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Stunning new HD video from the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

The yet to be released Canon EOS 5DmkII, in addition to 21 Megapixel stills, also takes full 1080P 30FPS video, Akihabara News just posted another stunning, unofficial Canon EOS 5DmkII HD video, taken with presumably a pre-production sample of the camera. It goes on sale at the end of the month, at which point expect some self-shot HD goodness. Until then, enjoy these shots from Japan. Watch full screen for full effect…in full HD!

One of the most exciting aspects for me, in terms of being able to shoot HD video with a DSLR, is playing with aperture for interesting DOF effects and control. That, and having the ability to capture the scene, whether in high res stills, or high def video – definitely a game changer. Finally, that last track in the video is “Poupées Russes” by Kraked Unit, a French group. Great beat – found it also used in this car commercial, as well as appearing in a French movie soundtrack. The track starts around 2:46. Reminds me of the days of Pelican City (Danger Mouse’s early college work) which was definitely frequent Acid Lounge material.

One comment

  1. Nate says:

    It’s interesting to think about the overlap of camera technology and everyday life. As any good film student can tell you; among the early pioneers of cinema the Lumiere’s were interested in capturing every day occurrences around France.

    These shots of the Tokyo subway and parks and streets around Japan remind me of the following:

    Lumière: L’Arrivée d’un train à La Ciotat (1895)

    La Sortie de l’Usine Lumière à Lyon

    If you get a chance you might also take a look at Man with the Movie Camera

    I think you’ll see some of the links between early cinema and urban life. Apparently with new technology comes a realignment with a focus on the routine as a way to contrast a stunning technological achievement. I’m sure there’s a thesis paper in there somewhere but for now we can enjoy the images.

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