The Canon 5D MkII continues to be a game changing camera, but the subsequent releases of cheaper cameras by Canon (as well as Nikon and others) beg the question:
Why would I pay for a 5D when a 7D is (or T2i or 60D etc) is cheaper?
Wow. Photographic software and technology is getting outrageously awesome.
It’s a bit scary, actually. The lines between a true professional and an amateur who can afford some hardware with the right software is getting slimmer by the day:
If you were inspired by a previous post about color theory 101, then get ready to delve into the world of color correction! And, you might have be wondering what tools for color correction are available to you.
Great news! There are several amazing color-correcting tools out there; some that you may already have and some that are available for a reasonable price.
If you use Final Cut Pro (as part of the FCP Studio) you already have at least four powerful tools for coloring your footage. Check these out:
Are you bored yet?
A great color-grade is what separates a good image from an amazing one and learning just a few simple principles can take you far in this nerdy never-land.
So, ready for some un-geeked color principles? Here they are:
You want to shoot videos and just bought a still camera. Are you nuts?
If you had bought an actual video camera you could roll into a video shoot and be able to record video with audio for about a solid hour with no problems. Unfortunately, this is not the case with your DSLR.
Here are some things you absolutely must have for your average video.
They’ve been the subject of heated debates among camera fanatics and earned their place in history when Greg Yaitanes, executive producer of House, shot last season’s finale exclusively on the 5D.
They’ve been called “Game Changers”.
Why? Because prior to their release, the only way to get images that looked that dang good was to spend tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars on a cinema rig.
For church media creatives, there are two reasons to consider these cameras for use: