Great news for Canon 5D-MKII owners: 24/25fps !

A press release from Canon Europe announced that the company is developing a firmware update to enable the 5D Mark II to record high definition 1080p video at 24 and 25 fps, providing a choice of video recording frame rates like the new EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS 7D offer!

When the 5D Mark II was first released last year, its full 1920×1080 video capture at 30 fps bested competitors like the Nikon D700 and Sony Alpha DSLR-A900. Then, in May of this year, Canon released a firmware update that added manual exposure control for video to the camera. Now, with a firmware update due in the first half of 2010, the 5D Mark II will be able to record 1920×1080 video at 24 fps and 25 fps as well, making it compatible with the NTSC and PAL broadcast television standards in the U.S. and Europe, respectively and allowing budding filmmakers to create the cinematic look of film using the lower 24 fps frame rate.

Read the Canon press release. 

Martin Beek


2 Responses to “Great news for Canon 5D-MKII owners: 24/25fps !”

  1. November 6, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Full feature film shot with three Canon 5D-MKII’s. Checkout the trailer for “Mattie”, A Michael Dohrmann Film.


    MATTIE is a story of life, love, and gold mining. Mattie, a young lady living in a mining camp of the southwest, falls in love and unwittingly marries a claim jumper. While a true ethical gold miner falls in love with her. Yet the gold fields of the old west brings her death, confusion, and the hard reality of her claim jumpin husband. Family and friends reach out to Mattie and teach her that trouble brings out the truth in people. The good and the bad shall be revealed.

    Film was shot in and around Tucson, Arizona of 2009.

  2. 2 optimus rhyme
    November 15, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Actually television broadcast standard is 29.97fps(30). That
    is exciting as hell for anyone, such as myself, who wants to
    shoot cinematic standards 23.97fps(24).

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