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  • Footage on Canon EOS RP looks awful

    Posted by Edward Groves on September 23, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Hello all,

    Looking for some advice. Just moved on to a Canon EOS RP to do small video projects. I’ve used Panasonic GH5s previously and hated the colour science.

    The footage looks awful. I shot in 1080p (IPB as there isnt another option). It’s 25fps (PAL as Im UK based), 5.6 f-stop, iso 250. Shutter speed was 1/50.

    The histogram filled the darks to mids so the image was a little darker and I felt it would be fine to top the exposure up a tad in post. I also used a Tiffen black satin 3 filter. The lens is a 24-70mm and I shot at about 50mm if I remember rightly.

    Three budget studio continuous Neewer LED lights were used to light the subject and natural light from a window on a day with consistent light.

    Its so grainy and ugly to work with. Doesn’t look professional at all.

    This is before I have even exported the video from Premiere. It’s export was into 1080p vimeo settings.

    What am I missing here, I got away from the GH5 as it looked way to sharp and digital, ow I’ve got the opposite problem. What the heck am I doing wrong?

    Please note, I’m a safe taught videographer.

    TL;DR – footage looks bad and I don’t know why. Settings listed above.

    Gary Huff replied 4 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • Edward Groves

    September 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm

  • Chris Wright

    September 30, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    there is no log, its 8 bit, low dynamic range, bad iso performance(grain, banding). low bitrate IPB 120Mbps, Full HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB Approx. 60 Mbps. I think the real question is, why were you expecting good video quality? the only thing you can do is shoot iso 100 and try overexposing a little, but the sensor has extremely severe black levels issues even at iso 100. I consider this camera unusable for video and recommend trading as fast as possible.

  • Gary Huff

    October 1, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    I see it’s the RP, the nomenclature is so confusing.

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