Each of the new edit rooms incorporates the latest in state of the art HD edit gear including the new Sony HVR – M35U. The HVR-M35U supports Sony’s new Native Progressive format recording. The HVR-M35U records and plays back HDV 1080i60, 1080i50, 1080p30, 1080p25, 1080p24, and DV/DVCAM 480i60, 576i50. Like the HVR-M25U, the new HVR-M35U is NTSC / PAL switchable.
The HVR-M35U also offers 4CH audio recording and playback, and can record HDV 4CH audio signals from the i.LINK input. Additionally, the HVR-M35U offers an integral monaural speaker for convenient audio monitoring, capable of playing back a mixed audio signal. The HVR-M35U also offers various digital interfaces which include i.LINK for DV/DVCAM and HDV I/O, a dual function HD/SD SDI output connector, as well as AES/EBU BNC connectors. TC OUT is also supplied via a BNC connector. In addition to it’s compact design, other features this new deck shares with the HVR-M25U is a ClearPhoto LCD plus 2.7-inch (viewable area, measured diagonally) 16:9 panel for video monitoring, as well as support of both mini and standard size video tape cassettes.
The HVR-M35U also incorporates the Duplicate Plus feature for operational convenience similar to that offered in the HVR-M25U, with the added integration of the new Native Progressive recording formats. Like the HVR-M25U, the new HVR-M35U also offers 1080i to 720p conversion capabilities (through the analog component and SDI outputs only), as well as HD to SD down conversion. There is no doubt that Wedding Photo Connection clients will benefit from the addition of the new studio suites. Also to the clients benefit, the company has yet to announce a price increase for its HD edited video packages.
In addition to the upgraded edit suites Wedding Photo Connection has also upgraded the primary cameras used by its wedding photographers. Wedding Photo Connection has purchased several of the new Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and will now use the Mark II’s previously used as an A-camera as back-up
Redesigned from the ground up, the 1D III has many new and improved features.
The Canon EOS 1D Mark III is all about speed – quickly capturing great shots of fast-moving subjects in even the toughest circumstances. When you must get the shot – this camera delivers. What it delivers is 10 frames of 14-bit, 10.1 mp, 1.3x, RAW images per second for 3 seconds in normal shooting situations with a reasonably fast memory card installed. Canon’s dual “DIGIC III” processors deliver unprecedented levels of speed, responsiveness and image quality.
Ready to shoot within 0.2 seconds of power on, the EOS-1D Mark III can capture and process over 100 Megapixels of image data per second, rapidly clearing the image buffer to allow up to 110 frames in one burst. Images are processed at 14 bits for a total colour depth of up to 16,384 tones per pixel, compared to 4,096 tones from 12 bit images. The third generation CMOS sensor incorporates a new pixel design that works together with on-chip noise reduction circuitry to ensure high image quality at ISO 3200.
The option to expand to H:6400 benefits professional wedding photographers where the use of flash is not permitted or desired. Canon has redesigned its auto focus system to include 19 cross-type sensors with sensitivity up to f/2.8, spread out across the AF area to better accommodate off-centre subjects. An additional 26 AF assist points are used to aid AF tracking for improved accuracy.
A dedicated AF button on the back of the camera allows users to instantly switch auto focus on or off while keeping their eye on the viewfinder. The viewfinder is now brighter and offers a wider angle of view. The camera’s new 63-zone metering system gives our photographers greater level of control over exposure. The bright 3.0″ LCD monitor provides 230K pixels resolution for precise framing and reviewing of shots.
New to EOS, Live View mode enables our photographers to frame without having to look through the viewfinder – particularly useful for shooting from awkward positions. The menu system on the EOS-1D Mark III has been completely redesigned to take advantage of the LCD size – menus are easier to read and use. A choice of 57 custom functions gives our photographers more options for customizing camera settings to their requirements.
A new My Menu option allows our photographers to store frequently used settings on a separate menu for faster access. Settings for new accessories such as the Speedlite 580EX II and Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 – can be controlled directly from the LCD. The EOS-1D Mark III incorporates a range of practical enhancements. Shutter durability has been increased by 50% to 300,000 cycles.
The body is protected by a magnesium alloy casing with dust and moisture resistant seals. The EOS Integrated Cleaning System provides further reliability by reducing sensor dust, minimizing the need for manual cleaning on assignment. To avoid corruption of captured images, a warning appears on the LCD and an alarm sounds if the memory card door is opened while images are still being written. Interfaces include video out (for display in both NTSC and PAL formats) and USB 2.0.
All in all we believe our clients will benefit from the new camera lineup by providing cleaner, crisper images as well as enhanced color saturation to each and every image.
About Wedding Photo Connection
An industry leader for more than two decades, WEDDING PHOTO CONNECTION (WPC ) has provided professional wedding day photography and video coverage to thousands of NY / NJ wedding couples. WPC is recognized as the largest and most established photography company in the New York metropolitan area. We pride ourselves on providing our clients with QUALITY, VALUE and outstanding CUSTOMER SERVICE, all at affordable prices. We welcome you to discover WPC and join our growing family of satisfied customers.