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koopg

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Advice on wedding videographing
« on: September 26, 2022, 07:04:47 PM »
I have been a ML user from 2013 on my 5D3.
I am an ex proffetional studio steel photographer.
At the moment a softwer developer, and a hobbyist magic lantern user.

My sister is getting married (second merrige), and taking it very chill and slow.
How slow? She scedualed a steel photographer for up until the ceremony and that's it.


Yesterday she called me and asked if can take some steel shot for her.
I stand up and agreed, but asked her if she would like me to go artistic and take video  of before and during the ceramony and she agreed.

I have been testing every preset during the last week.
I don't know which path to take.

1080 so I can take 60fps as well - no issues with liveview
3.5k which is crisp and beautyfull  - live view only center of frame
5.7k which I am not sure how to describe. It looks so good in some shots, but I remmebr hating it a while ago- live view only top of frame

Any smart advice from you pros ?

What do you guys think about the 5.7k mode ?

I have noticed that its less grainy in 5.7k, could this be true statement  ?

If so, will it out perform 3.5k in low light ?

Ic you were me, for a wedding before video what mode would you choose ?


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Re: Advice on wedding videographing
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2022, 06:56:28 AM »
As a wedding cinematographer i recommend to use the most reliable 1080p settings. The customers dont give a sh1t about 4K-6K, they care about the emotions. So proper framing and careful focusing is much more important than 3,5K / 5,7K crispness.
If you can do slow motion reliably like 48 fps with all the assist tools working it's even better, but im not sure if the 5D can save audio in that mode. External audio recording could be the solution.

So 1920x1080 10 bit lossless 24/48 fps is your best choice. Why not 14 bit? You dont want to work with 500GB+ of footage at the end of the day...

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Re: Advice on wedding videographing
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2022, 07:11:33 AM »
1920x1080p 40fps with realtime preview works. Other modes are a compromise gaining higher fps.

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Re: Advice on wedding videographing
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2022, 09:31:43 AM »
1920x1080p 40fps with realtime preview works. Other modes are a compromise gaining higher fps.
compromise ?

what about the 60fps option?
you are not recomending it ?

I want to use your suggestion.
is this 40fps stable (stable as magic lantren can be ) ?
whould  you use it for the entire shoot, or only when needs A slow motion ?



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Re: Advice on wedding videographing
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2022, 09:36:50 AM »
As a wedding cinematographer i recommend to use the most reliable 1080p settings. The customers dont give a sh1t about 4K-6K, they care about the emotions. So proper framing and careful focusing is much more important than 3,5K / 5,7K crispness.
If you can do slow motion reliably like 48 fps with all the assist tools working it's even better, but im not sure if the 5D can save audio in that mode. External audio recording could be the solution.

So 1920x1080 10 bit lossless 24/48 fps is your best choice. Why not 14 bit? You dont want to work with 500GB+ of footage at the end of the day...
thank you for replay

again, this is not a client, its my sister, and she dont care about it, it was me who asked to take my cam for a ride during her weddeing.
I do want to make the best.
I might take your & denna suggestion,
this is why I am here for.


i think I am going to test the 1080 40fps mode now.
see how it works

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Re: Advice on wedding videographing
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2022, 10:12:07 AM »
There´s no 60fps with full real time preview.

Personally I wouldn´t use 5D3 recording critical material under stressful situations. Under controlled, more loose situations I would use it.
I suggest you test out a few presets before recording. Anything besides 720p material should work.
Not sure but I think 40fps could be used also with 1080p h264. also nice.

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Re: Advice on wedding videographing
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2022, 10:27:22 AM »
There´s no 60fps with full real time preview.

Personally I wouldn´t use 5D3 recording critical material under stressful situations. Under controlled, more loose situations I would use it.
I suggest you test out a few presets before recording. Anything besides 720p material should work.
Not sure but I think 40fps could be used also with 1080p h264. also nice.
i was testing again and again the this week,
one of them was the 60fps mode
and i had a realtime preview, what am i misaing ?
it actually turn out really nice.

i just tested 1080 40fps.
can you explain why you favoring this mode?
thanks in advabced


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Re: Advice on wedding videographing
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2022, 10:47:31 AM »
60 fps in 720p? Share more info.
Anyway. If you like it, then use it. Trudt you eyes and test results.

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Re: Advice on wedding videographing
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2022, 12:20:08 PM »
60 fps in 720p? Share more info.
Anyway. If you like it, then use it. Trudt you eyes and test results.
yes 720
live preview
nice slow mo

i think i am going to mix..

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