Canon’s Chuck Westfall speaks with planet5D at NAB 2012

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We had the chance to speak with Canon's Chuck Westfall at NAB 2012 and we know you want to hear what he has to say!

Canon's Chuck Westfall

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So, how'd we do on asking Chuck questions? Anything we missed?

UPDATE: I thought it would be good to also share this interview from Richard Harrington [tentblogger-vimeo 40613959]

And this one from Dan Chung: [tentblogger-vimeo 40601527]

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


  1. hey guys…. please…. next time use a proper mic. The sound is very poor. Also the image quality is not really top for a DSLR blog. You should know how to use the camera. Sorry for that but really…. you cannot post a quality like that.

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      Hey Pedro

      Thanks for your comments. I agree that the sound isn’t the best, I am trying out different mic options for the layman shooter.

      It is tough trying to use existing conditions in a place like NAB to get the best audio/video but we’re learning.

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      In my defense, I’ve seen plenty of other news crew shots from NAB and some of them are not any better than ours… and we didn’t have 3 and 4 man crews shooting (and some of them still getting not so great sound to boot)

  2. thanks for your answere. I really like your page and visit it for the news every day – also on my iPad.
    I would use an external mic for interviews and record to an external recorder like the H4N. 50% of a video is sound.
    As the people don´t move its easy with the focus.

    anyway – I like your page a lot. Greets from Austria

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      In this particular case, we did use external mics – two Rode mics mounted on each camera (which obviously weren’t that good for this situation) and the Fostex iPhone adapter which I was holding just at my waist pointing up. I had hoped it would provide a bit better sound as it was pointing toward the ceiling, but as I said, another lesson learned 🙂

  3. Guy looks like Hitchcock from the side.

    Thanks for the video. One thing that stuck with me is the fact that he said Canon is looking to be a player at all price ranges.

  4. First rate interview, Mitch. I liked the fact that you didn’t just toss softballs. You asked some potentially tough questions and Chuck responded candidly.

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