Ivan, those photos look great. I actually just read your review last night and it helped finalize my decision. Thanks.
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I was planning on purchasing from B&H. They have it listed for $479 with 4% rewards. However, I found a place through Google shopping called "42nd Street Photo" that has it listed for $438. Are these guys legitimate, or is this grey market stuff with no warranty? They seem to have good reviews on ResellerRatings.comWhen you say "legitimate", are you referring to them being Canon Authorized Dealer? if yes, no they are not Canon Authorized Dealer as per the attached list released by Canon on 3rd June 2013.
I know, which is what I use.
I'm talking about FCP X (or FCP 7)...it's a dumb mid-step...glad I generally don't have to deal with it.
However, before exporting to something like Resolve, I do prefer to render my full edit out in ProRes4444, IMHO a better way to work in Resolve.
Well, if I leave Resolve out of the process..I DON'T have to go to prores, I can work with the H264 straight out of the 5D3 within FCPX...but apparently somewhere along the line of upgrades between FCPX and Resolve, the XML round trip using the native out of the camera footage has broken.
The only way to get XML roundtripping working between FCPX and Resolve, is the put the footage in 'optimized' ProRes codec...and that will then work with Resolve.
Resolve has been b!tching about the timecodes coming from the 5D3 if using footage right out of the camera when doing XML out of FCPX for some reason.
I'm using FCPX because it is dead easy to use and CHEAP....$300.
That being said, when it comes time for summer school at one of the colleges around me, I'm going to go spend the $50 to "enroll"...which will give me a edu ID....I'm not going to enroll in any classes, but I am going to use this to get the educational discount on the Adobe CS6 Suite. I think with that discount it is only about $499 or so which is affordable to me.
Then, I can play with all the toys, but at a more reasonable rate.
I'm doing post work on a small film I shot on the 5D3 with the All-I mode. I am doing a decent amount of VFX shots which I bring into AfterEffects. I export them from AE as ProRes HQ and I really can't tell the difference.
Once thing that you also want to keep in mind is that unlike on the 5D2, 5D3 footage can benefit from sharpening in post. Like everything, use it wisely, but it can bring back some additional (perceived) resolution which also helps make the image a bit more robust.
Once again, re-compressing to ProRes is the least of your worries when working with DSRL footage. Really my biggest gripe about doing it is that it's an extra time-consuming process that really shouldn't be necessary nowadays.
I would guess that the 7D2 video performance will be limited by the same overheating problems that limit all DSLRs. DSLRs are camera that are designed to take photographs, but happen to have some ability to make video. The video performance has to be limited to prevent the sensor and electronics from overheating and failing prematurely.
I don't think sensor heat has anything to do with it. You don't need to expose the sensor more times, you just need to throw away less data.
It is getting some great reviews, but as the review on dpreview states the accessories are crazy, and being forced to charge batteries in-camera is just not good.
If Sony addressed these issues it would have an amazing camera on its hands.
As for Canon, let's hope they do not get any ideas from Sony's pricing of extras. How much for that silly little hood again Ouch!