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  • Wed, Feb 9 2011 10:25 PM

    • SussexJohn
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    Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    I'm sure lots of people here are shooting some video on DSLR cameras.

    My Nikons are not good, they only are good for 5 minutes at a time otherwise the sensor is said to fry - which is a shame, as i have a lot of good Nikon glass.

    So what's good for shooting up to an hour at a time?

     

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  • Wed, Feb 9 2011 10:39 PM In reply to

    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    I don't think that you can shoot continous 1 hour as DSLR's as my own 550D which shots

    excellent video, it defaults to 15-16 minutes.

     

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  • Wed, Feb 9 2011 10:42 PM In reply to

    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    The limits on Canon is 4GB or 29 minutes, whichever occurs first.  Shooting stops, and then must be restarted.

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  • Wed, Feb 9 2011 10:45 PM In reply to

    • Mark Renz
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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    Randall L Rike:
    The limits on Canon is 4GB or 29 minutes

    Or whenever overheating occurs...

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  • Wed, Feb 9 2011 11:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

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  • Thu, Feb 10 2011 12:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    Yes it is 29 not 15. It is FAT 32.

    But with ML firmware 550D (T2i) becomes a monster as to settings.

    That tiny thing can produce unbelievable video even for transfer to film at which you can't

    really say the difference. But for weddings or long recordings it is better to avoid it.

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  • Thu, Feb 10 2011 12:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    video652:

    Checkout the new Panasonic DMC GH2.

    Looks very good, apart from the limited lenses for low light.

     

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  • Thu, Feb 10 2011 12:55 PM In reply to

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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    SussexJohn:
    Looks very good, apart from the limited lenses for low light.

     

    In general this is less important than it is in other types of cameras.   I shot a handful of footage on the GH1 and plenty on the Canon 5D/7D/t2i (own a 7D).  Specifically the lack or less noise in higher ISO's factors-out much of the fast lens needs.  In addition, there are only a couple of lenses that I have ever used that can keep any type of true sharpness wide open at low f-stops.  Generally, you are closing that iris to keep DOF and sharpness in check (especially noticable on the 5D). 

    Having said that, I definately agree the lens offerings are weaker in comparison to the Canon/Nikon options where a inexpensive adapter allows for almost any glass with less quality/function hit.

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  • Sat, Feb 12 2011 11:13 AM In reply to

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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    DShulkin:

    In general this is less important than it is in other types of cameras.   I shot a handful of footage on the GH1 and plenty on the Canon 5D/7D/t2i (own a 7D).  Specifically the lack or less noise in higher ISO's factors-out much of the fast lens needs.  In addition, there are only a couple of lenses that I have ever used that can keep any type of true sharpness wide open at low f-stops.  Generally, you are closing that iris to keep DOF and sharpness in check (especially noticable on the 5D). 

    I'm sure you are dead right for 95% of the time; I'm just used to having f/1.4 prime and f/2.8 zoom nikon glass.  I need to get my hands on a GH2 and try it; maybe also just wait a while longer and see what the market offers up.

    I'm also wondering about using vintage film camera lenses in full manual focus.  Any experiences out there?

    Cheers

     

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  • Sun, Feb 13 2011 9:16 AM In reply to

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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    I bought a Super Takumar 55mm f2.0 a off ebay for like $20 and a adapter for my Canon t2i for $6 and it looks great specially on low light!

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  • Wed, Feb 16 2011 1:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    Here is a nice starting place (if you haven't already been here) to compare Phillip Bloom's opinions on many of the pros and cons of a variety of DSLR's.  Maybe helpful.

    http://philipbloom.net/2010/12/07/whichdslr/

     

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  • Wed, Feb 16 2011 10:42 PM In reply to

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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    I just picked up a Canon D60 with 18~200 lens. I am impressed so far as to what is possible, especially in lowered lighting. The trick seems to have fast enough memory to save the camera buffer...

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  • Thu, Feb 17 2011 8:35 AM In reply to

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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

    Hello John,

     

    I've just bought a GH2 and have just started doing some tests with it. I was persuaded by Philips Blooms review of it and by the fact that the screen flips out , making shooting much easier than with the Canons where you need a bunch of add-ons (apart from the 60).

    From what I've seen so far the quality is superb. the only minor drawbacks are no 50p at 1080, and only 17mb/s at 1080 50i. But after playing with it for a week and having finally got my head around it, it looks superb.I took the 14- 140 kit lens which although not particulalry fast (F4) seems to be very good. The Panasonic 20mm pancake is also highly rated, it is faster at F1.7. I have a friend who has one of these so I'll try that as well.You can of course get lens adaptors for it and if you have alook at Philip Blooms review I think he was shooting with a voigtlander lens.

    Great little camera.

     

    Dave

     

    edited to add..it shoots for 29 59 in one burst and the file structure is .mts which you cannot AMA into MC. It will go in by a simple import and transcode.

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  • Thu, Feb 17 2011 4:35 PM In reply to

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    Re: Which DSLRs are favoured for shooting video?

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    Randall L Rike:
    The limits on Canon is 4GB or 29 minutes

    Or whenever overheating occurs...

     

    Yep... in "normal" outdoor summer usage... I get about 12-15 mins. on my D60 and about 10-14 mins. on my t2i... if the weathers cool/cold... I might get a few more minutes.  In all instances, the D60 out performs the t2i.... but, I can't remember a time where I was able to use either of them for 29 mins. ... but, then again I very seldom make shots that last longer than 10 mins.... If I need more than 10-15 mins. of continous shooting I always go to tape.

    If you shoot B&W... it it possible to get more time assuming the overheating doesn't come into the equation.

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  • Fri, Feb 18 2011 3:57 PM In reply to

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    I now use the latest ML firmware on my Canon 550D.

    It is really great only for the AGC cut off and only.

    And the audio meters as well.

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