5DM3 with Zacuto EVF, Gorilla Plate Adapter, and HDMI Pincher
I received the new Canon 5D Mark III two days after it was launched. I have had some time to play around with the new system and although not revolutionary like the 5DMII, it definately has some upgrades that are important to me. I will be posting another blog post with my thoughts on the camera, however, in the meantime, below is a short outdoor test video I shot last week on the Texas/Mexico border.
I have received a few questions on the test video above and will start sharing my responses below.
Q. Very nicely done, I must say, did you use a glidetrack? What in camera “picture processing”settings did you use? -RuneL via CanonRumors.com
A. I used a IndisliderMini (which I don’t recommend) for the first 2 shots. In camera, I started with the Neutral Picture Style, modified with Stu’s recommended settings below:
Start with the Neutral Picture Style
Set Sharpness to zero—all the way to the left
Set Contrast all the way to the left
Set Saturation two notches to the left
Q. Very nice. did you do any post processing to sharpen the video? -Jacques via CanonRumors.com
A. I did add sharpening in post with Premiere Pro’s built-in “Sharpen” effect. However, for each shot it differed, but I don’t believe I ever went above the 40 mark.
Q. Great vid. Can you tell us what settings you used on your export from Premiere? Did you use the Vimeo HD preset? My exports from premiere into Vimeo never seem to be this sharp (I assume this is 1080p 24fps). Thanks!-Ben M. via Vimeo.com
A. Hi Ben, great question! Just so I don’t miss anything, I have taken a screenshot of my export settings and uploaded here for you: foursandyfeet.com/images/export_settings.jpg
Q. Very Nice ! Did you used All-i or IBP codec ? -Matheus Oliveira via Vimeo
A. Matheus, I used All-I for this. Thanks for watching!
My submission into the Moby, Vimeo and Saatchi & Saatchi music video challenge. This is dedicated to all the fathers, husbands, son and brothers that have lost someone special….
A young mother suffering from a terminal illness finally succumbs to her pain and agony. Leaving behind a heartbroken father that is having difficulty moving on and their young, brave daughter. While reminding him how to live and love again, the young girl teaches her father how to welcome the future after a tragic loss. Continue reading
I was hired by local San Antonio rock band Tension Speak to create a new music video for their upcoming CD release, “This War”. They choose the track “Choke” and after a brief meeting with the band, and listening to the inspiration for the song I came up with a storyline. The song is about the world caving down on you, with so much pressure you feel like you are getting choked out. I know I can relate to this, and I believed others could as well. We were to use 4 members of the band to show 4 different vices, including alcoholism, drug addiction, no money, and cheating wife. The lead singer, Fred Silva was to play the role of the “Angel”, stopping the other person from doing damage to themself or to others. Sounded great on paper, but could I pull this off?? This would be my second music video, and after the first one, I was confident, but staying humble. I went home that night, thought about it some more, came up with a shot list and went to bed uneasy. Continue reading
Final product starring Valerie Garza:
Hired by .com credit agency to create short multimedia intro for website homepage, as well as, create custom voice-over for telephone Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. Also responsible for securing shooting location and booking the talent for this project. Continue reading
via comment: “What are your settings for premiere pro cs-5 and what do you export as?” -Randy
Great question Randy! In fact, I had this very same question when I first started using Premiere Pro CS5. I was lucky enough to be pointed in the right direction by a fellow HDSLR shooter and Premiere user, Richard Allen Crook. Below are a couple of screenshots I took of the settings I use to produce a 1080p, 16:9 aspect ratio video and 1080p 2.35:1 cropped cinema version. Please remember, the export setting’s I use below is what has worked for me and might not necessarily be the right way to do it. Continue reading
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via youtube.com – Rod, Okay, so this is stunningly beautiful. Do you mind if I ask you some advice?
I just got my hands on a T2i, primarily for the video capability (though I am more of a still photographer). What I am dying to know is, what did you do to get such stunning color, contrast, clarity etc? I see you used the stock lens, that is mind boggling to me… What software did you use to enhance the video, and how can I get started learning these techniques?
Thanks in advance. – TheOriginalPol
ANSWER: Congratulations on your new T2i! You already have a head start with being a still photographer and familiar with Adobe products. I’ll try to answer your questions the best I can, however, remember these are just my opinions and what works for me.
via vimeo – “Hi Rod, what was the work flow like editing with CS5? curious, because I just picked up a T2i, and wondering if its going to give me any problems.” -Christopher
Great question! You made a great move by picking up the T2i, however you may have made an even better choice by thinking of using CS5 to edit your footage. I am a avid PC user, and unfortunetly Final Cut Pro is not available for us. Pre-CS5, if you wanted to edit HD footage you have to convert it first with another program like MPEG Streamclip. That is no longer the case, you can edit natively! That means you can take the files directly off your camera, drag them into Premiere Pro and you are rolling! Check out this youtube video from Adobe Ambassador, Jon Barrie, who goes over some of the new great features. -Rod
via youtube.com – Hello Rod! What do you use to edit your videos? I’m going to invest in the t2i very soon, i was debating, but saw your video and it has definitely made my mind up.
They currently have a free 30 day trial.http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/
Hope this helps!