Camera Gear List for Shooting Video by Clinton Stark Insider

“Camera Gear List for Shooting Video by Clinton Stark
For those that have asked about the camera gear that I use to make videos for Stark Insider, or are looking for some ideas about camera models and accessories to buy for video production projects, hereu2019s my list of goodies (see below). I hope it helps.
Iu2019ve been shooting for about 10 years now. Mostly on a Canon DSLR camera. But also on RED, Blackmagic, Sony, Panasonic and often whatever smartphone was at hand. There really is a lot of amazing camera tech out there. Ultimately I believe it comes down to our imaginations. How can we dare to creatively push the envelope? Be different? Yes, failure is an option. But not giving it our best shot (literally) is not. If someone asked me how to get started Iu2019d recall what I did: get out there, hit record and see what happens. And, most importantly, enjoy the journey. Practice, practice, practice. Make mistakes. Learn. And never look back.
Happy shooting! From a guy still on that journey,
Clint
CAMERAS
Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
Price: $3,999 (BH Photo Video) u2013 this is $1,500 less than I paid (sniff, sniff) Ah, Canon C100. My workhorse. Fantastic image. Files donu2019t take up too much space. Battery goes for hours. This is a great camera for live events, documentary style shoots, backstage interviews (where it can be dark), and music videos too. Rock solid. A fantastic camera. If Canon ever releases a Mark III or C200 I would buy it in a heartbeat.
Canon EOS 80D
Price: $1,099 (Amazon) When I want to be discrete Iu2019m usually shooting on a Canon EOS 80D DSLR. I can look like a tourist if I want, and get shots that wouldnu2019t be possible with a rigged out C100 (or Sony FS5/FS7). Also, Iu2019ve discovered over the years people are often more relaxed in front of a small DSLR.
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Price: $995 (Amazon) u2013 donu2019t forget youu2019ll need to add an external monitor as the BMMCC has no built-in display Blackmagic is an interesting company. Based out of Australia, theyu2019re often seen as a poor manu2019s RED. Thereu2019s been some quality control issues with their cameras in the past so I wouldnu2019t recommend them in production environments. But when I want to get really creative, I love the Super 16 look something like this Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera (four thirds mount) offers up. Itu2019s small and Iu2019ve rigged it up ever so simply. It doesnu2019t cost a fortune, and since it uses SD cards, storage is dirt cheap.
Sony Alpha a6000
Price: $648 (Amazon) u2013 great price for a well-regarded APS-C mirrorless with 24MP sensor A tiny APS-C camera, the Sony Alpha a6000 is ideal for throwing into a bag, or jacket pocket. Perfect for capturing stills and some basic 1080p video, itu2019s really an impressive mirrorless camera.
MONITORS
LENSES
I own about a dozen or so lenses. Mostly Canon. Mostly EF mount. I like EF because itu2019s quite universal. You can use them on REDs (like the superb Raven and Scarlet-W) and on Sonys and others with adapters (I like the ones from a company called Metabones). I highly recommend trying to buy the best glass you can. Unlike camera bodies, lenses tend to hold their value well over time u2014 at least for the good ones. Canon 24-105mm f/4 IS USM : handy all-rounder. Good for run-and-gun. I wish it had slightly wider field of view as 24mm on a crop sensor like the C100 and 80D can be tight at times.
handy all-rounder. Good for run-and-gun. I wish it had slightly wider field of view as 24mm on a crop sensor like the C100 and 80D can be tight at times. Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM : for interviews and landscape shots. Big and heavy. I donu2019t use it much, but when I do itu2019s beautiful. My most expensive lens. I waited to get a 30% coupon from Canon and was able to get it at a nice discount.”

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“Canon T7i Review — First Impressions
by Mike Tomkins
Preview posted 02/14/2017
Almost two years ago, Canon launched its new Rebel T6i and T6s DSLRs, a duo which shared many features with each other. They also blurred the line between the top end of Canon’s entry-level EOS Rebel lineup, and the bottom end of the enthusiast and pro-oriented EOS lineup. Now, the company has launched the 24-megapixel Canon Rebel T7i, and that division between entry-level and enthusiast DSLRs blurs even further.
The new Rebel flagship is essentially an EOS 77D-lite.
The Rebel T7i slots into Canon’s lineup directly above the earlier T6s (which remains on sale) and T6i (which, now that the T7i is here to follow in its footsteps, is no longer current). The next rung up the ladder from the T7i, meanwhile, is the simultaneously-launched EOS 77D. Take a look at the specs of the Canon T7i and compare them to that camera, and you’ll find it’s much quicker to list the features which differ between the two, rather than those that they share. These two cameras are very closely related indeed, even if only one bears Rebel branding.
And since it shares so liberally with the higher-priced EOS 77D, the Canon T7i marks a number of firsts for the Rebel line. It’s the company’s first Rebel model to feature a 45-point all cross-type autofocus system, as well as its first with Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus. It’s also the first Rebel model to feature Canon’s DIGIC 7 image processor.
Some important differences between the Canon T7i and its EOS sibling
Of course, the Canon T7i has a Rebel-class pricetag as well, where the EOS 77D is a little bit pricier. That being the case, Canon has not surprisingly reserved some features for the more expensive model. If you opt for the Rebel T7i, for example, you’ll find that it lacks the top-deck LCD status display found on the EOS 77D, with its Mode dial instead assuming this location on the top deck.
The Canon T7i also lacks the AF-On button of its EOS sibling, as well as that camera’s Quick Control dial and locking switch. And in the absence of a top-deck status display, it uses what would be the LCD illumination button as a display control for the rear-panel LCD instead. The rear-panel button layout is also a little different from that of the EOS 77D, since the Rebel T7i has a bit more room to spare as it lacks its sibling’s Quick Control dial and switch.
The Canon T7i also has one less custom function than does the EOS 77D, and has a total of ten less available settings for custom functions, and so won’t prove quite so customizable as its higher-end sibling. It’s also just a touch lighter, though, which may prove handy if you want to keep your load to a minimum, especially when traveling. (The difference in weight isn’t huge, but if you’ve got a lot of gear to bring along on a trip, every little bit helps.)
In other respects, the Canon T7i offers most of its sibling’s features at a significantly lower price
Beyond those main points — and doubtless some more minor differences elsewhere — the Canon T7i gives you most of what’s offered by the EOS 77D for a good bit less cash. Both cameras share the same 24.2-megapixel, APS-C sized image sensor, for example, and use the same DIGIC 7 image processor.
This provides an identical sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 25,600-equivalents for the pair, and also yields the same burst capture performance for both. Like the EOS 77D, the Canon Rebel T7i can shoot at six frames per second in single-servo AF, while enabling continuous-servo AF provides for a choice of either 3.5 or 4.5 fps burst capture.
Both cameras also rely on the same pentamirror viewfinder design as each other, and feature the same 45-point, all cross-type autofocus system complete with viewfinder indications. The pair also both feature Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system, allowing a manufacturer-claimed minimum time to focus lock of just 0.03 seconds.
On their rear panels, both the Canon Rebel T7i and EOS 77D share the same 3.0-inch, vari-angle, touch-screen LCD monitor. And both models also share the same selection of in-camera Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Near-Field Communications radios for quick and simple image sharing.
They also share a friendly new guide system which offers both text and visual confirmation of what the effect on your photos of different camera modes and features will be. One slight difference here, though, is that the guide system is enabled by default on the Canon T7i, but disabled by default on the 77D. Incidentally, you can separately enable or disable the system in two parts: One for the Mode guide, and another for the Feature guide.
As well as stills, the Canon T7i can also shoot movies at up to Full HD (1,920 x 1,080-pixel) resolution with a maximum frame rate of 60 fps. In addition, the T7i can record HDR and time-lapse movies at Full HD resolution with a fixed 30 fps frame rate.
Canon T7i pricing and availability
Available from April 2017, the Canon T7i is expected to ship at a retail price of around US$750 body-only, approximately US$150 less than the EOS 77D.
Two kit versions will also be available: One with the new, smaller Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens for US$900, and the other with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for US$1,300. Interestingly, while the T7i 18-55mm kit is also some US$150 less than its EOS 77D equivalent, the 18-135mm kit is a full $200 less expensive than the 77D 18-135mm kit, making it an especially good deal for potential T7i buyers.
Canon T7i Review — Technical Info
by Mike Tomkins
Posted: 02/14/2017”

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Group XC includes XLR sound and waveform screen to the XC Newsshooter official statement blog

“Canon have today a
ounced an upgraded version of their XC10 4K compact one inch sensor camcorder. The XC10 has a useful combination of small size and high quality recording with high bitrates and professional codecs. An all-in-one lens with a good range, automated settings and a built-in ND filter make it suitable for less experienced shooters who might otherwise be deterred by interchangeable lens cameras.
The new XC15 launched today has a near-identical design and specification, but with the addition of an XLR audio pack for professional audio. The pack is in fact the same MA400 microphone adapter that is offered as an optional accessory for the C300 mkII. It mounts to the top of the camera and co
ects via a proprietary Canon co
ector on the topside of the camera.
The XC15 also has revised gamma settings that are closer to those found on Cinema EOS cameras. There is Canon Log (although not Canon Log2 or Log3) and also a production camera setting, as well as EOS standard for matching to DSLRs. This may sound like a minor change, but in practical terms it is very useful if you are trying to use a XC15 alongside a C300 or C100 on a shoot.
Another important addition to the XC15 spec for US users is the option to shoot in 24P.”

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CES Camera Roundup Panasonic Lumix GH Canon PowerShot G X Mark II Fujifilm FinePix XP and The Marshalltown

“The Consumer Electronics Show is the worldu2019s largest tech show, and itu2019s in its 50th a
ual iteration this year. While drones, laptop, mobiles, televisions, and upcoming tech usually grab the headlines, cameras do also enjoy the limelight at the trade show. Several camera manufacturers have showed off their latest wares at CES 2017 that is currently on going in Las Vegas.
Canon unveiled its newest premium point and shoot camera u2013 the PowerShot G9 X Mark II u2013 alongside the PowerShot SX430 IS, IXUS 190, and IXUS 185, as well as three new offerings in its Vixia HF-R Series camcorders; Nikon launched its latest entry-level DSLR u2013 the D5600 u2013 in the US; Fujifilm showcased the new FinePix XP120 rugged point and shoot, and Panasonic detailed the previously unveiled Lumix GH5 mirrorless camera while also introducing the Lumix FZ80 and Lumix GX850 entry-level cameras.
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nCanon on Wednesday a
ounced four new cameras in its PowerShot point-and-shoot and IXUS entry-level series u2013 the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (seen above), the PowerShot SX430 IS, the IXUS 185, and IXUS 190. All four cameras will be available from February onwards.
The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II sports a 20.1-megapixel 1.0 inch CMOS sensor thatu2019s powered by the DIGIC 7 imaging processor. It sports a 28-84mm (35mm equivalent) lens that offers 3x optical zoom with IS. It bears a 7.6cm LCD display with a 1040k-dot resolution. It supports full-HD video recording up to 60fps. Co
ectivity options include Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth for easy transfer and sharing of photos and videos. It weighs 206 grams. The point and shoot camera has been priced at Rs. 30,995 in India, and $530 in the US.
On the other hand, the superzoom point-and-shoot Canon PowerShot SX430 IS (seen above) bears a 20-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor, and is powered by the DIGIC 4+ imaging processor. It bears a 24-1080m lens capable of 45x optical zoom with IS. Also on board is a 7.6cm LCD display with a 230k-dot resolution, and the company is touting HD video recording at 25fps. Co
ectivity options include Wi-Fi and NFC, and the whole thing weighs in at 323 grams. It has been priced at Rs. 14,995 in India, at EUR 299.99 in Europe.
Coming to the new models in the IXUS series, the IXUS 185 and IXUS 190 (seen above). They are said to be the slimmest cameras in the range, and both feature Wi-Fi co
ectivity, a 20-megapixel 1/2.3-inch CCD sensor powered by the DIGIC 4+ imaging processor, a 6.9cm LCD display with a 230k-dot resolution, and HD video recording at 25fps. The IXUS 185 bears a 28-224mm lens with 8x optical zoom, weighs 126 grams, and has been priced at Rs. 6,995 in India and EUR 149. As for the IXUS 190, it comes with a 24-240mm lens with 10x optical zoom with IS, features NFC co
ectivity, weighs 137 grams, and has been priced at Rs. 8,995 in India and EUR 219.99.”

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Standard Andrew White They attempted to resign me however Im not halting Premier

“Canon White had previously said he resigned from the organisation he founded, the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME). But speaking at the London School of Theology’s Deo Gloria lecture last night, Canon White said “They recently retired me. They said I was too ill to work. But I’m not stopping.”
Writing on Facebook last month, Canon White said “It was simple they kicked me out. The doctor they sent to me said I was too ill to work so I had to retire.”
In November last yeat, FRRME told Premier it had been informed Canon Andrew White had stepped down because of ill health and its work supporting refugees will continue.
Canon White has since founded two new organisations – Canon Andrew White Reconciliation Ministries and Jerusalem Merit. FRRME is currently under investigation by the charity commission following reports of improper use of charity funds.
Addressing a congregation of 300 at Emmanuel Church, Northwood, Canon White admitted his health was “a bit dodgy” and said he needed to return to Baghdad in order to continue his stem cell treatment.
The author of Faith Under Fire was the vicar of St George’s Church in Baghdad until 2014 when his departure was ordered by the Archbishop of Canterbury. It was reported that Justin Welby feared White could become a target for ISIS.
Canon White has spent the past months travelling, speaking and ministering both in the Middle East and the West. He is due to visit Washington DC this weekend where he will meet with the Trump administration.”

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Ep Is Canon Dumbing Down the M in Advance of a FullFrame Mirrorless Release u and more PetaPixel blog

“Episode 150 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.
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Featured: Zeiss Ambassador, author and educator, Brian Matiash
In This Episode
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Zeiss Ambassador, author and educator, Brian Matiash opens the show. Thanks Brian!”

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See Brie Larsons behindthescenes photographs from Kong Skull Island USA TODAY

“Brie Larson gets the shot as war photographer Mason Weaver in ‘Kong: Skull Island.’ (Photo: Chuck Zlotnick)
Brie Larson didn’t just portray Vietnam-era war photographer Mason Weaver in Kong: Skull Island (in theaters nationwide Friday). She also shot the part.
The Oscar-wi
ing actress, 27, packed the Canon AE-1 film camera she’s had since high school and in between scenes chronicled her six-month Kong journey to Australia, Vietnam and Hawaii. On camera for Kong, Larson wielded Weaver’s Leica.
“I started taking pictures to get into Weaver’s mindset, but also because I was in such beautiful locations with such incredible, emotive actors,” says Larson. “It was a great opportunity to capture these moments.”
Months later, Larson developed the film and re-lived Kong.
“They really captured the experience,” says Larson. “And I’m just amazed that they all turned out.”
Here are excerpts from Larson’s photo journey.
High cheekbones in the bone graveyard
Tom Hiddleston as photographed by Brie Larson. (Photo: Brie Larson)”

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Rough Mountain High Canon Debuts the UVgelBased Colorado What They Think

“Commentary & Analysis
Rocky Mountain High: Canon Debuts the UVgel-Based Colorado
At yesterdayu2019s Canon One event in Boca Raton, Canon Solutions America officially launched the Colorado 1640, the first model in the companyu2019s new line of roll-to-roll wide-format printers based on the revolutionary new UVgel ink technology.
By Richard Romano
Published: March 9, 2017
At last fallu2019s SGIA Expo, Canon Solutions America (CSA) teased a revolutionary new ink technologyu2014UVgelu2014that would serve as the basis of a whole new wide-format printer line. We hadnu2019t heard a peep about it sinceu2014until now. Yesterday, at Canon Solutions Americau2019s Canon One media event in Boca Raton, Fla., the company unveiled the new UVgel-based Canon Ocu00e9 Colorado 1640, a 64-inch rollfed printer. The new device was designed and built to address the constant need for faster printing and faster turnaround, better overall productivity, and as much automation as can be managed.
The issue of speed is handled in a unique way: by utilizing a whole new type of ink. Understanding that while traditional UVu2014and, yes, I guess weu2019re calling todayu2019s UV printing u201ctraditionalu201d nowu2014is very fast, one of the limitations on its potential speed is the need to print and cure virtually simultaneously. Couldnu2019t you print faster if you could print first and then cure later? u201cWe separated the laying down of the ink with the curing of the ink,u201d said Sal Sheikh, Senior Director, Canon USA Inc., Ocu00e9 Products LFS Marketing Support, during the Coloradou2019s unveiling ceremony. Essentially, itu2019s a kind of u201cprint then cureu201d process, although the curing isnu2019t done all that much later. Essentially, the printer has two carriages mounted a few inches apart, swishing back and forth in opposite directions to each other. One lays down the ink, while other runs the LED curing lamp over it.
The reason that printing and curing can be u201cuntetheredu201d is that the term u201cUVgelu201d is not a metaphor: u201cI emphasize the word u2018gel,u2019u201d said Kris Walewijns, product engineer from Canonu2019s Venlo headquarters. As droplets of gelu2014think of a substance having the viscosity of hair gelu2014they donu2019t spread out if they are not cured immediately (chemically, gels exhibit no flow; although mostly liquid, they behave as solids thanks to surface tension). Theyu2019ll just sit on the media as little microscopic blobs of jelly until theyu2019re cured. The idea was reportedly inspired by the u201ctoner pearlsu201d used in the Ocu00e9 Color Wave printers, which are melted down into a gloppy, gel-like substance.
The goal of UVgel is to offer all the advantages of the three major ink technologies, such as wide color gamut (eco-solvent), no odor and fast drying time (latex), and high productivity and low temperature curing (UV LED), while at the same time avoiding the disadvantages, such as the odors and VOCs of solvent, the high temperatures of latex, and the discernible polymer film of UV.”

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Ordinance India commends the soul of womanhood with WECanon DATAQUEST

“The 20th a
iversary celebrations of Canon India, the digital imaging company in the country, takes a leap forward with u2018We@Canonu2019 initiatives to recognize women power within the organisation on International Womenu2019s Day. Constantly engaging and evolving its employees, Canon holds an array of activities focussing on fostering its women talent.
WE@Canon stands for Women Empowerment at Canon where the senior women leaders are advisors to the CEO to support initiatives that can bring positive change in the organisationu2019s gender ratio. Canon India has an array of policies and initiatives that bring women to the forefront of decision making.
Speaking about the significance of its women workforce, on this International Womenu2019s Day, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India, said, u201cThe milestone achievement of our 20 glorious years in the country, would not have been possible without the equal contribution of our women workforce. Considering our employees the biggest assets, we endeavour towards ensuring equal opportunity for all our people. Be it at the workplace or at our adopted villages, we reinforce our vision of creating gender equality. Our policies and initiatives are in line with our vision to create stronger workforce where women can be leaders just like the way they lead their homes.u201d
u201cWomen today are emerging as leaders in every industry including technology. It is for us to acknowledge and honour their determination. Today, our workforce has 12.3% contribution from women employees. Vision 2020 is to nurture the talent within the organisation and level up the number of our women employees,u201d added Mr. Kobayashi.”

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