dude...5dmkii also offers full manual control...7D for video is very good...esp can control the shutter speed..which 5DMkII cannot...
Slower shutter speed can produce smoother movement in video...
For the lens 10-22, and sigma 30, must be nice
not really..the DOF on the 5D mkII can be alittle too thin for an inexperienced videographer...video part, both are more or less equal....is there anything on the camera side that you need between the two?
An interesting Carl Zeiss article on DSLR video.Which DSLR should I get!!!!! To take videos of cos
Oh, I never thought about "the DOF on the 5D mkII can be alittle too thin" as an issue. Can elaborate a bit more?not really..the DOF on the 5D mkII can be alittle too thin for an inexperienced videographer...
The 7D gives the videographer a more useable DOF while still retaining a fair bit of its cinelook and feel.
you could set a smaller aperture, but videography is not like photography, to certain extent, you might not have as much headroom to play with your shutter speed if you want to close up your aperture.Oh, I never thought about "the DOF on the 5D mkII can be alittle too thin" as an issue. Can elaborate a bit more?
I was wonder, the ability of thin DOF is a good point of 5DII... I mean we can set smaller aperture if don't need shallow DOF right?
I still not really understand...Maybe I'm not owning either camera... Example, if aperture about f8, then the shutter speed could be, say 1/20. But will this 1/20 affect? I thought when we take video, the shutter is always open? Ha ha, I am more confuse now...you could set a smaller aperture, but videography is not like photography, to certain extent, you might not have as much headroom to play with your shutter speed if you want to close up your aperture.
Dear jaegersing,In video, you would not normally adjust shutter speed to control exposure. Changing the shutter changes the amount of motion blur which gives a different "feel" to the video. For 25fps video the standard shutter speed is 1/50s. You can set it slower (to exagerate MB) or faster (for when you want to slomo the shot, or for special crispy-looking effect on the video) but it's not so good if it is changing all the time for no reason.
For DOF control, of course you can close the aperture to widen the DOF, provided you have enough light. Outdoors should be no issue, but indoors where there is less light, and where you are unable to add lights, you either need to open the iris or increase the gain (ISO). Given the choice, I expect most people would open the iris rather than increase ISO, and when the lens is wide open or close to it, that's where you would have to cope with the thin DOF from the 5D2.
But I wouldn't count the thin DOF on the 5D2 as a point against it. If the DOF is too shallow, you can close the iris and compensate with ISO, which will give similar results as the 7D under the same conditions. And when you really want the thin DOF, it is available on the 5D2 but not on the 7D.
Anyway, as I mentioned before, I think the 7D is better overall for video because of the selectable frame rates. Compared with conventional videocams, both the 5D2 and 7D have phenomenal DOF range available and if I was planning to buy one of them for video shooting, this would not be a major factor in my decision.
I engineer mah, all the time having to explain technical things at work!Richard my dear... you are a indeed a tech geek!
Have you got your 7D yet?! =)
I think I might either go with HPX-502, or a 7D with Steadicam Flyer