If anything the new Canon 5D mark III has created a lot of debate. Some call it a “massive failure“, others “the best camera you can spend $3,500 on“.
What is true?
We’ve had a 5D mark III for testing and having worked with HDSLR from the start I’d like to point out the most important plusses and minuses of the camera in this short review.
This is a comparison of image detail between the new Canon 5D mark III, 7D and RED Scarlet-X @4K and @2K
This test turned out pretty interesting: When comparing the image detail of Canon 5D mark III to RED Scarlet-X footage @ 2K mode, the 5D mark III matches and almost outperforms the Scarlet-X. (recorded 2K, scaled down to match HD)
I’m currently working on a tv ad where a certain eyelight (white reflection in eyes) is key. You might not love LEDs (I know I don’t) for their bad color spectrum (CRI value), multi shadow casting and non controllable output (I admit I really don’t love em that much), in fact the ring light in the video above is NOT an LED, it’s fluorescent!
A ring light creates a very beautiful eyelight in the form of a ring and in addition gives you a nice, kind of soft, front filling. Add some slightly softened (softing is always good for video) backlight and you have a very quick and professional looking lighting situation.
The lights presented can be bought via ebay