View Full Version : Canon 5D Mark II with Reflecmedia test

01-21-2009, 01:20 PM
What started out as a test, turned into a little mini commercial. I shot this afterhours at about 1am by myself in our studio. The key was pulled in FCP. I think it could be better as FCP's built in keyers do not seem to not handle progressive correctly. I can put up a few seconds of the original video if anyone is interested in giving it a try. You can watch the FCP output at the bottom of this article. http://www.dvcreators.net/canon-5d/

01-21-2009, 03:07 PM
I would definitly be interested in bringing a short clip into after effects and seeing what kind of key I can get. This is something I was very interested in using my 5DII for.

How would you rate the 5Ds ability to get a clean key? Is it relative to DV (in HD resolution obviously) or better?

Also, how would rate the chromat keying approach? My take is that its not for high end keying but its real quick and easy to setup and light and the results are pretty decent. Would you agree?

01-21-2009, 06:38 PM
I just trimmed the original clip in QuickTime to upload a short section. It's around 55MB for a 10 second clip.
With DV's 4:1:1 color space there was definitely some "popcorn noise" when pulling a key. With the Canon 5D Mark II's H.264 codec - it is way cleaner.

Give it a try and let us know what your thoughts are. Here is the file http://dve.s3.amazonaws.com/MVI_9669.mov

If you're on the Mac and have "Color" you might want to tweak the highlights and shadows before pulling it into After Effects http://cinema5d.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=511

I'm not sure if the new QuickTime version 7.6 fixes the clamping, let's hope. Right now blacks are being crushed pretty hard in FCP.

01-26-2009, 08:02 AM
Thats true....but random...

01-26-2009, 10:11 AM
random but true...