CMOS Rolling Shutter Removal – Plugin Shootout!

I’m getting away with whip pans like these. Or just about, anyway. That said, I’m not going to bore you with an explanation of what rolling shutter is. Chances are that – before you reached this blog – you already went through the torture of a few hundred posts and videos of everyone else demonstrating rolling shutter – without the slightest suggestion of a good CMOS skew and jello removal tool. You can relax now, for I’m going to show you a comparison between the five filters that are available…

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Aperture Flicker: Why you should have a manual aperture zoom lens…

…and why electronic, variable aperture zoom lenses are a poor choice for DSLR filmmaking: Aperture flicker is a phenomenon of zoom lenses with variable apertures at the open end. For the purposes of this explanation, let us consider the following Canon EF 28-135mm zoom lens – it will run open as low as f/3.5 when at 28mm, but will close to f/5.6 when the focal length increases to 135mm. As the lens has an electrically controlled aperture built into the body, the lens will automatically stop down from f/3.5 to…

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