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Canon EOS 7D HD recording for Mediacorp Production: Fighting Spiders season 2

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The popular English drama serial "Fighting Spiders", will be brought into your living room in HIGH Definition come June 2010. Shot entirely using Canon EOS 7D and Lergria HD flash memory recorder, this is the first time in Singapore that an entire 13-episode drama serial is 100 percent produced on Canon HD cameras.

"This collaboration between Canon and Dream Forest is a testament to the superior image quality of Canon's high-definition consumer DSLRs and Flash-based memory camcoders," says Andrew Koh, Director and General Manager of Consumer Imaging & Information Division, Canon Singapore. "The filming of Fighting Spiders 2 proves that the quality of our EOS DSLRs and Legria flash memory camcorders is good enough for commercial productions."

Around 90% of footage are shot using the Canon EOS 7D while the remaining footage on Legria HFS11.

"Using a DSLR and a handled camcorder not only provided us with the flexibility and obility when filming, it also gave us an opportunity to try out different tricks and effects," says Glenn Chan, Director of Photography & Director for "Fighting Spiders 2", Dream Forest, "With Canon's reputation as a leader in the imaging industry and with their superior lens quality on their DSLRs and camcorders, it was only natural that we chose Canon as a partner."

A close up on the star attraction - The Canon EOS 7D capable of Full recording of 1080 at 24/25/30 frames per second a progressive scanning.

A slew of 'V-SLR' accessories almost consuming the 7D.

Glen goes through the some pre-production footage on his Macbook. Glen shoots at 720 50i at times for scenes which he'll convert into slow-motion in post production.

The Legria HF S11 on a monster of a tripod!

The S11 peeking at the live scene.

The 7D ready to roll on set.

The 'live set', ready to 'ACTION!

Glen and crew using a shoulder mounted rig for a scene.

Another scene in a traditional medical hall.

List of Canon equipment and lenses used.

EF14mm f/2.8L II USM
EF24mm f/1.4L USM
EF50mm f/1.2L USM
EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF135mm f/2L USM
EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
MP-E65mm f2.8 1-5x macro

Legria HF S11

WD - H58 Wide converter

Let's wait for the show to be shown on Channel 5 HD!!!
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  1. microcosm's Avatar
    Congrats to the production team. I'm just wondering about the audio recording, syncing in post, but i suppose its been figured out using pluraleyes perhaps? :-). The workflow of this production might be interesting.

    Is that a Zacuto rig I see? Cant wait to see it!