This is a beautiful example of the Canon 5D MarkII‘s video capabilities. Nine Inch Nails is posting several HD videos of their live performances up on Vimeo on their official account. Below is footage of Burn performed in Melborne. The effect you see from the strobes has to do with the 5D’s rolling shutter, but apparently plagues many other video cameras, and isn’t necessarily a major point against the 5D. The effect actually grew on me as I watched the video… it reminded me of having old film come out of sync with the shutter, and it matches the industrial grunge asthetic of NIN.
I’ve got a pretty solid idea of what I want my next camera to be.