Here is another tutorial that works for encoding and compressing DSLR from the popular Canon group of cameras. I am using Final Cut 7 and Compressor 3.5 for this tutorial. For more tutorials visit webvideochefs.com
PLEASE NOTE: I AM NEW TO EDITING AND SHOOTING VIDEO. THIS PIECE WAS ALL PUT TOGETHER WITH IMOVIE WHICH CONVERTED ALL MY 60P FILES TO 30P WHICH IS WHY THE SLOMO IS SO JUMPY. I'M TRYING TO LEARN FINAL CUT SO I CAN WORK IN 60P PROPERLY IN POST--POINT IS: ALL THIS FOOTAGE WILL LOOK WAY BETTER IN A DECENT CODEC WITH TRUE 60P. FYI... BE PATIENT, I'M LEARNING EVERY DAY... patrick murphy-racey
All footage shot with Canon 7D camera bodies at 1/125th and 1/160th shutter-speed at 60P (720). I used three lenses: Canon EF400mm f/2.8L IS, EF200mm f/2L IS, EF15mm f/2.8. I also used two Cavision viewfinders to ease focusing on the LCD... Hope you enjoy it as much as I did shooting it!!!! pm-r
If you want to see exactly how this was shot, click on this link for an 8 min. video DIY... vimeo.com/8137230
This is a companion piece to a video I shot at the 2009 SEC championship game in Atlanta's Georgiadome which is here: vimeo.com/8090466.
It explains the significance of using 60P in Canon DSLR camera bodies. At the time this was made, the only camera available was the 7D with 60P capability. Shortly, the 1DMark IV will be shipping which will offer an even better solution as it will give a closer to full-frame 60P. Still, at a street price of around $1700, the 7D will have the indy film community drooling, and a lot of still shooters like myself, trying to figure out how to shoot and edit video. For stuff that's not moving, the 5D Mark II remains the Mac Daddy for interviews and other slow moving capture needs. With the new Magic Lantern firmware piggyback, it's now ready for prime time with full manual control and an audio section without that annoying hisssssssssssssss....
This longer video was made in order to not have to respond to over 150 e-mails that I've received about the SEC video footage in just 24 hours. I tried to answer most of the questions here. Last, sorry about the audio quality of the stuff that came from the Canon SX1 camera when I'm talking on the field. They actually put a manual level control into that point & shoot model and it was set wrong at the game. Why they put manual audio control into a point & shoot and not into the 5D/7D... well, I won't go there.
I actually used the SX1 to do my voiceovers for this piece... It's a way cool little box with true HD 16:9 and allows you to shoot still photos at 16:9 too... which is very welcome... Enjoy, learn, and shoot something yourself! pm-r :)
ps. And Santa, if you're out there listening, please give us a pellical-mirror body with 60P and a full-frame sensor. You can get Canon to cooperate in this one small favor I ask. I've been a good boy!