I'm working on a documentary film with the Canon HF S21 and I'm finding it to be a great little camera. Getting into tight spaces is key sometimes and thjis camera does a great job. Here is the link:http://vimeo.com/28512314.
Whether you're using a Canon, Nikon, Pentax or other type of HDSLR camera, the big issue is keeping that bad-boy in focus. Yes, you can spend a couple of metric tons worth of cash on focusing gear but whether you do or don't keeping good focus without auto settings must be dealt with. Here's a vid from Stillmotion giving some good basic tips for keeping focus with the Canon line of cameras and a few items for monitoring your image during shooting. These lessons apply to whatever camera line you're using so take notes... there'll be a quiz!
Awesome a camera as the 5DmkII is, two main problems come from converting the the CMOS sensor image from stills to video are; Moire and Aliasing. Moire is the 'rainbow effect' when shooting video of fine detailed surfaces like certain rug and clothing patterns, brick walls, etc. Aliasing is those lovely jagged edges in the images when they should be smooth.
However, there's a solid fix for that now with the Mosaic Engineering Optical Anti-Aliasing Filter. Here's a vid by cinematographer Glenn Przyborski giving a rundown on what the filter can do in the MkII.
Im seriously considering purchasing the Eos canon 7D. But I'm concern with the crop factor thats associated with the 7d. From my research this can be an issue depending on the type of lens, because it can hinder the full potential of the lens. Can anyone assist me with a better insight on which would be a better lens for this particular model.
I have just ordered a Canon T3i DSLR...I am looking for ideas on a HD LCD field monitor I can use when shooting. I see many on Amazon for appx $160. I also am looking for a long cable to connect the two....anyone have preferences/suggestions/tips/hints?
i do videos, not photo so i'm looking to upgrade my equipment. so far, even with my old small chip hmc70, it has performed really well, SO LONG AS there was a spot light in the event, which many times they did, or outdoors. lately, i've been shooting more no light club scenes and so it's time to upgrade.
5D can be expensive. so i'm wondering if i settle with a GH2 w/ a strong on camera spot light (long distance and wide angle), will the image be as good as Canon 5D mark ii?