These are real video frame captures from a short film created using the Canon 5D Mark II and top-of-the-line L-lenses. Luckily I already own a bunch of the L lenses already... so for the first time, we'll be able to do full HD footage using top-of-the-line still camera optics at a cost-quality level heretofore never seen before.Imagine: Naturally lit wide aperture full motion HD video. Drop a 35mm f/1.4 on this camera, and be able to record what a candlelit dinner looks like and feels like -- using actual candle light.
Laforet is a photographer; he has no professional film experience and had never used the 5D Mark II before, yet was able to storyboard, cast, shoot and edit the clip in just two days, with less than 12 hours notice. In particular he noted that dumping the MPEG-4 video takes way less time than it would with an actual HD camera. The only issue that would stop a person from shooting a TV pilot solely with this camera is sound matching, he says. If that's covered, you're gold.
Wow, I can't wait... as if I didn't have enough to do already. If I got a Red One, I would have gotten the Canon EOS lens adapter anyway... now I don't even need to shell out for a different camera system.This is a quantum leap forward... so much so, that I can't wait to see the impact on online publishing sites, like ours right here. It's a very exciting time to be helping people post all their stuff online.