By >Daimaou - G.G-B
Today’s Let’s Visit Tokyo missing due to poor Video quality
Hi everyone, I am sorry to announce that we will have to skip this week let’s visit Tokyo video… Actually I did shoot a Video last night but once I exported the whole project the result was astonishingly bad. Who’s to blame? Well myself of course as well as my choice of Camera…
Last night I wanted to shoot a video with the Canon 1D Mark IV and test its “night” capability and used the 720/60p mode… And my mistake was to first shoot in 720/60p for 2 reasons.
1) Like the 7D, the 1D Mark IV 720/60p mode is utterly useless due to the moiré effect. Yep Canon did not even fix this on the 1D Mark IV
2) I like the 60p mode but unfortunately you cannot undercrank on the Canon and since most light in the street where at 50Hz, I had a horrible and too visible “Strobe Light” effect on most of the sequences.
The second mistake I made was to shoot with the Canon EF-17-40mm 1:4 L USM lens. I am not sure if the problem is due to the lens that Canon gave me or if it is with this Series of lens in General, or the poor performances in low light of Canon Quick Mode AF. Most of the shoot were blurry and out of focus.
The final mistake was to believe in the High ISO capabilities of this camera, well at least in Video using the 720/60p mode (photo were pretty descent).
I mostly shot between 2000 and 4000 ISO to keep the noise as less visible as possible, but here also I was wrong.
Granted I am not James Cameron, but I am shooting with a DSLR since quite sometimes now and I am quite sad that I could not do magic, yet, with the 1D Mark IV… Anyway I have the camera for a week so I will try harder and get you better video for our review on this new DLSR.
Meanwhile you will have to wait next week for a new Let’s visit Tokyo… Sorry folks !