High Definition comparison clips from HVX-200 and Canon 7D

This week, a friend and I are flying to Wisconsin to shoot some customer interviews for a client.  Over the Christmas holidays, I purchased a new Canon 7D camera.

I really want to shoot this corporate video with the Canon 7D because the visuals are quite amazing.  So, in preparation for the shoot, Allan and I did a side-by-side comparison of the two cameras using an identical lighting setup.  Here’s the HD video on Vimeo:

HVX-200 setup:

  • Scene setting 5:  720p, 24 fps, film gamma
  • Lens sizes were estimated to match 7D’s 50mm and 85mm
  • Recorded audio internally
  • Codec was DVCPro HD

Canon 7D setup:

  • HD 1080p, 24 fps
  • Lenses: Canon 50mm f1.4 and Canon 85mm f1.8
  • Recorded audio on a Tascam DR-100
  • Codec was AVC H.264

Edited in Final Cut Pro:

  • Created ProRes 422 (HQ) sequence
  • Transcoded all Canon 7D footage to ProRes 422 (HQ)
  • No color correction or exposure adjustments

Doritos Commercial – Where’s your Happy Place?

We finally finished our Doritos 30 second commercial for the Crash the Super Bowl contest.

You can watch the embedded video below, or go to our video on the site to leave comments. (Comments are greatly appreciated, but requires that you register with them.)

Let us know what you think!

I’ve included an HD version of the video since the servers are overloaded right now with last minute entries and uploads.

High-quality, Vimeo version