I took out my EOS 50D to a street festival at night and took some trial videos of my friends band performing. I wanted to see how the 50D performed under available lighting. The lens used was a Canon EF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 IS (a nice lens but not a fast one to say the least). Only the close ups were shot with the 50D @ 00:54, 01:04, 01:09, 01:48, 02:06, 02:28, 02:52, 03:26, and 04:12. The rest was shot using a Panasonic HDC-SD5 on a tripod. All the shots with the 50D were done handheld but came out very unstable so I had to stabilize it in FinalCut Pro 7 with SmoothCam. The result was not very good since it created a sort of "jelly-like" effect on most of the close-ups especially at 03:24 (maybe someone knows a better way to stabilize on post). On the 50D, I used a Lexar Professional 32GB 600x UDMA CF Card. I shot everything at 3.0x bit rate. The Lexar performs extremely well, no locks or errors and I was shooting for long periods of time with the 50D. I captured audio with the H1n recorder about 50 feet away from the loud speakers. A good test trial and plan to test the the 50D on other projects.
Filmed at the Margate Street Festival in Margate, Florida.
Canon EOS 50D with Magic Lantern
H1n External recorder
FinalCut Pro 7