NIN Live via Canon 5D Mark II Video

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.

NIN: Burn Live from on stage, Melbourne 2.25.09 [HD] from Nine Inch Nails

Bookmarklet: Youtube in “HD”

Youtube HD Bookmarklet

Drag that up to your bookmarks bar, and you should be able to click it when you’re at a Youtube video page to access the high-resolution H.264 stream. It’s a bookmarklet I put together after reading about the existence of the streams at the Weapons of Mass Destruction Blog.

Here you can compare the standard/HD streams of the Halo 3 trailer.

Halo 3 Trailer | Halo 3 Trailer HD

Thanks for the heads up Henry.