This video shows four clips filmed with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II using its manual movie mode, following the June 2009 1.1.0 firmware update. This video is part of a full review of the camera at:
All four clips were filmed using the Canon EF 50mm f1.2L lens with its aperture wide-open at f1.2 for the minimum depth-of-field. The shutter speed was set to the minimum 1/30 setting and the ISO adjusted for the ambient light.
The first three clips were taken in a dim bar with the sensitivity at 400 ISO, while the final clip (under 50Hz fluorescent lighting, hence the flicker) was taken in a newsagents at 100 ISO. The exposures were not adjusted while filming, and all were handheld, so we apologise for any wobbling in advance.
In three out of the four clips, the focusing was manually adjusted to demonstrate the ability to selectively focus from one subject to another - something that's now easy to achieve with the 5D Mark II and the right lens.
The clips were imported directly into a 1080p 30fps Premiere Pro CS4 timeline and exported as 1080p 30fps H.264.