New York testimonials filmed on Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Next up in the Canon EOS 5D Mark II wow parade is a set of testimonials that were sent in to planet5D by the author, Jon Carr who also said this:

“I have been a big fan of your blog over the last 6 months and it has been fun to see the evolution.

I am working on a series of 4 testimonial videos for Grande Cheese. We wanted to target some true East coast pizzerias and have them share their story as to why they purchase Grande cheese. I currently have two done and will wrap up the other two within the next few weeks. This was my first “large” scale project with the Canon 5D Mark 2 and we shot the footage before the manual firmware update arrived. We used Nikon lenses to gain aperture control and recorded audio on a separate camera and synced in post. We tried to keep a consistent 1/60 of shutter setting but relied on full auto in certain situations. We had a very small crew of two, the DP Tosh Omori and myself. One of the most exciting things was driving around Brooklyn in and SUV with the rear door open filming the pizza delivery truck out the back. We shot a restaurant a day and relied on a lot of time lapse to get sufficient b-roll. Overall the feedback has been great and I feel like we are on the cutting edge with the 5D. The picture quality is amazing and easily rivals cameras at significantly higher price points.”


Krispy Pizza from Jon Carr on Vimeo.

Please visit Jon's blog to see the other video and to read a LOT more about the production!

Our continued thanks to everyone who's sending us such great materials!

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(Photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. Jon Carr, just watched your video and it was excellent. So glad you explained how you did it too, very helpful.

    It was as professional as any commercial I’ve seen. In fact I thought it was better than most. You had an interesting story and your editing was great.

    Thanks for posting.

  2. Looks amazing. Did you edit with FCP or AVID. 30 or 24fps?

    I edit with avid and I am stuck with the 30fps and 1080i project settings.

    I transcoded to 1080p-24fps but the video doesnt look as smooth as yours.

    Any tips on how to stay in a 24fps progressive envronment with the avid?

    Any input would be helpful.

    Keep up the great work!

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