WVIL…yes that stands for Wireless Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens, duh.

If i was the guy on the left holding that lens…I would have ran for my life with it. Okay, maybe not.

Their website has a few more details. Not only can you just walk around and put your lens anywhere and take pictures with just the screen, you can use this with almost any new lens. The website states that it is compatible with Nikon F series mounts, Canon EF series mounts, and mico 4/3 mounts. It features a full frame sensor too!

Their website claims it’s just a camera concept for now, but the video from CES made it look just like a product that should be on shelves, or even better in my living room.

Not sure how many people who have the high quality optics need to have a touch screen to operate them, but either way this technology is just outstanding and really innovative.


New Posts? Say what?

So, in my time off from school during winter break I have been trying not to post, because I know as soon as I get back to school I will probably run out of time again like i did last semester.

But with all of the crazy tech at CES and the new cameras and features it is just too hard not to.

One of the recent announcements was Nikon’s D4 and the new features it holds. This camera is well out of the range of hobbyists, but their new tech allows you to crop down your own sensor size to specific pixels all the way down to HD size. This means you can use your entire sensor and have a super shallow depth of field. Or create a deep depth of field and create a farther reach with your lens by cropping your sensor.

I’m more excited to see the promise of the tech over the actual camera, although it boasts some great other features, including a clean video output. check out more on the Nikon D4 at cheesycam.com

No time = No Posts.

I have been way too busy for my own good. That being said I have not posted in a very long time. I will also not be posting frequently until December again. I will try to continue to post weekly updates though.

There has been a lot of cool things going on while I haven’t been posting though.

First and foremost The Wordsman Show was green lit by RTN (Rowan Television Network). Keep an eye out for our new content to be posted by November.

Also the Canon 1DX has been announced. I’ve seen some videos and boy is this thing FAST. No 1080P @ 60FPS though? really Canon? There’s at least one reason to go Sony, not to mention their translucent mirror technology. Check out CheesyCam’s post about theCanon 1DX.

Also, check out the Lytro Camera that you can literally focus after you take the shot.

DSLR Video of the Week.

Yes, I’m starting DSLR Video/film of the week. Every week I will choose a video that is posted on line shot with a DSLR and post it here.

This music video was shot by a friend of mine and I really like it. They used a 5DmII and a 7D.

[youtube http://youtu.be/WqC008I-0O8]

An interesting fact is that for the choruses shot at 60fps they actually had the band play the song much faster so it would sync up in slow motion…pretty cool huh?

Also, check out the band: SCIENCE is a MAN

Update for FCPX

As promised Apple has released an update to FCPX to include XML support. This new update includes the ability to import and export XML, create custom starting timecode, and more. It also features a new thing called “roles” to export your data. Along with this there are updates to compressor and motion in the app store. The Motion update is over one GB and I am currently downloading that…taking forever. Also includes a new theme.

Free Color Grade Presets for FCPX

There is no shortage of free additions for FCPX. One of the best I have come across so far has been a TON of preset color grades. These were created by Brendan Gibbons who has created so many useful plug ins and templates for FCPX.

What I love about all of these color grading presets is that if you go through your project and balance your color in color correction one, it is extremely easy to go through and add a look by adding the preset into a second color correction. And even add a different look in correction 3 and toggle them back and forth. Also, you can always tweak the preset to get exactly the look you want.

Currently he has three color grading presets.

BG Color Board Preset Pack 1

BG Color Board Preset Pack 2 – Singing the (NLE) Blues

BG Color Board Preset Pack 3 – End of a Golden Era?

I have noticed that having all of these installed at the same time makes the preset window take an extra second to open.

Oh and did I mention they’re low in sugar?