Photography, video, image making and creativity

Archive for January, 2009

Video and the Canon Mark II (WOW!)


Canon 5D Mark II and its video capability: On a recent shoot for Intel which I was directing (and shooting as I like my images to look the way I want them) I employed the new Canon 5D Mark II its video mode.  The Canon images were shot along with two JVC video cameras.  The JVC imagery is excellent and very sharp, but unfortunately the ability to creatively use depth of field does not exist.  When we finally completed the edit using imagery from all three cameras, the Canon images were the most widely employed.  In a sense, they were almost awesome in character.  It is also a wonderful aspect that the files from this camera can be dropped directly in the editorial timeline with particular relevance to the fact that we were using Apple Final Cut Pro.