Canon’s new T4i – The best summary ever
Canon this week announced a new T4i. You might be saying "so what?" or "what it do?"
So far we've got the 5dmkiii for serious prosumer videographer and filmmakers with the Digic 5 processor. It's great in low light, now shoots 720p60, a higher data rate and takes care of most of the aliasing and moiré problems.
Then there's the 7d which would be the cheaper alternative for normal people that don't want to pay the absurd price for the mkiii.
At the bottom of the totem pole are the T series camera bodies. These are essentially the little sisters to the 7d. They are smaller, lighter, constructed with a little less quality but. . . cheaper.
These cameras will give you close to the same quality as the 7d which is mainly due to the dual processors in the 7d. I've also noticed they over heat slightly quicker, probably due to the smaller bodies.
So now Canon releases the T4i.
The Latest on Rolling Shutter Solutions and Fixes
After all the big updates to DSLRs this year it would seem they are still the only choice for the filmmaker on a budget. And it seems none of the manufactures have done anything to help the distortion (also known as skew, or temporal aliasing) from the rolling shutter.
So, since it looks like it's hear to stay I decided to do a little research into what all the new post production software is doing to fix it, and how you can get rid of the rolling shutter skew with what's out there. Here is what I've found.
Something every photographer should know but might not be aware of are dead or stuck pixels on your DSLR sensor.
It’s something that is very common with DSLRs and often goes unnoticed. The reason is, apps like Lightroom4 and Aperture automatically remove them. I only noticed it on my camera because I shoot a lot of video. None the less, you don't want them on your raws.
So here is what they are and here is how you get rid of or fix them.