The topic of getting a new video camera for the shop has been on our minds at Journeyman Film Company for a long time now. For the past couple years, it’s safe to say the majority of our shoots have been shot on DLSRs (typically the Canon 5D). Although we are generally very happy with the image we can get on the 5D, we often run into limitations associated with commercial film production using DSLRs. Having a maximum clip length of 12 minutes can often interfere with longer, more intimate interview scenarios. Not being able to reliably run audio into the camera (especially via XLR cables) can be annoying, not to mention the syncing issues often associated with dual system sound.

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