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Camera-specific discussion / Re: Canon 70D (Beta-3 / 22th Dec)
« on: January 11, 2016, 08:56:49 AM »
Yeah for some odd reason, it won't let me embed my video. *shrug*

Oh well!

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Camera-specific discussion / Re: Canon 70D (Beta-3 / 22th Dec)
« on: January 11, 2016, 01:04:41 AM »
Thanks again guys (and gals).


I'll be giving it a shot tonight again when I get home. For reference, here's one of my videos from my channel that references my "issues".

(At around the 3:20 mark)



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Camera-specific discussion / Re: Canon 70D (Beta-3 / 22th Dec)
« on: January 10, 2016, 05:14:53 PM »
You can, but there was not a APS-C camera in Canon's lineup that could shoot 1080p 60 when the 70D came out, only now can the 7D MkII do this.  You need to be aware what you selected, you selected the lowest quality for the camera that you could above standard definition, 1280 is 1280x720, which is 720p.  You need to select 1920, otherwise known as 1920x1080 or 1080p for the best resolution possible.  Additionally you should be aware, that unless you are shooting sports 60 fps is not necessary and actually reduces the image quality over the lower frame rates as you are dividing more frames (potentially more then double over 24 fps), over a set bitrate per second of video.  Also note that while there is debate which compression with the same bitrate should provide the best image in this case IPB is the lower bitrate option and will suffer from less bit depth and more artifacting between frames and All-I should be used if you are trying to retain the highest quality.

Then that was my mistake by selecting the 70D. So I guess I will return it anyways, unless there's some way that ML can allow me to shoot in 1080p (I can learn to shoot in 24 FPS if need be). Would that be possible?

Thanks again for the help.

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Camera-specific discussion / Re: Canon 70D (Beta-3 / 22th Dec)
« on: January 10, 2016, 09:01:33 AM »

Let's make something clear, if you think you are shooting in 1080p 60fps then you are very wrong on one of these as the camera is not capable of this resolution and frame rate.  You are either shooting in 1080p 30/24 or 720p 60.  The camera is not capable of transcoding the footage as you claim it is doing, ensure that you are connecting the camera to the computer via the USB cable or better yet, using an SD card reader and directly copying the files.  However before you do this, ensure you take control of your settings and check what resolution you are actually recording in, what video compression you are using (All-I or IPB), what film style you are using (all sharpening should be done in post for best results) and what your ISO, shutter and aperture settings are.

ML allows you to get a lot more out of the camera, but it is definitely best to ensure you can utilize the camera as it comes from Canon first, before diving into what ML has to offer.

Interesting, I was under the impression that I was able to get the camera to shoot in 1080. But now that I think of it, I was actually choosing the "1280/60 IPB" Function, because I need the higher FPS. Even then, still uploading those clips into FCP put it into 720p automatically. Despite the fact that it was shot in 1280.. Formatting issue?

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Camera-specific discussion / Re: Canon 70D (Beta-3 / 22th Dec)
« on: January 10, 2016, 08:18:58 AM »
Hey guys (and gals)

I'm posting because I just purchased the 70D a week ago, with the intentions of using 99% for video. I mainly shoot videos for youtube and decided that I wanted to go with a DSLR > HD Camera. I've been used to using the Canon G7X for most of my videos and have always been used to the shooting being extremely "crisp" in the standard 1080p, 60 fps format.


Long story short, I bought the 70D and filmed my first few shots with it. Went home, uploaded the clips into Final Cut Pro X. and IMMEDIATELY noticed how "grainy" and low quality the videos were turning out when I looked at them in the FCP window. Again, long story short... but I spent 3-4 days wondering what the hell was actually going on.. when I finally figured it out 2 nights ago. The camera has been techically shooting in 1080p, 60fps BUT UPLOADING IT IN 720P to my iMac.
I can't even upload the videos from my 70D to my iPhone. I just get a message saying "Content not supported".

So yesterday I contacted the manufacturer and figured I'd just return it. However, I'm wondering.. do you guys think that Magic Lanterning it will help me? Any functions on ML that will enable me to upload in 1080p?

Thanks guys!

Edit: I also forgot to mention that I'm using a High(er) quality SD card. (San Disk Extreme from what I remember) so that's not likely the issue!

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