Color Matching 7D & Red

One thing that we did for our recent short was integrated footage shot with the Canon 7D and the Red camera. The Red footage was processed ‘flat’ so the image was not crushed until the final color treatment was established. The 7D footage however was setup at the default settings so there was already more contrast and a nice tone. There are some interesting tips for setting up your 7D with a flat look for those interested to get more color range out of the compressed footage.

Once you find the treatment you like the goal is to apply it to all of your shots so they look even and balanced but when your source material is not the same, the color treatments can be very different. Pay close attention to the color of the shadows and hilights with effects like Levels, Curves and Tint to control over-saturation.

I’ve included the HD plates for people that want to experiment or practice your own color timing.

Watch Color Comparison

Watch Complete Short

Then stay tuned for a tutorial based on the FX from the short as well as some fun behind the scenes entertainment.

May 18th, 2010 @ 2:35 pm
This Is Mind Blowing.
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:36 pm
:) I'm not sure if it's mind blowing but I'm glad you're excited about movie stuff. It can be fun!
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:38 pm
I Can See You Put A Lot Of Work Into It, Because I'm A Filmmaker. When Is The Tutorial Coming Out?
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:38 pm
dude u r a freaking whatever, luuuve ur work, learned bunch of stuff .. and still learning

***************** TUTORIALS FTW ****************
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:43 pm
By Red Epic do you mean the new mysterium x sensor?
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:44 pm
I like to keep the PictureProfile veeery flat on my 7D... theres so much fun getting the look you like!
But the difference between red and 7D in this shot is big! Nice work Andrew!
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:44 pm
Yes, the mx sensor.
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:53 pm
King Tut:

Thanks for the tip. I just bought a Rebel T2i. Amazing 1080p/24p. I hope I can adjust the colors on it as well.
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:54 pm
thats cool. thanks andrew.
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:56 pm
Have you got to play with any Panasonic P2s yet? If so, what tips you got?
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:57 pm
Andrew you're the master of After FX I am 17 and I learnd much thing in your tutorial. I'm making my own film. And that will look pretty technics with your technics.

Salomon from Swiss
t double u
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:57 pm
How on earth did you get your hands on that camera?
May 18th, 2010 @ 2:59 pm
Its funny..but True ..except the last part.

Sam Loya...I thought you guys had a agreement to not make fun of Sam Loya.

May 18th, 2010 @ 3:04 pm
I would love to see an entire V-log dedicated to your knowledge on different cameras. Teach me Andrew! Teach me.
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:06 pm
The Red One costs 17 000 dollars!!! but only the body of the camera without lenses. wow! If I can have minimum the Canon HV30 I will fly very hight. For the moment I have the Aiptek pocket HDV 720p xD
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:07 pm
Dude this is amazing!! You are extremely skilled!! haha thanks for the tutorials and this amazing short.. i hope it's continued! How did you like the 7D compared the the RED?
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:11 pm
I tend to flatten my colours on the 7D, the difference isn't huge but noticeable. It is however so easy to set it to one of the default, for immediate satisfaction though, and the picture is still pretty awesome.

Good work on the color grading, a little much for me, but I can imagine how hard it is to get two shots from different cameras / positions to look the same.

Great work, looking foward to the tutorial.
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
I love the greenish blue tint, looks kinda matrix, cinematic now.

Behind the scene footage is very appreciated.
I ussually buy special edition DVD's of film for the special effects breakdown.

I notice they always record dark scenes with lots of light then darken it afterwards
Michael Nilsson
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:31 pm
Interesteing... I bought a regular HD videocamera (Sony HDR XR-520), but I've never been able to create such gorgous looking footage as the 7D that you've shown in some of your tutorials. Is it possible to create equally stunning results or was I just a total retard for buying that camera... :(
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:34 pm
I need to get a camera :P I'm just using a game screen recorder and recording Runescape and practicing my editing on that. May get a Canon 7d or vivixia. Red is wayyyyy to expensive.
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:35 pm
Since the RED footage is much better, what was the purpose in using the 7D at all?
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:36 pm
Shot with the 7D to get more coverage with less setup time. Probably had 2 hours to shoot and setup, the red isn't an easy handheld cam.
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:40 pm
Have you run into issues of specular spots on 7D footage creating a rainbow/banding effect? I'm trying to correct that problem currently. Liked the integration of the two! Nice match!
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:43 pm
wow, vc has got some budget now! a red one and 7d for a short.

ps. you misspelled for in the first sentence,you said "fore".
May 18th, 2010 @ 3:53 pm
Can't wait for the behind the scenes.
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:09 pm
hi I'm from germany,

could it be that that there ist some roto shutter issue in this short or is it just my imagination?

May 18th, 2010 @ 4:13 pm
yes..its cool,,but! doesnt it lil bit expansive ?
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:26 pm
Jealous of your setup! Thanks again for sharing so much!
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:27 pm
One things I've always wondered is what is the highest resolution the 7d shoots at? Can you shoot 2k at 24p or is it 1080p?
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:35 pm
Watching on my Cinema Display and I can't see any real detail in the blacks for both cameras. I'll load up the comparison and check on my broadcast monitor at work tonight to see. One of the amazing things about the M-X sensor is the crazy amount of detail you can pull out of the low end, so it's a shame to see it totally crushed. I can see why you'd need to do that to match the Canon footage though.

Looks like you used Magic Bullet Looks. Is that right?
May 18th, 2010 @ 4:56 pm
i hope u teach us how to do that freeze frame thing :)
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:08 pm
VC is now more on Post production...
Love it...
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:09 pm
No Illya, It's very simple colour correction.and my question is why sam took lots efforts to open his car door? anything special?
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:09 pm
UN-FREAKIN-BELEAVABLE...PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Put out a tutorial for that short. When it comes to FX you are a giant among humans my good man...truly.
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:10 pm
is the color correction you taught us
before in the advance sky replacement
is applicable through this kind of short?
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
@ Rishi

Magic Bullet Looks is "very simple" color correction/grading.
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:47 pm
what's a red camera
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:55 pm
Have you attempted any tracking with shots from the 7D? Any stabilization issues?
Ruud van Houtum
May 18th, 2010 @ 5:56 pm
Well I have to say, impressive as always..

But don't you think the glass was shattered to far away? If you compare the force from him hitting the glass and the glass actually flying away, don't you think it was overdone a bit to much? Sorry that was my physics side lol..

But again very nicely done, love the ending scene in where everything is static and the camera moves! looks really great!
I assume you didn't use a 3d model, so how did you do it? Made them not move at all, then rotate the camera and then later while editing you slowed down the camera?
R.A. Elliott
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:56 pm
You know AK, you should consider a stock footage collection OUTSIDE of Action Essentials. I mean actual footage, ranging from people to cities and everything in between. Looking forward to the tutorial!
May 18th, 2010 @ 6:58 pm
Looking at the footage could the red not have been colour balanced before shooting? Is this a true representation of the red camera's colour versus the 7D. I have had a chance to play with red r3d files and the colour grading options are truely amazing, The Canon 7D is also a 1080p 24fps camera. Was the red set up to shoot 4k and did you use the quarter res qt files to match frame size? I'm very interested as I am also considering buying a red camera later this year and would like to get as much info as possible.

Thanks and great short after buying a red I hope my bank is nicer then Sam's
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:03 pm
this is great. but i have not both. im thinking about buying the 550d..which people said almost similar to the 7d...
Olivier – Mauritius
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:05 pm
Yo Andrew, that was a cool short movie you made... Nice work can't for the tutorial to come out.Is the tutorial about the freeze time thing? Cause I really want to know how to make that....
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:16 pm
I definitely noticed there was probably a bump in contrast when I first saw this but that second shot where Sam opens the car door shows a lot of change (for the better!) with the comparison you gave us. Simply amazing.
May 18th, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
Pretty cool you can inter-cut the two.
The season finale of House that aired last night was shot on the 5D.

For anyone shooting with DSLRs:
Zacuto did a comparison with different DSLRs vs film and screened it in a theater for DPs and Colorists at Skywalker Ranch:
Andrew Katrych
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:13 pm
Andrew, it's just a cool movie, I watched it 3 times ... Is not it possible that he was shot with just one camera? Oh, and yes. I hope Sam in this video does not hurt =).
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:30 pm
I wonder if using the same lenses
would help any in keeping the same color across the two cameras?

I hear this a lot with Zeiss Lenses,
the color and micro contrast is seamless since zeiss
uses the same coatings on all there lenses.
May 18th, 2010 @ 8:45 pm
I hope this is continued! Good work Andrew :)
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:11 pm
Hey , Andrew Nice one!
Why the lights are blinking so much ? its that what electronic and magnetic ballast are difference in fluorecsent lights?

Ruud van Houtum
May 18th, 2010 @ 9:20 pm
Maybe its just me but can you guys see the color comparison video? It doesn't load / work here..

Andrew, is "" the right link?
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:15 pm
Andrew..hi! nice stuff, brother! We need new Pro Scores or any awsome sound effects!!:))
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:15 pm
No andrew he is right this is mind blowing.. sooooo... how many times did you have to hit sams head threw the window to get the right shot?????
May 18th, 2010 @ 10:36 pm
The short was very funny :)
I wish I had two cameras...
May 18th, 2010 @ 11:58 pm
I liked it - pretty funny. I think the grading was a little too heavy, but no worries, it was still great :) I loved the last effect, I've been always curious how TNT did it for their promo's, I cant wait for the tutorials! GJ as always Andrew and crew.
May 19th, 2010 @ 12:03 am
aaaaahhaahahaha brilliant !
May 19th, 2010 @ 12:16 am
this is great !!!! :)
May 19th, 2010 @ 12:27 am
Hey Andrew, thanks for this comparsion. But is there a reason that you took the 7D instead of the 5DmkII?

Best - Maurus
May 19th, 2010 @ 1:09 am
the car isnt reflecting any of the shattered glass.
May 19th, 2010 @ 1:56 am
Hey Andrew,

I noticed the steadicam shot has some weird jitters around the edges. Is this caused by the cmos sensor on the 7D or was this shot digitally stabilized?

May 19th, 2010 @ 2:33 am
cool !

on the 7D you can use a custom white balance and specify the degrees Kelvin.. not sure about the Red..but probably you can do that as well...(?)

if u setup both cameras with the same K ..that should help (?)

btw..why the lights are flickering.. is it a shutter speed issue ?
May 19th, 2010 @ 2:36 am
To illya, have you seen his Film_Magic_Pro, which more effective then magic bullet. that what i said in my previous report. thanks
May 19th, 2010 @ 2:46 am
This was shot entirely on the 7D using Nikon Primes from the 80's, I mean the camera can achieve things far beyond its budget value
May 19th, 2010 @ 2:56 am
Cool! What lenses do you use in the 7d?

P.S.: Due to budget constraints, I recently bought a 550d/Rebel T2i. Amazing FullHD. Probably you can do the same in it?

P.P.S.: You have a typo in "Pay close attention to the color of the shadows and _hilights_ with effects like Levels, Curves and Tint to control over-saturation."
May 19th, 2010 @ 2:59 am
Still thinking that the color grading of this short is a bit too much saturated. But good footage.
May 19th, 2010 @ 3:03 am
Nice vid, for stabalizing issues I would recommend Deshaker for VirualDub though, it does'nt suffer from wobbling and destroys it's competitors when it comes to quality, and it's free too
Bradley Bell
May 19th, 2010 @ 3:04 am
Andrew, please do an encore!
May 19th, 2010 @ 3:54 am
wow wow wow.. Outstanding...
May 19th, 2010 @ 3:59 am
Am I right in assuming that you cannot use Log colour spaces in After Effects?, only Nuke is capable of dealing with Log and Linear colour spaces at the same time
Clint Nic Jinnkaro(uganda)
May 19th, 2010 @ 4:52 am
Wont say this is mindbreaking. but i must commend you for beind able to get such a pictuer with so little time.
Its not an easy task and trust me if it were me,i dont know what i would hane done. that was fast thinking. ASANTE SANA (GOOD WORK)
May 19th, 2010 @ 5:43 am

Try editing the credits on the upbeat and not the downbeat. Everyone expects the downbeat. The upbeat feels better and isn't so predictable.

Lou ...
May 19th, 2010 @ 5:55 am
"I can see your face right here." :D
Epic win!
May 19th, 2010 @ 6:50 am
I just bought 7D a month ago. Amazing stuff what you can do with it. Thanks to adobe CS5, now you can edit the videos with the native H246 on Premier.

I have noticed the flicking of the light in the RED shot. Could it be related to the shatter speed.

Thanks Andrew
May 19th, 2010 @ 7:13 am
Nice concept, it's unfortunate that the 7D show's some jello effect on the intro moving scenes. There seems to be a purple haze in the colorization (maybe you were listening to some Jimmy Hendricks) Great audio.
May 19th, 2010 @ 7:27 am
Here is my guess on what you did in the FX shot.

Shattered glass: either keyed footage, 3D particles, or particular

Roto: I am guessing you shot a picture of Sam's head out the window, and curved it, then rotated around it to look like it is a roto-camera.

Window shattering: I am guessing you rolled down the window, and replaced the glass with a layer in AE, then shattered it.
These are just my guesses, so I will wait to see which ones might be right...
May 19th, 2010 @ 7:29 am
Already have ideas spinning just of the FX on this one!
May 19th, 2010 @ 7:31 am
hi, I would like to know how much does a red one camera cost, all included
May 19th, 2010 @ 8:25 am
I can do that, too:))
just kiddin:))
or not B-)
May 19th, 2010 @ 8:40 am
the 7D is awesome!
May 19th, 2010 @ 8:54 am
u should make a tutorial bout how to make a short movie ,animation what programs to use beside AE^^
May 19th, 2010 @ 9:31 am
Filmmaker? Exactly? )

Nice CC. You have your own style and thats very good)

BTW, did you correct the 7D matrix vertical distortion? I'd be glad to know how this can be done in AE, not only in Nuke.
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:19 am
Andrew, please tell us how to begin your business, what you develop, your studies, I am a big fan of you and I would like to know that because for me you are the biggest example of success.
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:44 am
Would love to have a shot by shot breakdown from the final version on which shots were from the 7D and which were from the Red One.

Don't forget, ladies and gentlemen - the Canon t2i has the same video specs as the 7D and it only costs around $700 - $800. So if a 7D is out of your budget, you might be able to spring for the t2i.
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:11 am
Great use of the your DSLR Canon 7D.

If your interested, my buddy make products for DSLR's and 35mm DOF adapter, His mane interest is for the Indie FilmMaker on a budget.
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:22 am
Oops I for got to put this link to to the spinner adapter for consumer end Cam's
Check out the pictures, these are some set ups you can do at a fraction of the cost.
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:44 am
Hm, truth be told i like the raw RED footage more than the color graded.

Greez from Germany
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:52 am
Sorry me again,
This is an interview of my buddy, the man behind Jag35
May 19th, 2010 @ 11:56 am
It depends what you want ...the body alone costs $17500...but you can see here and configure as you want
May 19th, 2010 @ 12:15 pm
Would you guys suggest trading my canon xl2 for a 7D ? I've been considering it for a while, plus I want the still photo usage of 7D. Email me ur thoughts if you have a solid understanding of both. asalamalakim my brothas
May 19th, 2010 @ 12:17 pm
That's awesome and everything, but tell us about the SUPER8 titles you did for the trailer! That was you right? It looks rather kramer-y
May 19th, 2010 @ 12:53 pm
This is better than TV! exept obviously, spongebob squarepants, I love the way they animate that history, is just great, and draws, the guy who write the storyboards is in youtube, the account is: CartonSNAP.
Or visit he worked in mighty B! (Nickelodeon) and phineas and ferb (Disney, I love art!
May 19th, 2010 @ 1:02 pm
":) I’m not sure if it’s mind blowing but I’m glad you’re excited about movie stuff. It can be fun!"

May 19th, 2010 @ 1:06 pm
Hi there,
We all are privileged to learn from you Andrew. I have been listening to you from the beginning and finally i am able to do something good with all that knowledge.
Guru Kramer, please accept my gratitude and keep inspiring us.Hope to work with you one day.
Hummm,I saw is something familiar in “Super 8” or is it only me?
May 19th, 2010 @ 12:09 pm
Nice work!!
May 19th, 2010 @ 1:38 pm
I sure hope there is a sequel in the works. Right when it was getting real serious it ended. Sam can't go out like that! Superb work though.
Pavel Peterka
May 19th, 2010 @ 2:05 pm
Well ive been expecting something like that, after your posts with links at time-freeze:) I know how to do this, however i always like your way and little details that make you so special. Nice one, i was laughing like hell when sam gets punished :)
May 19th, 2010 @ 3:20 pm
In the ungraded shot - RED cam, where Sam walks to his car - there are clearly seen artifacts on his clothes which are disappearing in the graded shot when blacks are crushed.
Sure it's due poor video compression on distribution but hopefully not in the RED footage :)
Did you have to do any noise reduction in your short?

Keep it rockin'
May 19th, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
cool oportunity !
i'll download the two shots and 'll try to make a correction into "color". I'll send the result if it's good.
May 19th, 2010 @ 5:45 pm
oups ! sorry i thought you were giving 2 shots from red and 7d, for the purpose of trying to giving them a similar look
our way. But i was not anderstanding correctly.
French fries, do not speack English.
May 19th, 2010 @ 6:35 pm
hey andrew, can u make some tutorials that involveds SUPERHUMAN Iron man Flying Kamehameha and some kids stuff..... i really wanna empress my friends.....
Christopher Matar
May 19th, 2010 @ 6:38 pm
Hey! I would love to know how you did the last glass shattered shot in the end. Was it a still image? Please give a AE tutorial. Im looking to buy a package soon.

Thanks so much for your work!
May 19th, 2010 @ 9:08 pm
very cool
hope in the upcoming tutorial you show how to made these glass splinter :)
May 19th, 2010 @ 9:38 pm
Despite the comments about physic force and reflections... Here's my guess about the last shot, or how i'd try to do it,

You shoot an orbit dolly shot around the car asking the actors to stay very still (window down).

You track the shot with Boujou, Syntheyes, PFTrack, Mocha... Then export the tracking data to your favorite 3D package (3ds, Cinema 4D, etc)

Make the shattered glass effect in the 3d program (very slow or freezed). Consider the reflections. Render as many passes of the glass as you need.

Compose in AE.

Is that the way?? we'll see soon. Keep the good work, AK
Bboy Mole
May 19th, 2010 @ 10:50 pm
whoa:O i wanted to do the same glass stop motion effect XD
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:16 am
Ok, liked the post, is there any way to show a side by side comparison?? Also I am still on the fence, hoping that this example would help make the decision-- wait until the Red Scarlet is released or pick up either a Canon 7D or 5D? I am conflicted!! help
May 20th, 2010 @ 2:34 am
Andrew very very nice......but very very want to see how you made the last scene....if you know tutorial like this effect write me please.....very very need...thank you Andrew..I am sure you are a good man...))
Cid Vain
May 20th, 2010 @ 3:33 am
Great sound taken!

I am not fan of the end...
It think it's too much " we wanted to place a great effect... but we don't know really well how to"
The pieces are flying too far away...
And it'll be more impressive if there were a rotating camera (starting in the car => going to the outside) filming the slow motion ( Sam's head crashing the window)
May 20th, 2010 @ 4:14 am
"Why can't I turn around?", "Cuz I don't want you to see my face", "wa...what, but I can see your face right here" I loled at that part xD Great short I love the coloring of it as well
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:34 am
Nate: in regards to this post "the Canon t2i has the same video specs as the 7D and it only costs around $700 – $800."

The Canon T2i DOES shoot 1080p @ 23.976fps, but the HUGE difference in video quality is the fact that the 7D has TWO Digic 4 processors, instead of one in the T2i, which gives the 7D a big upper hand in capturing in low-light situations and capturing m more data at a higher bit rate (50Mb/s instead of 40Mb/s).

Having said that, the T2i IS a great substitute if you can't shell out the $1,700 for the 7D. I bought a T1i last December and really wished I waited around for the T2i, but I'm debating trading in my T1i for the 7D since I've been shooting more DSLR footage than on my XH-A1.
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:45 am
Andrew Urgent !!
I want to buy a camera from my country [pakistan]
plz suggest me a hd camera but a cheaper one
Jason Washington
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:34 am
Thanks Andrew and staff. Great work and really clean footage. I plan on stepping up my camera game but do you know of a way or a site link to a tutorial on how to get the most out of a lower end camera? I'm still shooting 720p. Thanks for sharing.
May 20th, 2010 @ 10:29 am
In depth tutorial, please!
This is a sick effect! Love it!

Keep it up bra!

Ben Baker
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:30 pm
Trust glass doesn't break that easily. I've been a police officer for 15 years and have had more than occasion to have to break out a car door window. Most take repeated strikes with a batron before they go. Sam's head may be hard, but the way the guy pushed it wouldn't have been nearly hard enough to break the glass. All Sam would have ended up with was a pain on that side of his head to go with the repeated blows from the gun on the other side. Other than this it was what you'd expect from the great Andrew Kramer!
May 20th, 2010 @ 12:58 pm
@Eric Hartmann:

When looking strictly at the video capabilities of the 7D and the T2i, the difference in price for the 7D makes ZERO sense. The dual processors in the 7D don't have any significant impact on the video side of things. The dual processors only allow the 7D to capture 8 fps in burst as opposed to 3.7 for the T2i. As has been noted by one review after another the T2i's video capabilities is EXCELLENT even at higher ISO's and any difference between the 7D is negligible at best. I've seen several reviews that have compared the video capabilities in several lighting situations and could find no difference between the video that the 7D produces as to that from the T2i. Here is just two:

Quote from the article: "Needless to say, the conclusion is that if you're just after the 7D's video performance with a smaller price tag, the Rebel T2i / 550D is the shooter for you."

Quote from the article: "If the main reason you were considering the EOS 7D was for the great video capabilities of the camera and not for the photographic features, then I would definitely recommend that you to consider the Rebel T2i as an alternative. The extra $900 spent on the 7D will not give you any real noticeable benefit with regard to video quality, at least at the ISO settings you're likely to use (up to ISO 1600)."

There are differences between the cameras but they only deal with stills and are not worth the price difference for most photographers in this price point. The 7D's main difference is in body construction, AF points and burst. As has been seen all over most photography message boards, photographers at all levels are turning in their 7D's for the T2i. It is in almost every important aspect, the same camera at a radically reduced price. Save you money on the body, buy upgraded glass and you'll be better off. 7D owners are trying to justify their purchase of a camera more than TWICE as expensive....and for 99% of what 99% of people do with their camera, even professionals, the 7D is just more expensive. You want a better camera, go with the 1D MKIV.
Osman Egal
May 20th, 2010 @ 1:38 pm
I have been a big fan of this site for ages and i have bought your products but i never felt like i needed to comment until today this was mind boggling(??!!!?) and down right hilarious. your short film is one of the most funniest things i have seen this year and i got to say i could definitely watch more
May 20th, 2010 @ 1:50 pm
Hi Everyone.

Does anyone know if the 7D style works on 5D MKII?

May 20th, 2010 @ 5:15 pm
Wow I want to se this movie :)
May 20th, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

By "style" I have to ask what you mean. Are you asking if you can film with the 5DMKII like you can with the 7D....the answer would be yes. The 5DMKII needs a firmware upgrade to get 60 (and 50 fps I think) in 720p, but the 5DMKII has excellent video capabilities. There is no 7D "style"...the style comes from the user and what they can do with it in production and in post.
May 20th, 2010 @ 6:41 pm
VC, Canon is rich because of you guys. I just purchased the 7D kit.

But more important are the effects..(IE OPTICAL FLARE), here is a teaser using this amazing effect.

Enjoy VC Family!

Tell your friends!
May 20th, 2010 @ 7:57 pm
Love your stuff man! Your a GREAT instructor...(you leave out the stuff we should be able to figure out on our own and its frustrating as hell sometimes, but well worth the exploration)."how the hell did he just...???"
i wish i could afford to buy all your stuff...and maybe one day soon i will. But keep up the tutorials if ya can and take that fella that owes the bank some money out for another turkey sandwich. (DON'T pay for it or he'll never learn his lesson...but offer him some mustard at least). Tell him there are late night infomercials that will get him out of his $30 debt for only $50...because THEY care!
May 20th, 2010 @ 9:31 pm
Andrew, off the wall question...what was the font used for the movie teaser "Super 8"?
May 21st, 2010 @ 2:45 am
This is amazing Andrew... I was wondering if there is an existing tutorial or you will post a tutorial soon that shows how to do that time freeze thing at the end, because I am working on a movie and I want to do this time freeze thing with a moving camera!!! :)
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:13 am
if you rock any harder you're gonna throw the earth off it's axis!
jose machado
May 21st, 2010 @ 5:14 am
Camara match in 3ds max with cannon 7D ???
...Very nice, i can whait for the tutorial...

The only thing i dind´t like on it, was the satureded blues on black´s in the skin tons. Why you didn´t used cs5 with rotobrush or color isolation for it, to presevate the natural skin colors.
I am workin now with Mystika of SGO, for color grading as well, an usually i isolate very well the skin tons with a vector channel, very nice.

The effect it´s very, very nice. Thanks a lot for your pacience.

ps: realy sory for my english, i am portuguese and you now!?? ;)

once more, thanks a lot.
shrek 2
May 21st, 2010 @ 6:34 am
It can be seen that you used two cameras...
No After work can solve that...
May 21st, 2010 @ 7:06 am
need tutorial color :D plz
May 21st, 2010 @ 9:34 am
So, If you had to pick one, which would you suggest I grab? The 7d or the RED?

Also, have you covered any DSLRs on here?
May 21st, 2010 @ 12:31 pm
5d & 7d dont show results for vfx work. So which camera works best for vfx.
Gike Peterson
May 21st, 2010 @ 12:34 pm
Ooooh My Goddddddd!!
Andrew, you did it!!!!!
May 21st, 2010 @ 2:24 pm
should i invest in a 7D or a dof lens adapter???
May 21st, 2010 @ 4:48 pm
It's camera projection. If you'd checked out the last few blog entries...Andrew's been hinting at it for a while now
May 22nd, 2010 @ 4:50 pm
Andrew :(... (or anyone else)

Where can I learn this kind of things? You know, grading, color matching,etc. I love editing, but I do it amateur :(. Dont know what methods are the best for work. Curves and levels arent very pro xD

Thanks for the help :)
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
May 23rd, 2010 @ 12:01 pm
I've just checked the different styles on my Canon EOS 550D (Rebel T2i in the US).
Thru the Picture Style Editor it's very easy to upload them to the camera, and yes, they WILL work on the 550D as well.

I've done some tests with 3 different ones : the SuperFlatMarcus, the MarvelCine and the GenesisPanalog.

The SuperFlat is (as the name says) the flattest of all, both Marvel and Genesis have more contrast, but still very useable for post grading.

Here are the links to the PF2 files (which you then upload to your camera)

Superflat :

Marvel :

Panalog :

BTW, Sean is right : the video capabilities of the 550D are near identical to the 7D.
So anyone looking for a good DSLR for video, I can totally recommend the 550D. It's amazingly priced and totally stacked with functions that are usually only found on much more expensive models.
Peter Somers (TC-Productions)
May 23rd, 2010 @ 12:06 pm

Quick question : would it be possible to post the full short again, but inserting an overlay that shows which camera was used for each sequence?
Sunky Jay
May 24th, 2010 @ 7:39 am
I was waiting patiently for u to do this and God willing u did. Thanks
May 24th, 2010 @ 11:02 pm
Andrew, will you or have you made/make a tutorial on the freeze frame when the glass breaks becasue i think that would be an amazing effect for my upcoming movie project for school shot by the canon EOS t2i?
Andy Estonia
May 25th, 2010 @ 6:20 pm
I think you could do the last shot also, by recording at high fps (which red allows), a very quick orbit so if played back at 24fps, everything seems static. Quick orbit movement that the actors if staying still won't be moving noticeably when played in slow motion. Just a theory..
Nice short!
May 29th, 2010 @ 2:59 am
Honestly Andrew,I think it would be a great idea you make a tuturial related to the lighting and coloring since you dont have none! But great job
My name is khan
June 4th, 2010 @ 8:23 pm
fanastic AK but day yesterdtold u please give me that tutorial how u made it cuz i'm ur big fan pls Ak can tell me how u make this payment plan tut
My name is khan
June 4th, 2010 @ 8:24 pm
pls reply andrew
My name is khan
June 4th, 2010 @ 8:26 pm
either wise reply in my email pls
June 7th, 2010 @ 6:40 am
Nice work as allways Mr. Kramer!!!

Here is a video we just published.. but produced just when the 7D hit the market...
I loved it.. one man army shoot just after unboxing... no lights.. 2 lenses.. no monitor..

From Frankfurt, Germany
August 19th, 2010 @ 2:41 am
does anyone know if the Canon T2i video is up to par with the 7D? Andrew have you yourself used a DSLR camera for videos?
December 21st, 2010 @ 1:59 pm
Before Posting
We're trying to encourage more thoughtful commenting.  Please take a moment to write a meaningful response to this post.
* Name
* Email (will not be published)
* field is required