Rick Young’s further thoughts on the JVC LS300

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LS300

Rick loves his JVC LS300 so much so he has produced this update video with some extra thoughts from guest camera operators. On location in Hawaii this video shows 3 professionals onsite, working extensively with the JVC GY-LS300, and reporting of their experience using this camera in a professional environment. Plenty of examples of footage filmed with the GY-LS300 is shown, along with the commentary of those who have worked with this camera.

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I reviewed the camera twice, once when it was just announced and once when they updated the FW to V2. The GY-LS300 Super 35mm camcorder records to non-proprietary SDHC and SDXC media cards in a variety of image formats including 4K Ultra HD, full HD with 4:2:2 sampling, SD and web-friendly proxy formats. It features JVCs 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor combined with industry standard Micro Four Thirds (MFT) lens mount. JVCs unique Variable Scan Mapping technology maintains the native angle of view for a variety of lenses, including Super 35, MFT and Super 16.

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The Daily Vlogger with Casey Neistat

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Casey v2

I saw this chap by pure chance while browsing and I like his style..fearless towards his new drone, DJI Phantom 4 and a very interesting take on his first flight.

You can catch more of his exploits here…https://www.youtube.com/user/caseyneistat

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NEW Fuji X-T2 with NO headphone socket or does it (£1399 body only)

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FUJI

Why are manufacturers insisting in bringing tools to market with no headphone sockets. This camera is 4K and full HD yet only useful for product shots and shots that do not require sound. 4K up to 10m is also a joke comparing it to an older Panasonic GH4.

  • 24MP X-Trans CMOS III sensor
  • 325 AF points (169 of which offer phase detection)
  • AF point selection joystick
  • 2.36M-dot OLED EVF with 0.005 sec refresh time (60 fps or 100 fps in boost mode)
  • 3″ 1.04M-dot articulating LCD
  • 4K UHD video at up to 30 fps for up to 10 min (30 min with booster grip)
  • F-Log flat profile and 4K out over HDMI
  • 8 fps continuous shooting with AF (11 fps with booster grip)
  • 5 fps continuous shooting with live view updates between capture
  • Dual SD card slots (UHS-II compatible)
  • USB 3.0 socket

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Just been informed if you spend a further £300 and buy the booster grip you indeed get a headphone socket, but I would prefer this to be on the camera itself.

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Canon announce a £2000 reduction on the C300 Mk11… (Now £7995 plus vat)

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2K off

Canon have announced a massive £2000 +VAT price drop on the incredible C300 mark II Cinema EOS camera. Canon C300 mark II – Now £7995 +VAT

The C300 II delivers stunning pictures and colour reproduction, wide dynamic range, high data rate 4K recording and external RAW output.

C300 Mk11
A native EF lens mount accepting EF and EFS lenses combined with exceptional dual pixel auto focus sees this amazing tool excel above the competition.

Check this camera out in our north London showroom, call for details – 020 8275 1070

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Social Media for FCPX…Offer $49 till end of July

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Social Media

XEffects Social Media for Final Cut Pro X (FCPX)

DOWNLOAD FREE TRIAL

BUY NOW FOR $49 (Normal price $99 – on offer until July 31st)

XEffects Social Media is a set of over thirty professionally designed templates for Final Cut Pro X that emulate popular social media posts and webpages.

Facebook better

Templates include all the elements for single posts or webpage construction of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Vine accounts.

All the information, avatars, text and of course images or video for the drop zones are all customisable. All elements are built with vectors – zoom into the GUI as close as you like.

Get sharing!

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Sony PXW-FS7 new firmware V4

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FS7 FW v4

Contents of update to Sony’s PXW-FS7 firmware v4

1. Support for Flexible Spot in Focus setting.
2. Support for XAVC-I 4K 24.00P.
3. Display for Video Signal Monitor is improved.
4. Operability of S&Q setting by assignable button is improved.
5. Remove Basic Authentication from items saved in all file.
6. Auto knee stability is improved.
7. Overall stability and operability of the camera is improved.

My thanks to Rose Jennings for spotting this.

https://www.sony.co.uk/pro/support/software/SET_BPE-SS-1238

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The new Hasselblad X1D…Medium format camera…£5990 body only

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Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad had a chance to make this a medium format camera worth buying till they decided to only make it HD 25p…when 24MP cameras like the Sony A6300 has HD 50p and 4K 25p built in, though it should be a great photographic tool by all accounts. The price of £5990 is body only then your 45mm lens will be a further £2009 !

Personally I think Hasselblad were looking to squeeze a medium format camera into a smaller form factor and a price to attract newer professionals who cannot afford their dearer system cameras…Game Changer…you decide !

Hasselblad is proud to introduce the groundbreaking X1D – weighing less than half that of a conventional digital medium format camera, the mirrorless 50MP camera is a game changer in the world of photography.

Inspired by the brand’s iconic design heritage, the camera is ergonomic and compact, offering a handling experience unlike any other. Handmade in Sweden, the X1D combines Scandinavian sensibility with beautiful performance.

Like the iconic V System, the X1D seamlessly combines portability with excellent optical quality for which the brand is renowned. Hasselblad has ingeniously introduced mirrorless technology to digital medium format for the first time ever, creating a precision performance camera that can sit in the palm of your hand. The 50MP CMOS sensor captures the finest details with true natural colours.

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Commenting on the announcement Perry Oosting, Hasselblad CEO noted: “The X1D marks a pivotal point in Hasselblad’s rich 75-year history. This camera makes medium format photography available to a new generation of Hasselblad users, while pushing the existing limits of photography to new heights.”

A completely new family of dedicated autofocus lenses has been developed to support optical quality and portability, offering a wide range of shutter speeds and full flash synchronisation up to 1/2000th second.

Weighing just 725g and including HD video, Wi-Fi and built-in GPS, the X1D is a trusted partner and ideal travel companion. The robust exterior is dust and weather proof, providing durability to take with you wherever you go.

The X1D has been created with passionate photographers in mind, opening up Hasselblad to a new generation of creatives. Ideal for those who want to create the highest quality medium format images with a straightforward and easy to use camera that can fit in the palm of your hand.

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Key features:

  • Compact, lightweight (725g), highly portable and user-friendly medium format technology
  • Large 50MP CMOS medium format sensor delivering up to 14 stops of dynamic range
  • New line of XCD lenses with integral central shutter; 45mm and 90mm available at launch
  • Compatible with all 12 lenses and lens accessories from the Hasselblad professional H System (adapter required)
  • Multiple image format options
  • High quality XGA electronic viewfinder or high resolution rear display with touch functionality
  • Wide range of shutter speeds: 60 minutes to 1/2000th sec. with full flash synchronisation throughout the range
  • An ISO range from 100 to 25,600
  • Dual SD card slots, GPS and Wi-Fi
  • USB 3.0 Type-C connector, Mini HDMI, Audio In/Out
  • Weather and dust sealings
  • HD video
  • Phocus 3.1 for simple and quick raw image processing. Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® compatible.

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Video features

First thoughts… For a 50MP medium format camera I was expecting at least 4K video features, at the moment there is only 2 lenses available the 45mm f3.5 and the 90mm f3.5 but is compatible with all 12 lenses and lens accessories from the Hasselblad professional H System (adapter required). This will be one camera that third party Canon\Nikon lenses won’t fit.

Hass lenses

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New Content Aware feature released in Photoshop 2015.5

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Adobe 2015.5

A very useful addition to Photoshop has just been released today in version 2015.5

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IN or OUT “Here is a video that makes a lot of sense for the undecided.”

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IN out

HD Warrior does not usually dip its toe into politics but the UK Referendum now only 3 days away is such an important issue for all of us I feel its time to address the main issues…this is done by Prof. Michael Dougan from Liverpool University who has studied the EU for the last 20 years and he makes no bones about his decision of staying with the UK. It only lasts 24m but will be the best 24m you will spend if you are undecided. PS. HD Warrior is for the IN campaign…the only issue I have with this video is its recorded interlaced video which looks terrible on the internet I wish producers would understand that 25i looks bad on the internet when 95% of UK professional camcorders can now record 25p.

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If your into prompting this box will be right up your street !

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