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!