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“Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« on: November 29, 2011, 05:07:12 PM »
More C300 eye candy and praise Jon Yi has provided a fantastic “test” video from the new Canon EOS C300. His conclusion, “C300 = awesome”.

There’s some great info about ISO performance and workflow. A worthwhile watch.

There’s a little bit of language and “skin” in the video, so if you’re easily offended, don’t press ‘play’.

From Jon Yi

In early Fall 2011, I shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. I created an article and a video for Canon based on my experiences with the camera. The video is meant to poke fun at most camera test videos I’ve seen over the years. Canon, not thrilled with my sense of humor, does not credit or condone this video, but I think it shows a lot of the camera’s strengths.

You can read my full article about the EOS C300 here:learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/c300_for_cinematographers.shtml

I believe that Canon made a beautiful camera that is sensible, reliable and portable in a way that I’ve always dreamed a camera could be. It prioritizes great skin tone and has higher ISO sensitivity than any other camera out there.

I know there’s nothing I can say to change the minds of the RED fan club. For the rest of the skeptics, I think once you get your hands on it you’ll understand how great this camera really is. Please buy this camera in January and go film some good skin tones in the dark. You’ll love it.

Thanks go out to all my friends for helping me with this.

Visit Planet5D & Jon Yi for more on the video.

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“Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
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Re: “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 05:18:14 PM »
This looks incredible
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Re: “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 06:09:44 PM »
All camera tests should be like this, that was hilarious.

Looking forward to seeing these cameras in person. Really tempting but makes me wonder what the Hybrid DSLR will be able to do.
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Re: “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 06:28:51 PM »
the C300 isn't impressing me to be honest, as far as physical results are concerned nothing here I haven't already seen from a 7D or 5DII, or D3S

It's impressive with the amount of options you have and the amount of control you have especially with sound, much more so than a DSLR but again.. the results are no different, maybe on a larger scale production you'll see better results.. hmm
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 06:33:31 PM »
Too bad they didn't specify the "HD SLR" they used for the side-by-side shots :) The difference in image stabilisation is huge. I wonder how the 7D/5D II video shooters feel about this comparison.
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Re: “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 07:41:22 PM »
this is a really good video to see the differences + its funny!
yeah im wondering which hd slr was used..

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 07:55:13 PM »

I know nothing about video -- but this was stunning to look at. I can't wait for folks to start making movies with this camera.
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Re: “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 08:35:13 PM »
the C300 isn't impressing me to be honest, as far as physical results are concerned nothing here I haven't already seen from a 7D or 5DII, or D3S

It's impressive with the amount of options you have and the amount of control you have especially with sound, much more so than a DSLR but again.. the results are no different, maybe on a larger scale production you'll see better results.. hmm
I think the point is that you wouldn't be able to get any usable video at those apertures in those lighting conditions with a DSLR, where as the C300 provides really nice video like that at higher apertures in low light.
Too bad they didn't specify the "HD SLR" they used for the side-by-side shots :) The difference in image stabilisation is huge. I wonder how the 7D/5D II video shooters feel about this comparison.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that what was shown in that scene was more to do with reducing rolling shutter problems than IS. The C300 looks absolutely incredible. If I was rich, I'd have one on pre-order in a heartbeat, it has very visually appealing noise at high iso's, very much like film grain rather than digital noise (as was pointed out in the video).
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Re: “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 08:37:16 PM »
Too bad they didn't specify the "HD SLR" they used for the side-by-side shots :) The difference in image stabilisation is huge. I wonder how the 7D/5D II video shooters feel about this comparison.

I shoot with the 7D and a T3i with Magic Lantern and I am extremely impressed.  The Moiré comparison has me sold on this camera.  I've ran into this situation before in an interview except it wasn't the coat, it was the forehead of the person of the person I was interviewing.  I'm also impressed by the reduction in jello from vibrations, this doesn't become an issue for me except when shooting with a telephoto lens.  The wonderful high iso performance is the cherry on top, the noise at 20,000 iso on the C300 is something you would see at around 800-1600 iso on a 7D or T3i. 

What I really want to see is a comparison between the C300 and the 1Dx and other future DIGIC V HDSLR shooters since we already know that the Moiré is reduced along with the jello effect.  Iso performance will also increase due the lack of line skipping.  The improvements with the DIGIC V will also be reducing noise on top of that.  Time will tell.

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 08:47:57 PM »
I've ran into this situation before in an interview except it wasn't the coat, it was the forehead of the person of the person I was interviewing.

"Excuse me, we're having a problem with your forehead on our camera, can we get you a new forehead from our wardrobe?"

As much as I'm not a videographer, I loved the video (once I got it to play, from the external site and HD Off). Definitely impressed by the low-light performance (waiting for the C300s, FF compatible but probably EF-mount only). But some lenses they were shooting with had horrid straight-edged bokeh, I wonder which lenses they used?
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 09:23:53 PM »
Looks promising. :)

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2011, 12:01:40 AM »
That was an Excellent video.... Funny too.  I really like the amount of DOF it gets. And to be able to shoot at 20000iso.... That's really cool.
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Re: “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2011, 12:06:46 AM »
Holy crap, the low light on that camera is amazing. So amazing. 20,000 ISO? For video, that is ridiculous. Normally when I shoot night stuff, it has to be wide open and I try not to go past 1250. 3200 it starts looking like a mess.

But wow... 20,000. impressive.

But I can't afford it anyways.

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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2011, 01:43:33 AM »
that's a crazy huge improvement!!

They might have been poking fun, but honestly that's real world ;)

this will be great for youtube cat-videos :)
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Re: “Revealing” Canon C300 Test Video
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2011, 06:43:32 AM »
And if they put the sensor tech from the C300 into a DSLR... *drool*

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