Canon EOS Movie Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro

14 05 2010

For those of you who have invested in DSLR technology for your video arsenal, the gods of the moving image have sent you another gift. Canon and Apple’s Final Cut Pro non-linear editing software, have teamed up to give you a plugin allowing for transcoding & log/transfer function, right in the application. The days of 3rd party transcoding and duplicating RAW files are numbered. Stop stressing your G-Raid out and download this plug-in .





DSLR Editing in Premiere Pro CS5

14 05 2010

NATIVE DSLR EDITING. That’s right. Straight from the camera to the timeline. No transcoding; no proxies. Full frame-size, mixed frame rates, all living together, harmoniously, in the Premiere Pro CS5 timeline.

Camera used: Canon 7D
Lens: Canon EFS 18-135mm, 3.5; Tamron AF28-200mm, 3.8
Machine(s): MacBookPro COREi7; 8GB RAM, Snow Leopard; HP8730w Quad-Core, 8GB RAM, Windows7





Last Word Express

21 04 2010

“You have the wrong name and the wrong number”
Images: Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village. New York 3rd April, 2010
Music: Aphex Twin “Flim”
Words: William S. Burroughs “The Last Words of Hassan Sabbah”





Canon adopts MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) recording codec for professional video camcorder

2 02 2010

If you already like the Canon DSLR series your about to go bonkers Canon Inc. announced today the Company has adopted an MPEG-2 Full HD (4:2:2) file-based recording codec for a new professional video camcorder currently under development. The Canon MPEG-2 Codec will enable high-quality imaging and audio performance with up to 50 Mbps data recording and twice the color data of HDV*1 profile formats. File-based recording helps video operations realize greater efficiencies during post-production processing, making it an ideal format for many industry applications such as newsgathering, documentary filmmaking and event videography.





Canon VIXIA HV40 HD Camcorder

12 01 2010

The Canon VIXIA HV40 is one of the latest additions to our large family of HD camcorders. For those seeking the ultimate in HD video quality, we bring a host of Canon Exclusive features you won’t find anywhere else – from our own 2.96 Full HD CMOS image sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor, delivering breathtaking detail and the best in color reproduction, to SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Instant Auto Focus to give you the ultimate control demanded by High Definition. With the Genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advanced features the VIXIA HV40 is sure to be your choice in High Definition camcorders. If you wish to continue to use your existing Standard Definition equipment, the VIXIA HV40 has both SD and HD recording modes.

Suggested Retail Price: $999.99





Canon x Vimeo=The Story Behind The Still

5 01 2010

Introducing the first user-generated HD Video Contest where photographers become filmmakers, and we all see beyond the still. To kick off the contest, Canon asked contestants to interpret what story they saw beyond the still, and to tell that story with the new Canon EOS 7D. A short film by Vincent LaForet will be the first chapter of seven, each ending with a still photograph for the next aspiring filmmaker to interpret. Posing the question to everyone, what do you see beyond the still?

Premieres on January 7th on Vimeo, and the contest will begin January 15th. More info coming soon!

This video was Directed, Shot and Edited by Blake Whitman. Additional cameras by Brian King and Sean O’Brien.





Coney Island Dream

4 12 2009