Thursday, March 11, 2010
Canon EOS Rebel T2i Video Test #3
Maybe it is the lure of fireworks like at Disney's EPCOT or something about glowing embers of a campfire. The drive to work involves a 5 minute trip up 6 floors of a concrete parking garage unless Divine Intervention allows a closer parking space to the elevator.
It only took a brief spark to whip out my Canon EOS Rebel T2i and start capturing glorious HD footage. This is my third video installment of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR.
Salamat Po!, I said to the welding crew in the parking garage. It is fortunate for me that my Filipino brothers embraced me with their open arms. They loved that I was photographing and videotaping them. They must be just as passionate in welding as I am in photography. I knew there was a magical connection between the crew and I because our mutual desire for Jollibee!
All this talk of Fried Chicken is making me hungry. Can we talk about the Video? I shot the video in full manual movie mode. Used Full HD settings at 29.97 fps. I opened up the Canon EF 35mm 1.4L lens wide open to get that dreamy bokeh. The panning and tilting is from my trusty Bogen 501 fluid head with 3221wn legs. I did not use the shotgun mic you see in the above picture but I used the mono on board mic. The ambient noise in the garage was filled with car alarms, jack hammers and traffic. Clean audio was not practical at the time anyway.
To minimize flicker, I manipulated the shutter speed,ISO and aperture. It was not the most ideal lighting situation with daylight,florescent and incandescent all mixed in. I ended up with a shutter speed of 1/125,f1.4 and ISO 1600. As for editing the clips, I used iMovie'09. It is a wonderful thing just to drag the H264 files into the project bin and start editing right out of the gate.Thank you, Steve Jobs for iMovie'09 and less of a thank you for the upcoming and overpriced Apple iPad.
If you have not seen already, my initial Canon EOS Rebel T2i Review and my Video and Image T2i Gallery has ISO,Image and Video Quality comparisons.