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Once again filmed with the Canon 5D Mark2, I was asked to document our charity’s commissioning at Coventry. it was a great day, even though I was hobbling along because of a foot injury. The camera performed brilliantly. The only problem when shooting video with the Canon 5D Mk2 is the battery life. I think it would be necessary to have 2-3 batteries and a whole heap of Compact Flash cards if you wanted to film all day.
The music is called “Hungry” by Kathryn Scott.
A good friend recently gave birth to a boy called Noah. So naturally I wanted to take a few photos. Surprisingly I took the Canon 5D Mark 2 with me and not my trusty Nikon D3. The reason? Because I still believe the Canon 5D MK2 is still the best all round camera (if you include the video feature). I believe I can take better images with my Nikon D3, however it doesn’t have the video feature that I so crave. Since having access to the 5D I’ve used every opportunity I can to take photos AND video.
Anyway, enough technical stuff. I hope you like this little video I created using the 5D. I shoot in full HD at 24fps (60fps blows). It was edited on an iMac 24″ using Final Cut Pro 6. Oops, sorry. That was a bit more techno-babble!
All the videos I take is just for fun. I enjoy it, but I obviously don’t do it professionally…yet. I’m still learning.
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Because I intend to record alot of audio with the HD video from the Canon 5D Mk 2, the built in microphone within the camera is insufficient for my needs. Fortunately Canon have the foresight to include an external microphone jack which means any 3.5mm jack mic can be plugged into to improve the audio.
I’ve gone for the Rode Videomic. I’ve only just purchased it today from Amazon so i wont’ be able to do tests just yet but keep your “ears” open for an upcoming post with video/audio examples.
Update, I’ve just posted a very short video showing some of the subtle differences of the VideoMic.
However, futher exploration of YouTube has revealed slightly longer audio tests using various settings on the Rode VideoMic. See what you think from this chap. Personally, I think the LOW PASS filter setting is more pleasant. I’m not entirely sure what it does though. If you do, then please leave a comment.
I’m in a very privileged position where I get to teach young local kids in Aylesbury how to be a better photographer. Part of that job is to get the best equipment for them. I recommended the Canon 550D and before we let the camera’s loose on the kids I’ve been getting myself familiar with them. So far I’m very impressed. If I were to compare the 550D to the Nikon D90 (which happens to be a great little camera) I would say the 550D has the slight edge because it can do great video (more of that to come later).
In the meantime, check out these test shots.
Yes, once more I’m back on my Canon Vs Nikon video SLR rant again.
Canon have recently released their budget SLR aim at the amateur. I can’t vouch for the photography quality as I think they pretty much trounce Nikon at the lower end anyway, however their video is far superior to anything Nikon have released!! I would even say the 550D video quality is as good as (if not better) than the Nikon D3s video quality!
Take a look at his promotion video released by Canon. It’s amazing!!! Nikon are just not catching up at all! I love my D3, but I want a D3 that can also do high quality HD video! Is that too much to ask???
My faith in Nikon is ebbing away each month as Canon continues to show the old dog how it’s done. For now, I’m a professional photographer and I will stand by Nikon, but I am very tempted to go to the other side. I don’t know how much longer I can stand it.
I could not believe this when I saw that photo! I thought it was a photoshop mockup but apparently it’s very real! I have no need for one, but I would kill for it! Even the Army Green colour looks manly and robust enough to be dropped. I can’t help thinking it should be the turret of a Tank; that thing could cause some major damage!!