Posted by Alex

I’ve been delving into the depths of the internet over the past few weeks; reading about everything from ultra high speed video camera comparisons to the best post production workflow for the 5DMKII to FCP. One of the best resources I’ve found is Prolost, the site of filmmaker Stu Maschwitz. The blog is generally about filmmaking, with a heavy lean on post production techniques, typically as it relates to DSLR equipment.

You may have already heard of it, but as was true for The Strobist a year ago, I had not and am very glad to have discovered such an informative resource. I came to Prolost by way of an article on color correction called Memory Colors. It’s not a ‘how to’ by any means, but puts forth some interesting information on the theory behind color correction and manipulation.

With the release of the new (now fixed) firmware for the MKII, it’s been hard to escape the buzz. Finally the MKII can shoot 24p! (In case you don’t see why this is awesome.) Of course now I am lamenting the fact that it can’t do 60fps (all of a sudden I had the urge to get some really smooth slow motion). Maybe next time.

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Cornelius says:

March 26, 2010 at 3:51 am

Yo Alex,

it would appear that 60fps was actually in the firmware and they removed it due to some heating problems. ALOT of people are asking for it by emailling Canon directly. It is this kind of widespread customer feedback that even got us the 25p. A good site to learn about the firmware and all other things 5D is

The firmware section shows you how to contact Canon and add your request for 60fps. I have a feeling they WILL add it in the future if enough people request it.


MMC says:

March 26, 2010 at 9:59 am

Stu’s a great resource. I’ve learned a ton from his book/blog over the years.

I love that 60fps is available on my 7D, but the downsampling of the image and resulting moire problem sometimes offset the buttery-smooth slow-mo. You just have to be mindful of what it is you’re shooting.

You can’t really complain though with what you get for under $2k. I can remember paying close to twice that for a Sony VX2000 almost 7 years ago for an image nowhere near as nice.


Ryan says:

March 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Stu’s message is a great one for designers, photographers, and filmmakers alike:
if it doesn’t help tell your story, it probably doesn’t need to be in there.


Roman M France says:

March 26, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Marc it does shoot 24p, but it’s also Motion JPEG codec and only 720p, with the worst jello I’ve seen.

Great write up Alex. It’s good to show these great filmmakers and teachers that the internet isn’t full of haters. Some of us are appreciative of the knowledge guys like Stu, Philip Bloom, and Shane Hurlbut deliver. Nice site btw.