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Author Topic: Canon 5D mark II Video Workflow  (Read 19554 times)

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« on: February 27, 2009, 17:53 »
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Do you have a good workflow for getting video online with the Canon 5D mark II?  care to share it?

I read a tip recently on iStock that using adobe after effects was better than premier.  I tried it this week and would agree.  I don't really know how to use either, but it seems that After Effects has the advantage of not having to create a project and save a bunch of file types like in premier. You can just open your single file, edit it, save it, and be done.  You then also have the option of cloning something out if you are into that.


« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2009, 16:08 »
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Im not uploading anything at the moment because I have the mk2 since feb. 1st but the little things Im doing is with AE

What I dont have clear and must be a must for microstock footage is cloning a logo that is moving in the clip. I dont fint the tutorial for that.

« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2009, 17:23 »
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Basic editing can be done with freeware avidemux (http://avidemux.org). Works fast, allows to trim beginning/end of the clip, allows to apply some filters to the picture, and you can remove audio with it. You can also convert formats and resize your video with avidemix.

It is not a tool for full-scale NLE when you have multiple scenes with transitions between, but it's a handy utility for quick basic edit of separate clips.

(I used to use VirtualDub in the past for that kind of work, but VirtualDub can't open MOV files from 5D Mk II, so I found avidemux instead).

P.S. Just found a forum devoted to video production with 5D Mk II: http://cinema5d.com/
P.P.S. Although Canon doesn't provide manual controls in video mode there is a workaround to force one of 4 aperture values (22, 16, 5.6, 2/full open)
« Last Edit: February 28, 2009, 17:28 by MikLav »

« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 18:44 »
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P.P.S. Although Canon doesn't provide manual controls in video mode there is a workaround to force one of 4 aperture values (22, 16, 5.6, 2/full open)


Do you know how?

« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009, 19:03 »
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one method I have heard is getting the camera to shoot at the f stop you want by first pointing it at a scene that requires that fstop... dark area if you want a 2.8, bright area if you want f/22 etc.  Then press the shutter half way down (it will show the f stop on the LCD screen on the back) then you can record your scene and the fstop will be what you wanted.

BTW: I have started a new thread for this discussion: How to gain manual control over the aperture on Canon 5D Mark II video
« Last Edit: February 28, 2009, 19:06 by leaf »

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2010, 15:16 »
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Another (unexpensive) solution could be MPEG Streamclip.


 

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