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Edward Groves
Footage on Canon EOS RP looks awful
on Sep 23, 2019 at 1:37:52 pm

Hello all,

Looking for some advice. Just moved on to a Canon EOS RP to do small video projects. I've used Panasonic GH5s previously and hated the colour science.

The footage looks awful. I shot in 1080p (IPB as there isnt another option). It's 25fps (PAL as Im UK based), 5.6 f-stop, iso 250. Shutter speed was 1/50.

The histogram filled the darks to mids so the image was a little darker and I felt it would be fine to top the exposure up a tad in post. I also used a Tiffen black satin 3 filter. The lens is a 24-70mm and I shot at about 50mm if I remember rightly.

Three budget studio continuous Neewer LED lights were used to light the subject and natural light from a window on a day with consistent light.

Its so grainy and ugly to work with. Doesn't look professional at all.

This is before I have even exported the video from Premiere. It's export was into 1080p vimeo settings.

What am I missing here, I got away from the GH5 as it looked way to sharp and digital, ow I've got the opposite problem. What the heck am I doing wrong?

Please note, I'm a safe taught videographer.

TL;DR - footage looks bad and I don't know why. Settings listed above.


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Edward Groves
Re: Footage on Canon EOS RP looks awful
on Sep 23, 2019 at 1:40:12 pm



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Chris Wright
Re: Footage on Canon EOS RP looks awful
on Sep 30, 2019 at 4:24:01 pm

there is no log, its 8 bit, low dynamic range, bad iso performance(grain, banding). low bitrate IPB 120Mbps, Full HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB Approx. 60 Mbps. I think the real question is, why were you expecting good video quality? the only thing you can do is shoot iso 100 and try overexposing a little, but the sensor has extremely severe black levels issues even at iso 100. I consider this camera unusable for video and recommend trading as fast as possible.


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Gary Huff
Re: Footage on Canon EOS RP looks awful
on Oct 1, 2019 at 7:25:12 pm
Last Edited By Gary Huff on Oct 1, 2019 at 7:31:49 pm

I see it's the RP, the nomenclature is so confusing.


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