08-06-2017 03:55 PM
08-06-2017 05:00 PM
A Rebel - any Rebel - is a still camera, not a video camera. Its video capability is basically an add-on. Your requirements make it sound as though you need a video camera. Is there some reason why you're not going down that road?
08-06-2017 05:01 PM
The best way to answer your questions is to gain some experience. In fact, you may have bigger questions looming at you. Camera selection is important, but it is just the beginning of the process of producing a feature length film. In most cases, post production is more time consuming than the filming phase.
1. I would not recommend installing Magic Lantern on a new camera that is still under warranty, although there are a great many people who swear by the software. I would note recommend installing it on a camera that is out of warranty, either, because I feel it pushes the limits of the hardware beyond the design limitations.
2. I am not familiar with the GH4 and the Meabones boosters, although I have heard of them before. A Rebel would not be my camera of choice for shooting a feature length film. In fact, most DSLRs are tend to overheat with extended use in video mode. I would suggest that you aim a little bit higher than a Rebel, quite a bit. Looks at the Cinema EOS C100 cameras.
3. I am not familiar with any speed boosters for Rebels. Seeing how Rebels are such a poor fit for serious vide applications, I doubt if anyone has produced one. Boosters are for cameras with poor dynamic range, and limited ISO range. Or, for use with lenses with narrow apertures. I would recommend buying better gear, instead of resorting to such gear.
In general, DSLRs are not designed for making feature length films, although some of the top of line models can do it, and are designed to be able to do it.
08-06-2017 05:16 PM
08-06-2017 05:29 PM
I was looking at dslr's due to them being kinda the next rung on the ladder as far as tech goes for me and I wouldn't be doing anything longer than 45 minutes. As well as the price tag being lower than the c100 so I could afford some glass. Had no clue the c100 even existed actually. I pretty much went online and looked up bet beginner cameras for film makers and dslrs were the only ones on the lists. So I figured that would be a good starting point.
Would 45 minutes be the length of an edited "film." Or, would that be the length of a continuous shot. I ask because DSLRs are limited to 29:59, or less than 30 minutes. Furthermore, DSLRs tend to overheat with extended use in video modes.
A Rebel is a good place to start. I would recommend the T7i, but it has a smallish battery. A better choice would be the 80D for film making. LIke I said, Rebels are not well suited for shooting video. They are designed to be easy for new users to learn how to shoot still photographs. The ability to record video is an afterthought feature, added only because the nuts and bolts to do it are already there in place. All it requires is additional programming in the firmware.
08-06-2017 05:55 PM
08-06-2017 07:32 PM
I'll have to look at the 80dband see if it's feasible price wise
Check out the Canon Online Refurbished Store. There is a link in the lower right corner to the home page of the Canon E-Store.