Monthly Archive: February 2011

Final Cut Pro 8 appears very likely for an NAB announcement

Apple announces Final Cut Pro 8 – Final Cut Pro, Avid, and After Effects Training. FCP 8 is practically confirmed. Rumors are that it will drop Firewire support. If true, that implies that Canon’s XH and XL line (tape-based cameras using Firewire interface) will come to an end in April as well, we presume?

The real story behind APS-C versus Four Thirds versus Full Frame sensors

With digital cameras, many enthusiasts engage in “pixel peeping” contests to super enlarge and examine every image pixel for bragging rights over whose image is sharper or has less digital noise. This leads to pointless debates over the effectiveness of different types of camera sensors that usually leave out so many details as to be, well pointless debates. If you’d like to know more about sensors and other aspects of photography,...

Canon Vixia HF G10 Sample recordings

At the link: Canon Vixia HF G10 Sample recordings – ARMdevices.net.  Including a sample low light video clip that you can download. The G10 uses a 1/3 sq inch sensor for 1920×1080 HD video, promising better low light capabilities than other low end cameras.

43 Rumors – Olympus financial results not so merry

43 Rumors | Home. Questions arise about the financial results for Olympus. Thom Hogan, in a comment, notes that Olympus itself is fine – but the imaging division isn’t fine. And then there is Kodak … whose share price has fallen to $3. Lacking consistent credible progress towards addressing their challenges, both companies have some huge issues to address to remain in their respective businesses. Who knows? I do not predict...

Interested in attending the NAB Show?

The 2011 National Association of Broadcasters convention (or just “NAB Show”) will be held April 9-14 in Las Vegas. The entire world of broadcasting, radio, television, film production, media, related software, transmitters, lighting, sound, cameras, DSLRs, video, online media production – you name – will be in Las Vegas. NAB is huge. Mind blowingly huge. You can receive a free, complimentary registration as follows: We have a special registration code you...

Why Canon DSLRs may have “soft” 1080p video

There are many reviews online that say the Canon DLSRs, which are fantastic still cameras, are lacking in their video mode 1920x1080p resolution.  Several web sites calim that the Canon DSLRs (not including the 5D) in 1080p mode are only a little better than 720p when tested on resolution charts.  Online video examples show that the 1080p resolution is not the 1080p resolution of a true video camera. And then there...