A&P 5D Mk II can record video directly to external hard drive

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  1. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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  2. MSIGuy

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    Are people really going to use this? Maybe it's just because I don't do video that I don't really care.

    I guess I figgure there are better ways to accomplish video than with a SLR, or is this mainly for people who are "wanting" to get into video w/o paying for a huge HD cam?
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    "Alongside the 5D Mark II, Canon is introducing WFT-E4/E4A, a wired Ethernet and 802.11b/g wireless grip-style transmitter that is for use exclusively with the new camera. The 5D Mark II + WFT-E4/E4A allow for the transfer of folders of photos, in addition to individually selected frames, and can store video as it's being recorded to an attached USB hard drive or other compatible USB storage device."
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I wanted a 5D before the Mk II.. but add in weather sealing, expanded ISO, digic IV, HDMI video out, 3" LCD, 21MP, extra custom modes, and liveview.. it's worth the extra cost to me over the 5D.

    1080p video is just a bonus for the few times a year when I'd love to take video.. graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. I wouldn't use an HD camcorder enough to justify buying another device.. especially one with limited focal range.
     
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    Does it autofocus while taking video?
     
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    Hyperite Vagina Junction OT Supporter

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  7. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    i thought it did :confused:
     
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    ya i thought it did too
     
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    no, it doesnt
     
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    I read that it did contrast af while recording as well as awb etc :dunno:
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    WRONG!

    Contrast detecting AF
     
  13. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    yes, contrast AF
     
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    Hyperite Vagina Junction OT Supporter

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    Pretty sure that's just like live-view, where you focus before the shot... once you're actually recording, it's manual focus.

    PRETTY sure.

    Another reviewer called out dpreview for incorrectly saying "during video capture" instead of "in video capture mode"

    :dunno:


    edit: actually, after further thought, it probably does allow you to REFOCUS while taking video, but it certainly does not do it real-time like a camcorder does
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I wonder why the size restriction on 1080p clips is 4GB.. and I wonder if that restriction still exists if you're recording to a USB drive..
     
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    Fat32 maximum file size restriction.
     
  17. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    if the hard drive has to be fat32 formatted, then the biggest hard drive you can use is 32 gigs.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    if that's it.. couldn't they just let you keep recording but split the movie into 4GB chunks?
     
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    thats pretty godly. i tether a laptop to my videocamera on shoots sometimes as it is :bowdown:
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    yes
     
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    better low light performance than the $17k RED One, which is the only real competitor to it, and this is much smaller and lighter weight, among many other reasons why the 5d2 will be an amazing new tool to the industry.
     
  23. OneTwo

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    i hope they add high speed too. I really want a 300-1200fps slow mo shots

    [y]lGPIMACKdoQ[/y]
     
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    Or you could just do it with CG like they did.
     
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