Vlogging With The Canon G1X Mark III

This is a quick vlogging test using the Canon G1X Mark III. I am primarily testing the autofocus, image sharpness, rolling shutter, low-light performance, image stabilization, and audio from the in-camera mic.

Since I render my personal videos down to black and white, color is really not an issue for me. I am looking for an overall crisp, contrast-y image to begin with so the conversion to black and white ends up being what I'm looking for.

While I use a Canon EOS m50 on a teleprompter for in-studio videos, the G1X Mark III looks like it is going to be my everyday carry camera. I'l really happy with every aspect of the camera (except fo the lack of a mic jack).

THE SET UP In this video the G1X Mark III is stand-alone. It is mounted to the windshield of my car with a GoPro Flat Adhesive mount, a mounting buckle, and a Neewer Universal Conversion Adapter (1/4 Inch 20). I am creating a look I want for my vlogs that will be easy to reproduce but will convey the right tone visually. As always, I am fighting with producing the product with minimal assets and effort.

I edit the videos in FCPX. The video is shot using the G1X's "Fine Detail" Picture Style. In this video I only used Noam Kroll's Vintage cinematic LUT to create the look and feel I wanted.

You can visit his site to see all the LUT's he has created: http://noamkroll.com/

Aside from a bit of tweaking from the Color Board to add a bit of contrast to the video, that's it. I am not doing much at all with the video. If I find a way to convert the video to something that approximated Fujifilm's Acros film style, I'll make that change in the future.

Canon G1X Mark III - https://amzn.to/2AtrS8I

Canon EOS m50 - https://amzn.to/2VoGcbo

GoPro Flat Adhesive mount - https://amzn.to/2CKxCN5

Neewer Universal Conversion Adapter - https://amzn.to/2Vt85z0

FCPX - https://www.apple.com/final-cut-pro/

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The musicbeds for all my videos are provided by one of the following artists under their creative commons licenses. aaron velasquez (flamingosis) - https://soundcloud.com/flamingosis brandon rowan (birocratic) - https://soundcloud.com/birocratic jordan reddington (lakey inspired) - https://soundcloud.com/lakeyinspired trent reznor (nine inch nails) - https://soundcloud.com/nineinchnails