Unless you have been living under a rock (a big one with moss on it) you have watched the wall between filmmaking and still photography become blurrier since the introduction of the 5DmkII. Now all the major DSLR manufacturers offer HD video in some capacity. Yesterday Canon jacked the bar WAY up (again) with the introduction of the 1Dmk4.
It’s lowlight capability coupled with variable frame rates, really make this another quantum leap forward. Not many people really know where this is all going to pan out but Vincent LaForet stated it perfectly in his blog yesterday “The next few years will see photography and filmmaking redefined by technology.
Canon has requested the film come down, it should be up in the next couple days, keep checking for it, its well worth a look.
his blog shares some details about the production and more and is also worth a click:
Also on his blog you can sign up for detailed information about his entire HD workflow, which will be released in the weeks to come.
Even if we don’t quite know what to do with it yet, everybody should be on the waiting list.
Don’t forget if you are shooting video with a DSLR check out my finder, which lets you operate the camera more as a tradition film or video camera: