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  1. Are you in the market for a new Super8 film camera?

    If you've been lamenting the decline of film camera formats such as Super-8, there is good news. A Danish company is rolling out a brand-new, state-of-the-art Super-8 film camera. This is not a typo. Someone thinks there might be a market for Super-8 cameras in the $3,000 USD range.

    Visit www.logmar.dk to see this beautiful piece of machinery and some sample footage. I have to admit it's quite lovely and nostalgic.

    You can see more picture and technical details at ...
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  2. Instant Crowd

    The image below was doing the rounds a couple of months ago. It's from a protest march in Paris. In case it's not obvious, the top picture is a shot from the TV coverage; the bottom picture shows the same scene in a wider context. The crowd has been carefully assembled for a shot that makes it look much more impressive than it actually is.


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    As I've watched various conversations ...
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  3. Ezequiel Lavezzi Trips Cameraman

    This morning I saw a particularly moronic action from a professional footballer. Ezequiel Lavezzi, from Paris Saint-Germain, deliberately tripped a steadicam operator and caused him and his equipment to crash to the ground. You can watch the shocking display at the following link:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/footba...lassic-2346627

    I hesitate to link to this page because, unbelievably, the Mirror seemed to find it just as funny as ...
  4. Will I buy a new Mac Pro?

    A lot of people have been asking me whether I intend to buy one of the new Mac Pros. To be honest I was hoping to avoid talking about it but I guess people want to know what I think.

    Of course the new 2013 Mac Pro isn't out yet so I haven't tried one. I'm only going on the specs but in this case I think that's enough to make a good decision. The answer is no.

    It's not that I have anything much against the new Mac Pro, it's just that I don't see anything much in favor ...
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  5. First Comments About the Hobbit's 48 fps

    UPDATE: I've seen The Hobbit and posted a video about it.

    I've previously commented a number of times about the frame rate of cinematic movies (e.g. here and here). I've mentioned that I think the current rate of 24p is a deficiency that will inevitably be fixed, but it won't be an easy transition for some people. There are those, especially in the film industry, who are very attached to 24p and who feel that faster frame rates are a threat to the art of film.

    So a great ...
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