Thursday, December 22, 2011

HDR Video on T3i - get the F outta here

Ok, I hope this is not like an April Fool's trick. But the way Magic Lantern has improved, I have a feeling it's going to be real.
This should be released today by the Magic Lantern folks. This teaser was shot with the T3i, but the Unified build will surely make it work for T2i and others too.

Magic Lantern HDR Video X-MAS teaser from Bart@RedKiteMedia on Vimeo.

Since my last post, I have since updated to the 11-11-11 Unified Build. Unified meaning, it is the same install package not just for T2i, but for T1i, T3i, 60D, and 50D. Yes, 50D does not shoot video, but from the wizards behind Magic Lantern, I'm pretty sure it will shoot video soon.

Major changes I like so far with the 11-11-11 build:
- Boot and install straight from the card as an update.
- Improved timelapse photo mode, 422jpeg files no longer there, quality was poor then
- Format the card in the camera without losing the Magic Lantern install

If you have not installed this free upgrade to your camera yet, go here:
Magic Lantern

Deal of the day - $5 Lowepro strap

Lowepro Speedster Strap for Five Dollars and free shipping.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Behind the scenes...err shoulder... of a wedding photographer

Want to know how to shoot a wedding? Or get tips on ring shots?

Jaroslav Repta made this great video documenting himself behind the scenes on a wedding photoshoot. This was for the FStoppers BTS contest and he shot it himself by strapping a GoPro camera to his 5D Mark II.

Behind The Scenes contest video for from Jaroslav Repta on Vimeo.