Monthly Archives: June 2009

Focus Assist

  Mako Koiwai writes: “This is very cool! Download the interference pattern … don’t print it … use it on your screen … for checking focus …I emailed it to my iPhone, saved the file/image … it will reside in your Photos folder, where you can retrieve it and use it as a Focus Aid … for instance your 2nd… read more…


Hitchcock Storyboard iPhone App

Cinemek completed development of Hitchcock, an iPhone/iPod Touch application. We caught up with Cinemek founder and CEO, Jonathan Houser at Cine Gear. Hitchcock is based on standard storyboarding techniques. You begin by taking a picture on your iPhone, then pulling it into Panelview mode, where you can add dolly moves, zooms or pans. You can also create direction inside the… read more…


Cine Gear 2009

Paramount Studios, Hollywood June 5-6, 2009. To view slideshow, click the arrow below. You can scroll through the thumbnails to “fast-forward.” To view an enlarged slideshow, go to the FDTimes Flickr site. To view individual images, go to: [vodpod id=Groupvideo.2699133&w=425&h=350&fv=offsite%3Dtrue%26offsite%3Dtrue%26lang%3Den-us%26page_show_url%3D%252Fphotos%252Ffdtimes%252Fsets%252F72157619501767592%252Fshow%252F%26page_show_back_url%3D%252Fphotos%252Ffdtimes%252Fsets%252F72157619501767592%252F%26set_id%3D72157619501767592%26jump_to%3D] more about “Cine Gear 2009“, posted with vodpod


New iPhone with video and compass

The new Apple iPhone 3G S was just shown at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, with the things we’ve been waiting for: video, compass, cut-paste, landscape typing, longer battery life. Watch for reports on new Apps for set and location.

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Digital Readers for FDTimes

Looks like we’ll see larger, color, Kindle-like digital readers for publications like Film and Digital Times and our technical books in about two years. Imagine an entire shelf of technical books on a reader that’s the size of a pad of paper. Prime View International just acquired E Ink, who make the displays for the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader. Look… read more…


DSLR Remote for iPhone

This just in from Mako Koiwai:  iPhone App remote control for Canon Digital SLRs (like the Canon 5D Mk II) Connect your camera to a WiFi enabled computer and the DSLR Camera Remote software enables you to use your Apple iPhone or iPod touch to wirelessly adjust cameras settings, fire the shutter, review images, get a live viewfinder preview. When… read more…

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Canon 5D Mk II Update

Mark Forman has posted tests of his Canon 5D Mk II with updated firmware, and writes: “Now that the Canon 5D Mark II camera has manual control, I did some shutter speed tests from 1/30 to 1/4000th Second — in order slow to fast. The last shot is variable full shutter speed range on the fly during that take. I… read more…

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Cine Gear

Film and Digital Times will be in Booth #100 at Cine Gear, conveniently next to the food court. Stop by and pick up a complimentary copy of the latest issue. Also, visit the ASC Store, where you can place an advanced order for the new paperback edition of “Cinematographer Style Volume II.” ASC Store will also have the new Collectors’… read more…

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Five Top Models at Cannes

Our Paparazzi caught these five top models at Cannes, left to right: Linda (Super Model from Angénieux), Penelope (Aaton‘s newest, silent, 35mm model), Optimo (Angenieux’s 15-40 mm lightweight zoom), Rainbow II (Transvideo‘s 6.5″ SuperBright Monitor), and of course, the legendary JP (Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Aaton’s founder and president.

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