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#1 Jad Beyrouthy

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 04:17 PM

i have a big experience in shooting photography in 5d mark II but i have a short comin up where the producer suggested the 5d mark II to shoot while i was suggesting the red one camera. most of the movie (80%) is shot handheld and i've been hearing a lot of comments about dropping frames while in motion or handheld with the mark II, any comments or help tips?
thanks a lot guys :)
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 May 2010 - 06:17 PM

I'd worry more 'bout rolling shutter problems on the 5D.. then again RED has similar issues (less pronounced). All in all, though without whip pans it should be totally doable.
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Posted 16 May 2010 - 09:39 AM

I don't think dropping frames is an issue. While shooting video there are no moving parts, so a bit of motion of the camera body shouldn't do anything.
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#4 Jad Beyrouthy

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:19 AM

does the speed of the compact flash card matters? what speed is mostly recommended for shooting video?
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:05 AM

Yes the speed of the card matters. I don't know what the minimum is, but I'm pretty sure it's in the manual which you should be able to find online.
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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:07 AM

I have a feeling it's 233x... maybe?
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#7 Vincent Sweeney

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 04:34 PM

You want to use 8 or 16gb UDMA cards 60MB/Sec (400X)
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:45 AM

You want to use 8 or 16gb UDMA cards 60MB/Sec (400X)

My friend uses Sandisk's newer extreme III 30MB/s cards and he says those are working fine w/5D2.
Heard similar comments from other users, too.
I myself use 60MB/s cards, mostly becourse the material can be transferred little faster to the laptop
(And I always have that extra speed if something eats more bitrate than it should to; its good to be safe, though, even if it never happens :rolleyes: )
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 12:33 PM

I don't think its a moving parts or card issue with the dropping of frames, its an overheating issue. Keep a fan on set and hit it with that between takes
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 07:45 PM

About a year ago I shot a music clip with a 5D attached to various amusement park rides. Some of the rides had such incredible shaking I thought the tripod bolt would break but the camera held together and there were no dropped frames. So I wouldn't worry about dropping frames with handheld.

More recently I did a clip on the 7D all handheld and most of the time the rolling shutter wasn't offensive.
BUT when we tried to smooth out handheld moves in post that no rolling shutter had been visible in the rolling shutter become hideous, like being underwater.
If shooting handheld with these cameras don't plan on stabilizing in post.

Edited by jacob thomas, 21 May 2010 - 07:47 PM.

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#11 Alex Zustra

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:58 AM

weigh the camera down as much as possible as well, and having two cameras would help with the overheating if that's possible.
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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:03 AM

I'd worry more 'bout rolling shutter problems on the 5D.. then again RED has similar issues (less pronounced). All in all, though without whip pans it should be totally doable.

never shoot with red but on reduser all the redfans saying red has no rolling shutter problem
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#13 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 03:31 AM

never shoot with red but on reduser all the redfans saying red has no rolling shutter problem


Well, not one that will affect most shots, although flashing lights can cause problems. The new RED Epic seems to have a higher refresh rate, so it should have even less skew.
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#14 Jad Beyrouthy

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Posted 26 May 2010 - 01:53 PM

thank you everyone for your replies :) helped a lot :)
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#15 Ryan Lalonde

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:14 PM

Just like to add a bit about cards....I've been using 32gb 133x Kingston Cards and have never had a dropped frame.
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