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EOS Bodies - For Video / Canon 60D Stops Recording Automatically!!!
« on: June 03, 2012, 07:53:32 PM »

I use a Secure Digital 32gb Class 10 card.  My video has been stopping recording after 8 seconds or so and is not 4gb in size.

I searched the form and google and have been unable to find a solution!  Any thoughts/ideas/fixes?



Lenses / Videography vs. Photography Lenses
« on: December 31, 2011, 09:03:23 AM »
Greetings all,

I am new to the DSLR world and recently acquired a Canon 60D.

I have a Tamron 17-50 2.8 and a Canon 50 1.8

Low light performance is decent as well as "zoom" capability

I'd like to get a lens, or two, for a modest price that will allow me to capture better low light images and video as well as more zoom capability...

I am not sure if a Tamron or Sigma 17-200mm 2.8 is going to be feasible for video or low light although it will have the zoom and I know that a Rokinon 85mm 1.4 will be much better in low light but may not have the closeness from a  distance that the 70-200 would give...are these both lenses that would solve me video issues?


Main shooting types:

1. Narrative/Documentary
2. Sports
3. B-Roll (city shots, scenes, etc.)

EOS Bodies / Grain & Noise - Canon 60D
« on: December 26, 2011, 03:30:30 PM »
Greetings and Happy Holidays!

I made the purchase finally, a Canon 60D.  I have a Tamron 17-50 (2.8) and a Canon 50mm (1.8).  I have not had much success importing/exporting video footage from indoors (moderate to low light situations).  Much of the video seems to carry a lot of noise or grain.

Any suggestions in importing, settings, lens suggestions (was thinking of getting a Rokinon 85mm and/or 30mm 1.4)



EOS Bodies / 5dMKII vs. 60D
« on: November 25, 2011, 08:46:29 AM »
I was looking at these two packages I put together for mainly video purposes...thoughts?

60D - $2,200

Canon 60D Body (DIYMicro) $788
Sigma 30 1.4 (Unique Photo) $439
Tokina 11-16 (SimplyElectronics) $686
Transcend 32gb SHDC (B&H) $39.95

5DMKII - $2,643

Canon 5DMKII Body (RytherCamera) $1989
Canon 50mm 1.4 (AbesofMain) $379
Transcend 32gb CF (NewEgg) $65

Lenses / prime vs. zoom
« on: November 19, 2011, 02:32:53 PM »
Greetings Gents & Ladies,

I am purchasing a Canon 60D this upcoming "Black Friday." 

I am in need of advice for lens options:

I'd like the ability to get GREAT DOF on close-ups etc. 

My primary mode:  VIDEO

My primary content: Narrative/Documentary types (secondary = sports)

Question Primes vs. Zooms?

Is it better to get a 70-200 2.8 L (no IS) and have that for about 6 months


Is it better to get a 50mm 1.4 along with a 11-16mm for about a year and maybe save for the 70-200

Once again this is mostly for video



EOS Bodies / Re: 60D or Wait?
« on: November 08, 2011, 09:08:54 PM »
Those reviews completely rip apart the Canon DSLR's for video and highly recommend the that the general consensus here?

Are there legitimate counterpoints to that review?

EOS Bodies / Re: T2i vs. 60D vs. 5dMKII
« on: November 08, 2011, 09:06:42 PM »
If DSLR's stink then what would you recommend?  I sold my Canon HFS20 as it had a "soccer" mom feel to it with no DOF or cinematic quality.  It did better with action shots, audio, and long filming.

I could see doing an interview with a 12-minute max be problematic.  Are there any workarounds to this?  Also are there any workarounds to moire/aliasing?

Or am I better off getting a GH2 and learning how to make it "cinematic" looking in post-production?

EOS Bodies / Video Moire/Aliasing!?
« on: November 07, 2011, 06:07:50 AM »
Greetings all,

I was wondering if there is a standard fix for the nasty moire/aliasing that plague the Canon DSLR line for video?

If not then I may be forced to go with a GH2.  My last post many of you convinced me that the 60D was the way to go with a few fast primes and a nice zoom.

Now, after watching many videos I am very concerned with the moire/aliasing issue.


« on: November 04, 2011, 04:59:38 PM »
This is what Canon says about this issue...any thoughts?:

"Thank you for your inquiry about the EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 60D and EOS
Digital Rebel T2i.  We value you as a Canon customer and appreciate the
opportunity to assist you.

Of each of these, the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 60D are the better choices.
The EOS 5D Mark II is the best choice because it has the larger image
sensor, so it manages the amount of noise a little better.  Also, it has
all of the video options available that some other models do not have.

Video from each of these is still the same resolution and compression,
so there is not much difference except for what I mentioned above about
the larger image sensor.  The EOS 60D does have one feature that you may
find very useful and that is the LCD can move around to different
positions.  If I had the choice, and many others may agree, I would say
that saving a little of the cost on the body and investing in the higher
quality lenses is important if you had to choose between the two.  Both
the EOS 60D and the EOS 5D Mark II will still produce great quality

EOS Bodies / Re: T2i vs. 60D vs. 5dMKII
« on: November 03, 2011, 05:36:33 AM »
Interesting debates. Thanks for the advice.

It sounds like the overwhelming recommendation is 60D.

Just to clarify since I wasn't clear. But my primary use will be video. I'll be looking to do narrative documentaries think "Inside Job" or any PBS or Michael Moore film.

Secondly I'd use it for sports for my students.

Finally I use it for stills.

Assuming the 60D still holds as my best for this what top 3 lenses would you suggest ... Sounds like a 50mm and small zoom lens?   I'd like to spend no more than a thousand on lenses. I also need suggestions for:

SDHC card

EOS Bodies / Re: T2i vs. 60D vs. 5dMKII
« on: November 02, 2011, 09:25:15 PM »
MT points well taken.  I failed to mention that I have no legit experience with photography.  I am into creativity art and music.  As a  teacher I'd like the ability to film my students, create documentary narratives, and have the ability to shoot my kids playing sports from time to time.

I do assume that there is enough of a difference between the 4 bodies I listed that definitive differences can be pointed out.

I have been drawn to DSLR and sold my Canon HFS20 because the DOF and cinematic quality was to die for.  Now I see that low light performance, white balance, color neutrality, cinematic quality, aliasing, moire, focus, etc matter

I'm just not experienced enough to do it without sincere and educated advice.

As far as the second questions, thoughts on new vs. used/refurbished?  I'd like to save $$$ but not compromise quality, value, and long-term integrity if something breaks.

EOS Bodies / T2i vs. 60D vs. 5dMKII
« on: November 02, 2011, 09:00:41 PM »
Hey gents (and ladies).  In my prior post I asked about the 60D or wait for a new model.

I've accrued a bit more funds since then and have also accrued more knowledge.

It seems like their is so much diverse opinion for HDSLR and video.

1. 5dMKII body and an inexpensive lens for a few months and slowly save for better lenses
2. 60D body and get two decent lenses and slowly save for better lenses
3. T2i body and get a really nice lens now and then slowly add as I go
4. Screw it and get a Panasonic GH2



new vs. used?  thoughts? Ebay/Craigslist/Refurbs

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D or Wait?
« on: October 25, 2011, 08:13:07 PM »
Thanks for some of the replies gentleman.

I am patiently waiting for the $ I have coming my way from selling my HFS20.

I should have about $1300 when that comes.  I'd like to get my reserves up to $2,000 before I begin shopping.

I am starting from scratch (body, lens, bag, audio, filters, memory card)

I have a few follow-up/repeat questions:

   1. 60D vs. GH2? Many are saying the GH2 is far superior than the 60D for video quality?  Can anyone weigh in on this?

   2. Will there be a new camera before Christmas?  I do not think I'd like to wait any longer then a few weeks unless a comparably priced body is coming out.

   3. Any good websites for beginner DSLR video users?

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D or Wait?
« on: October 11, 2011, 01:55:31 PM »
Catz, you've made me semi-depressed.  However the original thread was not about the 60D vs. the 5DMKII, which we know serves much better in video especially in low light...however how do you account for some of the stunning work done on 60d's throughout the net?  It cannot all be post-production.

Just to gain some clarity as my post seems to veered off a little...

1. 60D new or used...any difference/preferences?

2. Starting lenses that will bring the total price of the 60D and lenses under $2,000

3. Advice on getting great video capturing and that cinematic look for beginners.

Thanks again for the advice given thus far!

EOS Bodies / Re: 60D or Wait?
« on: October 09, 2011, 10:47:00 AM »
Thanks again guys... how about purchasing new vs. used?  Thoughts.  I am skeptical about purchasing high-end electronics from private sellers...thoughts?

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