Last night I couldn't sleep and ended up watching a very interesting report on NBC's “Rock Center with Brian Williams” about the assassination of Osama bin Laden. I congratulate those guys as every now and then they'll throw in a shot of their interview setup and you get to see lights and some of the behind the scenes setup. That's cool for those of us wanting to learn! Here's a couple of examples:
“Rock Center with Brian Williams”
Well, in one of the scenes they showed a BTS of the President in the Situation Room and low and behold, there were several HDSLRs in there. And it was obvious that in this particular scene, the video closeup of the President that was shown was shot with the Canon HDSLR (unknown model – tho most likely the Canon EOS 5D Mark II)
And if you watch the next scene, you can clearly see Brian William's head on the left and then the President on the right, clearly showing the video was indeed shot with the Canon HDSLR.
So, there's nothing outstanding here, no brilliant discoveries I've made, but it is just very interesting to see how far HDSLRs have come in the last 3+ years.
By the way, the President's photographer, Pete Souza (twitter) is using Canon EOS 5D Mark IIs for much of his work – tho in several emails we swapped a while ago, he confessed that he couldn't talk about a particular brand of camera in order to not be seen as endorsing something – that wouldn't be appropriate for the top photographer in the land.
What do you think? As common place as I think they are? Where have you seen them in use lately?
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)