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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Video Editing Work Flow?
« on: September 29, 2014, 03:59:48 PM »
I would suggest that you first do a little research of your own on google..etc or even go tru past posts on this forum before starting a new  post..tell me how to edit....
It can come off as a bit lazy.

1, http://lmgtfy.com/?q=canon+6d+how+to+edit+mov
2, Are you serious???      http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+edit+my+first+movie
3, final format depends on the delivery platform   ..web/DVD/Bluray..etc.. so there is no oneoff usual final format.

But... Its possible that eninja can be a total newbie to video.
Nonetheless, here is my response:

1. You can edit what you have without any transformation. But, you will encounter a lot of lag and/or a lot rendering. You probably benifit by transforming into a edit friendly format like Pro Res, but its still going to be .mov

2. Yes, chop, reject, piece together video, add transitions, effects.

3. The final format can remain .mov... Let the DVD/Blu-Ray software transform the video as it records it to DVD.

To the newbie, Im sure none of the above makes any sense either if you are an extreme newbie. Do you think that .mov files are like .cr2 files? Its not... You can play .mov files on QuickTime, .mov files are like Jpeg...
I guess MOV is more friendly on a mac as opposed to a PC.

To best explain number 2, watch a movie or even a music video, watch it carefully for content, then watch it again for how often the scene changes, time the scene change too. Then look at how often the angle changes within a scene... Also look at different transitions and effects. There is also various color grading too. But overall, it should tell you why you need to edit, its really a filmmaking process. Not for your average video about your son/daughter's basketball game.

Lenses / Re: 50mm f/1.4 Canon vs. Sigma
« on: September 28, 2014, 05:48:02 PM »

Example of when I hate this lens:


Focus is off and image is super soft. Not a fan of the bokeh in this either.

Examples of when I love this lens:



Which lens is used in the above pictures? The sigma or canon?
And as everyone else have asked, have you AFMA'd the curent Canon 50mm that you have?

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Can Canon Cinema EOS Keep Up?
« on: September 25, 2014, 11:48:47 PM »
I, and many others will not buy a 4K TV as my relatively new 1080p TV is fine for now.

Oh yeah, I'm in the same predicament. I'm planning on waiting for 8K before upgrading my television, and hopefully by then, televisions will be some nano technology, paper thin material that you plaster on the wall.

I don't know what it is with people nowadays... its definitely G.A.S.
But people are going through technology like cell phones, it used to be computers....
In any case, when I buy something, I hope it lasts me 10 years as long as it gets the job done. Cars, television, cameras...

I mean don't get me wrong... if you're a professional and your profession's sustainability involves being with the top of the line tech. then by all means. But if you can do the same job as the next guy with something old and inexpensive... then do it and be proud that you saved that bit of money.

You have to think about retirement...

I will admit, I have G.A.S. too. And, I want a 1D-C... and spec wise the 7DII is only 4 fps short, crop and missing 4K. But are those enough to pay a premium of $8300 more? Hell no. And, I know with the current system I have... it will not support 4K. By the way, I run on 8 Xeon cores running at 3Ghz, 25Gb of RAM and 2 SSDs on a MAC.

EOS Bodies / Re: Is Canon now two generations behind Nikon?
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:03:57 PM »
810 doesn't just approach the 5d3, in tech, it pulls out and passes it and flips the bird at it on the way by.

Yes, we all know you think "camera" = "sensor".   Frame rate...5DIII > D810.  AF system...5DIII > D810.
Hmmm, plus:

Canon Lenses > Nikon Lenses, ML at Canon > ML at Nikon .... ohhhhh wait  :o

Why do you say that out of curiosity?  Don't get me wrong, I'm somebody who almost went the Nikon route but ultimately went with Cannon, however I keep running across assessments that Nikon and Cannon both have excellent and nearly equivalent quality (overall) lens offerings.

There are a few things that Cannon offers that Nikon doesn't (ie: I get the impression that Cannon is better when it comes to macro offerings) and visa versa (Nikon has traditionally had more to offer with Wide Angle lenses... particularly UWA zooms).

I think this would explain it best:

Remember, not many people like Tony Northrup here, I can care less for him and his videos... but this is really good!! I know it is annoying, but be patient, wait till after 7:45 seconds.

He uses DXOmark too.

EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Can Canon Cinema EOS Keep Up?
« on: September 24, 2014, 02:25:47 PM »
Definitely agree with you there, but I also remember very clearly when people were saying similar things about 1080p. Things like why bother, shoot in 720p, nobody can tell the difference etc.

Of course, you can see the difference, but its how far you are sitting to see this difference. Not to mention screen size. Apple's retina display, the ratio - screen resolution : screen size is variable to suit minimum viewing distance.


In my honest opinion, I don't think 4K TVs will catch on...
Not only is there a lack of 4K content, but people will not see the value. Sure the price of 4K TVs are dropping, but seriously... 1080p came out at the perfect time. People were upgrading their TVs, they wanted larger televisions, flat screen and obviously 16:9 widescreen TVs... which only started appearing after 2001. Even then it was pretty thick, remember those 4:3 tube TVs? That wasn't too long ago. The massive transition from 4:3 tube TVs to 16:9 flat screen TVs was the real reason of the acceptance of 1080p.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Which Canon L Lens for 7D Mark II?
« on: September 21, 2014, 12:05:20 PM »
I have been a stand-in for a photographer friend of mine. They were paid gigs and all I used were my 7D, 16-35 and the 50mm... Sometimes the 100mm macro.

So its not impossible, but 1 lens and body would be better if you don't want to run around much.

Given my camera + situation... Its best to know how the ceremony will proceed so you can plan your shots (remembering the rule of thirds, framing correctly, and running around with the 50 makes for some epic pictures). Also... 8fps really captures those really critical/special moments.

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D2 and EF 24 - 105 F4 L IS USM
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:16:18 PM »
Do you already have a 24-105? or is it something you are going to pick up sooner/later?

If you don't already have it, I strongly recommend Sigma 16-35mm f/1.8.

EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon answer Sony's new cinema cameras
« on: September 19, 2014, 07:06:32 PM »
You know what Canon should do... they should introduce 4K stuff in their Rebels (trully disrupt the industry). I mean everyone is quoting Jobs on "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will..." so do it... but this will just piss everyone else (meaning the companies) off too.

And, their cinema equipment should start with 1080p (forget 720p), 2.5K, 4K & 6K.
Thats if they have the tech.

No it won't. Other camera companies are already introducing 4K into their consumer product lines, so Canon doing it later would still be a dollar short and a day late.

Real leaders don't do it from behind.

I didn't know that $1500+ was a consumer product line.

EOS Bodies / Re: Will Canon answer Sony's new cinema cameras
« on: September 19, 2014, 06:21:05 PM »
You know what Canon should do... they should introduce 4K stuff in their Rebels (trully disrupt the industry). I mean everyone is quoting Jobs on "If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will..." so do it... but this will just piss everyone else (meaning the companies) off too.

And, their cinema equipment should start with 1080p (forget 720p), 2.5K, 4K & 6K.
Thats if they have the tech.

You know whats funny... you know how some of us (including me) laugh at and/or make fun of those that ask... should I wait for the next model or buy the existing model. I don't think the Nikon Rumor site have that as a running gag.  ;D

EOS Bodies / Re: 7D Mark II Video Tested By Gizmodo
« on: September 18, 2014, 06:10:09 PM »
What exactly are we supposed to see here?  Or want to see?  They all seem pretty identical, the only clue telling otherwise is the slight changes in perspective when switching out cameras.  Is there something missing that a "videographer's camera" would have?

+1. I must be dumb...but I don't get it either :/

To answer both Rowbear and SoullessPolack... not that I saw the video per se (well not yet, but I have an idea).
The sensors are identical, and even if the sensor is different its still downsampling from the bigger sensor, because its 1080p.

The 70D is cheaper and has swivel touch screen, which makes it more ideal for videographers (in my opinion).
The only thing the 7DII brings to the table in terms of video is the 1080/60p and the ALL-I/IPB/IPB light, which is not enough for someone to upgrade from a 70D. Moreover, there are other options like the G4H, A7s, and now the NX1 that has always had 1080/60p but also have 4K (they all have more to offer than the 7DII). In my opinion, having 4K does not make it a videographer's camera.

A "videographer's camera" is just much more than just 4K... and well 7DII even less than that...
If they had put all the functionalities of what Magic Lantern is offering, without Magic Lantern tampering with it. Then it would be a videographer's camera...

EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:48:30 PM »
For a brief time the 1D-C offered the novelty of 4K video in a digital stills camera. If you use a 3:2 aspect ratio then a full frame 46MP (non-foveon) is about 8200x wide... cropped 1.3x for (S35 coverage) gives you 6.3K video. With DPAF and improved DR a 1D-C Mark-II it could again offer something novel to those who can budget for it. To shoot 6K video at 24p I'm guessing it would have the internals to do at least 8fps.

As 4K is becoming more mainstream the 1D-C (at its price-point) is becoming more and more irrelevant. With the price drops on the 1D-C it falls directly into a 9-10K price bracket so a camera like "this" could reasonably replace it and with improved video technology. (7D-II might still have some video tricks which haven't been uncovered yet)

Anyway, this would probably signal a true separation between the 1D-C line and the 1D-X line, which on the other hand would probably prioritize higher-fps and better-low-light-performance over increased-resolution. So the "1Dc Mark-II" might be a spiritual successor to the 1Ds Mark-III (from a stills perspective) and less pricey successor to the 1Dc (from a video perspective).

What do you think?

+1 on the 6K video.
Now that will be something that will compete along side what Kinefinity/RED offers.

EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:20:03 PM »
It would need like 10fps at 46MP FF mode and better video than the 1DC all around every which way and Exmor-like low ISO DR. If it managed all of that then it certainly could justify 8k-9k. That would be the best DSLR ever made.

Not going to happen. Keep dreaming... you have totally lost it... 46MP alone is already dreaming... then everything else you ask as well... Might as well throw all the existing 1DX and 1DC in the thrash compacter and sell this camera alone. Do you think Canon plans on throwing its existing cameras (the ones in their inventory) like the 1DX and the 1DC in the thrash? Do you think that they are going to reduce the price of the 1DX or 1DC to the point that its close to or as affordable as the 5DIII? You can find the 1DsIV for $4500-$5000 still... so without dreaming... what do you think will really happen, given the past and present tech.?
Even still, with the specs that you are dreaming about it would be the best DSLR ever made, until someone else comes up with something better. Then you guys will be b!tching about something else.

EOS Bodies / Re: A New EOS Pro Body With 46mp Next Month? [CR1]
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:11:14 PM »
There's one other thing we can almost be certain of: this sensor is HIGHLY unlikely to end up in the 5D4. Canon lost a bunch of 1DsIII sales to the 5D2 and I can't see them doing that again.

But what then? They lose all sales to D810 and Sony?
They can't just have some 8k camera that offers high MP and high DR and expect that to compete with the $2000-2500 stuff. The 8k cam might also have high fps and this and that and be the best, but 8k is simply too much for most people to afford no matter how much they'd love to get it (and some don't like mega large bodies).

Isn't it better to have 85,000 sales of 5D4 than 4000 sales of 1DsX?

How do you know that Canon is losing people to D810 and Sony?
Lets be honest, you can go back to 2010 (like Neuro posted somewhere) and you will see people DRoning on about the lack of DR in Canon compared to Nikon from before 2008 (there is proof of this... actual proof). It hasn't improved since then... what makes you think that will change any time soon? And, obviously, increasing MP is not going to improve that...
If DR is what you are looking for... then by all means Nikon is your brand... go towards the light...

With that said, if you increase MP, there is a chance you are going to hurt those high ISOs (if daytime landscape photography is your only need for a camera, I'm not even...)
And, there are those that will complain about the large file sizes taking up too much hard drive space, thereby increasing the need for other resources to work with such files... all in all, it might hurt rather than inflate 5D sales... so your 5D4 could only sell 4000 units.

Go to Tony Northups youtube page and look up that video of why he can't switch to Nikon, even though he wants to...

EOS Bodies / Re: High ISO Samples from the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
« on: September 17, 2014, 07:30:26 PM »
Click the pictures and look at the pictures!
They are RAW transformed into jpeg without in-camera noise reduction. Hence you are able to see how much noise at each level.

What was used for the RAW conversion?

I don't know... but I assume its the EOS software.
You can clearly see the difference between the 12800 ISO pic that Matt Granger took versus these ones. So, there you go... you have an idea, if you were one of the pre-order peeps and want 12,800 ISO RAW to be clean, don't expect miracles.

I want to know how good ISO in video mode is...

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