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This is production footage Tom Lowe shot over the summer for his debut film, "TimeScapes," a modern portrait of the American Southwest, using Canon and Red MX cameras. Follow the film's production here.

  • Red Carpet Treatment for FCP & 5D at the Oscars


    To say that the 5D is getting red carpet treatment in Hollywood might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it was being used at the Oscars build up. Not quite sure about using it for a piece to camera, but thanks to CampusMovieFest for tweeting this picture.

    But the big story for the FCP community was The Social Network getting an Oscar for Best Editing. More after the break.

  • Red Giant releases Bulletproof 1.0 and offers a 50 percent discount

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    It has been demoed at trade shows, meetups and has been in beta for a few months, but BulletProof from Red Giant is finally with us. They've also released new compilation packs of products based on tasks.

  • Rodney Charters talks about the impact of DSLRs, Alexa and Red


    This 17 minute chat from MacVideo with Rodney Charters proved to be some thoughtful viewing over our morning tea. Lessons to be learnt for shooters and editors.

  • Shane Hurlbut and the Redrock Micro ManCam

    Shane Hurlbut ASC talks about HDSLR filmmaking and his use of the Redrock Mancam rigs.

  • Shane Hurlbut ASC talks feature films and the Canon 5D


    Shane's being trailblazing the use of Canon DSLR's in films, he shot the first HDSLR full length feature. Three videos after the break, an interview and recordings of his NAB presentations, all of them entertaining and packed full of tips.

  • Shoot flat on your Nikon D7000 and then edit flat in Final Cut Pro, grade in Color


    You can't have failed to miss the many demo videos about Technicolor's CineStyle picture style that allows Canon DSLR owners more latitude colour correcting video in post production. Nikon owners now have the same opportunity.

  • Shoot on your DSLR with the free 'Cinestyle' picture profile from Technicolor for better grading in post

    ***Update Technicolor have now posted the picture style & new FAQ after the readmore  More 'looks' also planned***

    (First published on 15th April)

    Dan Chung's reports have been excellent this week from NAB, but just for us editors we have saved the best 'till last. This free download from Technicolor will make your 5D or 7D more filmic in post production.

  • Shooting at either end of the 5D spectrum. From pin sharp 3D to a lo-fi $25 Holga Lens

    Shooting 3D with two Canon 5D MkIIs? Apparently it was difficult to achieve because of the GenLock problem, but not for Damian Steck when he produced his Eyes Wide Open film in pin sharp stereoscopic 3D. Pin sharp that is if you're wearing your 3D specs for this anaglyph version. More after the break including news about the Holga.

  • Shooting HDR video on a Canon DSLR with Magic Lantern firmware


    ***Updated with Canon 5D Magic Lantern Firmware***

    It seems everybody is after the HDR look these days. Now the lucky owners of some Canon DSLRs can shoot High Dynamic Range video with the new Magic Lantern firmware update.

  • Slow motion at 1% using Optical Flow in FCPX


    Final Cut Pro has never been good at slow motion. The introduction of FCPX has now brought Optical Flow retiming within the app -so what does video at 1% of original speed look like?

  • So just how durable is a DSLR? Interesting experiment or pointless PR stunt?

    Nails, fire, footballs and even a cup of hot tea, just how much abuse can a modern DSLR take?

  • Sony F3 vs Canon 5D Mark II


    Now for all of those 5D enthusiasts out there this is of special interest. How does the Canon 5D Mk II measure up against the new Sony F3? Thanks to fxguide.com for providing the link. Find out more after the break.

  • Stream the HDMI output of your DSLR over Wifi using Teradek's shoe mounted Cube


    In the past it's always been a bit of a problem getting a monitoring signal out of a DSLR so other people can watch. Indiespot.tv caught up with Teradek's Rod Clark at the DV Expo.

  • Taking hyperlapses to a new level with Dubai Flow Motion

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    Standby for three minutes of incredible video. Rob Whitworth takes hyperlapses to a new level (quite literally) in this not to be missed Vimeo video. 

  • The best DSLR camera rig ever?


    Forget Zacuto, forget Redrock Micro, these guys have developed the ultimate in DSLR rigs. We have no idea on price or availability, but we are sure there's nothing quite like it on the market. It is friday too.

  • The canon 5D is a "Game Changer" for Video Journalism, the AP's Kevin Roach


    We've long believed that the 5D was a game changer, but when you find out that an organisation as big and powerful as The Associated Press not only held that same belief two years ago, but took the bold decision of embracing the DSLR revolution, then it really shows how important the 5D has been. Great work from Beet.tv for finding this story. More after the break including news about cloud editing. 

  • The HD Survival Guide and other FCP training videos go on sale


    Noah Kadner is a prominent guy in the FCP community and  has a wicked sense of humour. The videos for his HD Survival Guide for FCP are now on sale. Find out more after the break.

  • The Ki Pro Quad, Ki Pro Rack and the Thunderbolt T-Tap from AJA Video Systems


    Before the BlackMagic event this morning we went to the AJA Video Systems breakfast press conference. New products were announced including the Ki Pro Quad which will record 4K out of your Canon EOS C500.

  • The longest ever timelapse shot on a Canon 5D - San Francisco to Paris!


    It has to be a travel nightmare, we all love timelapses but not when the passenger next to you on a flight is shooting one! Nate Bolt did exactly that though on a flight from San Francisco to Paris. The video is after the break.

  • The new features in 10.0.3 in MacBreak Studio Live plus a new episode where the team build a slider


    An hour and a half on the new features in the 10.0.3 update of Final Cut Pro X. Plus another episode where Mark and Steve build a slider, but maybe not the slider you think...

  • The Pocket Rig for your DSLR from EdelKrone


    We have come across many rigs ever since the 5D sparked the huge interest in shooting on a DSLR. This one from Edelkrone is slightly different as the name suggests.

  • This Thursday in London 5 editors talk about their hopes, concerns and preparing for FCPX


    Editing is a lonely business, us editors rarely mix so that's why we spend so much time on the internet! Want to hear five top editors talk about their hope for the new version, their concerns, and how they are preparing for the impending change in editing technology?

  • Timelapse Fest, A GoPro crash off a mountain and a Philip Bloom 4 camera epic

    We felt a bit guilty posting a timelapse of an Avid editor the other day so to readdress the balance, here's a timelapse of an FCP editor at work on a GoPro project, he's on day 85 of 365. Loads more videos after the break including an amazing fall off a mountain.

  • Transfer files from a Canon XF100 to FCPX with XfcpX


    This little piece of software was bought to our attention by a post on our very popular Forum that seems to be growing day by day. This free XfcpX app will get your Canon MXF files into Final Cut Pro X.

  • Tutorial: Balancing your DSLR on a Glidecam

    How to balance your DSLR on a Glidecam 4000  Good info on picking the right model & operation. Don't forget to check your drop time!

  • Two new colorspace transformation plugins for Final Cut Pro 7 and FCPX


    You're recording with a flat gamma curve on either an Arri Alexa or the Sony F3 with the SLog option. Pomfort have just released two new plugins for FCPX and Final Cut Pro 7 to get those files into Rec.709 to display correctly in FCP.

  • Tyler Stableford: Explorer Of Light with a Canon 5D


    Tyler's one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light as well as a multiple award winning photographer so clearly someone who knows what he's talking about when it comes to the 5D. After the break there's a behind-the-scenes look with this top adventurer photographer and videographer at work with two Canon 5Ds and an iDC rig.

  • USB Follow Focus Controller for Canon HDSLR cameras


    This appears to be the world's first USB Follow Focus controller, although its not just limited to controlling focus. Thanks to the guys at 5D Mark2 for posting this story. There's a video and details after the break.

  • Using a 5D in a warzone

    Imagine filming in a war zone with a DSLR in extreme temperatures and terrifying conditions. Well Danfung Dennis does. He's  been producing incredible work from Afghanistan where he works as an embedded photojournalist.  He is currently working on his own documentary, Battle for Hearts and Minds, as well as having his footage featured on PBS Frontline.

  • Using Stills to Create Matte Effects for 5D footage

    It's the old problem on a 5D shoot, you're budget doesn't stretch to lighting your night time exterior to match that Hollywood blockbuster, so what do you do? Go with your underlit shot, and trust that the darkness reflects the mood you want to evoke? Well, here's the low budget answer thanks to Robino Films. More after the break.

  • Volvo S60 Ad shot on 5D Mark II

    So here's the easy bit take a bloke, a very fast bloke, one used to driving fast cars, blindfold him, and make him drive a Volvo S60 very fast blind around a race circuit. Read more after the break to get your full fix of camera porn!

  • Watch how an Adidas 2014 FIFA World Cup commercial was edited in Final Cut Pro X

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    When Adidas wanted to promote their new football shirt for Mexico in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, their ad agency turned to Garage Films & Lucas Otero. He turned to FCPX and in the process did a screen capture of himself editing the commercial.

  • Which Canon 5D Prime Lens? Compare These

    Never been sure which lens to buy next for your 5D? Thanks to Gebbs for this very instructive guide. More after the break when there's also a low light comparison test between the 5D and the Sony F3.

  • Who needs Twixtor to do 1000fps when you have Apple's Motion already?

    You've seen the awesome BMX videos posted here that slow down footage to 1000 fps using the optical flow plugin Twixtor. So why not use Motion instead? Watch the tutorial then see the result after the break.

  • Who wins in the FCP v Premiere Canon 5D quality tests?


    There has been a lot of talk recently from people abandoning FCP to use Adobe's Premiere for the native DSLR H264 file handling. Paul Joy has done some rather revealing side by side comparisons.

  • You get asked to shoot & edit a wedding, which lenses should you use on your DSLR?


    Whilst waiting for a render to finish in FCP, a colleague mentioned that he had been 'volunteered' to shoot and edit a wedding video. The first big question after 'Why they heck did you volunteer me?' is 'What lenses do I need?'

  • You just might have some anti moiré plugins installed in Final Cut Pro already


    As much as we love our Canon 5D, you would not want to shoot a documentary on the history of lace with it. Why? The dreaded moiré striping effects you can see above on the left hand side example. However you might have a couple of plugins installed already that will fix the problem.

  • Zacuto launch new Z-EVF at NAB

    We're big fans of the Zacuto rigs, but that goes hand in hand with being 5D addicts.  Jens from Zacuto talks about the Z-EVF at NAB. Nice drop test. Apparently they've done drop tests from up to twelve feet high, so fairly robust as well.