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Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« on: April 26, 2012, 12:16:47 AM »
I went to Canon CPS event in Los Angeles today. Just got back and I had to get these photos/video up.

As a photographer, I was much more interested in playing with the 1DC. So while everybody was in another room in a Q&A Session with Shane Hurlbut, I snuck off to play with this bad boy.

I was able to get hands-on experience with this monster for about an hour. It was just me, the Canon Rep, and a bunch of lenses in the room :D

Check out all of those options for video res/frame rate :D

The camera itself felt great in my hands. I thought it would be really heavy, but I didn't find the weight cumbersome at all. It felt really balanced and fit my big hands perfectly. I probably could have snuck in a CF card since there were times where the Canon rep wasn't paying attention (I had access to it as if it was my own).

Here is a video of the manic 12fps!
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Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
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Re: Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 12:21:13 AM »
More photos!
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Re: Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 12:22:33 AM »
1DC + 50 cinema lens!
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Re: Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 12:27:59 AM »
Wow you are a lucky man, how was that cinema lens?  I wonder if it's pretty much a 50L in a cinema housing like the Zeiss CP.2's?  Did the image on the back screen just look amazing in 4K? 

I think it's a sick camera, but I'll never understand why they didn't just strip the photo features like the 12fps/AF and price it under $10k.  Hopefully they'll release something close to as capable for 1/2 the price once they squeeze all the money out of the early adopters. 
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Re: Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 12:41:10 AM »
Nice!  Being more into photography I am not very interested in the 1DC, but I am curious what the CN-E 50 is capable of.  From the specs it looks to have amazing bokeh.
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Re: Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 12:41:52 AM »
There was no card in the camera, so I couldn't record with it.

But the LCD screen looks fantastic. I was messed around with the 50, but was kind of confused with how it worked so I'm not the best person to ask.

I played more with the 1DC that wasn't mounted on a tripod, which had regular EF lenses attached. I'm not that interested in the film aspect so I played with this one instead. I figured it's basically a 1DX with 4K video so it was as close to the 1DX as I was going to get!


If my memory serves right, this may be the rig that Shane used to film The Ticket.
There were 3 rigs in the room--2 with a 1DC and 1 with a c300.
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Re: Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 01:00:38 AM »
Did the image on the back screen just look amazing in 4K? 

I was at the event as well and the footage looked fantastic.

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Re: Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 01:40:48 PM »
I will admit this camera does look very sexy indeed!  Now if only we could do something about its price!

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 02:12:03 PM »
Very Sexy. :D Sounds like my TDI jetta but probably costs more  :-[

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Re: Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2012, 04:50:57 PM »
I will admit this camera does look very sexy indeed!  Now if only we could do something about its price!

 :P  :P :P

Word on the street is that it's going to be released at $11,999, which definitely seems more reasonable than $15k. Either way the footage from it looks amazing, even the Vimeo version looks better than 5DIII's raw footage, and you lose quite a bit of quality when you upload to vimeo. Im sure the original on a good monitor looks absolutely stunning.  This thing definitely has a place in the cinema world and the fact that you can record 4k onto cf cards is pretty impressive.  I do wonder how much of he differences between it and the 1DX are from hardware or firmware.  If magic lantern figures out a way o hack the 1Dx to shoot 4k Canom is going to be pissed. 

Hell I'm excited to see what it does for the 5D3 considering digic 5 has 17x the processing power of digic 4
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Re: Hands-on Experience with the 1DC
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2012, 04:50:57 PM »