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Wally Getting a Treat

A video of Wendy giving Wally a treat.


I shot this with my new Canon 5D Mark II. I'm still in the very early stages of playing with video, and it shows here...


The first thing that I had to get used to is that there is no sort of immediately obvious auto focusing, so I have to manually focus myself. With my 50mm f/1.4 lens on and low light, I had a very small depth of field to play with--you can see it when I focus on the treat and then Wally's eyes.


The Mark II shoots in HD (It also supports a lower resolution mode). The end result is a file that I can't even play without jerkiness on my 3 year old computer (time for an upgrade?).


I uploaded this same video to YouTube since they now support the 16x9 format and higher resolutions. Sadly (for me) YouTube seems to have compressed it too much; it looks much blockier and less clear than it does here on Flickr.


Update: YouTube just did flickr one better--HD videos now fill more of the screen. Observe.


I've also uploaded this to Vimeo.


Update again: Now flickr supports bigger views of HD. Yay! Competition is a good thing... :)

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Taken on December 12, 2008