Canon 5D Mark II

The Canon 5D Mark II
The Canon 5D Mark II
I got to go to the NABShow again this year, that is the National Association of Broadcasters trade show which is an annual trade show/convention that happens in Las Vegas each year. One of the big hypes this year was 3D television, this was no surprise to me as they have been showing this off for the last couple of years, and in the last year there have been quite a few 3D movies that have been coming out. But this year it seemed like every other exhibitor that I walked past was trying to get me to put on 3D glasses to see their implementation of 3D. 3D is a "cool" thing, but I wasn't all that excited about it because I don't see it as something that I'm going to be doing a whole lot with, but there was something else that caught my attention (and the attention of quite a few other people.) The other thing (which I had heard a bit about, but hadn't realized that it was as advanced as it is) is the usage of Digital Single Lens Reflex (Digital SLR or DSLR) cameras for capturing video. I hadn't realized that there are DSLRs on the market that had very consistent framerates and good enough buffers that they could be used for producing very professional high-definition (HD) video productions. The Canon 5D is really the cream of the crop at this point. I asked a Canon representative how long he thought it would be before a newer, better model would be produced and his answer was that the technology for capturing images wasn't yet at the point where a better video DSLR could be produced and that it would probably be two to three years before a much better model would be released by Canon... now I realize that having the word of a company representative doesn't usually carry a whole lot of weight, especially with the enthusiasm that I saw around video DSLR that I saw at the show, but I did like the video that I saw from the 5D. I was able to listen to a couple of presentations where directors talked about using the Canon 5D in professional productions and they are using these $2,500 cameras to do some amazing things pixelstats trackingpixel