Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D Digital SLR Cameras used on the set of The Avengers
Canon announced that its EOS 5D Mark II and 7D Digital SLR cameras have been used on the set of Marvel’s latest movie, The Avengers, to capture thrilling point-of-view (POV) action shots that can be seamlessly intercut with footage from the film’s principal 35mm and digital cinematography cameras to heighten the film’s visual impact. With intense action and visual effects captured by the Canon cameras, The Avengers required close-quarter action work with unrepeatable stunts. On the set of Marvel’s The Avengers, McGarvey and his crew used five Canon 5D Mark II cameras and two 7D models.
Using multiple cameras limited the need to re-shoot complex action scenes, and the affordability and compact size of the cameras enabled the crew to obtain ample coverage by strategically angling them from various vantage points throughout the set. McGarvey was able to slide one of the Canon cameras into a sewer grating, while placing another under a pile of debris for a key shot of a car hurtling toward the lens, flipping through the air on fire.
The Avengers shows an epic confrontation between nightmarish super villains attacking the Earth and the super-heroic team of Iron Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, and Black Widow. Directed by Joss Whedon, the film is the latest and most extraordinary Marvel Studios Super Hero movie to date.
Compact, lightweight, and compatible with Canon’s wide selection of EF Series lenses, the Canon 5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLR cameras are equipped with large Canon CMOS sensors and Canon DIGIC 4 image processors that enable them to record exceptional full 1920 x 1080 HD video at the user-selectable frame rate of 24p (23.976 fps), which is the standard for today’s high-end filmmaking. Additionally, the cameras’ low-light capabilities were of major importance on the set of the Avengers, as many of the film’s scenes were shot at night.