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Old October 20th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

Less than a year ago, I bought an EX-1, Letus, wireless lavs, rail system; the works. I was ready to start my career as an independent videographer. I did four projects in Japan: two live events and two b-roll/interview projects. Since I've been back, I haven't used my rig at all. It's getting harder and harder these days to find decent videography work around me, and money's getting tighter.

I've seen the work that's come out of the 5D and 7D and I'm very impressed. When they first debuted, I had seen some of the video, but I just brushed it off as a gimmick. After seeing what people are getting out of them today, I'm eating my own words. Also, since they're considerably cheaper than what I currently have, I think I could kit it out and still come out cheaper than what I spent on my EX-1 rig. So this has got me thinking about adopting one of these guys into my workflow.

So, if I were to sell my current rig and pick up a 5D/7D, what would I be gaining and/or losing? I don't know much about the workings and the workflow involved with using one of these DSLRs. So where would these cameras excel over my current rig? Where would they be inferior to my current rig? Thanks!
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Old October 20th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #2
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No offense, but it is hard to blame your camera setup, which seems to be a good one, on a lack of work. Remember it is not the camera that takes to images, but the person behind it. Maybe your efforts would be better spent marketing your work then buying new equipment.

Just my thoughts and I in no way mean to offend you with my answer to your question.

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Old October 20th, 2009, 09:35 PM   #3
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You would be losing. I have both the EX3 and the 5D and business in the industry has ground to a halt. Personally, I love the imaging of the 5D but as a video professional the EX3 is more capable of fulfilling clients expectations in the commercial / corporate world. Things like time code , HDSDI, fast mo and slomo, zoom control, professional connectors (bnc), audio in and out with headphone monitoring are all important in client situations where I work.
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