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craig whit
5D or 7D to shoot an upcoming wedding?
on Mar 1, 2010 at 1:49:40 pm

Anybody shoot on either camera? Pros/cons you'd be willing to share? Thanks!

Best,
Craig


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Ryan Orr
Re: 5D or 7D to shoot an upcoming wedding?
on Mar 1, 2010 at 2:47:20 pm

The only thing I can point you towards is a Vimeo Group called the "ULTIMATE 5D MK2".

http://vimeo.com/groups/5dmk2/videos

There are some fantastic work done in this group, and hopefully as the name suggests, they use the 5D MK2 exclusively (hopefully...). There are lots of wedding trailers and such on here too that just look fantastic IMO.

Of course, that's only a push for the 5D. There doesn't seem to be a "ULTIMATE 7D" group either.

That's all I got. I'm making a push for the 7D myself due to the 60fps stuff. Personally, I like overcranking when it's done in the camera and not in post.

Later,
Ryan


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Jonathan Ziegler
Re: 5D or 7D to shoot an upcoming wedding?
on Mar 1, 2010 at 7:51:47 pm

2 Links:

http://nofilmschool.com/dslr/

and

http://digitalfilms.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/easy-canon-5d-post-%E2%80%93-r...

Now, both links provide lots of technical info on video DSLRs, but nothing specific to a wedding. My experience is that you will want to carefully plan it all out and make sure you know the location of the wedding backwards and forwards. If you normally do multicamera shoots, and expect to do one with dslrs, You'll be in for some pain. There are limitations that will make you nuts (especially if you are new to DSLRs) - can give you rolling shutter problems, you can't just shoot continuously and fill the card- there's file size limits, focus problems, etc. I would shoot the wedding with a regular video camera probably HD like the HMC150 and then do accent shots with the DSLR to make them stand out. Basically, do it like photography only with video - the whole thing with dslr video is overkill and will be more trouble than it's worth.

The above is my opinion. I just don't think DSLRs are ready for event/wedding videography yet. Yet.

Jonathan Ziegler
http://www.electrictiger.com/
520-360-8293


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John Kabasakalis
Re: 5D or 7D to shoot an upcoming wedding?
on Mar 2, 2010 at 1:05:48 am

Check out the following website. This Toronto outfit shoots weddings with the 7D and the 1D (24p). They do such great work that it led to a gig shooting both NFC & AFC games for the NFL with HDSLR's. The finished piece was shown during the Superbowl.

http://www.stillmotion.ca/



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