Canon C300 video – Grand Union Canal, Hertfordshire, UK

by Lan Bui on December 28, 2011

Yesterday I finally got to get out and shoot real video with the Canon C300!!! Drew was headed out to the market so I tagged along just to get dropped off at the canal and shoot a few test shots while he was shopping.

I shot for one hour during sunset… well during sunset time… it was massively overcast as you can see so it kept getting darker and darker. The last shot of the video might look a bit odd because it is so much brighter than the rest, that is because I opened up the 85mm lens to 1.2 and bumped up the ISO a bit. This camera really can perform in low light.

I used the following gear:
Canon C300
Canon EF 300mm f/4 L IS
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L
Canon Fisheye EF 8-15mm f/4 L
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L
Manfrotto 545B tripod
Manfrotto 509HD head

Kessler slider
Hoodman CF cards
New Zacuto Gorilla baseplate (full review coming soon although the baseplate is not yet available to public)

All of the video was in Canon Log and edited and graded in Final Cut Pro X. The workflow was a bit of a pain to get through. Currently there is no native way to edit in FCP X but I’m sure it will come soon. Right now I am using the Canon XF utility in FCP 7 to convert the footage to Pro Res then taking those files into FCP X.

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So, Drew and I are off to shoot for the next three days straight… leave us a comment below if you want to see anything in particular or have any questions about the C300.

  • Roger

    How come you got a C300 already ?

  • Sanjin Jukic


    If you could shoot skintones under many different lighting conditions that starting from outdoor daylight to indoor tungsten than mixed lights neon vapor,.., available light and extremely low light,…



  • Syeed

    Guys, thanks for the videos.

    I’m getting a C300 to use alongside my existing XF300 so I’m quite interested in how the two compare both in usability and matching shots.

  • Miguel

    Thanks for putting up the footage, it’s good to see what the camera can produce.  I’m interested to see how it performs on a shoulder rig and handheld.  

  • Roy

    So you shot all of this at 720?

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