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18-JUL-2009 Samir Kharusi

IR Test of Canon 500D

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

Initial IR testing of a Hutech-modded 500D with clear glass over the sensor. Foggy morning by the North Atlantic Ocean. Points to note: while this was shot using the monochrome setting in-camera, and later tinted during the conversion from Raw, it is also very easy to tint the monochrome rendition in-camera; to sepia, blue, green, purple. Interestingly, these settings also apply to HD video shooting, affording quite some flexibility for Infra Red videos.

The HD video is good, even in IR, but the sound quality is rather basic and mono. OK for voice. I tried Sony Vegas Platinum to intercut HD video clips from this camera (.mov) with clips from an HDV camera and encountered no problems. I found no issues intercutting this camera's 720 or 1080 video with 1080 clips from an HDV camera. Nevertheless you need, surprisingly, an excellent lens to make the HD video look as good on a large screen (> 50") as that shot by a dedicated sub-$1000 HDV camera. Just shows what excellent value the HDV cameras are currently.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i ,Tamron SP AF 14mm f/2.8
1/50s f/11.0 at 14.0mm iso800, Wratten 89B filter. full exif

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