Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs on the set with Jamie Oliver

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Just in from @kristian is this tip and video of Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) HDSLRs being used on the set of Jamie Oliver’s cooking show, “30 minute meals

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Here’s the behind the scenes video (text from youtube video description):

We speak to Martha Delap, the director of the television series and a few other people involved behind the scenes.…

Note that about 2:27 into the clip, one of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera men, Paul Gwilliams, is interviewed and he describes that their main cameras are Reds but that they’re using the HDSLRs for pickup shots, food presentation, etc. – ‘we’re getting the shots that Red cameras maybe can’t get – top shots of the the table’ etc.


Here’s a snippet of the video giving an example of what the camera man, Paul, is talking about:

Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs on the set of Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals

(Photo credit: snap from the video)

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    1. Author

      You might be thinking of the other food show that we announced a few months ago – (and suddenly I can’t think of the name)…

  1. robert

    i have a 5dmkii also, it’s great as a b-roll camera but don’t go hd with it, the quality is only good enough for SD.

    1. Gabriel Lehto

      Sorry Robert,
      but this camera is awesome in full HD!
      It has been used in several Full HD productions worldwide with other cameras full hd.

  2. Igzzie

    Are those Lilliput monitors? Looks like they are, but I’m not 100% sure since I can’t see name on them. But it’s the same size and button layout like on Lilliput 669HB.
    Thing is, Lilliput’s are cheap monitors, so no matter how good they are (I use 669HB and it is good, but not great) it’s kind of strange to see those being used on such production scale.
    So, can anyone confirm this?

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  5. Nick

    Pardon my ignorance but what’s with the “s” designation on the camera?

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