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Canon 5D Mark II Used for Action Shots Seen in Captain America

The video recording quality of DSLRs has gotten to the point where you can slap them onto big fancy rigs and use them to film portions of big budget Hollywood movies without anyone noticing any difference. Iron Man was the first superhero in the Marvel universe to make use of the Canon 5D Mark II, and today it was announced that the camera was also used extensively throughout “Captain America: The First Avenger”.

[…] Action scenes in “Captain America: The First Avenger” in which [Second unit DP Jonathan Taylor] used 5D Mark II cameras for POV shots include a car chase and crash, and a high-speed motorcycle pursuit. The small size of the camera enabled Taylor to mount it on the interiors and exteriors of moving vehicles to capture dramatic action shots. The camera’s size also ensured that it was “invisible” to the film cameras shooting the same scene from a distance.

So basically, in certain scenes, a Canon 5D Mark II was actually recording from within the scene itself!

(via Imaging Resource)


 
  • http://www.facebook.com/ppucci Persio Pucci

    But how about fast moving sequences vs. rolling shutter effects? 

  • Joshua Brown

    It obviously worked well enough to be used in this feature film. Much of that can be fixed extensively.

  • Joshua Brown

    It obviously worked well enough to be used in this feature film. Much of that can be fixed extensively.

  • http://twitter.com/hmcindie Mikko Löppönen

    A lot of rolling shutter can’t still be fixed. The only way to really “fix” it is to choose only those parts of the image that don’t show it excessively. Action cams that feature rolling shutter, generally don’t work. There are some plugins that attempt to fix it but they are hit & miss.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2GL3X66JXZV5JYZ6LV27JL37RA matt

    i thought a lot of that movie looked pretty awful.

  • Anonymous

    yeah, but what the fuck do you know?

  • Glen Barnhart

    You guys know that these cameras can be “hacked”, and made to do what you want them to do…