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Subscribe to receive the free PDF. Skip to main content No Film School Listen: Should Film Crews Work on Labor Day. Login No Film School Keyword Popular 1. Today, Apple rolled out a new iPhone, the iPhone 13 Pro, that has a feature we've been waiting for for a long time: better recording formats for video. Combined with the new 1000 nits screen means you could even do this outside on a sunny day. Cinematic Mode On both the Pro and the normal iPhone there is a new "cinematic mode" that uses focus racks to guide the viewer's eye.

Canon has officially announced the EOS R3. While the EOS R3 is primarily being aimed at news, sports, and wildlife photographers, it still has some pretty decent video capabilities. More on those later. The EOS R3 is a very specific type of camera being aimed at a very specific market. That market is professional sports, news, and wildlife photographers.

This is not a high-megapixel mirrorless camera. The R3 prioritizes speed over megapixels. The EOS R3 has been made to sit between the EOS R5 and the 1DX Mark III. Each of these cameras has its own place and purpose.

However, it is still It is best to think of the EOS R3 as the mirrorless equivalent of the 1DX Mark IIIAbove you can see some of the key features of each camera and what Canon views as their individual use cases and strengths.

While you could use almost any mirrorless hybrid for capturing video, there are certain models from different manufacturers that are more tailored to do so. The EOS R3 features a newly developed 24. This is the first Canon camera to utilize a sensor of this kind. The benefit of utilizing a back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor and a DIGIC X image processor is that the EOS R3 has very high readout speeds and reduced rolling shutter.

The R3 also offers blackout free continuous shooting, however, blackouts may occur in some cases such as when the built-in memory is full, or when the flash battery is fully recharged after the battery ran out during continuous shooting. ISO performance when shooting photos can go up to 102,400 ISO, however, an expanded mode is available that takes it up to 204,800 ISO. You can also do HDR-PQ 3-shot compositions where the camera takes one shot at the correct exposure, one shot at 1 stop over, and another shot at one stop under.

It then stitches all these images together. With the R3 it can take these three photos in just 0. Flash sync is now possible with the electronic shutter when used with external Speedlites. The electronic shutter can also be used with both Canon and third-party flashes for the first time. Removing the traditional weaknesses of electronic shutters, Canon has introduced Flicker detection and a High-Frequency anti-flicker shooting mode to detect and correct flickering light sources and reduce banding or color and exposure issues.

The EOS R3 will have a new AF tracking mode, with the ability to recognize and accurately track cars and motorbikes. This is in addition to the people and animal (including birds) tracking modes.

They specifically say that the Eye Detection AF is now less affected by posing, lighting, makeup, hair, and face masks. Improved head detection is now also possible and the AF system is said to be able to effectively detect anyone wearing a helmet or goggles, etc. Object tracking has also been improved so that users can follow subjects doing big moves such as gymnastics, dancing, etc.

The AF modes will work when shooting RAW at up to 30fps. All of the AF modes work in both stills and video. Everything old is new again. Also making a comeback is Eye AF control. This technology was first introduced in the EOS 5 (or the EOS A2 and A2e if you were in the US) back in 1992.

The EOS 5 eye-control focusing allowed the user to select from one of five focus points by looking at it through the viewfinder as well as activating depth-of-field preview by looking at a sixth point marked in the top-left corner of the viewfinder. At the time, this feature was unique to Canon. The EOS R3 Eye AF works in conjunction with other AF tracking modes. When it is activated users will see a round yellow target that they are able to shift by simply looking towards a different point in the EVF.

This then shifts the AF point. You can use it to change focus between the foreground and background, and change the subject tracking between two people or animals, etc.

Now, there are quite a lot of caveats when using Eye AF. Canon states that you need to calibrate the system for use with your eye and it should also be calibrated depending on what you happen to be shooting. The EOS R3 can record 6K RAW (up to 59. The 6K DCI RAW is done in 12-bit CRM or Canon RAW (Light).