This is the world’s first HDSLR video shot on a Canon 5D MKII. It is definitely a game-changer and practically revolutionised the video industry. Today, some major Hollywood blockbusters such as Act of Valor, TV shows such as one of the “House” episodes, commercials and almost every wedding are shot on HDSLRs. One DP I talked to about a year ago told me that his last 18 out of 20 projects were shot on the 5D MKII. That is how far-reaching HDSLRs have influenced the media industry.
The new Canon 5D MKIII has just been announced and this is a good opportunity to remember the very first HDSLR video shot with its predecessor by Vincent Laforet. Not to forget, the video features one of my favourite songs by Moby.