Mixing Canon and Nikon video files in post production?

7 months 1 week ago #630189 by Randall McNabb
I'm pretty sure I know this answer, but are there any disadvantages to shooting both Nikon and Canon video and combining in post?  

Video is video right, so it should make any difference right? 

I'm currently Nikon and want to get a better camera for video, and I'm reading that most videographers are using Canon's. 

Which, BTW, why is that?


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7 months 1 week ago #630214 by garyrhook

Randall McNabb wrote: I'm pretty sure I know this answer, but are there any disadvantages to shooting both Nikon and Canon video and combining in post?  

Video is video right, so it should make any difference right? 

I'm currently Nikon and want to get a better camera for video, and I'm reading that most videographers are using Canon's. 

Which, BTW, why is that?


Each camera is going to render color and detail (slightly) different. No, video is not just video. Just like a still is not just a still.

The number of R/G/B pixels on the sensor can be different. Canon sensors render skin tones in a way that many find attractive. I think it's too pink. But there you have it.

I've used different brands together, and even different models of the same brand. I prefer having two identical cameras for video. Much, much easier to deal with in post.


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7 months 6 days ago #630327 by Ira Weber
:agree:  there are a number of qualities that could be different, so be prepared to handle these differences in post.  Are you using Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro X?  


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7 months 5 days ago #630611 by Dana Leeson
You'll likely have to do some color correcting between cuts with different manufactures if you want spot on.  My brother does a lot of video and I seem to recall something about that.  


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7 months 1 day ago #631100 by Roy Wilson
You'll need color correct pretty much anytime you mix match cameras

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