I came across this video a couple days ago. Beautiful work!

It was shot on two Canon 7Ds and a Canon 5D.  It was edited in Premiere with some color correction in After Effects.  Music is pretty amazing as well.


This is our second corporate video shot with the Canon 7D. It was for Embrace Home Loans. We shot it in Aberdeen, Mississippi.

I’m very pleased with this camera. Each shoot helps me grow more comfortable with the camera, and how it works in the field.


  • Raw footage
  • Not colored
  • No audio clean or mix yet

Production Details:

  • Canon 7D
  • Lenses 50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.8, Tamron 17-50 f2.8
  • Audio Tascam DR-100
  • Edited in Final Cut (ProRes LT)

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:


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

A nice corporate video shot with the Canon 7D. This camera continues to amaze me!

  • Filmed with Canon 7D, Glidetrack, Glidecam, Rig, Tripod. 1080p / 24 fps. Converted to 720p 24 fps.


  • Tokina 11 – 16 mm 2.8
  • Canon 50 mm 1.8
  • Sigma 30 mm 1.4