October 4, 2016

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Sample Video

Recorded at 1080p, 29.97fps, Output to Pro Res HQ

There has been a lot of discussion around the net regarding the video and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. I have spent some time filming in and around Weymouth, Dorset to try and obtain the best possible results. See my 5D Mark IV sample video below (1080p 60).

4K is a pain only with regards to the file sizes. Editing is easy when you use proxies to speed up previews on the timeline and the quality is superb. This is 1080...straight out of camera and edited:

5D Mark IV Sample Video

I wanted to try and get the best possible footage from the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV at 1080p. Therefore, I output to the Atomos Ninja Flame at Pro Res HQ. Obviously this created a huge file but I was keen to see what the quality would be like. Also, whether it would be good enough for stock video.

Once the file had been rendered to MP4, the 1m 08s clip ended up being 819mb.

It was then uploaded to Pond 5 video stock agency and within a couple of weeks it had been accepted: Weymouth Harbour Bridge Opening.

Whether or not it eventually sells is another matter. For now, I am just happy that the quality is where it should be. My only gripe is that I focussed on the boat in the foreground so the background may seem a "touch" soft.

Now check out what the buttons on a DSLR do (5D Mark IV).

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