This is a geek-out entry but i want to record my thoughts more for my own benefit than for others.
In the industry we are all used to Shoulder mounted cameras been flung around by film crews. We are even familiar with smaller medium sized cameras being used in creative ways.
One of the problems has always been the cost of Cameras and lenses. In order to get a broadcast worth system you would be looking to spend about £15-25k on a camera then another £10-30k on a lens or multiple lenses. That’s a hefty £25 – £55k for one camera which is silly money. For a company like Tandem Creative (the company i work for) this becomes a major issue. How can we keep up with technology ad make some money to pay ourselves?
With the arrival of HD we are in the process of figuring out what the best solutions would be for us. Should we go for something like the Sony EX3 or a Panasonic P2 solution
A lot of these questions have been asked over the past year but then out of nowhere came the solution i want to go for. I give you the Canon 5D Mark II. Yes it’s a Digital SLR but it does video. So why is this so good?
Well combine the benefits of SLR lenses, the massive chip inside th sensor and the fact that you needed spend £50k to get a rig that will enable you to shoot beautiful video.
Below are some samples of stuff shot on the Canon 5D Mark II – I’ll let the footage speak for itself.
[vimeo width=”590″ height=”250″]http://vimeo.com/5678870[/vimeo]