Mike Kobal

November 24, 2009

Motorola Verizon Droid Android Video clip


Had to pick up a friend from Grand Central Station today. Got there 15min early, did not bring a camera but had my droid. Took some photos and a few video clips. Edited in FCP, desaturated, noise reduction, contrast adjustment. If you are wondering how the Droid holds up against, lets say, the Canon 5D mark II? check out this clip
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November 20, 2009

Canon 7D or Canon 5D mark II: quick comparison


Many of you have emailed asking which one I recommend, Canon 7D or 5D mark II, this is a quick comparison between the two cameras, focusing on what I think makes a difference, check it out, about 3minutes, hopefully this will help you make a decision which camera to get.
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November 17, 2009

Sophie: Canon EOS 7D, 720/60p, slow motion test

Sophie: Canon 7D Slow motion Test from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

A quick test clip during my photo shoot with Sophie. Playback at approx 40-50%.
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November 9, 2009

New York Blues: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS 5D mark II

New York Blues: Canon 7D, Canon 5D mark II from Mike Kobal on Vimeo.

Walking around mid town, east village and china town with no particular goal other then then to capture traditional street photography inspired video clips, which I am a big fan of. Check it out and let me know what you think. 0:25through 1:10 was shot with the 7D and 12-24mm mounted on the Flycam. The rest tripod, steady bag and hand held. Lenses: 70-200mm, 100mm 2.0, Sigma 50mm 1.4, 17-55mm. 5D for clips at 1:37, 2:10 and 2:20, at ISO 3200 and 50mm 1.4 an 100mm 2.0, the rest was shot with the 7D, ISO range 400 (daylight) to 3200. Grading in FCP, mostly just desaturated and contrast added. The night clips from the 7D required noise reduction just to match the night shots from the 5D straight out of the camera, truly outstanding when it comes to low light, the 5D. The 7D exhibits more noise (about 1 to 1.5 stops behind 5D in terms of sensitivity) and can’t quite match the 5D‘s dynamic range . The two cameras complement each other very well. Hope you enjoy! Music: Stumblebum Brass Band
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