Monday, December 24, 2012

Pulling Stills From Video Shot on the Canon 1DC

The Canon 1DC is a stills/cinema camera that will shoot 4K video in JPEG format (no RAW yet). It should run about $20-30k so it's clearly for the pro market. Future bodies, whether from Canon or other makers, will surely be less expensive, though.

One of the coolest things about the new DSLRs is the ability to pull stills straight out of video. However, the resolution has been too low to meet pro standards. Until the 1DC.

For shooting a movie the Canon 5D III as well as the 1DX will do fine ('Act of Valor' was shot on the Canon 5D II as was many other Hollywood features).

So, I'll wait a bit. I still want RAW capture in a less expensive camera. The 1DC is a step in the right direction, though, to be sure.

The video comes from Untitled Film Works who also have a nice write up.


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