Today I enter a different kind of post. Childhood cancer is a beast that needs to be dealt with. The Truth 365 organization is doing just that. Watch the video and visit their site (and any others for that matter) and sign every petition you can get your hands on to help these children.
All digital cameras when faced with dark areas try to artificially add brightness. Some do it better than others. To see what I mean take your iPhone into a dark room and it will get all grainy.
In a DSLR you increase your brightness by using a couple of settings but raising the ISO is the most common way. ISO’s above 800 are considered fairly high in the Video World.
I recently upgraded from the T2i to the 70D. I wanted to see if there was any significant improvement in noise levels at high ISO’s. I did a quick non-scientific test of both cameras of ISO’s 800, 1250, 1600, 2500 and 3200. I would never use the T2i over 1600 but with the 70D I might just be able to. Take a look at the video and see what you think.
You will want to view the video in full 1080P and on an iPad retina or desktop computer. It will be hard to see any difference on an iPhone.
Today it is very easy to find videos and tutorials to teach you how to do just about anything from changing the oil on your car to knitting a sweater. The other day I was listening to a podcast called The Final Cut Grill, by Chris Fenwick and stumbled into a great tutorial site for Final Cut Pro X and iMovie. The site is produced by IZZY VIDEO. The thing I really like about this tutorial is that sample media is provided, instruction is easy, organized and clear. Oh, and its free! So if you are just getting started and want to learn how to edit, this is an awesome place to start.
NOTE: He has not yet updated his iMovie tutorial to the latest version of the app, I am sure he is working on it.