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Amazing Video from a DSLR (Canon 5D Mark II)

September 26, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Canon EOS 5D

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We have entered a new era. Both the Nikon D90 and the Canon 5D Mark II are the first DSLRs with video recording capabilities, and whereas the Nikon seems to be limited in the length of the video due to sensor issues (can’t confirm this since I don’t own one, but just read this), the 5D seems to not have this issue (but costs a hell of a lot more).

What is also amazing is the quality.

If you don’t believe me, check this video out (thank you Payal for the link):

http://www.usa.canon.com/dlc/controller?act=GetArticleAct&articleID=2086

The detail is astounding.

What is also interesting, and the video highlights this, is the creation of a new type of photography: The photo-video.

A photo-video (I don’t even know if this term exists), seem to me like an emerging type of photo that incorporates movement to accentuate something about the still.

In the video, for example, the woman is standing still (photo), but her dress is moving (video), the combined effect is the stillness and moment-capture of a photo, but a feeling for what it must have been like to be there (video). I don’t think a photo-video has a plot, purpose, or story behind it, no more than a photo at least.

Interesting. The birth of a new genre.

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