Here is why I love this camera for law firm video production:
As I’m getting ready to film a low budget TV pilot, I wanted to be able to film my subject walking & talking to me in San Francisco walking (without a first AC with a follow focus to manually walk with me help focus the shot). IF you don’t have that money, this is the next best thing!
Auto Focus Dream Come True: This camera “auto focuses” with a new technology that not only uses focus, but contrast, as long as your subject is in the middle of the shot very quickly giving us beautiful depth of field behind our subject, making a smaller crew very possible! The drawback to this new technology is that if something is brighter behind or your subject moves out of the center of the frame, it will focus on the background. To get around that with this camera, you can go to your programs assign number 7 button to be a focus lock. Then on the fly you can click in and out of Auto Focus keeping your subject in focus when they’re out of frame.
Pro Sound: This camera has 2 XLR input jacks!
It also has WiFi on board. Wifi is generally used to have a your camera’s image and some of it’s functions connected wirelessly, and operated from to a remote tablet or computer, it’s also used for file upload and wireless monitoring.
The Only Drawback I Could Find:
WiFi File Upload Setup Cumbersome: You need wireless system and an FTP server which is a little bit of setup! Cannon has very good customer service. But Setting up the wifi often means you’ll probably have to put in a call to Cannon to get it to all work easily. Once it is working, however, it’s really cool to have all your day’s footage uploaded directly to your Post Production crew (here in San Francisco!). Remember filming can often be the smallest part of your law firm video production!