The future of video?

I’m a Nikon man but have to say, looking at what Canon are doing with their video technology in DSLRs I am massively impressed. The video below is just one of a number of high-profile shorts to hit the web which has been filmed entirely on a Canon DSLR. In this case it’s the 5D Mk II. Also announced recently is the news that the season finale of House is to be shot entirely on the same camera. Definitely the future.

This example not only looks gorgeous but is also a beautiful short film. Enjoy.


The Last 3 Minutes is a beautiful short film by cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, the cinematographer of Terminator Salvation. It was shot using the Canon 5D Mark II, and was sponsored by Canon to show off the latest firmware that enables 24p (frames per second) recording, giving it a “movie quality”. Filming spanned 17 locations across 4 1/2 days, and a wide assortment of Canon prime L lenses were used.

The present day portion of the film in the beginning was shot at 24p, while the flashbacks were filmed at 30p and converted to 24p in order to produce a dreamlike quality. You can read more about how the film was made on Hurlbut’s blog.

(thanks to PDNPulse)