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Old August 13th, 2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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Combining footage from the EX3+Flash XDR and Canon 5D Mark 2

Hi all,
I consider getting the Canon 5D Mark 2 as a second camera to capture scenery and wide angle shots in my wildlife work it will accompany my Sony PMW EX3+ Flash XDR.
Does anyone have an experience in combining footage obtained with the EX3+Flash XDR 1080 25p at 100 Mb/s Long GOP with footage obtained with the Canon 5D Mark 2 at 1080 30p ?
Any issues I should take into account?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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Old August 13th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #2
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Maybe we could do swaps for a week or two so you can try it out for yourself. I could lend you my 5dmkII and I borrow your Flash XDR. Just a thought - no worries if you're not keen. I live in the hills district.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 03:00 AM   #3
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White balance problem

I have combine those two cameras several times on Weddings. There is no problem to edit them together. The only problem I have is the White balance.
Before I begin to shoot with them I always get the white balance from EX3 and set that white balance manually on the 5DM2 and after that no problem.
The 5DM2 is an excellent second camera the only problem is that you have start the video play again after 10 minute and it will be several break in the timeline but I have no problem whit that.
You can start the Video play by a remote control.
The only thing you have to observe is when the Video is stopped and that led-lamp is unlucky on the backside of the 5DM2.
I use a Monitor so I can see all information I need.
So good luck.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 06:28 AM   #4
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Hi Wade, I am afraid this won't work as I use the Flash XDR almost every day - thanks for your offer though.

Hi Tommy, thanks for the input - that sounds very encouraging.
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Old August 13th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #5
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I can only hope that the 5DII gets a firmware update to allow a clean full res HDMI output.

Then we could use the Nano for the video & audio recording.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #6
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I have combine those two cameras several times on Weddings. There is no problem to edit them together. The only problem I have is the White balance.
Tommy, how do you deal with 30p (5DM2) vs 25p (50i) if this framerate is what you using with the EX3?
Are you slowing down the 5DM2 footage in post?
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