vendors such as Justin Wiard of By Kelly & Justin Photography. Although wedding styles, venues and other details will change from one couple’s wedding to the next the one thing that should never change is having great vendors who will deliver a quality product every time!
Derek and Jennifer were a blast to work with and we really love the old film look we were able to achieve together with them. Check out their trailer!
So apparently Canon has released it’s 3rd version of the outstanding Canon 5D line. The 5D Mark III on sale at B&H. Looking at the specs I’d say this presents nice improvements for documentary videographers like myself so maybe I’ll pick one up when they come down in price a bit. That being said I actually haven’t had a problem working around the few limitations the Mark II presents, but this update does look pretty sweet.
Press Release from Canon USA:
Canon U.S.A. Announces The Highly Anticipated EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera
Featuring Improved Image Quality, a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Six fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting and Enhanced HD Video Recording Features
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 2, 2012 – EOS 5D Mark III Video: The Legacy Continues
The EOS 5D Mark II blazed the trail for EOS cameras and Canon to enter the professional video and cinema markets, paving the way for Canon’s recent introduction of the Cinema EOS system of cameras and lenses. Now, the EOS 5D Mark III continues Canon’s commitment to these new markets with new and requested features from cinematographers, television production professionals and independent filmmakers. This new model captures 1080p Full HD video at 24p (23.976), 25p, and 30p (29.97) fps; 720p HD recording at 60 (59.94) and 50 fps; and SD recording at 30 (29.97) and 25 fps, giving cinematographers and videographers more flexibility and options for video capture.
The EOS 5D Mark III includes new H.264 video compression formats to simplify and speed up post-production work: intraframe (ALL-I) compression for an editing-friendly format and interframe (IPB) compression for superior data storage efficiency, giving professionals options to help achieve their ideal workflow. Like the EOS-1D X, the 5D Mark III also includes two methods of SMPTE-compliant timecode embedding, Rec Run and Free Run, allowing video footage from multiple cameras and separate audio recordings to be synced together in post production.
The new full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor have enhanced the camera’s image processing performance over the 5D Mark II, significantly reducing moiré and color artifacts in scenes with horizontal lines. The video footage produced will exhibit less moiré than seen in previous DSLR models, resulting in a significant improvement in HD video quality. Accommodating documentary filmmakers, and event videographers using EOS DSLR cameras, the 5D Mark III includes the ability to record video continuously up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds across multiple 4GB files. Long-form filmmakers will enjoy the camera’s automatic file splitting in combination with the extended memory capacity offered by dual card slots.
The Canon EOS 5D Mark III also includes manual audio level control with 64 levels, adjustable both before and during movie recording. There is also an automatic audio level setting, or sound recording can be turned off entirely. A wind filter is also included. Sound can be recorded either through the internal monaural microphone or via an optional external microphone through the stereo mic input. Notably, the EOS 5D Mark III is the first EOS Digital SLR to feature a built-in headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring during video capture.
Just picked up a new Zacuto Striker recently and can’t wait to shoot a project with it. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’d never used one but it’s incredibly sturdy and light. Also all the adjustments made it a quick fit to my shoulder. I know I’ll enjoy the added camera stability it offers and I’m sick and tired of taking a tripod into awkward areas! It’s a little expensive I guess but you have to pay for quality.