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Simon Chan is off-line
20 April 2014 13:16
Chandos
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Cant't believe I have'nt seen this yet but it is on tonight 9.00pm Channel 5. This movie is best known amongst the indie filmmaker community who was part of the video dSLR revolution, not for its content but that it was almost if not exclusively shot with the Canon 5DMkII.


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
20 April 2014 13:47
RedChecker
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According to imdb it was one of seven types of camera used for filming...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1591479/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec
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Simon Chan is off-line
20 April 2014 14:24
Chandos
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That why I said "almost". The action shots using first person perspective were exclusively 5Ds so I should have made myself clear on that but the movie is mostly shot with the 5DMkII.
IMDB does'nt mention if cameras were use only for production stills, if footage from a particular camera made the final cut.
When the movie started shooting in early 2009 initially it was shot alongside other cameras because the manual feature of the 5DMkII at the time was very limited but when manual feature arrived later that year it was virtually all 5Ds with the odd 7D apart from some aerial shots.
The entire movie is 70% shot from 5DMkII while 20% shot using film, 5% Sony HDC-F950 and the rest others.




HowardJ is off-line
20 April 2014 15:31
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That's amazing.

Isn't there a short limit on the length of a video clip on the mkII?


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
20 April 2014 15:37
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29 minutes 59 seconds. This is due to a European tax iirc on video recording devices, and is common among most stills cameras that record video.
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 jivago Photographic is off-line
20 April 2014 20:50
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It's not an 'Act of Valour' to shoot with Canon kit - Because 'Discretion is the Better Part of Valour''   - Therefore you wouldn't
http://www.jivagophoto.com/


Simon Chan is off-line
21 April 2014 00:59
Chandos
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The 5DMkII has a continous recording limit of 4Gb and in HD mode it is around 12mins clip because CF card are formatted using Fat32. You could use an external recorder with HDMI out which is only limited to the size of the external HDD.


David Heels is off-line
21 April 2014 11:19
Crippen
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Can you not wirelessly save footage straight to a laptop these days?



If you're interested in DSLR movies, can I also recommend a little Zombie/Buddy Movie movie called 'The Battery'.

http://watch.thebatterymovie.com

Not only is it very good, but it was shot entirely on a 5DMKII, for $6k. According to their website it was shot in two weeks, with a crew (for most of those two weeks) of only 6 people.

I saw this projected onto a cinema screen at a Horror Film Festival back in November and was extremely impressed by how good it looked, blown up.

Below is a snap of the film makers entire kit.




Dave


Simon Chan is off-line
21 April 2014 12:17
Chandos
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I no longer uses dSLR for movies anymore, last shot a video at an event about 2 years ago. I first started shooting video on my 5DMkII over 5 years ago for fun, it was a novelty because of the large sensor, resaonable DR and good lowlight but the detail sucks because of comperession and line skipping not least poor rolling shutter. Over the years I seen many small production companies popping up everywhere using dSLRs as their main camera, some were good, most were so so but all have the same compressed look and 95% of these filmmakers are suckers for extreme DOF that focuses back and forth.


Steven Jardine is off-linePlatinum Member
21 April 2014 13:14
RedChecker
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Quote from Crippen
Can you not wirelessly save footage straight to a laptop these days?




Not HD video footage, there's way too much bandwidth needed for wireless (my 6D records at around 91mbps iirc for 1080P, and even broadcast standard MXF is 50mbps).

dSLRs filled a nice gap for the enthusiast a few years ago but all of the dedicated manufacturers of film/video equipment have caught up fast and for any serious film maker there are many far more suitable options out there, many of which have gone the next step in recording 4k (which only a handful of dSLRs are capable of at present).
When you are dead, you do not know that you are dead. All of your pain is felt by others. The same thing happens when you are stupid.



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