Chapter 8: Making Movies
Making high-quality movies isn’t new for dSLRs, but the 5D Mark III adds new refinements for photographers. The 5D Mark III now sports a headphone socket so that you can monitor audio during recording and playback. Other new features include a choice of file-compression options, continuous shooting with the camera automatically creating new files when the current file reaches the 4GB limit, a timecode feature, a drop-frame control, and touch pad functionality for the Quick Control dial () to make silent changes during recording. This chapter gives you a solid introduction to shooting movies on the 5D Mark III.
The ability to shoot movies offers two obvious benefits: It expands your creative options with the camera, and it has the potential to increase your income by shooting both stills and videos for clients. The 5D Mark III is well suited for shooting movies for weddings, news events, commercials, and even television shows. Granted, the camera becomes truly functional for movie shooting by adding stabilization and focus accessories. But with or without the accessories, the 5D Mark III ...