Convergence of Video and Still, Part 2
OK, last time I talked about my experience using a Canon 5D MK II DSLR on location to shoot both stills and video. The 5D is an amazing tool, shooting both high-definition video at a number of different resolution and frame rates and huge, beautiful 21 megapixel still images, switching between the modes almost seamlessly.
Since the introduction a few years ago of professional video/still DSLRs, a community of filmmakers and bloggers has sprung up, using these cameras to create amazing work.
One of my favorites is Philip Bloom, a UK-based filmmaker who makes films using DSLRs, primarily Canons.
Equipment manufacturers such as Zacuto are also turning out all kinds of specialized equipment for DSLRs, and adapters to use the cameras with more traditional film and video equipment.
And, recently the Canon 5D was used to shoot an episode of the Fox medical drama, “House“. Pretty impressive for a camera that sells for about $2,500. The picture above was taken on the set of this episode, and is used courtesy of Greg Yaitainis and Philip Bloom.