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Iain AndersonThanks for the info!
by on Mar 16, 2010 at 3:28:44 am

Just echoing that the EOS 550D/T2i is dirt cheap (AU$1250 including the kit lens!) and as good as the 7D (if not as tough) for video. Make sure to get fast flash memory (Class 6 for SD cards) or you won't be able to shoot for very long. However, even a 16GB class 6 SD card can be had for AU$50 these days.

The *great* joy of shooting with these is that you just copy the files off (.mov!) and you can play them instantly. Normally you should transcode to ProRes or equivalent for easy editing, but you can edit at full frame rate in a *native* H.264 sequence on a Mac Pro if you just want to see what a very rough cut looks like. Transcoding doesn't take long, but keeping the original footage in Final Cut Server is wonderful.

There are many, many sample videos out there on Vimeo and elsewhere, so take a good look around. I'll try to use some of my 550D footage in my next tutorial video here (well, after the *next* one, anyway). :)

So, here's my sample footage video:

http://vimeo.com/9987266

...part of this much larger group:

http://vimeo.com/groups/rebelt2i/videos/

And here's Philip Bloom's site, with lots more:
http://philipbloom.co.uk/


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