Shane Hurlbut recently shot an interview for a Game of Thrones promo with the Canon C300 alongside the Arri Alexa. In the above video, you can see some of the interview shots cut in with footage from the show (the show itself is shot on the Alexa, if I recall).
Below, you can see some side by side shots (no audio) of the same interview scenes with the Canon C300 and Alexa. [click to continue…]
In still image files shot with the Canon 7D and other DSLRs, we have the luxury of using RAW format to capture each frame and get a tremendous amount of latitude (exposure and color range in over/under-exposed shots) out of those files in post production. Unfortunately, when it comes to video capture, DSLRs like the Canon 7D spit out a highly compressed file that has nowhere near the amount of latitude you get from a RAW still image file.
While the below video comparison may seem silly in some respects for comparing a $1500 camera to a $65,000+ (depending on the configuration) camera, it is also very useful to those new to HDSLR video – as a way to demonstrate (1) just how limited these cameras are when it comes to capturing video, and (2) just how much more important a perfect exposure is when recording video. [click to continue…]