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20-05-2012, 5:20pm
Just got access to a new 550D (My son got one for his birthday the family chipped in, He's doing media studies at school ) Well seeing I'm a major shareholder in the new camera , I've been having a play with Video, ( My sons into BMX) This is new to me, First I read on the 180deg thingy, Where the rule is to double the Frame/per sec theory 24fs means to shoot the video at a shutter speed of 1/50th , Apparently with the 550D you can shoot in manual and take shots just like taking a still shot, If your starting out in Video shooting. This Video is really worth watching , Especially at the end of the clip they play the Clip they made with an overlay of lenses used and full details of The triangle A,S,I : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uarLndKX38, I've been mucking around with the 24-105 f4 L on :eek: Really good clean sharp images @ between 1/60 - 1/250th shutter speed , Up to ISO400 and f stops from f8-f16 for depth of field , Gunna have a play with the 50mm 1.8 soon , Best thing as far as focus is to set the scene up and pre focus in manual on the lens first for that shot , I'll stop now , Think I have the bug :rolleyes: PS : Here's another really good video , Especially for 7D and 550D owners : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYTMK1VTXNI Hope this helps someone - Cheers Bill :)

20-05-2012, 5:28pm
thanks william my son has not that long ago got the 550 for vidioing bodyboarding he also is having alot of fun.I will show him the youtube links thanks

20-05-2012, 5:53pm
:) No worries Wayne , At least these two are informative and very hands on practical, William even sat and watched , Then quickly took his Cam out for a play :D

26-06-2012, 11:57am
The latest Video filmed and edited by my 15yr old son William on his 550D with the non IS 18-55 kit lens

Shot in manual 60fs, shutter speed 1/125th sec, f11, Auto ISO , I think he did a top job on this , Hope you enjoy :PS, :( Something happened on the upload and it looks all jumpy , Dunno why because it's not , It's nice and smooth, Anybody got any ideas why this has happened ?


Oh well I'll try this link, It should be better , Ahh, I lot better , Not so hard on the eye's :th3:


Art Vandelay
26-06-2012, 12:07pm
Looks pretty bloody good to my inexperienced eye.
You may have a budding film maker in the wings.