Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Utility Problem - Corrupt Preferences

Canon XF Utility
I've been using the Canon XF Utility to check what I have on my Compact Flash cards and it is a useful bit of software for saving a card's contents to a drive.

But, then one day a bit goes missing....

As  an XF305 owner  I am registered member of Canon Professional Services

So, I phoned them...

Monday, 14 March 2011

Training Course Notes: Synchronising Timecode

Timecode socket on the
Canon XF305
One of the advantages of buying a Canon XF305 or XF105 is the ability to sync timecode between cameras. Synchronised timecode can make editing multi camera shoots a lot easier.

However, someone asked me a few weeks ago if it was possible to sync a Sony with a Canon. In theory there is no reason why you can't, because all the manufacturers use SMPTE timecode. But, I wanted to check...and the answer is yes you can.

I've put together a video to show you how to sync a Canon XF305 with a Sony EX3. But, it would work between any two cameras that generate or recognise SMPTE timecode.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Video: Canon XF105 and 3D Genus Hurricane Rig

Canon’s EMEA Business Development Manager, Peter Yabsley, talks us through its latest family of file-based, solid-state cameras.

If you're interested in shooting a low budget 3D video you might want to consider the Canon XF105, which has special features that make it particularly useful for 3D.