Yesterday I went out to the factory and I found myself with some extra time. And I had brought some camera gear including a GoPro and a Canon 7D. The GoPro is an extreme sports camera. Waterproof and shock tolerant. Luckily my friend Kevin was with me to help with some excellent camera work on the 7D while I set up the GoPro to give us a never seen before view of gold being karated from 24k to 14k. My thanks to our man in the shop Jose who did the torch work. Do go for 1080HD and full screen if you have a fast connection. It’s worth it.
The Fast Finch
I set up my 7D in my kitchen looking right at this giant bird of paradise flower. Had that camera set up all day. So I plugged in the remote release and sat back to wait. And wait. Had a snack, and sat back down to wait some more. I think my time was rewarded.
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We could not resist to look of the conditions in our local mountains so up the hill we went. Please enjoy these from the day.
We have proven it: the Canon 7D is immortal. Kind of. In this video, we find out how durable the Canon EOS 7D (with serial number 580516676) is by: Hitting it with a car; Dropping it down some steps on a wheelchair; Freezing it, soaking it, and setting fire to it. Find out what happens here.
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Disclaimer: Please do NOT attempt to repeat any of these tests. Always follow the manufacturer’ user instruction when using your product. DigitalRev cannot be held responsible for the damage to your equipment if any attempt is made to repeat any of these tests.
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It goes without saying that nobody should ever test their camera’s limits where durability is concerned (so please, don’t try any of this at home); but in the interest of science (or lunacy?) someone volunteered their Canon 7D and asked the folks over at DigitalRev to see just how much the camera could really take before it gave up its digital ghost.
The incredibly thing is that after they ran into it, dropped it down stairs (sort of), froze it, and set it on fire, the camera still would not quit. Of couse it was a sad, burnt shadow of what it had started out as, but to it’s credit, that 7D never stopped taking pictures.
I’d like to see 60 FPS in my camera at 1080, but a Canon 7D will only shoot 60 fps in 720.
Shooting in 3-D might get you an occasional holy-crap moment, but if you really want to blow an audience’s mind, increase your frame rate. Movies shot and projected faster than the standard 24 frames per second—at, say, 48 or 60 fps—have startling clarity and emotional impact. Even better, the strobing you sometimes get with 3-D (filmmakers call it the judders) vanishes at 48 fps and up.The irony is that filmmakers have known about the technique for decades. Visual-effects titan Douglas Trumbull wanted to use 60 fps for his 1983 film, Brainstorm, and invented a projection technology he called Showscan. “I got very hooked on this whole idea of immersive cinema,” Trumbull says. “We saw a profoundly different kind of experience happening at up around 60 frames.”