SNL DP Uses Canon 5d and 7d for Open

September 29, 2009 discussion, lead

snlFrom: Philip Bloom

According to Alex Buono, DP for SNL, the new show open for Saturday Night Live was shot on the Canon 5d and 7d. In addition, some of the commercials and shorts normally shot on film were accomplished with the dSLRs. Normally these segments would be shot on the Cinealta, Varicam or HVX-200.

As most people have, Buono found some details that could be improved with the cameras, and passed his opinions on to Canon.

Read more on Philip Bloom’ s Blog.


  1. detoxtechy says:

    7D seems like it is packed with more features than the 5D MKii. now i am having a hard time choosing which one to buy.

  2. Armin says:

    The word is Canon will be releasing a firmware update for 5D Mark II in 2010 including 1080p at 24fps

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.