We finally finished our first corporate video using the Canon 7D as our high definition acquisition camera. I’m really impressed at what this camera can do. It’s phenomenal in low light, and the depth of field is sick! I’m really please with this camera, and what it can do.

There are a few quirks you have to work through, compared to my standard issue HVX-200, like manual exposure settings, audio sync, no zebras, transcoding to ProRes LT, and other little things. But once the workflow is laid out and practiced a few times, you can do some amazing things with this camera.

The lens that comes with the camera is okay, not too fast (f/4 I think). I upgraded to some nicer, faster lenses:

  • Canon 50mm, f/1.4
  • Canon 85mm, f/1.8
  • Tamron 17-50mm, f/2.8

These lenses are very fast, and can shoot in really low light. Beautiful stuff!

Here’s our first of three customer videos for Embrace Home Loans that we shot in Racine, Wisconsin:

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