Anyone who owns a video camera and a 35mm adapters (such as the EnCinema 35mm DOF adapter) is way ahead of the pack. You have no doubt stumbled upon something that most of the industry has not been willing to even look in that direction. But simply put, their projects still look like video while your videos have the true cinematic depth that film has.
Why not DSLR’s? DSLR’s are great but as many people know they still do not have the options and practicality needed for true field production. And many of them, unless utilizing very expensize lenses still have a flat look video to them While videos produced using 35mm adapters have much more charisma and I dont think anyone can argue that. We’re not knocking DSLR’s in any way. we love them! but people still need the video camera options and shape that DSLR’s are lacking. We’ve also seen video after video that look too much alike.
Pictured below is the EnCinema 35mm adapter kit for sale at www.vid-atlantic.com for $199. Below that, it is seen on the Canon HF100 with a Square video lens hood. The enitre complete kit with Canon 50mm f1.8 lens can be bought seperately for apprx $700 USD..not sure you can do that with DSLR yet.
The EnCinema is assembled for smaller consumer grade cameras instantly making them compete with camera’s in the Thousands of Dollars and higher range. Camera’s like the HV20/30/40, Sony SR12, Canon HF S100 and many many more.
Earlier this week Canon finally released the long awaited firmware giving 5D users various framerates like 24 (23.976) , 25 (PAL 25) and proper 30 (NTSC 29.97), but the links have been taken down statside due to the audio issues and not being able to record when using the Custom “C” modes.. They should have a 2.0.4 fix coming but hopefully it wont take as long as the 2.0.3 took.
Also, some people have reported that since updating the firmware, there have been some strange noises coming from the body communicting with the lens as well as adjusting the aperture on it’s own…but thanks for the framerates Canon!!
Jumping in to the world of blogs. After learning so much from many other blogs, we figured it’s the best way to give back some of the knowledge we’ve gained, as well as showcasing new things happening with us…and some geeky stuff here and there. What to expect from us…Showcasing new gear from other companies like Red, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Apple, Adobe as well as our own new gear, information on new technologies, tips and tricks for making your movies ”POP”. More to come…