Been super busy working lately so havent really had the time to cut this the way I wanted but here's a little edit I shot with a buddy (Nathan Garofolos). Nathan shot RED on long lens from the tripod (120fps), I shot close/glidecam shots on the 7D (60fps). I think the footage mixes together pretty well. Check it:
No doubt the red puts out better image, I'm just saying, for a camera thats 1/10th the price of the red, the 7D holds up pretty well! And you'd be surprised that the 1080p on the 7D or 5D, when mixed in with red footage and output to blue ray can be completely indistinguishable, I've done it, you just definitely have to know what your doing to get it there, and have to shoot the 7D right as its not nearly as flexible as the red
Cant wait for technology man, gotta work with what you can and stay on top of it if you want to be competitive in this industry. Even though that means dealing with all the pains of newly developed stuff...
What do you guys think about the 4/3" sensor cameras due at the end of 2010 from Panasonic and Sony vs. the DSLR craze? Do you think they will stack up, especially against the price-point of say the T2i and 7D?
And Trent, I have terrible connection speeds right now, but can't wait to see how the footage mixes between the cameras!
Those new cameras are totally where things are going, DSLRs are sick for the image they give you but they are such a bitch to use! So its just a matter of time til we get the best of both worlds. I dont know if the 4/3rds is going to be the absolute answer but both of those cameras looks pretty rad! Now canon needs to come out with one! (my guess is that there will be a new XL series with a DSLR sensor in it and ENG controls that will be awesome!)
Yeah i think the more video oriented camera body will be better than the dslr body. The dslr is made to shoot photos which make shooting video on it, as trent said, a pain. The new shit will be the 4/3th.
Depends on the application. The 7D is almost indistinguishable from the RED on a 40' screen in terms of sharpness due to the aliasing. The main areas the RED outperforms the DSLR is the RAW codec, global shutter, and workflow, amongst others (such as attaining that level of sharpness without any aliasing). The DSLR workflow is harder than a video cam, but I see that as a good thing because it will only make you a better filmer. Sure it lacks certain features in the "brain," but upgrades are not far off, and even without them, the pros far outweigh the cons. That 7D image quality easily beats anything I've ever seen from an hvx200/hpx170 simply because of the noticeably superior optic workflow, and that alone justifies paying the relatively cheap price.