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My 5d seems to have better video then stills
« on: November 23, 2012, 12:39:50 AM »
When i first got the 5dmkiii it seemed to take wonderfull pictures but now it seems the picture i take is not as sharp as the image i see in the lense. I took some video and the video images are much sharper then still shots of the same subject mater and light conditions. Can you help me with this.I am sure its the settings. Thanks for any advise.
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My 5d seems to have better video then stills
« on: November 23, 2012, 12:39:50 AM »

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Re: My 5d seems to have better video then stills
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 01:16:21 AM »
If you have not changed the setting, the images are saved in the best quality.

What settings and lens do you use (aperture, shutter speed etc.)? Handheld ord not?

It´s a fact that the images you see through the viewfinder are much sharper and better than the images saved as JPG. The JPG-image quality from the 5D Mark III are in my opinion unusable and a big step worser then the JPG-images from the 5D Mark II or 1Ds Mark III (only from ISO 50 to ISO 800).
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Re: My 5d seems to have better video then stills
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 01:19:07 AM »
I can think of a few reasons why this may be happening.

1- You may need to do AFMA on your camera to fix any front or back focusing.
2- You may need to use a higher shutter speed to reduce blur from camera shake.
3- You maybe need to use a narrower aperture to have enough depth of field.
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Re: My 5d seems to have better video then stills
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 01:19:25 AM »
I guess if not too much of a pain you could always try "clear all camera settings" under the menu. Then if you had made some changes you want to keep just put them back gradually so at least you know which one is causing you a problem.

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Re: My 5d seems to have better video then stills
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2012, 01:23:35 AM »
yeah gonna need more info to help diagnose otherwise your are gonna get all sorts of responses
maybe post up some examples of the problems
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Re: My 5d seems to have better video then stills
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2012, 01:30:44 AM »
The 5d mkiii has very aggressive JPG noise reduction, try turn it off and see how you go.

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Re: My 5d seems to have better video then stills
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2012, 02:02:02 AM »
Perhaps it's down to video being lower resolution to photo and appearing sharper to the eye. Also, I'm not sure if the noise reduction filter is active with video. This is well known make still images look soft from Canon cameras.


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Re: My 5d seems to have better video then stills
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