February 13, 2015 at 12:20PM
Problem with my Canon T3i?
Just getting in to DSLR video now after about a year with my t3i shooting stills, and I've been extremely unimpressed with the video quality my camera generates especially when I compare it to videos on youtube with the same camera and same (or similar) lenses that look much, much better.
My gear / settings are as follows:
- Highlight tone priority disabled & Auto Lighting Optimizer off
- Manual focus + exposure
- Flat profile
Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS
Canon 50mm f/1.8
Canon 70-200mm f/4 L
SanDisk Ultra 30mb/s Class 10 32 GB SDHC card
Playback on 2013 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro Retina Intel Core i5
The following clips were shot with each of my lenses to see if the issue persisted on all of them. I used 1920/1280 24p with 1/50 for a shutter speed and ISO 100 for each shot. If you view the video at full screen, the approximation of what you see is closer to what I'm getting out of camera. I feel like my iPhone shoots better video...
Clip 1: (Pay attention the the bricks on the left hand side) - f/4, ISO 100
Clip 2: (The whole sky / sun looks pixelated) - f/8, ISO 400
Clip 3: (The whole scene just looks awful)
Is it just me, or are the shots very fuzzy, blurry, almost pixelated out of the camera? Instead of a beautiful blurred out (bokeh like) background, the shots seem very busy and almost out of focus and I cannot understand why. It's even worse when I play it back at full screen on my computer.
When I look at comparable videos on youtube, I can't understand why the shots look so clean, clear and beautiful.
Am I doing something wrong, or is there a problem with my camera body / lenses? Any help would be greatly appreciated!