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#1 David Kruta

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:18 AM

Just shot a music video on our new Canon 7D. Definitely still getting used to it, but the results are blowing me away, especially from a $1700 camera.


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I'd love any feedback, criticism, etc. Happy to answer any questions as well
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#2 Roger Richards

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 10:45 AM

Very nicely done! The camera held up ok on some of the whip pans.
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#3 Anna Clara Casapollo

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:35 AM

Wow!
I really liked it! I'm thinking about buying the 7D, so it was nice to see it used in a complex situation. It held up nicely in my opinion in situations with a lot of light and darkness (the outside shots). Would you tell me a bit more of the specs? ISO? filters? And it's so cool that you managed it all in a single take.
The only thing more I would have done was to smooth it out a bit in post, like color correction to give the skin a bit more pink, especially in the outside shots, but that's purely an aesthetic comment.
Really great though, thank you for posting it.
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#4 David Kruta

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 11:35 AM

It more than surpassed my expectations, and we're still getting used to it and figuring out the best settings. I agree about your color correction comment - a process we are still learning and working on.

I believe we shot at 1240 ISO (although it very well could have been 640), 24p, 1/50 shutter. No filters. We had minimal lights to work with, thus the high ISO.

Wow!
I really liked it! I'm thinking about buying the 7D, so it was nice to see it used in a complex situation. It held up nicely in my opinion in situations with a lot of light and darkness (the outside shots). Would you tell me a bit more of the specs? ISO? filters? And it's so cool that you managed it all in a single take.
The only thing more I would have done was to smooth it out a bit in post, like color correction to give the skin a bit more pink, especially in the outside shots, but that's purely an aesthetic comment.
Really great though, thank you for posting it.


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#5 David Kruta

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 12:27 PM

I confirmed that it was rated at 640 ISO.
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 05:00 PM

Awesome video - I just got a 7D myself and it's really encouraging to see it being used for serious production work. The quality looks really awesome. I've only had my camera for about a week but it's a blast so far!

I saw on your site that you shoot with RED, so I'm curious if you chose the 7D for this project due to it small size/weight in a crowded space, the budget, or was it just because you wanted to see what the 7D could do? I know everybody tries to compare these SLRs with the RED due to certain similarities, but what did you think?

Also, how many takes did you get before the final? I bet that was nerve racking!
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:12 PM

Awesome video - I just got a 7D myself and it's really encouraging to see it being used for serious production work. The quality looks really awesome. I've only had my camera for about a week but it's a blast so far!

I saw on your site that you shoot with RED, so I'm curious if you chose the 7D for this project due to it small size/weight in a crowded space, the budget, or was it just because you wanted to see what the 7D could do? I know everybody tries to compare these SLRs with the RED due to certain similarities, but what did you think?

Also, how many takes did you get before the final? I bet that was nerve racking!


Budget constraints are the only reason I wouldn't shoot RED - it's a far superior camera to 7D. In this case though, it was ultra-low budget and we own a 7D, so that's why we used it. That being said, the quality of the 7D impresses me every time I shoot with it. It's a joy to work with and you can get great results if used correctly.

I believe it was 12 rehearsals and 10 takes.
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#8 Dan Durbin

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 03:41 PM

Budget constraints are the only reason I wouldn't shoot RED - it's a far superior camera to 7D. In this case though, it was ultra-low budget and we own a 7D, so that's why we used it. That being said, the quality of the 7D impresses me every time I shoot with it. It's a joy to work with and you can get great results if used correctly.

I believe it was 12 rehearsals and 10 takes.



David,

We are thinking about a 7D. I like your video. What lens did you shot with?
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#9 Paul Bruening

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 04:03 PM

Well done, David.
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#10 David Kruta

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 04:36 PM

David,

We are thinking about a 7D. I like your video. What lens did you shot with?


We shot with the Canon 16-35 2.8L.

Paul - Thanks. It was mostly DP/Steadicam Operator Jeff Melanson's skills that pulled it off though. jeffmelanson.net
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