RED Scarlet and the Canon C300

| November 4, 2011

Which are you? Do you even dabble in the video side of dSLR?


The Scarlet X | RED

Well, sadly I’d have to sell the car to pick up either, and I’m a stills kind of guy any way, but that’s some nice tech just there. What interests me a little more though is the ‘side announcement’ from Canon of the upcoming / in development EOS dSLR with more focus on video than the 5DMKII and some talk of 4K video, too..

” The model will be equipped with a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and, enabling the recording of 4K video* (at a frame rate of 24P, with Motion-JPEG compression), will make possible the type of exceptional image quality and sublime imaging expression to be expected from the next generation of “EOS Movies.

the Canon C300 Mobius Film

Here's that C300 just launched by Canon

QUESTION: Do you shoot video with your dSLR? What extra kit do you use when you shoot video? A mic? (I personally use the Rode VideoMic Pro if you’re interested) what about mixers etc? How do you store it, carry it or work with it? Is there something in our range of bags that ‘almost’ works for you? We love suggestions and feedback… [please add your comment below!]

Here’s Vince Laforet’s film, Mobius, using the Canon C300

Mobius from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.

For more details and behind the scenes footage go to:

Note that this version is a 720p version of the film that is optimized for fast playback on the majority of systems. It does not show the optimum image quality in terms of resolution and compression.

For the High Quality 1080p version of this film go to:


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  • My job is almost exclusively doing DSLR video – online video for newspapers. While these cameras are freaking awesome, I’d have to sell all my current gear, my car, and maybe starve for a week to afford it. The C300 is not in the same arena as HDDSLR – it’s high-end cinema. The concept 4K DSLR looks the most intriguing, but given the price tags of the 1D X, I don’t have much hope that this camera will be any cheaper. I wonder if it will be under $9,000, which is around the base price for the RED Scarlet.