Xorigin were lucky enough to be asked to pitch a glossy promotional video for a long-standing client in Singapore. We shot with a local DOP, gaffer and cast on the Canon C300, and some pickups on the Canon 5d3. With a lot of camera movement in our video (track and a jib-arm) – the C300 did not suffer the rolling shutter or compression artefacts from all the movement we might have expected with a 5d2 or a 5d3. For a review of the C300 see: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/04/canon-c300-review-for-when-your-movie-deserves-better-than-a-dslr/
One pain of course was that the C300 MXF CODEC – actually – not the CODEC – but that my new Retina with Mountain Lion does not have a FCP driver for the Canon C300 yet. Apparently the previous OS had a 1-year lag before the CODEC was available from Canon – not looking forward to that as I am keen to use the C300 again. Luckily Steve 1st AD/ Continuity/ Editor (yes he was very very busy) is smart and has the last of the solid Mac OS still installed on his laptop – Snow Leopard (as I do on my Desktop and secondary laptop) – so he could transcode all of the footage. The iphone photograph of the outdoor scene does not do the C300 justice – we exposed for the detail of the bright background and pulled out the face detail in post – there was a lot of image information there!