Shot on Canon 5D Mark II with the latest firmware (1.1.0)
All shots are handheld. The lens used is a Canon 50mm 1.4
Edited with Final Cut Pro and then conformed to 24p using Cinema Tools and Compressor
In this past week, we had the opportunity to put our hands on the Canon 5D Mark II, a photographic digital camera, so that we could make a few tests and evaluate the possibility of having it as the main camera for our film.
The quality of the image was really impressive, the depth of field obtained, thanks to its full-frame sensor, gives it that cinema look that is rarely achieved by video cameras. The way in which it compresses the archives does make the editing a little tougher, but it's nothing we can't deal with.
Due to the fact that it's a quite small and light camera when compared to other video cameras, it is a bit hard to operate it with our bare hands, bringing up the necessity of using accessories that will guarantee the stability of the image.
We were rather happy with what we were able to get and have decided that the Canon 5D Mark II is our best option.
Also, we'll soon have other test videos, but this time we'll use a shoulder stabilizer device built by the chief electrician of our crew.