Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

We are now full steam ahead filming a major project on Type 1 Diabetes using the Canon C300 and the Canon XF305.

Todays interesting stories were as I was doing some final matching between the 300 and the 305 my 18 month rescue dog Candy decided to bring up her breakfast almost on top of my Sony 740 OLED monitor.

Secondly as the pressure mounted and the consultant was waiting to get on with things I noticed the C300 did not have any audio metering…strange…after a mad panic round the menu I discovered I had left the WFM switched on although it was not on the cameras LCD ? I pressed the WFM switch and the audio meters came back on.

Never leave the Canon C300 in any mode other than the normal shooting mode or like me it may come back to bite you when you least expect it.

The lighting was a bounced LED with a blue gel as you can see to the top right of picture and a diffused LED light between the two cameras. Sound was a Sennheiser gun mic mounted on a small stand just out of picture and a Sennheiser tie pin mic stuck onto the doctors shirt with a Rycote undercover sticky. In a live situation like this you have no control of external sound like people talking in the next room, you just have to live with it.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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