Tag Archive for video production

Is Magic Lantern Still Needed?

I have decided to rent a Canon 5D2 system to make a short video.  I mentioned to the rental house that the Magic Lantern firmware upgrade would allow for better audio capabilities, and the technician I spoke with informed me…

Behind the Scenes – Mayor Riley Announcement

I was recently hired to record a brief message from the mayor of Charleston, SC, announcing his intention to seek re-election. This would be his tenth(!) term as mayor of this historic city. The parameters of this project were interesting.…

AF100 Custom Scene File

Out of the box, the camera’s “Cine-D” setting works reasonably well. However, I noticed two issues: harsh clipping of highlights, and plastic-like skin textures. I also noticed that, because Cine-D emphasizes dynamic range, the image tends to look muddy and…

AF100 – Backlit Shots & Interviews

After doing some preliminary testing to get the basic feel of the Panasonic AF100, I put it through some more strenuous testing: real shoots. One of the strengths of the 5D Mark II is its ability to capture beautiful shots…

The AF100 Platypus Gamma Test

Since my initial tests found the AF100 to be much less tolerant of bright highlights than the 5D Mark II, I decided to try all the different gamma presets that the camera offers to see which provided the most detail.…

AF100 vs. 5D Mark II (First Impressions)

As the proud owner of a brand-new Panasonic AF100, here’s my take on how it compares to the Canon 5D Mark II. [UPDATE: If you’d like to see similar projects I’ve shot with the 5D2 and the AF100, click here.]…