3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 27, 2010 9:09 AM by the_wine_snob

    Which Project preset for Canon 5D Mark 2 ?

    Leila5

      Living in Europe I use PAL. But I am not sure if my camera (Canon 5D Mark 2) is AVCHD or HDV so I can  choose the correct project preset.

      Then Full HD 1080i? Or should there be a choice of 1080p for this camera?     And finally  5-canal or not?

        • 1. Re: Which Project preset for Canon 5D Mark 2 ?
          nealeh Level 5

          PRE does not have a 1080p option.

           

          From the specifications (HD 1920 x 1080, MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM) you will need a "AVCHD Full HD 1080i 25" project setting.

           

          I suggest you try with a small clip first to see how good the output is. Note that the Internet has many sob stories about using 5D video footage.

           

          If you don't need to do too much with the file you could try QuickTime Pro - others post here saying that this is a great tool for .MOV files. I think you can also use QuickTime Pro to convert to a more PRE friendly format, perhaps other 'regulars' could comment.

           

          Cheers,
          --
          Neale
          Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

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          • 2. Re: Which Project preset for Canon 5D Mark 2 ?
            Leila5 Level 1

            Thank you very much! Leif

            • 3. Re: Which Project preset for Canon 5D Mark 2 ?
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              This ARTICLE has a lot of links for DSLR footage. Some apply directly to PrE, but some are for PrPro exclusively. There are also several tutorials on working with DSLR footage in an NLE program. One was just updated, but the link is the same.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt

               

              PS - last month's American Cinematographer had several articles on feature films, at least partially shot with the Cannon 5D's.