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Intro image for article Exploring the Canon Ecosystem
Tutorials & Guides
Often when working on a commercial, corporate video, or industrial video, we make a last minute call to add more cameras. Has that ever happened to you? It seems inevitable that a job that started out as a single camera becomes two before the scout, and even three by the time we prep. It can be a struggle to find an operator last minute that owns the same camera already chosen as A cam, or a rental house that has both cameras and lenses available to match both the required look and budget. That is, unless you’re shooting Canon.
Intro image for article Single Camera vs. Multi-Camera Shooting, with Rubidium Wu
Tutorials & Guides
In this video, I look at the differences between the two major ways to shoot a script in filmmaking: shooting with one camera at a time, or shooting multiple cameras simultaneously. I take a look at the different factors involved, including how best to balance the advantages and disadvantages of each method in order to get the most from your scenes.
Intro image for article Mastering Camera Movement, with Rubidium Wu
Tutorials & Guides
In this video, I set out to experiment with different ways of moving the camera in order to see how each compare in a single scene. We shot a scene with a dancer in four different ways: on a tripod, on a slider, handheld, and on a gimbal (the MōVI Pro). What I discovered was that the different methods give very different effects and there's a place for them all, as long as you understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of each.
Intro image for article Staging and Lighting an Interview, with Rubidium Wu
Tutorials & Guides
Shooting talking heads is a fundamental skill of cinematography that's always in demand. Here we'll talk a little about what goes into creating a professional looking interview setup.
Intro image for article Updated LUTs for Canon Cameras
Tutorials & Guides
Canon has been busy updating their 3D LUTs (Look Up Tables), but they are still using a variant of the 3D '.cube' format that can stymie many popular NLEs (Non-Linear Editing systems) such as Adobe Premiere Pro CC. To help remedy this situation, we've created more widely compatible versions of these LUTs, as well as some creative LUTs, all of which you'll find below.
Intro image for article 4K for $10K: Canon C200
Tutorials & Guides
In this episode of my 4K for $10K series, I cover the Canon C200. I focus on the camera's core features, both hardware and software, and where I see it fitting into Small to No Crew production environments.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Canon C200 Cinema RAW Light Workflow (Part 2)
Tutorials & Guides
Canon's C200 employs a new recording format, Cinema RAW Light, that allows users to record DCI 4K RAW files directly to the camera's internal CFast card slot.
Intro image for article Canon Camera Accessory Guide
Tutorials & Guides
Canon's Cinema EOS camera lineup includes the C100 MK II, C200, C300 MK II, C700, and the new C700 FF. Canon and other manufacturers offer many different accessory options to tailor these already flexible cameras to each shooter's tastes and quirks. In this guide, we provide a quick overview of the most essential tools to take your rig to the next level. Find your model below to explore the choices.
Intro image for article Canon Cinema EOS Camera Lineup
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Canon’s Cinema EOS camera line has matured to include options for all levels of production and all budgets. There are single-operator, handheld cameras like the C100 Mark II and the new C200, with its ability to shoot Canon’s Cinema RAW Light internally. At the higher end are models oriented to feature production: the C700 and the new full format C700 FF, both sporting flexible shooting and recording modes and the ability to send Cinema RAW to an on-board Codex recorder. In the middle sits the C300 Mark II with its class-leading documentary features and high-quality internal codec.