Canon_eos1dc_angle-e1356437073819-224x240Canon's 4K video capable DSLR, the EOS-1D C, has marked an upset for the DSLR industry -- and in more ways than one. Many feel that the addition of Motion-JPEG alone is not worth the camera's $12K price point. This is particularly the case when weighing in controversial speculation that internally it's mostly identical to its $7K 1080p sibling, the 1D X -- and the fact that Canon is likely anticipating with gritted teeth the possibility of firmware hacks 4K-ifying the 1D X. That said, it could be a near-perfect blend of features depending on your application. If this is the case for you, but you want the chance to check out or grade some full-res video footage before pulling the trigger, you're in luck -- planet5D has just posted some downloadable 1D C 4K footage for your viewing consideration (assuming of course your machine can handle it).

My own machine actually can't, but I was able to check out full-scale grabs from the footage thanks to MPEG Streamclip. Click below for 100%:


Mitch has also posted a video in which he shows "you a couple of other samples and quick tests of magnification and coloring," below:

Instead of linking to the 4K sample video downloads (one is 12 seconds/825mb, the other 31 seconds/1.96gb) I'll send you over to planet5D for them, where you can also leave Mitch some love for the uploads, ask questions, etc. If your machine can run the stuff in terms of hardware but you need to be pointed in the right direction for editing, here's more from Mitch on his FCPX ingest workflow for working with this stuff:

Prospective 1D C buyers and Canon skeptics alike -- what did you think of this footage? Did getting hands-on with it change how you see the 1D C as an option, or reinforce what you thought before? What notable qualities did you notice pushing the grade?

Link: Come and get your Canon EOS 1D C 4k video samples here on planet5D! Can your machine cope? -- planet5D