Canada has done it again, using the Canon 5D Mark II the TV series HOUSE has filmed a season finale using only the 5D Mark II and all of Canon’s lenses. I have not seen the whole episode yet, just the first few minutes of the TV show, but you could not tell that it wasn’t done with high-priced video cameras. I find myself wanting to shoot video with my 5D Mark II and while I was at Photoshop world in Orlando I went to a a lot of the motion classes and heard them talk about DSLR’s. I think as photographers, we are going to have to learn how to use our cameras for both still and for video. Take a look at HOUSE.
Here is what Cannon said in its press release:
“We take great pleasure in congratulating the cast and crew of HOUSE on completing the first network television episode to be completely shot on a DSLR camera,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A., “This milestone marks a paradigm shift in the way professional cinematographers and filmmakers capture HD video.”
It’s a new digital world out there, and I believe video is going to be part of it.