posted on Feb 2, 2009 at 10:23PM
Video-enabled DSLR Cameras
Appendices/Relevant LinksBy Bill Mixon
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Links to product pages
Canon EOS 5D Mark II:
Lumix G HD:
The Lumix G HD is not yet a formally announced product, and so does not have a manufacturer’s product page.
Product preview pages for Epic and Scarlet models of the RED DSMC series.
Links to sample videos
For the Canon EOS 5D Mark II:
“Reverie”, a short film shot in
A short video, “Tokyo Reality”, shot by David Michaud in Tokyo, and edited by Florent Porta in France, using a prototype Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera.
A short video by Bruce Dorn, about the making of a bridal video using the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
Some more video samples on the Canon Japan website.
For the Nikon D90:
Some video samples from the D90 on the Nikon website.
A sample video (from RED Digital Cinema founder Jim Jannard) illustrating the severe “rolling shutter” artifacts (skew and wobble) visible on the Nikon D90.
For the Red One camera:
A downloadable sample video, from “Crossing the Line”, filmed by Peter Jackson, on a prototype version of the Red One camera. A general discussion of this clip can be seen HERE:
Links to some relevant blogs, forums and background info
About the Canon EOS 5D Mark II:
An interview with Vincent LaForet about how he made the short film “Reverie”.
An interview with Vincent LaForet about what he learned filming “Reverie”, and how it has affected him both professionally and personally.
An article, with a few samples, on how to use video mode in the 5D Mark II camera.
Dirck Halstead’s review of the 5D Mark II.
About the Nikon D90:
A review of the Nikon D90 camera, with a sample video clip, by Phil Bloom.
A review of the Nikon D90 by Paul Stamatiou, with a few sample videos (including some that illustrate rolling-shutter artifacts).
About the Panasonic Lumix G HD camera:
A newsblip by Marc Chacksfield on techradar.com, announcing that Panasonic will exhibit a mockup of its upcoming Lumix G HD camera at Photokina 2008.
Some pre-Photokina photos of the Lumix G HD mockup, and of a few of the Micro Four Thirds system lenses that will be introduced along with it.
About the RED Digital Cinema camera:
An announcement from Jim Jannard at RED Digital Cinema, about its upcoming “Digital Still and Motion Camera”, slated for introduction in late 2009.
A newsblip by Marc Chacksfield on techradar.com, announcing the Scarlet and Epic models of the RED DSMC camera.
The User Forum for the RED DSMC series of cameras.
About various useful accessories:
Main product page for the RedRock video DSLR cage, which converts a video DSLR into a professional videocam form factor complete with matte box, shoulder brace and geared follow-focus.
Product page for the BeachTek DXA-2s dual XLR adapter, which converts the stereo input jack on the EOS 5D Mark II into a decent audio rig with XLR mike inputs, switchable line inputs, and independent level controls.
General discussion and backgrounders:
An excellent backgrounder article, by Barry Green of DVXuser, explaining the difference between global and rolling shutters, and illustrating some of the video artifacts that can result from rolling shutters.
A technical discussion (by Jason Rodriguez) of how CCD and CMOS image sensor design affect rolling-shutter artifacts (banding, skew, and wobble).
A webpage reviewing an exhibit of photos by the French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue, a contemporary of Brassai and Cartier-Bresson. (Lartigue’s famous 1912 photo of a race car is shown on this page.)