Had our filming today. It went...okay. Aside from working with a bunch of people that don't understand anything about filming, my camera was being a pain in the ass. It kept stopping the recording and saying "The camera has automatically ended recording."
I did a google search and some people said it's caused by the camera overheating (which is hard to believe because we were shooting outside on a cold winter day). Other people said it was due to the file sizes being too big, and the SD card not being able to write the data fast enough. I was using a 32g 20mb/s card. So that was kind of frustrating, had to redo a lot of shots.
Make up also took way longer than I thought it would.
I know that my canon 7d can only shoot 12min clips at time, are you sure that wasn't the issue?
How long did it record for before turning off? Also make sure you have the most up to date firm-ware for your camera. And make sure you format your card after dumping it, and before the start of every video shoot.
Might sound dumb, but how do I go about formatting the card? Last camera I had was a GL2 which was miniDV
EDIT: After some research it looks like people are recommending the SanDisk Extreme Pro which is a 45mb/s card. People also say to use the 16g as opposed to the 32g as the larger cards tend to over heat.
Last edited by spoolin215; 01-30-2012 at 10:34 AM.
Yep, I was going to suggest Sandisk. They have some bad blood with Canon as far as finger pointing when things go wrong, but they are industry standard for a reason. And as suggested I for SD I would go for 16g, now if we're talking about CF, then I would jump on a 32gb card if you could afford it.
Does the T2i shoot on SD instead of CF? I know some Nikons do as well.
And it's always good to keep your firmware up to date on these cameras, especially if shooting video is a big part of what you plan on doing with it.
Shot this really quickly on Sunday before we started shooting our short. Lighting kind of sucks, but I didn't really want to take the time to touch it up in post, and my boss was up my ass to get this done to promote the event.
You cropped off the gent in the green sweater nearly at his shoulder joint. I would have given him at least half-a-hand's worth of pace between his arm and the frame/crop.
The rule is generally never to frame/crop someone at a joint or dividing point. (elbows, knees, waist, neck, ankle, wrist, etc) It give an odd subconscious illusion of amputation, and you're cutting it pretty close with that guy.
Also there isn't any footage to break up him and the guy with the little boy. You should have positioned the guy and the boy on the far right of the frame. Especially since the boy is on his right knee. So the leading lines are pulling left hard. The way it is right now, the composition is very heavy to one side.
Damn that's a huge difference!
Most of the footage I got from Sunday actually looks really good, but almost "too good." I want to try to color grade it so it kind of has a gloomy feel. I played around with curves today in Premiere, but I think I want to learn AE.
Here is a quick out take from the shoot...prop failure!