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"House" Season Finale Shot on Canon 5D Mark II

By May 17, 2010

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If you've had any doubt about the excellent video capabilities of high-end digital cameras, such as the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR model, you'll want to watch the season finale of the TV show "House," tonight on FOX.

Tonight's House episode, airing at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, was completely shot using the 5D Mark II and 8 GB memory cards. The director of photography for House, Gale Tattersall, wanted to give the episode a unique look with limited depth of field, which the 5D Mark II provided. In addition, the 22 MB image sensor with the 5D Mark II is much larger than image sensors found with digital camcorders, providing the resolution required to replace the film cameras normally used to shoot House.

Tattersall says the 5D Mark II hasn't officially replaced the film cameras used on the House set, but the Canon DSLRs could be used again in future episodes, depending on the type of look desired for an episode.

The 5D Mark II was used to shoot the opening sequences of "Saturday Night Live," at the start of this television season.

May 19, 2010 at 4:23 am
(1) Referc0de says:

I think the 5D Mark II is great camera for professional photographer.

May 25, 2010 at 2:26 pm
(2) Michael McGrath says:

That’s it, I’m getting on now that I’ve given up smoking . I was deciding between the fabulous Sony Alpha 850 full screen and the 5D Mark 11 .
That’s settled it, it’s the Canon 5D Mark 11 , for about 750 more. I have the money already for it – and now I’ll easily save the money spent on cigarettes for a couple of fab lenses for it too .
Give up the fags, folks, and buy a full frame !!!
( Better than having my toes cut off because of Smoking ! )

June 23, 2011 at 11:45 am
(3) House episode says:

I guess the Canon 5D Mark II is the secret to House M.D. episodes looking so crisp

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