The Rambling Video Autofocus Mega Test – FINAL PART NOW LIVE (The real world tests)

 

EDIT: The final part is now here. It took a while! I hope you enjoy it.

Autofocus is starting to actually really work for shooting video, and this is a huge step forward for filmmakers like me,  especially when shooting with larger sensors. But just how good are they? Can you trust them? In which situation do they work? My series of videos takes a dozen or so cameras and puts them through some ridiculous and some not so ridiculous real-world tests.

I have been working on this since August, and it has taken up a huge amount of time, a large proportion of which is editing, as it is incredibly fiddly! My original plan was to make it one big video, but it was too long. What was needed was to break it down into 3 chunks so that is what I have done.

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The video was graded with FilmConvert, apart from the test shots which are all ungraded. Audio was with various Rode Microphones. Cameras are listed in the video, music is mostly from AudioNetwork.com and amazing it is too. I think the music is the favourite part of making these videos!

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  1. […] I did a whole series on video autofocus, what works and what doesn’t which you can watch here and none of the Sony video cameras did at all well. The best was from my beloved Canon 1DX MKII with it’s dual pixel touch screen autofocus. The C200 is the first video camera from Canon to give us touch screen dual pixel autofocus and the importance of this must not been underestimated. […]